Hi LoveNotes and welcome to Healing Well. I am so glad you found us. We can always use more support from people and our family is increasing in size daily. On the other hand, I do hate to hear of another person being stricken with CP. Its just no fun and can make life complicated for us, as if the pain alone isn't enough. We have a great group of people here that offers up the best support, compassion, we exchange tips on different things, if we feel like whining we have us a pity party and of course everyone is invited to that lol. Or if we get mad & disgusted we come here and vent. No one can truly understand us except another CP patient. Sort of like the old saying, it takes one to know one lol. You can also look on the print-out from the drugstore to and read if it says to avoid sun. If its not listed there call the pharmacist or go online and google Lyrica.
Yes, I think Frances is onto something, what you described sounds alot like sun poisoning, It happens to me alot. My most recent bout was me laying in the pool on a floatie and I did not get much sunscreen on the tops of my feet of all things. The tops of my feet looked like they were covered in hives, my arms will do this pretty much every time I get in the sun.I don't know about you, but my skin feels real sensitve when the rash hits and its painful. I am an old sun worshipper and my years in it are showing. Back then, who wore sun block,lol. Now, because of all the various medications I do use a sun block. You can go as high as 70 on one, that way even with the Lyrica you can get some sun but not do like you just did.
What you briefly described that led you the world of CP is absolutely horrendous. Thank goodness you are away from that and survived it. That person will get whats coming to them one day. I am a firm believer in what goes around comes around, it may take a while but it will happen eventually.
Thats awesome that the Lyrica is working so well for you. I know they are really touting Lyrica for Fibro too. Its always good to hear of someone having success with a medication. I have an intrathecal pain pump and its sure given me life back like I never dreamed before. My pump was put in June of 05. January of this year I began treating with a new PM dr since the former one stopped practicing PM. Boy, was that a blessing in disguise. My new dr it totally wonderful and she knows all about pumps and the medications that can be used in them. Her practice is now limited to pump patients only, she retired from neurosurgery.
Again, welcome aboard and we will be looking for more posts from you,