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In pain and scared

Within, the last three years I have had 6 knee replacements and 2 staph infection removals in the same knee. I started with dilauid  10mgand then my surgeon put me on OxyContin 10mg. However, my pain became worst so I was sent to a pain management doctor who know has me on 15mg OxyContin and 15mg morphine er. I have been on fentanyl, embeda and opana, Right now I have a spacer in my right knee because the staph infection was so severe they could not put in a knee yet so I still have one more surgery to go. My problem is the morphine er is not working or lasting so I have started taking 30mg of morphine with still no relief. My pain management doctor scared the crap out of me when he gave me narcon in case I overdose. I want to take 60mg of morphine to see if it will work but I am so scared. Also, when I do not take the morphine on time I start going through withdrawal. Please help in pain and scared also, I recently tried herion which did nothing but keep me up all night.
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I cannot help, I'm not a doctor, but I can give you my thoughts. Is there a chance you can get a second opinion? Do you have free health, or good health insurance? Can you get to an actual hospital where you can tell the ER doctor EVERYTHING and see what they say? Again I'm not a doctor so I am not recommending or prescribing, but if I were you, I would maybe go to another pain specialist and ask about things like "nerve blocks" etc., because once your knee heals (eventually it will heal, right?), you don't want to now have a drug problem! And to clarify, your current pain doc may be doing everything right, so I'm just saying if I were you, I'd want a second opinion.
A 2nd opinion is a requirement here and I agree-TELL THEM EVERYTHING. If you are hitting the streets for heroin, then maybe you need to be talking to a counsellor as well. I have chronic pain and at times it makes my life miserable, however, some how the idea of using street meds for relief doesn't sound like a good idea.

You need to talk frankly to you MD's. Tell them about withdrawals and they will help you with that as well.

Good luck with the knee- Waiting for 3rd knee revision on same knee. 1st time they forgot to glue the parts; 2nd they tied to use a spacer that was too small and things sorta flop about 3rd will be the charm. And don't mess with Staph-Have had MRSA twice and VRE once-nothing to mess with at all. Good luck.
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If you are seeing a Pain Management doctor, please express your concerns to them and they will balance your treatments accordindly. Don't do the self-medication with heroin though, doctors will not treat you in the future and self-medication is very dangerous.

If your pain is treatable by various means, your doctor will diagnose appropriately. The opioid method maybe temporary and is often a good solution, but you need to talk to your doctor.
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