So basically, what you're saying is, "Die in pain, evil Pain!" Right? (:
Exactly! I may hate to recognize it, but right now at least, I'm disabled (with pain and nerve problems), so I need to take it easy where I can, and I guess, sit down while I cook?
You need one of those comfy, high, swivel stools. On wheels. Automated. Call it a Stoomba! (:
I want a hovercraft disk controlled by my mind like the one Magento made out of metal in XMEN, only comfier. Can you get on inventing that? Will pay top $. :)
Unfortunately, I don't think you will pay top $ for this, because in this case, top $ means hundreds of millions and at least a decade of research.
Well, true true, but maybe I can beta test them?
Be careful with Lyrica. My husband is on it for RSD (CRPS) and one of the side effects is WEIGHT GAIN! It is, however, effective.
Yeah, I know. BUT I am still 9lbs under goal weight, and if I started gaining I could stop taking it before it got too out of hand. Also, if my pain was better I could exercise more consistently, so that would help keep the weight down.
*hugs* I wish you didn't hurt. It sucks that my sister has less fun in life due to stupid pain that's in no way her fault. Especially after all you've done to get rid of it. Lame lame lame.
*hugs* Well, at least I've got some more hope to try other things if I don't start getting better with the higher dose of tylenol.
have you tried TENS units before or something similar? Just curious. I know it's helped others.
Yes I have! Along with months of physical therapy.
The main issue is I have an actual nerve function problem, which means my nerve itself is injured. That is very hard to treat for pain. TENS helps a tiny bit, but really, just to treat the secondary symptoms of pain, like fatigue, muscle craps, my back and neck getting tight, my jaw hurting due to clenching the teeth when I sleep, that sort of thing. Meditation and massage also help the secondary symptoms as do baths.
I hope that you feel better soon. I hope that your new medicine helps.
I love that last line/note you wrote. It actually helped me feel tough right now, too. ;)
*hugs* Thanks. It helps me on bad days to remember that.
Have you ever thought of seeing a natropath and chinese herbalist for your problems?? I knwo i sound like such a hippy... but they have really helped me over the years from pain to such minor things i never knew were connected... Worth a shot.. :) get well soon xoxox
Yes. I have tried it. Many things help with the extra symptoms of the pain, but the treatments are expensive and do not last for me because the problem is in the nerve itself.
I am so sorry to hear, you poor thing. No one deserves to be in pain all the time...does your health insurance cover any of your medications so you are not always out of pocket?? I know in America you have quite a poor health system.. Makes me realise how lucky i am here in australia, if you suffer from chronic pain etc and you need a variety of very expensive medications, your doctor fills in this form to get you a health care card, which is covered by the government. This entitles you to a drastic percentage off all medications, for example; i was on panedine forte for a shoulder injury, it was costing $60 per box, with the card cut dwn to $4... you can also get this card if you are on welfare, or a student as well.
I am lucky to have medical insurance. It pays for medications based on how much they cost. If I can get it generic, it is $5. If not, I pay $25 per month. Right now my total medication co-pays are $85 per month (down from over $100). My insurance is pretty good. Without it it would cost $1000 a month.
my mom took lyrica for a while for her neuropathy (from diabetes). She said it did help the pain, but she gained a ton of weight and felt like she was in a constant fog all the time. Also started having some serious edema (swelling/water retension) that was becoming dangerous, so she stopped it. I hope if you do end up on it, that you don't have any s/e from it. Cause they weren't fun.
Hoping extra tylenol is all you need!!
Well, if I do take it I'll have to keep an eye on it. If I am still doing the same exercise/eating and gain more than 7lbs I'll quit. It wouldn't hurt me to gain up to goal again. One day in to more tylenol and I'm feeling a bit better. Hopefully it lasts.