All of the above taken with saltines to prevent nausea! LOL
Now to my drug ALLERGIES: (*sigh*)
So.. that's a brief drug profile, past, present and 'never again' or allergic.
I woke up at 4 AM with pain, took the dogs- Dharma and Zeke, our NEW puppy of 2 days- outside, ate my saltines and I am heading back to TRY to sleep with my vicoprofen and ice gel packs. Curley, I may JUST go to the ER today if things remain the same. Maybe it's wishful thinking but my left hand seems to be a little tiny bit better- or not...? *shrug*
It's so nice to be able to come down to my office, log in the this forum and feel like I've done something positive by sharing (and complaining!LOL). Thanks for being there!
Holly in PA
Holly, Oh Holly! welcome honey! I'm fairly new here too. This board is the best!!!! for sure. We understand and with all our gathered knowledge it helps so much> Thank the Lord.
I'm so sorry for your phsical pain.. and for the loss of your beloved pet. I've lost a pet too and it's like losing a dear member of the family. I hope you find some peace in knowing your pet had a good life with you and you two will always be connected in love. LOVE bears all things I Corrinthians 13.
FLARE-UPS: What I call them too. I've tried to figure out an exact formula for what brings them on, but I can't. I mean at times, yes I can predict one; if I clean house a lot one day,e tc but then the very nature of CP is pain all the time: on a continuum of low>>>HIGH and n B tween.
I too take Vicodin, but my Dr only gives me 5/500's and I have to take 2 plus IBU's, etc. I add muscle relaxers, valiums, prayer, hot showers, hot towels, soft music, etc. It's a daily fight to manage my pain. AND before my MVA I was fine and happy/healthy.
I know your pain is bad. WE have no choice but to "bear it" I mean we can't jump ship..our families need us; life is still beautiful--we find moments of the sun shining in just right : )I'll tell you one thing though: This board will help you so much with living with CP. I pray for your pain and peace of mind right now. IJN amen
Welcome, and you're a friend here already, Charity
I am an 18 year veteran of RA. Everything as you know depends on the individual. So therefore for me predisone can work for flairs if taken in substantial quantities for short period of times and then taper back to zero.. Injections are great for the knees which I have had during the past 2 weeks primarily because I change my diet while traveling. All the other drugs I've tried and have little success.
Also very importantly, a 24 hr to 48 hr food fast has totally elliminated the pain. Elliminate sugar, meat, dairy and bread from your diet immediately increasing your water take and you may start feeling better within the next few days, as I have found works for me. Keep the system flushing regularly especially during the first 48 hours, very important. I have a diet that I developed and when I hold true to the plan I can stay pain free for 4-6 months, coupled with moderate exercise.
Hang in there.
Been meaning to get back with you, but life has been....well life! Glad to hear that you are doing somewhat better with the pain and all, having a diagnosis makes such a difference in itself, doesn't it? But, so sorry about the mess with your mom. No one can hurt us like family, especially if it's our moms, for goodness sakes!! Can't say I have that situation with my mom, but my sisters are sort of indifferent, so I just choose not to involve them, I've learned the people who I can count on, and who I can't. They weren't ever really supportive of me in other tough times, so can't expect this to change them now. Know what I mean? But to have it thrown right up there in your face, must have been really tough. Have you spoken to her about it, does she know what happened? Maybe this can turn around into an opportunity for the two of you to mend some fences.
Sounds like your hubby is a dream, if it fails with your mom, you still have his wonderful support...Also read the post about spilling the glass, loved Erin's "first-aid" kit idea, sounds great, doesn't it!!! I remember a day I was sitting in parking lot of Chick-filet,trying to open a ketsup packet, and my fingers just wouldn't work...cried like a baby...over ketsup...dumb huh? Just felt so incredibly helpless, I was so sad about everything. Of course I did get the ketsup opened...used my teeth..I would not be denied my waffle fries! But I think we all have those "what on earth has hppened to me" moments.
I had that electode stuff done once, about 4 years ago.Had fallen off a ladder (grace is my middle name) and gotten a compound fracture of bones in my leg just below the knee. Anyway, had to have therapy for a while, and they used that to help some of the swelling, it worked real well! Glad it's helping you, too.
Glad to hear your're doing better, praying it continues!!
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