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08-07-2015, 01:18 AM
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(07-07-2015 04:26 PM)Anjele Wrote:  Dilaudid is as wonderful thing.

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Dilaudid has worn off - wonder if the ER has a drive thru - sure would like a six pack of it. Confused

Wide awake and sore but feeling a lot less pain. I can't believe my doctor was just going to keep sending me for expensive tests without doing anything to take the edge off. I mean she knows me - she knows what I have been through. Haven't seen her since October, did she really think I was just looking for a high? I am sure I could have found a much cheaper one on the streets. Facepalm

Going to find something to do till I am able to sleep again.

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08-07-2015, 02:06 AM
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(08-07-2015 01:18 AM)Anjele Wrote:  Dilaudid has worn off - wonder if the ER has a drive thru - sure would like a six pack of it. Confused

Wide awake and sore but feeling a lot less pain. I can't believe my doctor was just going to keep sending me for expensive tests without doing anything to take the edge off. I mean she knows me - she knows what I have been through. Haven't seen her since October, did she really think I was just looking for a high? I am sure I could have found a much cheaper one on the streets. Facepalm

Going to find something to do till I am able to sleep again.

I too have dilaudid. I have 500 ml bottles of the stuff but try not to take it. Dilaudid is a man made morphine equivalent and can be addictive.

Plus the taste is so sickly sweet. I take it only when my pain is excruciating.

It costs me $7.00 AUD a bottle with our health care system.

How much must you pay?

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08-07-2015, 02:19 AM
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(08-07-2015 02:06 AM)Banjo Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 01:18 AM)Anjele Wrote:  Dilaudid has worn off - wonder if the ER has a drive thru - sure would like a six pack of it. Confused

Wide awake and sore but feeling a lot less pain. I can't believe my doctor was just going to keep sending me for expensive tests without doing anything to take the edge off. I mean she knows me - she knows what I have been through. Haven't seen her since October, did she really think I was just looking for a high? I am sure I could have found a much cheaper one on the streets. Facepalm

Going to find something to do till I am able to sleep again.

I too have dilaudid. I have 500 ml bottles of the stuff but try not to take it. Dilaudid is a man made morphine equivalent and can be addictive.

Plus the taste is so sickly sweet. I take it only when my pain is excruciating.

It costs me $7.00 AUD a bottle with our health care system.

How much must you pay?

They gave me two injections of it at the ER. I don't know the cost yet.

It sure works fast and was such a relief after about 14 hours of misery. But having that second injection right before I left the ER left me pretty woozy and queasy. But if finally allowed my body to relax after being tense with pain.

I finally got some toast with peanut butter down and that helped a lot with the nausea. They prescribed other things for me to take at home.

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08-07-2015, 02:24 AM
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(08-07-2015 02:19 AM)Anjele Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 02:06 AM)Banjo Wrote:  I too have dilaudid. I have 500 ml bottles of the stuff but try not to take it. Dilaudid is a man made morphine equivalent and can be addictive.

Plus the taste is so sickly sweet. I take it only when my pain is excruciating.

It costs me $7.00 AUD a bottle with our health care system.

How much must you pay?

They gave me two injections of it at the ER. I don't know the cost yet.

It sure works fast and was such a relief after about 14 hours of misery. But having that second injection right before I left the ER left me pretty woozy and queasy. But if finally allowed my body to relax after being tense with pain.

I finally got some toast with peanut butter down and that helped a lot with the nausea. They prescribed other things for me to take at home.

So glad you're feeling better. Big Grin
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08-07-2015, 02:25 AM
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(08-07-2015 02:19 AM)Anjele Wrote:  They gave me two injections of it at the ER. I don't know the cost yet.

It sure works fast and was such a relief after about 14 hours of misery. But having that second injection right before I left the ER left me pretty woozy and queasy. But if finally allowed my body to relax after being tense with pain.

I finally got some toast with peanut butter down and that helped a lot with the nausea. They prescribed other things for me to take at home.

Oh okay. I do hope you feel better. Concerned for you.

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08-07-2015, 05:30 AM
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(08-07-2015 02:06 AM)Banjo Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 01:18 AM)Anjele Wrote:  Dilaudid has worn off - wonder if the ER has a drive thru - sure would like a six pack of it. Confused

Wide awake and sore but feeling a lot less pain. I can't believe my doctor was just going to keep sending me for expensive tests without doing anything to take the edge off. I mean she knows me - she knows what I have been through. Haven't seen her since October, did she really think I was just looking for a high? I am sure I could have found a much cheaper one on the streets. Facepalm

Going to find something to do till I am able to sleep again.

