Originally Posted by en bloc
I too had the endometriosis surgery...6 times, many years ago. That gas shifting the organs is quite uncomfortable, in deed. I don't think your lack of pain meds for that was "addict" related. I never got pain meds for that procedure...other then maybe a Tylenol #3 for the first day. Frankly, I don't think they prescribe for that because the pain meds aren't effective for that type of pain (injected gas).
I read on another post that you take 25mg at a time of Oxy...that's quite a bit, I think. maybe they would be more inclined to reduce your dose and keep you on a smaller dose. I would also seek out a specific pain mgmt doctor, instead of neurologist. Pain mgmt docs may have other options that will help you.
I take percocet, but only 2.5 mg (5 for one of the doses if real bad), so probably not really qualified to comment on this thread anyway. Just keep searching for someone to help you.
Just adding because you posted while I was typing. Apparently you may already be seeing a pain mgmt doctor. Sorry, I may have missed that in an earlier post. Hopefully your new neuro will help.
Hi, thanks for your response!
Yes, I do see a pain management specialist..who apparently specializes in telling patients to join his and his wife's meditation group for 450$! He thinks that my nervous system is in overdrive. That's interesting to hypothesize, but doesn't help me any.
As far as the surgery for endometriosis goes, the medication was for the pain of the surgery, ( the three incisions, removal of growth, and burning of the endo itself. The gas portion of it was just an unpleasant and unexpected extra bit of pain. I'm very sensitive..if you so much as pinch me I yell. Fibro maybe?
I suppose 25mg at a time may be a lot, but its all relative. They make oxycodone in 80mg tabs , if that gives you an idea.
Nucynta is fairly new and not very popular, but I suggest Googling it to get accurate details. Its not as "strong" as oxy, but works in different ways.
Thanks again for everyone's replies. Love the support and interest, and especially your stories.