• jude jude
    January 01, 2009
    Problems with intrathecal pain pump for severe back pain
    jude jude
    January 01, 2009

    I recently have been shocked by my intrathecal pain pump and also had a problem 5 mths ago with what I believe was a catheter kink or dislocation. I was sitting quietly at a movie when suddenly I was unable to speak, walk, had severe shaking. The ER doctors thought I had a stroke.  After several hours I was returned to normal condition.  My husband tried to get the ER doctors to address my pain pump that it may have been dislogged or that the catheter was disloged in some way.  Not one person would listen even though I have had problems with my pump flipping to the side, never completely flipping over.   Has anyone had any of these problems?  I need some help as my problems are getting worse not better with my pump. Thanks

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  • Carol Anne Staats October 01, 2013
    Carol Anne Staats
    October 01, 2013

    WHEN I HAD MY PAIN PUMP PLACED IN 2009, WITHIN 2 WKS MY RIGHT TOES STARTED GOING NUMB, THE NUMBNESS HAS SPREAD TO BOTH LEGS FROM THE FEET TO THE KNEES. NOW WHERE THE CATHETER IS PLACED MY BACK IS SWELLING AND FEELS LIKE A MASS. MY PAUM HAS FLIPPED SIDEWAYS CAUSING TENDERNESS IN MY LOWER ABDOMEN.

    I WISH I HAD AN ANSWER FOR YOU, BUT I DON'T. EVERY TIME I TELL THE DRS. THAT PUT THE PUMP IN THEY THINK ITS ALL IN MY HEAD, BUT I KNOW MY BODY AND SOMETHING IS WRONG!

    MY PAIN HAS GOTTEN WORSE. I THOUGHT MY BODY HAS BEEN TRYING TO REJECT THE PUMP, BUT I DO BELIEVE THE TUBING IS NOT RIGHT. I JUST CAN'T GET A DR. TO LISTEN TO ME AND TAKE IT OUT!

    GOOD LUCK AND KEEP ME POSTED ON YOUR HEALTH.

    GOD BLESS

    CAROL 

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