Jan 6, 2021 03:16PM S3K5 wrote:Hi Rainedrop, please post this question in 'Bone Mets Thread' since there are many active, experienced members who will probably respond to you quickly.
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Have you been on any pain medication regularly? I was given Fentanyl dermal patch for pain relief but couldn't keep it on for too long because I get nausea with immediate release opioids. If you can tolerate this, maybe your MO can prescribe this for you?
My MO referred me to a pain specialist who has been taking care of my pain medications, interventional treatments, etc. Since I cannot take immediate release Morphine, I take extended release medications which helps with the pain. I was told that the pain medication doesn't help much once the pain has started. So I take Celebrex and Tramadol at regular intervals, plus I have extended release hydromorphone (Exalgo) for night time use.
With the pain medications, everything is a trial and error - what works for one person may not work for another. Is it possible for you to see a pain specialist? That would definitely be worth it since the bone mets pain can be very unpredictable. It also depends on how extensive your bone mets is and what kind of local treatment have you had. I have extensive bone mets from C7 to L5 (yeah, every vertebrae) and I have had cyberknife, palliative radiation and RFA to the most painful spots.
Good luck with the brain MRI. Hopefully it will be clear.