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by medboy
Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Pain Management Dr.
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Looking for Pain Management Dr.

I tried a tens unit, but wasn't sure where to place the electrodes. I haven't done any PT. Right now I'm just enjoying some pain relief, it's been so long since I had any. I must honestly say, nothing, and I include Methadone, Lyrica, Neurontin, and some others, has done as much for me as good old f...
by medboy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Pain Management Dr.
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Re: Looking for Pain Management Dr.

As it turns out I ended up with two more Dr's.! Here's an update: I got much worse over the past couple of months. The pain had become almost debilitating. I went to my Colon and Rectal dr. along with my MRI and EMG results. There was nothing he could do for me and referred me to a pain management D...
by medboy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sitting on an airplane for 6 hours
Replies: 13
Views: 715

Re: Sitting on an airplane for 6 hours

I've got an 8 hour trip to Hawaii for my daughter's wedding in April. It may require lots of Valium unless I make a lot of improvement between now and then! The motivation to get better is high!
by medboy
Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: I Flunked the EMG Test!

Thanks I appreciate the encouragement!
by medboy
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: I Flunked the EMG Test!

I wonder about that. Not sure how to know for sure.
by medboy
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Pain Management Dr.
Replies: 4
Views: 333

Looking for Pain Management Dr.

I asked this in another post about my EMG test, but I wanted to ask in a separate message. Does anyone know of a good pain management doctor specializing in anesthesiology and chronic pain in the Dallas Texas area that knows medications well? I really could use the help! I'm really in a lot of pain ...
by medboy
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: I Flunked the EMG Test!

I'm not overweight at all, but I am out of shape. I just can't exercise. I am in too much pain. I can't tell if I am having rectal spasms. I am in constant pain. The Dr. didn't think I was in spasm.
by medboy
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

I Flunked the EMG Test!

I had the EMG test last Friday, 1/2, to see if there is nerve damage in my anal/pelvic area. When I got stuck all around the anus with needles and then had current run through, I did OK, not pleasant, but I handled it and there was no nerve damage showing around the anus. All the anal muscles functi...
by medboy
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: Anyone Had an EMG (Electromyography Test)?

Are you able to function ok on that much Neurontin, like go to work and drive a car and stuff like that? I know I'll need more of it, but I wonder how much.

By the way the EMG is not until January 2.
by medboy
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: Anyone Had an EMG (Electromyography Test)?

Thanks for the info.! Actually I am on Neurontin already, but just on 300mg per day at this point. I'm supposedly titrating up. I think I need a lot more!
by medboy
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Pain Management Tx
Topic: Tramadol and Hydrocodone Question
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: Tramadol and Hydrocodone Question

Thanks for your post. You just echoed what my wife keeps saying. I better not let her see this! :mrgreen:
by medboy
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: Anyone Had an EMG (Electromyography Test)?

I got mine moved up to January 2. I'm first! I'll let you know.
by medboy
Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Pain Management Tx
Topic: Tramadol and Hydrocodone Question
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Re: Tramadol and Hydrocodone Question

I take 50mg of Tramadol 3x/day. I would like to stop the stuff. I have a pain management dr. who comes from a Physical Medicine and Rehap background. I'm not sure she is really into medcation management. Her nurse said to go to my GP to get help from him when I stated I thought the Tramadol and/or t...
by medboy
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Pain Management Tx
Topic: Tramadol and Hydrocodone Question
Replies: 11
Views: 756

Tramadol and Hydrocodone Question

Has anyone else experienced this? A lot of times when I take Tramadol or Hydrocodone I get some funny feelings in my heart. It sometimes beats too hard, not necessarily too fast, although I get that once in a while too, but it just doesn't feel right and it will skip beats as well. Never more than o...
by medboy
Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electromyography Test (EMG test)
Replies: 29
Views: 896

Re: Anyone Had an EMG (Electromyography Test)?

I'm scheduled for January 15! Are you before that? :mrgreen: