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Pain pump by medtronic

I am new to this forum I hope I can learn something or help someone.I have been having chronic back pain for 12 years luckily I had a very good doctor until he retired Dec.2016.For the past six years my pain has been kept under control with a very high rise of oxycontin, that said after his retirement I was sent to one pain Doctor for three months when he got me totally clean and was supposed to start trying to find a medication that would help he told me that he could not do anymore for me.At that time I had to find another pain Dr. that takes a while,after finding a good Dr.he tried multiple pain relivers that did not work then he suggested a nationwide pain pump and I agreed had in installed and he used morphine with in two hours after waking up I started to have a severe headache and dizziness with blurred vision,he tried two medicines for symptoms that did not work.He sent me to the DR and they couldn't do any thing they said it was a morphine headache.After my visit today he is going to try centennial hope that helps,will let you know I'm two weeks.If anyone has any suggestions please help.Thank s



  • Hi james54

    Welcome to Spine-health

    I do not have a pain pump myself but there are many members that do, so while waiting for responses please use the links below to help you.

    I have added two links below to help new members with information and these also contain the forum rules. There is lots of material to research that will give you the power of knowledge.

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  • memerainboltmemerainbolt IndianaPosts: 3,437

    Hello james54

    I am so sorry you are having these problems so early with a pain pump. I hope you don't mind but I have a few questions.
    Did you have the pump implanted or was this just a trial? When I had my trial for the pump, I had to lay flat for 2-3 hrs. after the test. After I had surgery to have the pump implanted, I had to lay flat for 2 days.

    Anytime they go into the spinal canal you risk a spinal headache, if you don't lay flat. There is another discussion on the forum called "pain pump implantation" that you might want to read and join.

    What size is your pump and what is your dose rate per day? Your doctor should give you a report every time you go, called a "sessions report", shows everything about your pump and meds. If not, ask for one.
    Please update us after your appointment today and take care

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