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2 years 4 months ago #23732 by Ant
Ant replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia
It's a real shame palexia didn't help... my GP and I discussed targin (naloxone with oxy can help with dependency) but his response was the same as your surgeon about terminal cancer patients. We have different problems/drugs but seems like getting stuck around medications is a common issue. I appreciate your thoughts, advice and wish you all the best, too. Repeat surgeries is a trial and you're a bloody tough one to keep going!

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2 years 4 months ago #23736 by bluerob
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Ant wrote: It's a real shame palexia didn't help... my GP and I discussed targin (naloxone with oxy can help with dependency) but his response was the same as your surgeon about terminal cancer patients. We have different problems/drugs but seems like getting stuck around medications is a common issue. I appreciate your thoughts, advice and wish you all the best, too. Repeat surgeries is a trial and you're a bloody tough one to keep going!


Mate, when medications don't work and you've got a PM dude who won't listen, that's what makes life hard.

The worse thing is being away from my house for extended periods.

Cheers mate and hope you're doing ok.

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2 years 4 months ago #23763 by Ant
Ant replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia
Can't even imagine how frustrating/what it feels like if your docs aren't listening... any chance to find another? :(
Getting out is tough but *fingers crossed* seems to help me a bit at least... after I recover!
I'm still getting on mate and I hope you are too.
Best wishes!

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2 years 4 months ago #23771 by bluerob
bluerob replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia

Ant wrote: Can't even imagine how frustrating/what it feels like if your docs aren't listening... any chance to find another? :(
Getting out is tough but *fingers crossed* seems to help me a bit at least... after I recover!
I'm still getting on mate and I hope you are too.
Best wishes!


Mate, my neurosurgeon and GP will manage my pills.

I'm one of those who gets nothing from "Pain Management Strategies" where the specialist's primary concern is the reduction of opiates.

Thanks for the good wishes. Right back at you!

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #23775 by Eliza
Eliza replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia
Palexia was the worst drug I ever encountered in my life....

But when I told my pain specialist about the encounter I had with it he said its because you didn't do it right and reduce off the Oxy's first!

Hmmmm that told me he is under pressure to get people to change over to this new synthetic drug because of all the hype about OxyContin....but hello!!! I had a really bad reaction I told him! He didn't want to know about it.

I told him the bad reaction I had but he didn't want to know about it! He really and truly didn't want to know about it!

Anyway, ,after a failed ketamine withdrawal (I didn't think so, I didn't have any side effects and I believed he needed to turn it up so that I had the desired effect that I needed) he believed I needed ani opiate replacement dr and not a pain specialist and how wrong he was and after a lot of tears he suddenly believed I was in genuine pain And a That a Was Chronic Pain and that I'm not faking it!

Oh boy I was so very upset that he didn't believe me that I lost all faith in the medical system and to find another pain specialist would mean I need to travel over 4 hours to see them...

It's such a shame that they can't work out the genuine from the fakes because that could kill a genuine person if they're not believed!

Anyway, Palexia didn't agree with me at all and it didn't help me but it seems the dr's are under pressure to change people over from Oxy's to this new drug which is so much like Tramadol.


Yuk, yuk, yuk it didn't help my pain at all!
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2 years 3 months ago #23832 by Country dave
Country dave replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia
i can sympathise with you
i tried the withdrawal from tramadol onto palexia but even when i was in the change over i had bad symptoms from this drug and went to my gp.
he told me to go back on tramadol and just stick with what works best for me.
so now i am back on 400 mg sr tramadol each day still in pain but its manageable at the moment.
so the only advice i can give is see your GP and and go with what works for you

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