Hope it's ok to post here, on FM board

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Muzz
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm Muzz and I'm on the FM board but not officially dx with FM. I have suffered chronic back pain(surgery for l blown disc in 04 with recurring pain due to scar-tissue) have 3 hern discs in my neck and have now developed non-diabetic neuropathy of feet and legs. Is it ok to post on 2 different boards if it's pertinant to me?
I am not my pain, it does not own me.


PAlady
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi!
As far as I know it is! Welcome - it sounds like you'll fit in right here, as well as on FM board. I think there are several people who post on more than one.

I just had back surgery (2-level fusion) last Sept., but it hasn't helped. Also have non-diabetic neuropathy in both feet, and chronic neck problems for over 20 years. so already we've got a lot in common!

Just jump in on any thread that speaks to you, or start one of your own.

PaLady

Muzz
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   Posted 4/10/2008 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   

TY PAlady...if that's for Pennsylvania, I'm right below u in WV ;)

I've had chronic mid-back pain for yrs, quite manageable...then blew a lumbar disc( I think L4-5) in "04 and since I reported it to Workers Comp, I sat for 5 mths waitng them to ok the surgery. It wasn't a huge herniation but enough to be very painful. Ever since I've had lower-back pain. I was also d at that time with 3 hern cervical discs(C4-,4-6, 6-7 but not bad enough for any tx except Lidoderm patches. Haven't had them MRI in 4 yrs and I think that the lower one is getting worse. Now...I've developed neuralgia of feet and legs, and burning feet. I've had many steroid inj, pretty useless, and last mth underwent an epidralysis, cath in the spine with med to supposedly break up and dissolve scar tissue. I guess no one told the scar tissue, it didn't go away...lol I take Lorcet 4x day and use a TENS Unit(which gives me alot more relief than the meds)and PCP put me on Lyrica 2 weeks ago.Am scheduled for repeats Mon and if it doesn't ork any better than the last one, IT will be the last one!

so...that's my litany of complaints...LOL I use many pallative measures for pain inc.  my trusty heating pads, ice, hot baths, hot tub, herb bags, and good ole Ibuprofen. I have a very supportive hubby and family, Thank God . I'm a Pediatriac Home Care Nurse and wk 2 nights a week in a pt's home, and we keep our youngest grandbabies (1 and 2) at least 1 days a week each.

So that's Muzz in a nutshell...(where many ppl prob think that I shoud be...LOLOLOL)


I am not my pain, it does not own me.


Chutz
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   Posted 4/11/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Muzz and welcome! You can post anywhere you feel the need. Many of the fibro folks also post over here. If you've got fibro...you've got chronic pain. I sure hope they get you a diagnosis soon. It's hard when you don't know what you're fighting.

Chutz
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Muzz
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Ty chutz :-)
I am not my pain, it does not own me.


Mochiah
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   Posted 4/12/2008 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
And.... If you have fibro and chronic pain, you most likely will have depression... So you can post there too!!!


Wishing you a warm welcome, Muzz.
Mochiah/a.k.a. Sue
cervical fusion 2006
L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
MEDS:  Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and baclofen
 
To handle yourself, use your head...to handle others, use your heart
 
I'm going to smile like nothing is wrong, act like everything is perfect, and pretend its not hurting me.


straydog
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   Posted 4/12/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Muzz and welcome to HW. I post on the crohns board, here, arthritis, UC and Depression forum as well. You fit in here just fine. Susie


Muzz
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   Posted 4/12/2008 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks :-) I've been on Zoloft for depression for yrs. I found this board doing some reading on fibro, don't know if that's the cause of my pain or not, will be seeing  neuro in June for nerve conduction testsHave alot of burning and redness in my feet, that's fairly new. I do what we all do, cope and hope yeah
I am not my pain, it does not own me.


straydog
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   Posted 4/14/2008 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Muzz, you said your dr started you on Lyrica for the PN in the feet & legs. Can you tell if its starting to work or not. What dose did you start on? I also have PN in hands & feet, and my pain dr first put me on Cymbalta for it. Well, I was on a low dose I tthink like 37.5 in the beginning. I had to go see my PCP one day and he noticed I was on Cymbalta and wanted to know if I could tell it was helping. I told him not really, he then told me his father-in-law had diabetic PN really bad and one of the reps told him they were having good luck with PN associated with diabetics. But his father inlaw was on a larger dose than I, so he increased my dose and it really helped for quite awhile. Cymbalta quit working as well for me, so then I switched to Lyrica and it really helped. He said it had really helped the fil. I sure hope it gives you some relief. Susie


Muzz
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   Posted 4/14/2008 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
straydog, he put me on 25 mg tid but from what I've read that is a fairly low dose. I can, however tell some diff in the burning, still have the tingling in both hands and feet but I can live with that, it was the burning, like walking on the beach barefoot in July...owwwwweeee :-)
I plan to ask him about upping the dose. I saw my supposedly Pain Specialist, been since Sept but all he concentrates on is my lower back mess and he doesn't even do that well eyes He has done 8 rounds of injections in my LS since Sept. with little to no relief. Today was it for me, my next app with him is in June and it's for office consult. The brochure from his practice says that they treat the whole pt....yea right... eyes
I am not my pain, it does not own me.

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