Erin, I think ye should see a man of medicine. A feeling of something "popping" in your belly does not sound good.
I'm back among the living now that it is after 11am (EST). I swear that when I get up (4:30am) for work until around 11am everyday, you better not even try to talk to me. I ache, I'm stiff, and I'm likely to bite your head off. I always tell me husband not to call me at work until later. Once the ultracet has kicked in.
I've been waking up quite routinely at night now for the last 2 weeks with my hips and my knees aching horribly. My poor husband feels so bad for me, and he doesn't know what to do. I think it's my fault though. I started taking an ultracet an hour or so before bed (around 8-8:30pm). Works like a charm, and helps me sleep much better than normal. HOwever, I've been hurting around 4-5pm everyday (that's when the aches and stiffness really start acting up again) so I've been taking the ultracet around then, which means that it wears off around 10 or 11pm. It doesn't carry me through the night. I'm thinking about increasing it to 3X/day--I know that's what my rheumatologist is going to tell me tomorrow anyway--but it can make me very sleepy. I'm trying to hold out until I can find a new drug (perhaps Enbrel) that will calm everything down, since the Humira is not working.
Erin, I agree, you should give your doctor a call. It's worth a phone call anyway. You've got so much going on, why risk something potentially serious?
I hope you get the best bday present ever, Erin - some relief finally that stays forever!
How goes it?
It is Tuesday, and I'm at work, and you know what? I'm not feeling it today, you know how somedays you just wanna go back to bed, not 'cause you feel bad, you just wanna go back to bed? Well that's me today... Plus the hubby is going on a trip for work today, and I'm not real hip on that. I know, I know, it's his job, but I don't like it when he is away from me. Selfish I guess. I just hope he is not gone long. Anywho - I hope everyone else is doing ok, we are supposed to get some rain today, but I don't think we are, I'm not in pain like I usually am when it rains, so we'll see...
Here's to having a good day... Duck
Moanin' Ducky, I know how you feel. Maybe you can leave a little early today? Sorry hubby is gone - just for the day, or a few? I know it's hard. I forgot what you do (military something, right?) - can you shift your priorities and make your day "easy?"
We've been getting off and on rain and it's really getting to me....I know it could be way worse, and I try to tell myself that....but I'm so darn tired to boot all the time. We have the big trip/wedding coming up and I'm just dragging, my weight is going back up (I didn't even loose that much weight, but it felt good), I'm stiff or in pain, and now we are being told it is going to be cold and possibly rainy where we're going. I had been hopeful on some warm weather.
Take care. **
Today has been a particularly bad day. Again, I woke up and felt as if a truck had hit me head on... Stiff, sore, achy. Downed an ultracet before I even left my driveway (5:30am). It's now 2:45pm and I'm dying to take another one, but need to wait until I get back to my girls' dance class this evening @ 5:30pm (60+ miles away). Anxiously waiting on my stupid insurance company to process my Enbrel request and mail the stupid drug to me. For some bizarre reason, that I can't fathom, my pharmaceutical insurance company (doesn't take care of health, just drugs) insists that I receive Enbrel from their "special" pharmacy, instead of my simply going to a regular pharmacist. I had previously received Humira from Walmart's "special" pharmacy. Waiting on the insurance company is pure torture. I called them yesterday to inquire, and they said they received the faxed prescription from my rheumatologist--last Thursday. As of yesterday late afternoon, they were still "processing" the paperwork. This could take a long time, but I really hope not. For those of you who have arthritis worse than me, I really feel for you. If I'm experiencing a taste of how it can be, I want nothing doing.
I'm gonna go and eat some chocolate.
ElCamino - I like your way of dealing (chocolate - that's me licking my lips ), unfortunately, that's part of why I have a weight problem since I can't exercise it off. I was sent my first dose of Enbrel a few months back (I still haven't started it) and it had to come from a special pharmacy that hand delivers it. Remicade was mailed to me from a special place as well. Interesting to say the least - helpful when you need your meds and are in too much pain to pick it up on time!
Ducky, big <<<hugs>>> to you, I hope hubby's trip is a short one. Though, I have to say the name of the unit! Gave me the giggles.
Erin, I can believe you are dehydrated due to the amount of potty time you've been having for waaaayyy too long....I wonder if some of the symptoms you've been dealing with have to do with dehydration.
Okay, my son is breaking up....I better put him down for a surprise nap.
The wedding, by the way, is this weekend in AZ - was hoping for warm weather, but I guess the rain we're having this week may hit there this weekend...oh joy <sigh>
I got something that 'works' but never could find that right outfit that says, "yup! you found me!" Oh well....it's not easy being a petite plus......going through my closet tonight I found some brand new jackets (I so desperately need) that I bought when pregnant for AFTERWARDS...and they don't fit......
If you were to tell me then that I'd be almost twice as heavy 5 years after having the baby than before, I'd have never believed it. I lost the weight after the first one, but never expected the health issues I've endured after the second one.
Geesh, I should go to the gyno EVERY WEEK! LOL.
Rain's a comin' & me joints are a hurtin'. And for some weird reason I don't know why, my jaw is throbbing so bad...can't chew. Aaaargh! Good thing I prefer the soft mushy stuff anyways.
Here's to a better tomorrow.
Hope everybody is OK & hanging in there.
Well as usual im a mess. This is a living nightmare i tell ya. I took my last Lortab lastnight, and now im gonna be without any pain meds for the next 2 weeks. I don't get my refill till the 22nd ouch!!.
Anyone got any they can spare?? lol. My appointment on the 22nd, im going to demand the doctor put me on Pred, the MTX hasnt seem to made any differance at all. The Lortabs relieve the pain for a couple hours, but not completely. Then it all comes rushing back again.
I am so sick of this already, and im a newbie still.