Typing and pain meds!

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bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/23/2009 5:26 AM (GMT -7)   
  I was just curious if anyone else has problems typing after their pain meds kick in.  I get up early to get my hubby off to work.  After he leaves I take my pain meds then sit down here at the computer with my cup of coffee.  I like to get on the forum to check in to see what all you late nighters and early risers have to say but as time goes on and my meds start kicking in my typing gets progressively worse.  Thank god I'm on a computer and not a typewriter cause I'd go crazy trying to make corrections.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


punchfit
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   Posted 11/23/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Bsjaguar,

Gee i wish my pain Meds would kick in.
When they do i will let you know.

I seem to make so many errors, due to fast typing.

If i have my Stillnox which is a med to treat Insomnia, and stay up and try and type on the forum, i to notice that my typing gets worse.
I have to re-read what i have typed, as i get all confused and type the same thing over and over again.
So i have now learnt its best to stay away from my pc after my i have taken my sleep meds, because if i dont i would have a moderator deleting my posts (lol).

How are you anyway?
A question? Has the Fusions you had relieved some of your pain, have they been succesful?

Cheers
Leisa x

bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/23/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Punch, to tell you the truth the fusions were a success in the surgeons eyes because I did fuse very well but I still have daily continuous lower back and neck pain. It did help with the radiating pain I had in my left arm & shoulder, also with the radiating pain from the femoral nerve being pinched which caused pain in the groin area then down the front of my right leg. It's been 3 yrs since my fusions, I am still getting injections, taking pain meds, muscle relaxers, tylenol anything to try to ease the pain. I hate to give you a bleak outlook but this is the way it is for me.

I'm now 52 yrs old and have had chronic pain for 9 yrs now. Mine is all hereditary from my father who became disabled at age 57 after 2 fusion surgeries. My sister also has chronic pain and just had her first back surgery. Arthritis has set in along with another bulging disc above my lumbar fusion (which is common after fusion).

I know there are people out there with great success stories after their fusion surgeries but this is a chronic pain forum so I don't think your going to hear alot of success stories here, if they aren't in pain there's not a reason to be here.

I don't mean to scare you Leisa but before my lumbar fusion I had waited until my pain was so bad I could hardly walk in an upright position anymore. I tried all the non-invasive procedures out there including injections, physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, never had real meds for pain due to my job (I worked around moving equipment and drove forklift for 10 yrs.) Sometimes I wish I hadn't waited so long because I think I may have made things worse by letting the nerves get so damaged from being pinched for so long.

Anyway, that's my horror story. Sorry I can't give you something more positive.
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


FunnyGurl
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   Posted 11/23/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes Jag I have trouble typing after my meds in am and pm for that matter more in pm because I am exhausted but my hubby likes me to stay up a little later with him even if I am noly on the laptop.  I used to pride myself on being able to spell so well but now have such a hard time remembering (example) just now still do not know if that last word is right did it 3 x.
Anyway started percocets friday for back pain bt pain which has made it a bit blurry at times as well even with my reading glasses.  So get ready to decipher my posts LOL
Hope all is well today with you all!
Rhonda smilewinkgrin
Humour is always the Best Medicine!
 
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression


Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 11/23/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
    Jag!....yes!....I have a terrible time with the mistakes after ythe meds kick in....and them I'm just shocked to see them. I make sure that spell checked is used whenever I can do so. It's just a part of the pain med thing I guess.

PAlady
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   Posted 11/23/2009 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Jag,
I think I'm getting sloppy with or without the meds! LOL Like someone else said, I was also one who prided myself on writing and spelling and such and now when I reread some of my posts I cringe. The only comfort is I see many others have the same difficulties so "food" and "foot" - either one works for me! LOL

PaLady

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 11/23/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't take pain meds,they make me feel awful so when I really need something I take Tylenol Exta strength......
SnowyLynne


bsjaguar
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   Posted 11/23/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to find out it's not just me having problems typing. It's time for me to get some foot ready for supper. mmmmm!!!!
---Jag---
 
DDD, osteoarthritis, fusion surgeries C-5/7 & L-4/5 both in 2006, torn meniscus left knee 2000 & 2002, buldging disc L-2/3


privey
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   Posted 11/23/2009 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
jag
I don't think anyone on here should beat themselves up for misspells, typos, or grammer. I think we all can understand what is typed or what the typest means. Pain meds do make us a bit scrambled and spelling??? not a strong suit for me but I usually know enough letters in the word you can get the jest of what I mean and I'm goofy in the way I talk so it makes sense that I'd be goofy when I type. You do just fine EVERYONE!!!
Take care I care.

babycakes-
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   Posted 11/24/2009 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have that problem too. Mainly with fuzzy-ness. but i also seem to re-read things alot as i forget.
its hard with my study too, i used to be a great student but now i dont have the mental clarity - if you know what i mean ?!
Erin
XOXO

vestabula
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   Posted 11/24/2009 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   

I don't even take any prescription drugs in the morning and you should see what I type!   I have fibro and only take Advil...I have already made six...make that seven (I wrote sex) typing errors in this small post.  We had fun on the fibro forum one night.   We all typed the Star Spangled Banner without using the backspace or delete button on our computers.  It was without a doubt the funniest thread I have ever seen.  I wish I had saved it...nothing like endorphins to ease the pain!

Huggies

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil


PAlady
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   Posted 11/24/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -7)   
oh, we're going to have to try some version of that here!

PaLady

White Beard
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   Posted 11/25/2009 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I not only find that I am fuzzy with the meds, but I have problems with how do I want to say this, allot of time I will type the right letters that spell the word but the letters are often in the wrong order, like just now before I corrected it I wrote "wrong" as "worng" and I often do "the" as "hte" I do that allot when I type, it is like the brain and the fingers are not it sync! I do have problems using my hands, and arms, maybe that is part of it. I do try and proof read what I write before hitting submit, but often I see I missed something afterwards, and sometimes I will go back and edit it, other times I just say to heck with it! Anyway Jag you are not alone, I think the pain meds in general has affected my memory and brain function, either that or the damage from the sleep apnea before being treated. I know for fact I lost some brain cells from that, before I finally got the proper treatment!

White Beard

vestabula
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   Posted 11/25/2009 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Here is a sample of no delete....no back space.  Is everyone standing up with their hand over their heart?

I pkede allleginenc to the flang, of the untited sates of America

and to ther rpenulic for witch it stands...

one nation, Under hod, with liverty and justice for all.

 

The end.   OMG.  No meds...just me and my dancing fingers.

huggies

Donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil


PAlady
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   Posted 11/25/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Maybe we should just try the lyrics to Happy Birthday? LOL

PaLady
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