By - itsvickeh
Ooof, I seriously hope she’s done adequate research into pain pumps (highly doubt) because she’s in for a seriously bumpy ride.
It can be incredibly difficult to find a pain management doctor willing to provide continued care for these devices, let alone one willing to raise levels to anywhere close to what she wants. They frequently have malfunctions and are incredibly uncomfortable as the reservoir is pretty large. Finding insurance companies willing to pay for the compounded drug mixes that go into these can also suck and may leave her on the line for very high copays. It also generally only provides relief in targeted areas despite what some doctors claim and most doctors won’t prescribe oral medications at the same time so any other pain issue will likely not be covered. I’ve seen patients regret these implants heavily and go through hell to get them working.
Just wondering, what kind of meds are compounded for pain pumps?
That's really disappointing to read. They seem like amazing devices thay could help a lot of people.
(Edit: Language fail. English hard.)
I think if you have a very specific pain area like the lower spine and you can find a younger doctor (I say younger so it’s someone you can get continued care from for a long time) who is willing to work with you then it can work out well but they’re over used and not very well managed unfortunately.
But that doesn’t negate other issues. The more recent studies done on medications used in them show a more rapid reduction in efficiency and line blockages can happen. I think technology will become better over time.
Does this subject have a overview section somewhere? I’m newer to this sub.
If you click on the flair below the title (yellow OnDn) it'll lead you to her history.
Yes. I was referring to a “overview page/timeline” like Kaya has. Idk if everyone subject has one though.
The sub lost a lot of timelines over the years, mostly from other subs getting banned or from changes to Reddit's TOS. I know some people were talking about replacing them, but I don't know if anyone is actually still working on that.
Hm, I'm not sure. I know I've seen some collective timelines for some subjects but idk of OnDn has one.