• in hospice for 1month now but still no pain relief about to go crazy i just need some kind of pain control any suggestions?

    Asked by Darlenem on Thursday, January 7, 2021

    in hospice for 1month now but still no pain relief about to go crazy i just need some kind of pain control any suggestions?

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    • KB2013's Avatar
      KB2013

      Why are you in hospice? I’m only familiar with that service here when patients are expected to pass within a month and have chosen to forgo any medical care.
      As explained to me by a palliative care nurse, hospice’s focus is on providing comfort but, they don’t do anything to prolong life. Are you sure you aren’t a palliative care patient which does provide comfort meds for patients who have no more curative options but, aren’t at the end of life? I read your patient profile/journey which sounds awful. What type doctor is handling your care since diagnosis because by the sounds of it, you need much better care.

      12 days ago
    • Shoeless' Avatar
      Shoeless

      My friend used canabis while he was in hospice care. It helped him a lot.

      12 days ago
    • wmsavs' Avatar
      wmsavs

      Are you within a hospice facility or a hospice at home? Do you have a caretaker or advocate helping you with this situation? I would suggest having a conversation with the nurse who checks in. Patients in this condition are given a wide-range of pain relievers and usually by a month should not be having pain at all. In fact a big majority of patients with that length of time in hospice are comatose due to their pain relievers.

      11 days ago
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      Paperpusher

      My MIL was given plenty of pain meds while on hospice at home. Her comfort was their biggest concern with two types of cancer. She often chose not to take them because she didn't like the way they made her feel(sleepy). The nurses coordinated beautifully with her oncologist to make sure she had every thing she needed.

      9 days ago

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