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LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/16/2009 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok it can't just be me but do any of you watch the clock for your next dose of medication.  Boy does that sound bad.  But sometimes, well really most the time I hurt and its like fighting with father time. 
 
Please tell me I'm not the only one that does this?????
 
Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


PAlady
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   Posted 5/16/2009 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Laurie,
Alone in clock watching? Absolutely not!! It doesn't sound bad. It sounds like someone who's following doctor's orders despite discomfort. If it happens a lot, though, maybe time to discuss adjustments with your doctor.

I'm finding weather affects me more since my fusion surgery than it ever has before. This cool, damp stuff really leaves me waiting with baited breath, but then on a decent day it's mostly ok. Alas.

(((((((((((Laurie))))))))))))

PaLady--------->crossing fingers I don't get bumped off!

LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/16/2009 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   

You'll never get bumper off.... yeah

I have an appointment this coming friday with the PM doctor.  Then we will look at something for breakthrough or just increase the percs to 5x a day.

If damp and warm weather brings you down then you don't want to be in Tennessee today.  Or even the last three weeks.  We have had so many thunder storms I can't keep count.  They were really loud and rained ALOT today.

I do get a sharp pain in my shoulder on days like this and in the winter.  I shattered my Scapula (Shoulder Blade) when I was 15 yrs old.  It acts up at times.

Good I'm not insane when I watch the clock.... turn

Laurie


39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


PAlady
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   Posted 5/16/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Definitely not insane! shakehead

Unless we all are! smhair smilewinkgrin

I wouldn't think 5 percocet would be too much because the tylenol is still (I think) under the max. I take 6 percs but they're the 5/325's.

The big storms missed us today. But not the cold, damp, rainy stuff. Seems like the weather is weird everywhere anymore!

PaLady

LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/16/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
I take the 10's but your right the tylenol will still be under the daily amount.

Yes the weather is getting freakier and freakier! Hopefully we will have a mild summer this year I hate 100+ degree days.

Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


uniquelyme
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   Posted 5/16/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
LL,
Tell me about it. When I moved from Bellevue to Mt. Juliet I got a weather shock...It is so Windy out here...and the storms!!!! Man o Man...Tennesee has been rocked with the Thunderstorms lately....
 
And it Really effects my pain level...the bad way...

Me/


 I hate Boats!!!!
 
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night
                                                                    

 


White Beard
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   Posted 5/16/2009 7:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Laurie

I always fix my meds for a week at a time and including my scheduled pain meds, and I have medication container that has daily containers that can hold 4 different groups of pills, and has a timer alarm that attaches to the daily med container. When it is time for my meds the alarm goes off Beep, Beep , Beep, three times and waits one minute and repeats, it wi repeat 3 times. unles you turn it off. you can see it if you go to www dot epill dot com / medglider dot html it is called the MEDGlider Pill Organizer. It watches the clock for me!

I was in town last night when the storm hit, I have never seen rain like we had last night! on the new later on they said they got 3 Three inches in 15 minutes! and a total of 6 inches, the thing that scared me was the hail, no damage to the my car luckily! I couldn't believe the number of streets that were flooded. I live an hour away, I know we got allot of rain to, but Champaign-Urbana really got clobbered with the rain, the funny thing was they just had the same thing happen last Wednesday! Coming home afterwards the farmers fields looked like lakes, and most of them haven't got their crops planted yet, but it will take a while for the fields to dry out enough so they can plant!

White Beard
  I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV


anice
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   Posted 5/17/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Laurie, I am a clock watcher too. I think it would be safe to say that alot of us are clock watchers. On my last refill the order changed from every four hours to every 8 hours. I can't make it 8 hours. I think I would be crying by then. I am on Lortab 10. I am trying to push myself to wait a little longer than the 4 hr. mark. But it certainly isn't 8 yet. And no I don't think it sounds bad that you watch the clock

Anice

modelmaker
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
PAlady,

My PM doc told me the max on percs is 12 per day because that's the 4.0 gm/day limit on acetominphen. 325 x 12 is 3900 mg or close to 4.0 gm. But that is A LOT of aceto. That's why, he tells, when he get to high levels of perc he usually switches pts. to straight oxycodone. Lots easier on the liver. That is exactly what happened to me.

Modelmaker
Degenerative disc disease, 4 back surgeries, fused from L2-S1, instrumentation. Being treated for chronic pain. Oxycodone 30 mg. IR. Candidate for SCS in the future.


jenpen400
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm watching the clock right now! My friend who is also a CPer and I call the time we take our meds med-o-clock.

jennifer
Chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and Depression. Norco Soma Ambien Xanax Tramadol and Prozac.


LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/17/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Jenpen400 Med-O-Clock is a great name.
 
Modelmaker thank you for the breakdown.  I would go nowhere near 12 a day.  I wouldn't be able to think if that happened.  At work I'm inventory control in a warehouse I use math alot, can't screw that up..lol
 
Anice I have read what your going through thats gotta suck.  I could NEVER make it 8 hours, yes 5 - 6 hours if I'm having a low pain day but not all the time.  I wish you luck with your situation.
 
Whitebeard I love your pill box.  I need to look into one of those I take 19 pills a day and thats no including my PRN's or vitiams.
 
Laurie
 
 
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


straydog
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   Posted 5/17/2009 9:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Before my pump I too was a clock watcher. I think all CP peeps are clock watchers lol. Counting off those long minutes till the next dose.

Its monsoon weather in Tx and its awful. I need sunshine not clouds. My back yard is a swamp, I am so tired of wiping 12 muddy feet every time I turn around. One of my goldens has a mistaken identity problem, she think she is a pig and wants to roll in the water & mud. Oh, she has been in lots of trouble the past month since the monsoons started. Thinking of getting her some boots but she would chew them off, the witch.
Susie


anice
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   Posted 5/17/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
i started writting down everything I take and the time on a piece of paper. I would wonder what time I took my meds and seemed confused when I got home from the hosp. I think it is a good idea for me and it sure helps alot. In the am I take 14 pills. I want to make sure I take them all. Lortab,flexiril,atenonol(blood pressure),tapozole(graves'disease-thyroid-I take 3 every am)hydro(fluid pill),stool softners(2),multivitamin,calcium,fish oil,vitamin B12and mobic. I do have one of those pill organizers, but I decided against it. My daughter is 4 and always into everything. I certainly don't want her to ever get in my meds. They are out of her reach.

Since I've had surgery, I seem to be walking around in a brain fog. I seem confused a good bit too. I wasn't this way before surgery. I don't know how long it should last. I am getting a little concerned about this. I feel "stupid" sometimes. I haven't used my brain much in 3 1/2 weeks!lol I am going to start reading educational things and doing some brain teaser things and see if that helps. Does this make sense? Is this normal?
Anice

Post Edited (anice) : 5/17/2009 11:39:41 AM (GMT-6)


straydog
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   Posted 5/17/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Anice it could be your pain medication causing this. Susie


LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/17/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Heck I feel stupid all the time.... turn

I take so many meds I couldn't even begin to figure out with one caused me to get stupid...lol


39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


LLPLUV
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   Posted 5/17/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what it is......
 
I'm eating to many of PAlady's M & M's
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


PAlady
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   Posted 5/17/2009 3:12 PM (GMT -7)   
ROFL! turn

LL - I think someone better eat all of them because they've contributed to heartburn I never had before! So I've had to stop having them "available" in the house. Seems I don't know when to stop. shakehead

You will have to eat my share! Uh-oh! smhair

Palady smilewinkgrin
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