Re: Dr R & R

From: Robin (
Fri Sep 22 08:08:03 2000

It is Equagesic tablet 200-325. I can take 1 or 2 of them every 3-4 hrs as needed. I am not real sure about what it is, I havent looked it up in the prescription book. It is another med to take for break-through pain. I have to be careful with it because it really makes me tired, but it works, or I should say, the combination of them work. Of course, I am never pain free, but, it really takes the edge off my pain. Robin

At Thu, 21 Sep 2000, toni welsh wrote: >
>At Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Robin wrote:
>>I am using the patch. It gives you 24 hour pain medication. It has
>>been wonderful to have it. It will take a day or so to really build up
>>in your system. I havent noticed any change in regards to bowel
>>movements. I have been on the patch for 4-5 months. I still have alot
>>of break through pain, so I also use Vicodin & Eqegisic. I didnt notice
>>that it made me tired or any other reactions to it. You should at least
>>try it. I always put it on my arms, that is the best place for me to
>>have it.
>>Best of luck
>>At Thu, 21 Sep 2000, toni welsh wrote:
>>>I have not had alot of time to be here, my sister just got out of the
>>>hospital, she has crohn's disease, like does my son, and she was in for
>>>pancreitis this time, she came home yesterday.
>>>I still am having alot of pain, and no bowel movements, and that is
>>>getting to me, the stabbing pain is back, and now the meds from pain
>>>clinic seem to not help as much. I saw her yesterday, and she
>>>prescribed the fentanyl patch, and for some reason I am afraid to try
>>>it, I have fears of having reactions to new drugs, and also dread any
>>>withdrawels from any of the drugs.
>>>I take trazadone, neurotin, and oxycontin, and she gave me the patch
>>>thinking it would help some with the constipation, since the medicine
>>>goes through the blood stream, and not through the bowels. Is there
>>>anyone ever been afraid to try new drugs, I was wondering if anyone has
>>>had relief from the patch.
>>>Thank you all, and I have been thinking of all of you!
>>>Love to all,
>Robin, what is the other med you mentioned , not the vicodin, the other
>one? I had never heard of it!
>take care,


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