Pain Clinic Update Verapamil Question...

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Posted by Christel ( on October 03, 2001 at 17:50:50:

I was so happy that the pain clinic moved my appt up that I had to tell everyone! My hopes were very high! Well...let me tell you, after wasting 3 hrs at that place, this goofy ass doctor manages to take his hands and apply pressure to the top of my head (which he called manipulation) and decides that there is nothing else he can give me that I'm not already trying. I asked him to please get me set me up with some oxygen (because that has helped in the ER). He said that I probably felt better only because it was psychosomatic and I was in a hospital setting which gave me reassurance. Can you believe the ignorance? I asked him for an Rx for Verapamil - he said I shouldn't take that unless I have high blood pressure. I told him that after a few weeks of being off of it I decided to give it one more try last night and double the dose to 240mg and I woke up 2x with a (little?) CH but was able to back to sleep after a 1/2 hr or so. I didn't get the big one until 3:30am and it only lasted for about 45 minutes but sleep did not come back that time. That didn't matter to him at all. I told him I had printed out some info for him and could we at least talk about a mix of Verapamil and Lithium. Wouldn't even discuss it. What an ass! I left pretty defeated but I think I'll try the double V again tonight.

Here's the question: Do you all take this in one dose or do you split it up over the day or what?

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