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Pain Med Q? was posted 04/30/2004 11:26 am by Pamela
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First off, PRAYERS TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!

I have been reading posts every day, but have been unable to post. Most of the posts are VERY SAD, which adds to my sadness. It is rare to read a positive outcome with this monster. Everyone has been insightful in my previous posts.....many thanks.

My MIL, dx one mo. ago with PC mets to liver, is on both types of oxycotin/oxycodone and is very 'out of it'. She is in the middle of her Gemzar treatments and is extremely weak, so weak in fact that she has to have assistance to even walk. I suggested that they (family) ask the doc if she could use the Duragesic (SP?) patches instead of the oxy combo's. His answer was no b/c it would not control the pain that she has, this alarmed me!

My question is................Can anyone give me an opinion as to why she would have this much pain in the begining of this disease? Seems to me that many patients use these patches w/o the 'drunkin' type side effects. Praying for miracles for all of you.........God be with you and your families!

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