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Red_34
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   Posted 11/17/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I woke up this morning and wished I hadn't.  But I had no choice because I had to take my daughter to school.  So I stumble out of bed, feeling like I was hungover but I didn't have anything to drink.  So I get up, stumble to the bathroom and look in the mirror.  And what do I see? My left eye is swollen up and a bit crusty because I have a stye or a cyst on my lower eyelid (have had that for the past 5 days).  So I'm thinking ok, I should get into the doc to have that taken care of because the warm compresses aren't working - but I don't want to go to the docs because I am so sick of going there.  I climb up my stairs, grab my coffee and sit down to watch the morning news.  So then what happens? My neck starts to shoot those awful sharp electric type pains down my arm again.  I feel like someone is taking a tazer and an ax to my neck.  I guess the epidural injections are wearing off.  I go into the kitchen to grab another cup of coffee and bend down to put my slipper back on only for my head to feel like it's falling off my shoulders.  My head is pounding so I take a Tylonel because my body is falling apart and I can't take anything stronger.  Does the Tylonel work? No!  It is only 8am and my day is not starting off to well!  Did I mention that we also had our first snowfall already??? Yep, so I am cold, tired, in pain and the this cloudy snowy weather is not helping. 
 
Ok, pity party done.  For the ones that read this and have it worse off then me - boy can I sympathize!  Are mornings the worse for you all too?? 
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skeye
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   Posted 11/17/2008 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sherry,

I'm so sorry you are having such an awful morning! It's horrible when we start the day on such a poor note. Mornings are bad for me too. Mornings & nights are the worst. My eye pain kept me up until 4:30 in the morning last night, and like you, nothing seemed to help. I felt like I wanted to rip my eye out.

I don't what else to say other than to offer my support. Perhaps lie down for a bit & take a hot shower. That might help with the head ache at least. I know you are sick of seeing doctors, but is there any way you could see your doctor about your neck, since the epidural seems to be wearing off and you aren't getting any relief?

I hope you feel better & that the rest of your day goes better than this morning!

Skeye

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/17/2008 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Red,
What a way to start!
You KNOW you have to go to the doctor. I can't quite imagine being ill
in the freezing cold and having to make a trip to the Dr.'s office on
slippery pavement. However, you better get going. I don't drive so I would
take a taxi if I couldn't find anyone around to drive me.
It might not get better if you don't take action.
Your symptoms sound like they really need attention.
Keep us informed.
Pamela
There are some benefits to living in California. Not many. But some.
Pamela

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/17/2008 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the worst pain that we can feel is caused by eye problems.
I've had two abrasions. Both took a trip to the ER and a big shot
of Demerol. : - )
Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


kara487
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   Posted 11/17/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Red,I am sorry for what your going through. I can sympathize with you my insomnia is back with avegence. I cant fill my ambien til friday. I will be praying for you.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


Red_34
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   Posted 11/17/2008 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
My neck pain just started to come back this morning without warning, so yep, I guess I am going to have to go back to the neurologist. But first I have to see my primary, have this eye taken care of and I will ask her for a referral to my neurologist. I took a nice hot shower and it loosened up my neck a bit and my headache isn't so bad. Now I have to get out there and go see my gma in the assisted living center. But when I come back home, I think I am going to lie back down for a bit. Did I mention I HATE mornings! :)

Kara, have you ever tried Tylonel Simply sleep for your insomnia? I used to take Ambien but I was doing weird stuff while on it so I did the switch. I can still sleep and even wake up when I need to unlike with the Ambien. I have had chronic insomnia for the past 6 years so I know it's no fun at ALL!
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kara487
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   Posted 11/17/2008 9:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Red,Im glad the hot shower helped your neck some. I tried ever over the counter med they have out there for sleep it didnt help. I take elavil to for sleep also and going to take it tonight hoping it helps til I can fil my abien on Friday. I hope your eye feels better.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
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skeye
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   Posted 11/17/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad to hear that you are feeling at least a little bit better! I've been thinking about you! Hopefully you can get in to see your doc(s) soon & get both you eye & neck taken care of. I can certainly sympathize with you re: eye issues. Styes are nasty, and they hurt!

