12 days off MSER (morphine sulfate extended release) under physician supervision.....

Posted by VEM (205 posts)
Apr 21, 2013 12:00 PM

These past 12 days have 'sucked' well actually approx 9 days. Called my pain physician and got return call. I figured out the clonidine was discovered back in the 50s as a med for high B/P. Now it has many other uses one being used for patients coming off of the HARD narcs. I take EVERY nite lisinopril 20 mg for B/P. Been on this for years. Any how HELL, no wonder I couldn't hardly walk from bed to bathroom. MY blood pressure had been knocked down in the 'dirt' let me tell you! Sooooo after 8 days I stopped the Clonidine and gradually regained my strength and energy...I would NOT have wished that withdrawal period from morphine on my worst enemy. It was that HORRID...I am however tho, now OFF the MSER. I am taking the Percs 7.5 and breaking them in half and taking this Q 6hrs along w/my Zofran for N/V, Zanaflex @ bedtime. I have an appt w/my pain physician/physiatrist this coming Thurs the 25th @ 3:20pm. I will talk w/him about the possibility of a second SCS being implanted utilizing 2 subQ leads that will really be able to pin point my lower back where the majority of my PAIN is every day. Anyhow that is my update my friends. Much luv hugs support n' prayers for all who have had me in their thoughts and prayers! 'bamaVickie

Posted by gooneybirds (77 posts)
Apr 21, 2013 1:12 PM

Soooooooooo glad to learn that your personal hell is behind you now.  Let's hope its all uphill from here on.  Hang in there.....Dee

Posted by VEM (205 posts)
Apr 22, 2013 10:21 PM

Dee thank you darlin' you said it best! Personal hell...but thank God it "is" now behind me! I have had more energy in the past few days. I was almost past goin' if U kwim? Thank you again! How have you been? Luv 'bamaVickie

Posted by drewald (83 posts)
Apr 22, 2013 11:32 PM

Oh I am so glad to hear this Vickie I was really concerned!! This whole process sounds pretty scary for coming off of the hard narcotics...is there anything that would have done differently aside from NOT taking two blood pressure medications? Hope every day you feel better and better hon!! Hugs Donna

Posted by jinglepaws (220 posts)
Apr 22, 2013 4:29 AM

Sounds as though you've definitely turned the corner. That is a huge victory. Now, with passing weeks, you will start to feel even better. You're one tough cookie! Congrats. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your second SCS.






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