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Controlling Pain From Bone Cancer

Postby burckhardt » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:12 pm

my brother-in-law has stage 4 prostate cancer metasized to bone.  He is currently under hospice care after 2 years of chemo and hormone therapy.  The end is near.

His pain levels are unbearable.  he's on oxycotin, vicodin and has taken pain suppositories.  Morphine makes him throw up so he won't take it.  

What else can you suggest to manage the pain?  Its horrible to see him in so much pain.  Everything I read says there's no need for patients to be in so much pain.  We're trying to find the answer so he doesn't have to suffer more.
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Controlling Pain From Bone Cancer

Postby Cyrill » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:28 am

Hi Lela and thaks for writing,

Ca of the Bone is one of the more painful diseases, but no one should be in pain today. I suggest that someone speak to his physician asap and discuss pain relief; get a referral to a Pain Specialist or Hospice for a short-term visit to get it under control if you have to.

Every case is different, but you should ask about a Fentanyl Patch(applied to the skin in various doses and provides analgesia for 72 hours) as well as a second fast acting narcotic for breakthrough pain, you might try Demeol or Mehtadone.

I hope this helps, please be the squeaky wheel and make noise until the doctor gets the pain controlled.

God bless,

Margot
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Controlling Pain From Bone Cancer

Postby Berrin » Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:48 am

my brother-in-law has stage 4 prostate cancer metasized to bone.  He is currently under hospice care after 2 years of chemo and hormone therapy.  The end is near.

His pain levels are unbearable.  he's on oxycotin, vicodin and has taken pain suppositories.  Morphine makes him throw up so he won't take it.  

What else can you suggest to manage the pain?  Its horrible to see him in so much pain.  Everything I read says there's no need for patients to be in so much pain.  We're trying to find the answer so he doesn't have to suffer more.
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