How much must you pay?

She is in the US medical system, dude.

The answer is automatically: "Your left arm, right leg, and the blood of your first born. Or the monetary equivalent."

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08-07-2015, 05:57 AM
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You pretty much gotta have terminal cancer to get a prescription for Dilaudid (hydromorphone), at least in my region. Between the street value and the ability to overdose quite easily, you'll find most physicians are hesitant to write for it - that's a lot of liability. While you're in the ED or in an inpatient setting your O2 sats are monitored, unlike at home - it's a really strong respiratory depressant. I've had it once - the nurse had out the ambu bag to start bagging me - fortunately between the nonrebreather mask, the nurse and my husband standing over me reminding me to breathe, my sats came back up. Part her fault - she shouldn't have pushed 1mg on a dehydrated 100lb 22 year old so quickly - I couldn't pick my head up off the pillow. Fortunately they didn't have to Narcan my ass - I already felt bad enough.

I've sent patients home from the ED with a prescription for dilaudid exactly twice in my career. Although once it was for a kidney stone. Most people go home with a prescription for oxycodone - slightly less difficult to OD on and cheaper at the pharmacy (or so I hear).

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08-07-2015, 06:05 AM
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(08-07-2015 05:30 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 02:06 AM)Banjo Wrote:  How much must you pay?

She is in the US medical system, dude.

The answer is automatically: "Your left arm, right leg, and the blood of your first born. Or the monetary equivalent."

That is why I am curious. This 475 ml bottle, the entire thing costs about $7.00 Australian.

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08-07-2015, 06:12 AM
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(08-07-2015 05:57 AM)Nurse Wrote:  I've sent patients home from the ED with a prescription for dilaudid exactly twice in my career. Although once it was for a kidney stone. Most people go home with a prescription for oxycodone - slightly less difficult to OD on and cheaper at the pharmacy (or so I hear).

I am unable to take oxycodone as it has an adverse effect on me.

I limit my use of dilaudin, as I said. I am in constant severe pain but the only things the pain team at the hospital could come up with was oxycodone, morphine patches, endonen, which had the same effect as oxy' and dilaudin.

The pain comes basically from the result of 29 broken bones and a hard youth. Not the cancer as such. I have been a chronic pain sufferer for many many years. But I try to keep my chin up. Big Grin

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08-07-2015, 06:37 AM
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(08-07-2015 06:12 AM)Banjo Wrote:  
(08-07-2015 05:57 AM)Nurse Wrote:  I've sent patients home from the ED with a prescription for dilaudid exactly twice in my career. Although once it was for a kidney stone. Most people go home with a prescription for oxycodone - slightly less difficult to OD on and cheaper at the pharmacy (or so I hear).

I am unable to take oxycodone as it has an adverse effect on me.

I limit my use of dilaudin, as I said. I am in constant severe pain but the only things the pain team at the hospital could come up with was oxycodone, morphine patches, endonen, which had the same effect as oxy' and dilaudin.

The pain comes basically from the result of 29 broken bones and a hard youth. Not the cancer as such. I have been a chronic pain sufferer for many many years. But I try to keep my chin up. Big Grin

I've seen a lot of chronic pain sufferers that would benefit greatly from dilaudid prescriptions. Even they rarely get dilaudid prescriptions.

We had a pain specialist (he's been investigated by the DEA, had his practice suspended, and supposedly fled the country for Africa) who would write for massive amounts of oxycodone or hydrocodone, muscle relaxers, and benzodiazepines. Way to kill your patients, doc. Worked a ton of his ODs, as did my ex work a ton of his patients' UADs. Would have been much more effective to write for dilaudid and maybe an antidepressant, with far fewer deaths.

Seeing as I can't write for prescriptions, I haven't learned the legal reasoning behind it and haven't had the advanced pharmacology - not sure if it keeps the DEA out of the office or what by not writing for it. You certainly become desensitized to opiates with prolonged use, so it's not like the risks of overdose are as high for chronic pain sufferers as for someone as myself who might take a Tylenol or ibuprofen every three or four months.

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