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need help re pain relief
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    emmab is offline New Member
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    Default need help re pain relief

    long story short. mum is 88 and has cancer (metastised melanoma) no treatment options only palliative care. she has reacted badly to tramadol and sevradol - lots of confusion, paranoia etc and NO pain relief. is also on haloperidol which i am fighting to get her off.
    can anyone recommend an EFFECTIVE, GENTLE pain relief option. it kills me to see her in constant pain and burdened by side effects. one person recommended methadone??? or is it worth considering fentanyl patch???HELP!!!

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    mpvt is offline Platinum Member
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    methadone would be an exellent choice.Doctors are using methadone more and more for cancer pain.Methadone has a long half-life which is something you want for pain controll.Most other narcotics are short acting and tend to cause alot of impairment.I have taken methadone for chronic pain for 3 years now and I can tell you it's the best pain killer that I have been on and in 22 years believe me I've done them all.I wish your mom well and don't give up until you get her comfortable......Dave

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    mack121 is offline Banned
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    hello emmab, very sad to know about your mom's pathetic health . I think that you urgently need to consult some renowned cancer specialist regarding this, please please dont follow layman's instruction, always remember the golden words"self medication is dangerous", hope your mother recovers soon.

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    Although it is controversial,Cannabis is the best mild pain medicine.Great for glaucoma,nauseau and too many other conditions to list!My Mom died of cancer in 1979 and I smoked it with her on her deathbed.It gave her a pick-me-up,an appetite and jovial sense of humour I hadn't seen since early in her illness.I was ostracizied by family,but it was worth it.I'd do it again and recommend it as a final "relief" from pain. Good Luck and God Bless.

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    There is Subuxone.A low dose,long-acting pain medicine commonly used to detox patients fron >>>>>> or methadone.Don't let that scare you away,I have used it for chronic pain for 4 years,never being addicted to opiates.I manage my pain with 2-4 mgs. per day(pill is 8 mgs.)It dissolves under the tongue,for quick relief.Takes 10-15 minutes to work.Hope this helps.Good luck.

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    Default Fentanyl Patch

    When my "dad" was in hospice care, they gave him the fentanyl patch. Look, this woman is dying....I think addiction is the least of her issues.

    If your goal is to make her as comfortable as possible, I would consider the patches. You'll need to put surgical tape over them so that they don't fall off but they work great.

    YO

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    Default Tramadol, Fentanyl, Methadone.

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