NavyDave Posted January 12, 2006 Share Posted January 12, 2006 Hi guys, First of all I just want to say how great I feel being a part of this site and how immensely grateful I am that such a beautiful community has arisen out of such an indescribably trying circumstance. That being said it's time for me to ask a few questions =) 1. My mom is currently taking 240mg of oxycontin and 20mg of methadone every 8 hours as well as supplementing actiq (morphine based) lollipops and 15 mg oxycontin breakthrough pills. As little as 3-4 weeks ago it was only 80mg of oxy every 8. This dose was not allowing her to get through the night without waking up in excruciating pain which has her sobbing (my mom is NOT a crier), and breathing as if she is in labor. All attempts to manage the pain have been futile. They keep upping her dosages and she keeps having to deal with the exact same types of pain at the exact same times... it just doesnt make any sense... wondering if anyone has any idea what to do from their experience. ie: better pain medications. 2. Not sure if anyone else has heard anything about this, but from alot of the information we have read, in order to starve the cancer cells it is beneficial to try to minimize carbs/sugars. If anyone else has heard of or subscribes to this belief... do u have any diet recommendations about a non sugar/carb supplement in order to keep her calorie intake up? Or any other diet suggestions? P.S. My mom wanted me to ask if anyone else stage IV experiences "horrific stabbing pains" in the shoulder blades? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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