I currently look like I'm being abused because I have a perpetual black eye from acupuncture (surprisingly, it helps my eye pain more than anything else I've tried, but unfortunately, the relief doesn't last all that long, so I have to keep going back, hence the never ending black eye). And just last week I had sub-scleral hemorrhaging under my upper eye lid, which was loads of fun.

I know you've tried hot compresses on your eye. But here's a suggestion. Try getting some Eye Bright tea, make the tea (brew it for at least 5 min), and then dip your compress into it & put it on your eye. It's an homeopathic treatment. One of my dogs had severe eye issues, both veterinary ophthalmologists that we brought her to told us that she was going to go blind from a severe Lyme disease. Well, none of the traditional meds helped her, and so we brought her to a homeopathic vet, and she has done wonders for my pup. The Eye Bright was something she recommended, and it really helps my dog's eyes when they get bad. I have used it myself for my eye pain & other eye issues, and it has helped me too. So you might want to give it a try - can't hurt.

Hope the rest of your day goes well & you continue to feel better!

Skeye

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/17/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Red,
You're not a morning person, huh? I do hope the later day improves.
My neck really hurt today. Osteophites. At the neck, the tail, and shoulder.
I thought I'd have to see a surgeon. oooof.

Kara,
I do odd things when I take Ambien. My husband wakes up in the night
and when he realizes the pillow next to him is not ME, he starts to search
the house.
I sleep around. (heh!) He's found me at the computer, in the restroom,
sitting straight up at the round table, (i don't ever sit straight up when
I'm fully awake.) Painting! I have even left the house and slept on lawn furniture.
I want to stress that I don't do anything dangerous - just odd.
Maybe you could try Xanax? I just know that it would help you sleep. It's
for Anxiety, but who knows ... maybe you're anxious when you have to go
to sleep. I know I've said this before, but it needs to be reapeated.
I have no medical knowledge. Just a friend making a guess.
Pamela
Why not start a Sleep thread?

Red_34
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   Posted 11/17/2008 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye, where do you get the Eye Bright tea? Is in the grocery stores?
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skeye
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   Posted 11/17/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
A health food store is your best bet.

PAlady
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   Posted 11/17/2008 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Red,
So sorry to hear of your bad day! I'm wondering how much the weather is contributing, because we're getting an early winter here in PA, too, and boy does my body ache! So it's time for the morning neck hot pack. Nearly every morning I stick it in the microwave and walk around with it. Then do some stretches. And my theracane is a godsend. Do you have one? I got it years ago from a physical therapist, and it's great for around my shoulders and neck and upper back muscles. Looks like a giant candy cane but it's got nobs on it you can lean back into (I sit on a chair) and ease those trigger points.

Hope you feel a bit better by evening. And hope you get some help for your eye.

PaLady

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 11/17/2008 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
PaL:
How do you make that hot pack. Boy! do I need it ~ need something.
Do you have Osteophites in your back and neck? I think mine come from
Scoliosis.
Oh ... I DO NOT want surgery.
Pamela
I will get a Theracane tomorrow. I've had them twice and returned them. I used
them too rough and hurt myself. I'll go lighter.
Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


PAlady
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   Posted 11/17/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
I can't remember where I bought the hot pack. They're pretty common. Just something that's made for the neck so you can wrap it around. I've even found them at craft fairs. Something you can pop in the microwave. Just don't burn yourself!

Yes, you've got to take it easy with the theracane. It would be good if a PT or someone could show you. Or maybe a new one will have an instruction book.

PaLady
p.s. Pamela - ekkorose had a great idea for making one of your own on the other thread. Something about putting rice in a sock. Might be a good place to start!

Post Edited (PAlady) : 11/17/2008 10:13:39 PM (GMT-7)


Red_34
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   Posted 11/18/2008 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I found the rice bags at a craft fair several years ago, they called them Belly Buddies. They are mainly used for menstrual cramps but I found that it has an awesome affect on other aches and pains. I no longer have my Belly Buddy but I did pick up a neck wrap at Bed, Bath and Beyond a couple weeks ago. I place it in the microwave for a minute and wrap it around my neck. It has rice in it as well as lavender and chamomile. I walked around with, go outside (which really helps if it's COLD outside!). I live with that thing now and it really does help a lot.
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