Comment from: 4mg Dilaudid,Mo 45-54 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: June 21

I have Chronic Pancreatitus and I have been using Dilaudid for over 18yrs. and Morphine sulfate 15mg and I have had over 28 surgeries where Stent were put into my pancreatic ducts and 5 life ports, fluid around my right kidney and gallbladder removed. I still live in pain daily and my says I probably will for the rest of my life, but as long as I'm alive I will deal with the pain and at least the meds help some and I thank God for my awesome doctors. Please people if you're not sick do take these meds for recreational use, cause that makes it hard for people like me to be able to get the meds I need and others that are truly sick and living in pain even though we take pain meds.

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Comment from: Painful Plea 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 23

I'm an intrathecal pain pump patient, due to complications I have no pump at the moment and due to the ABUSE of Dilaudid can't get the amount I need to actually manage my pain and according to my pain management Dr and pharmacist, I am over the"recommended" 90mme the CDC has in place. Those people have no idea what it's like to live in misery. Dilaudid is a great pain reliever, for those who truly need it, but those who don't need it and are abusing it for the euphoric feeling have ruined it for me and countless others. I was active and fun, now I am a blob and can't do anything because of the pain. My personality has changed as well because I am miserable all the time. Again, I will say it, Dilaudid is great for people who truly need it, please don't take it if you can manage your pain with less potent meds- you don't want to be addicted- I am but not for the euphoric feeling, I need it just to function and now I'm suffering because I can't get enough because of the people who take it when they don't need to. Please, please- only take this and any other opiod if you truly need to.

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Comment from: Zumer 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: July 02

Dealing with spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, apologizing spondilitis, rheumatoid

Comment from: ShellyinAlaska 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: May 23

I've had 32 surgeries, all but 2 were for orthopedic issues and pain management. I was diagnosed with CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Type II on my left side and Type I on the right. The pain is unrelenting, flare-ups are excruciating. I take morphine daily, both ER and IR, but on occasion I've been prescribed Hydromorphone to help control pain after surgery

Comment from: jjared54 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: February 09

now with the amount of people that have abused this and so many other opiates people like me who have been on pain mes for over fifty years are the ones being abused. Dilaudid works, i was given Fentanyl for kidney Stones, made the nurse remove it terrifying drug but work better than anything i've taken in 53 years on and off morphine, made the nurse take the patch off, I know it will be there when Dilaudid stops working

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Comment from: 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 01

Was given this medication during and after a bunionectomy in addition to the anesthesia. It provided a ton of relief, almost felt nothing. However, it did cause extreme drowsiness, nausea and vomiting - all well worth it to alleviate the post op pain.

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Comment from: 74dubb1974 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 01

Well I got in a car accident in 2010 and my back and my c5 has need in really bad shape o tried everything nothing worked unroll I got these its the only thing that helps.

Comment from: Char 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 15

I was sent home from the hospital with this med for a broken knee last summer. Never used it until 4 months ago when I wrenched my back. The pain was unbearable. Every movement I made was affected. My back pain was WAY worse than my broken knee! I was desperate for relief, so I took (1) 4mg tab daily of Hydromorphone (only had 20 pills). I tried to get it refilled and my doctor refused. She told me to take Ibuprofen or Tylenol, which of course did nothing. Her colleague put me on Gabapentin, which has helped some, but not as well as the Hydromorphone. My main point here is that while some of us really need pain meds for a short time, we can't get them because of all the people abusing them. It's NOT right!! Something has to change! Obviously I'm not a drug abuser, because I still had the original 20 tabs from last summer.

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Comment from: Badboynigga 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 10

During the extreme pain of gallstones I was given Dilaudid intravenously three times a day. I loved it! Within seconds of the injection I would feel a stream of love and peace flowing through me like a river. It was better than having sex! I fell in love with my Filipina nurse as she would give it to me upon request to keep me happy. After my gallbladder removal I stayed three days in the hospital getting dilaudid like it was candy and it was! I didnâ??t get hooked on it but it was definitely better than any roller coaster I ever rode. I hope I land in a hospital again with a sexy nurse who spoils me giving me Dilauded

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Comment from: 55-64 Male 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: December 05

I take 4mg of dilaudid 3x d as needed It does nothing Had cancer back o tongue Robot operation Took seven teeth out al so in operation DR said I should not be in pain But I am Please Respond thanx

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Comment from: Quantummechanic 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: May 12

I've had severe chronic pain from arthritis and compressed nerve at L6/S1 for almost 2 decades. I've tried so many treatments and meds--and the only two to give me any relief are, Opana (now yanked in ER form :( )...and Hydromorphone. I take 4mg tid, because of the hypercautious approach my doctor takes per necessity...when I really need about every 3-4 hrs. PLEASE people who do it--QUIT ABUSING THIS DRUG AND GET HELP!!! We pain patients are now having to go through hell on the outside as well as the hell of pain inside because of the unseemly interest Uncle Sam takes in what meds pain patients get. Please think of someone besides yourself AS WELL AS yourself!!

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Comment from: Test patient 35-44 Male Caregiver Published: February 09

I will need samples, so I can do an accurate review.

Comment from: Rich 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 01

Took large doses of Dilaudid when hospitalized for a torn tendon at the upper end of my Hamstring. It worked, but the side effects were terrible for me! Horrible dreams, respiratory distress, anxiety and depression. Felt like I was suffocating! I was on the drug for about 10 days; off it now for a week or so, but the side effects are alarming. I'm still anxious and at times have suicidal thoughts, but my breathing is about 80% better. I don't know how long these side-effects will last...until the drug is completely out of my system. Morphine and Vicodin help, without the drastic side-effects.

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Comment from: Bean bag Benjamin 65-74 Male 10 years or more Caregiver Published: November 02

It was great until I threw up all over my bean bag collection.

Comment from: Lcpiet 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 01

Lasts only 3-4 hours and is no pill form but is most effective for my pain

Comment from: boogiebear 55-64 Female Patient Published: April 08

want info on dilaudid. severe total spine pain with 3 surgeries, fusion

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: January 31

On my 4th and 5th knees, including originals, have had bilateral ankle and foot reconstruction. Left ankle did not keep correction. Chronic pain in knees , ankles, and feet. Been taking 4mg 3 time a day for several years. Would not have quality of life without pain control. Feel very blessed that my body has not needed dosage increase. It would be very nice if people who are helped by this drug were not made to do handstands and go thru lots of hoops to receive this. Don't like 'doctor shopping' but because of the attitudes against this drug many doctors will not prescribe.

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Comment from: PharaohForever 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 04

I was prescribed 4mg every 3 hours after emergency surgery for suspected flesh eating disease in my left leg. I continued at this dose for the next 34 days I spent in the hospital.It was highly effective, especially if I stayed off my leg. I am now home taking 4mg every 4 hours and it continues to be effective.


Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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