Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 748731

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Emsam and Pain

Posted by MusicalMaven on April 10, 2007, at 10:51:58

Been on Emsam 9mg/24 since October with no side effects (thank the fates).

In December, a back problem amplified and I was confined to bedrest...subsequent tests found only generalized degeneration, i.e., no good reason to be in severe pain. Also, they found an ovarian cyst that was removed March 20th.

Two weeks before surgery, anesthesiologist advised me to stop the Emsam so it wouldn't conflict with pain meds, etc.

I started up again a week after surgery, which was about the time I noticed that my back wasn't hurting as much...thought maybe the cyst WAS refering pain, as I had suspected.

But now...two weeks back ON Emsam, and the pain is getting MUCH worse...as bad as when I first was confined to bedrest.

COULD there be any correlation?

(On Percoset for pain, Meclizine for vergigo, and the occasional Xanax for anxiety)

Thanks for any thoughts.

 

Re: Emsam and Pain MusicalMaven

Posted by Phillipa on April 10, 2007, at 12:09:57

In reply to Emsam and Pain, posted by MusicalMaven on April 10, 2007, at 10:51:58

I haven't heard of that. OB-GYN says cyst is gone? Love Phillipa

 

Re: Emsam and Pain

Posted by MusicalMaven on April 10, 2007, at 12:49:02

In reply to Re: Emsam and Pain MusicalMaven, posted by Phillipa on April 10, 2007, at 12:09:57

yeah...the cyst(benign) was removed, happily. (It was the size of a grapefruit!)

I don't KNOW that the pain and the Emsam are related, but when no one can give you answers, you begin to look for ANY connections.

 

I would think absolutely no connection .... MusicalMaven

Posted by UgottaHaveHope on April 10, 2007, at 14:13:34

In reply to Re: Emsam and Pain, posted by MusicalMaven on April 10, 2007, at 12:49:02

Hope you feel better soon.

 

Re: Emsam and Pain

Posted by Declan on April 10, 2007, at 20:27:29

In reply to Emsam and Pain, posted by MusicalMaven on April 10, 2007, at 10:51:58

What does the 'generalised degeneration' mean exactly? Discs?

It sounds as if it *could* involve quite a bit of pain.

ADs can affect the sensation of pain too.


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