I am in my pediatric rotation in nursing school. This week I had an adolescent pt with lupus and HTN. She was in a lot of pain, which we were unable to control. I gave IV Dilaudid and Phenergan. What better pain meds have you seen being given in these cases? Also, this patient was receiving oral contraceptives. I am curious if this has anything to do with lupus or if it is a choice for true contraception and/or to regulate periods.
Thanks for any help!