I was dianosed with cervical cancer and cancer in left iliac lymph node in 1995. I remain cancer free but since treatment, I have continous pain in the upper and lower back, mostly in my lower back and my energy level has never returned. Are there any new pain management meds? I was on Loritab from 1995 until 2011. I am now off all pain medication.
Posted: 03 Aug 2011 04:54 PM Originally Posted: 03 Aug 2011 04:53 PM
First, I would like to congratulate you for being a cancer survivor for 16 years! May you continue to be so.
In order to answer the questions about your pain, someone would need to see you for a complete evaluation. This would obtain detailed information regarding the type and treatment of your cancer, your pain-its type, onset, severity, past treatment, and how it has affected you. I am happy for you that there is no pain now. That is a blessing.
Do we have new medications for pain, yes. We have many different medications available for pain. Again, I do not know which type of pain. Here are a few that have become available recently: dulcets, pregabalin, oxymorphone, and new forms of delivery for fentanyl-transbuccal (between the cheek and gum), and sublingual (under the tongue). Each of these are in certain classes of medication and have specific types of pain that they are effective for. I am happy to address any questions there may be about any of these drugs. Each has an important place in caring for our patients' pain.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 09:42 AM Originally Posted: 08 Aug 2011 09:41 AM