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medtroic pain pump Model 8637-40
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tdgibs posted:
is anyone who has this pump, having problems with the pump, not giving you medication, for days at a time. my doctor ran a pump test, its showing no problems, but i am still not getting, the medication from the pump, all of my pain is back, and the withdraws to go with it. then all of a sudden, the pump starts working again. he also did a CT scan, on the pumps tubing, he said it showed no problems. the only thing i could get out of Medtronic, was the battery can surge, at times. but the print out on the pump is not showing it....
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bj1208 responded:
Hi TDGIBS - welcome to the support group -

I did some checking on this and found this notification from FDA -

http://www.ibtimes.com/fda-cites-dangerous-flaw-medtronic-drug-pump-312510

you can GOOGLE: medtronic and the model # and see if there are other articles more updated as to the recall. This one specifically mentions the types of problems you are having.

Please research more and take what you find to your doctor. please keep us posted~~
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Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~
 
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tdgibs replied to bj1208's response:
thanks for the information, funny. Medtronic never told me about a recall on my pump, when contacting them last week. are my pain management doctor.
 
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bj1208 replied to tdgibs's response:
Please call your doc as soon as possible and make sure you keep ur foot firmly planted til you get results.

keep us posted - take care~~
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~
 
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tdgibs replied to bj1208's response:
this has been going on for 7 weeks now, going to a new pump doctor this friday. will let you know the results. i am not getting know where with my doctor, he only works 1 1/2 days per week. it took 2 weeks just to get the CT scan. so i think its best for me to move, to another doctor.
 
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bj1208 replied to tdgibs's response:
Hi -

I think you made a very wise choice.

Please, do, keep us posted~~
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~
 
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tdgibs replied to bj1208's response:
went to a new PM doctor Friday, about the pump problems. this doctor did not know about the recall, are the pump problems either. now, i am at the point, who is telling the truth in the matter. Medtronic has posted, all PM pump doctor's was notified about the class 1 recall from the FDA. seen my regulator PM doctor to day, still no progress. been suffering for 2 months now, with no help. the only thing i got out of him, he cannot replace the pump. then i told him about the recall, and things changed a little. the thing that up sets me the most, i have contacted medtronic 4 times, and my doctor 5 times, including office visits seen another doctor, then i was pushed to see and lawyer. the only thing the new doctor said, the CT scan, would not show the problem with the pump. a dye test would have to be done. my doctor, said you cannot do a dye test on the pump. did they have a same training class from Medtronic, before implanting their pumps into people. my pump has failed 2 times before, but the pump records does not show the failures. and the alarms on the pump never sounded. that's my biggest worry, that the next time, luck will not be on my side.
 
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bj1208 replied to tdgibs's response:
HI again -

Damn I hate politics with doc's and the mfg - seems the kick backs are too great and no one wants to have to pay out for any lawsuits. Its just BS and makes me mad.

Have you contacted the FDA? I would search and find a number to call them - see what they say about your situation and what you should do? I think that would be the next step since you keep running up against brick walls.

Please please keep us posted what you find out - prayers you get results~~
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~
 
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tdgibs replied to bj1208's response:
funny my doctor is on this site. bj1208 u can e-mail me at tdgibs@yahoo.com. thank for your help.
 
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bj1208 replied to tdgibs's response:
sent u an email~~
~~ Click on my name or picture and read my story ~~

Take care ~~ God Bless ~~

~~ Joy ~~


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