Re: Saw the New PM
- From: "CatEyes" <CatEyes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 11:29:08 -0600
<Codeee01@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Is there any damn thing they don't try to shove Lyrica and/or cymbalta
off on pain patients for recently?
Sorry you got the run around cateyes. Sounds like you're better off
with the plan you have in mind, and developing selective hearing when
your husband yaks about pain meds. I guarantee that if and when
he needs some very badly, he'll be more than happy to take them!
He's OK with it after I explained what it would all mean (BTDT, wasn't
The sad part of the whole deal is that I'd *LOVE* to find a new medicine and
therapy that could take the place of the opiates. And I would *SO* love to
get off the Clonopin - but that one I think I'm going to have to do on my
own (I've already started breaking them in two and taking it four times a
day, after a couple of weeks of that I'll go down to three halves per day,
But they just can't get past Mr. Medical Madoff's miracle cure!
So I'll just have to go back to the a-hole until I can find another doctor
who might actually be able to help.
On Tue, 17 Nov 2009 07:49:53 -0600, "CatEyes" <CatEyes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Yeah, I'm pretty bummed this morning. I did take the first Cymbalta, but
hated it (I have DH yakking in my ear that I should do what this doctor
because that way it will get me off my pain meds). I don't know what to
and the pressure and hopelessness is getting really, really bad.
I'm going to contact this doctor's office and ask them me to fax over the
treatment plan (the one-month, 8 hours per day, work-out) and then I have
see if my insurance will cover this (I doubt it).
I think I'm just going to cal the pharmacy and cancel the new
and just go back to Chahadeh until I can find another PM doc who's not
pushing the Cymbalta/Lyrica combo.
"Michael B" <baughfam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I think it sucks.
You have already indicated that your employment situation
is tenuous, that you feel vulnerable with your use of personal
leave, and I am concerned for you that you have someone that
would be pushing Lyrica, among others. Lyrica is a med that
was made to act like what your body produces, and it is an
astonishing failure, but a marketing success.
I say the same thing I've said before. Whatever your body is
doing to you is going to continue and get worse. And physical
therapy may help with your mobility, but if you lose your job in
the process, your personal mobility will go down the tubes, your
insurance coverage will be minimized. You will be back to
depending on finding a doctor that will prescribe bigger doses of
pain med because there won't be any massage or trigger point
therapy, and you still won't know the direction or extent to which
your body is misdirecting its defenses against you.
But by now, you already knew that would be my response. And
it just happens that I'm feeling rather negative regarding the
medical processes right now. A personal friend suddenly lost
sight in one eye, and couldn't drive because she couldn't tell
where her foot was. Diagnosed as Multiple Sclerosis, and now
she is being told that she will be getting shots every day, and
would be started on steroids, and that she should soon start
seeing signs of remission.
Sounds more like medical barbarism to me, but I've seen other
very profound examples of that before, but not against a personal
On Nov 16, 7:41 pm, "CatNipped" <CatNip...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't know what to think. He was "*shocked*" by the amount of pain
medications I was on. He wants me to take a month off of work to go
their 8 hour per day, five days a week therapy sessions of PT, behavior
modification, massage and trigger point therapy, etc.. He wants to taper
off the Fentanyl and Oxycodone and go the Cymbalta and Lyrica route
with some other "new" medications, but he's willing to keep prescribing
current meds until I can take family leave (in 4 to 5 months), for the
program but wants to start on the other drugs now. Part of the therapy
clinical psychologist and wants to taper me off the Clonopine (says the
Cymbalta will help with this).
There's probably a lot that I'm not remembering to put in the note. But
a start, what do you think?
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