Hi Skeeter and sure am sorry to hear your having such problems with pain.
Dont ever be afraid to talk to your Doc and especially if something new like your describing is going on. All of this can be something that needs attention and if nothing else it needs looking into! Falling around can only cause you more trouble in the future,what if you break something falling or make your back worse? You really need to find out why your falling and why all this new stuff going on and I am sure your Doc would want to know about this.
It is much better to let them know everything that is going on with us as if it is clearly documented that our pain and symptoms are changing whether there is an increase or decrease in our mobility then if the time comes that we require an increase or change in meds they have their ducks in a row and all the paperwork in order to back-up those changes,in other words the more they can put in our records the safer it is for them with those following their prescribing methods.
In my opinion you need to make that call today to get in to discuss all of these things with her and if she offers increasing meds then fine and if not at least you made a point of refernce to changing numbers of pain and it might get her to at least look to see what is going on and upon finding something different or new then increase your meds or add another to the mix.
Good luck to you and please call today
Sorry to hear you are in so much pain, I can relate. I take the same amount of oxy as you do and the only reason I don't take more is because I have 3 really busy kids at home and I can't function on more, it makes me too drowsy. My doctor is working with me to try and figure this out. Anyway, with regards to the pins and needles, have you ever been checked for Diabetic Neuropathy. There are nerve studies that your PCP can send you for.
I'm diabetic as well and suffer from this type of pain so you may want to look into this.
Hey love your post. I am also a jew. i know you may not believe me. I was raised as a gentile,, I found out two years ago that I was jewish and my family hid it, years ago and so I had no clue but what was odd I never felt comfortable in a church and I had a love for the Jewish people but never knew why now I understand. when i first joined the forum I hadn't found out yet and I the other day edited my sig. there is no synagoue for hundreds of miles so I am studying at home, do Shabbot and I am planning on moving to a city where I can go to Shul. My dream is to do ALiyah
Post Edited (Skeeter_Bug) : 3/6/2008 6:24:12 PM (GMT-7)