in alot of pain today. Just need support

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kimber9807
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   Posted 2/1/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone, I am in alot of pain today in my knees. Rain is moving in tonight and its cold here this morning 33 degrees.  I just took tylenol maybe it will help. I just want some support. I hope everyone has a LPD.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


merrygirl
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   Posted 2/1/2010 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
sorry you are hurting today. I am also hurting, its no fun!! Can you take a nice hot bath? I find that helps the pain in my legs.
do you have pain meds?>

take care,

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kimber9807
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   Posted 2/1/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Merry. I am currently off any pain meds because I lost my insurance. I take tylenol and ibuprofren when I need too. Im trying to lay off ibuprofren because dr said it is bad for my stomach. Have a low pain day.
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


privey
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   Posted 2/1/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Kimber, can you lay in bed with a pillow or support under your knees? That used to help me sometimes and just elevating them when I sit down help too. Hope you get it under control the weather is such a huge factor in our outcomes. Wish I could help more.

Jim1969
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   Posted 2/1/2010 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't know how much support I can be right now except to say that I am suffering with you today, and I am somewhat in the same boat you are in being without insurance.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.


MsBunky
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   Posted 2/1/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Awww, I'm sorry to hear it's a bad day for you Kimber. If you're able to, can you cuddle up with a heat wrap and listen to some soothing music? I find that often helps transport me to a painfree place.

Sending good thoughts your way and to everyone else having a tougher day than usual.

Pam
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merrygirl
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   Posted 2/1/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry you dont have insurance. that must really be tough. there is an ointment called capsacin that really helped my knee pain. just wear gloves when you put it on as it is made from hot peppers. hopefully tonight will be better,
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/1/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Jim and Kimber,
Have you checked the resources on the CP101 thread about insurance? I don't have any prescription insurance, and only minimal health insurance (low income, but didn't qualify for Medicaid). The resources at www.pparx.org (the website Montel Williams advertises) has been a godsend to me. I get almost all my prescription meds at no cost, although you have to have a script from a doctor and fill out applications and send in income information. I hated that part, but I didn't have much choice.

If you could manage to get one doctor, maybe your PCP, to see you at a lower cost and write the scripts for you, you may be able to get some help. I also just got my percocet (generic) for $24 at WalMart using a discount card from yourrxcard.com. WalMart's regular price for a month's worth is about $44, and that's still the cheapest of anyone I called. With the discount card it was at least affordable.

Don't know if this helps, but it's worth a try.

PaLady

kimber9807
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   Posted 2/1/2010 2:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. I asked my primary dr he wont prescribe narcotics . He only prescribes ibuprofren and he wants me to lay off of it because of my gallbladder problems, He said if I want narcotics go to a pain dr and my pain dr charges 75 dollars for an office visit and cant afford that anymore, If I was narcotics my other option is the er but I have high medical bills because had to go to the er 3 times for my gallbladder. so i have been using tylenol and a little bit of ibuprofren today. Im getting insurance when we get our income tax in 10 days if the insurance will pay for the dr visit . they paid for my pain dr and meds the last time I had insurance so im hoping .
im dxed with  herniated discs,fibromylagia , scolosis,ddd,athritis, spinal stenosis ,gerd,gastric ulcer,gastroparesis and aslo gallbladder disease aka biliary colic.
 
meds:bentyl,zofran aciphex ,ambien and  trazodone.


golitho
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   Posted 2/1/2010 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimber, I am so sorry to hear your insurance is dictating to you what you can take for pain! As for your PCP can't you see another one that may prescribe something stronger and less harmful to your stomach?
 
Meanwhile, knees I know about. I wrap mine in wheat packs heated in the microwave, put them up on the couch or bed but DO NOT put a pillow under them. This can shorten the tendons and get you into all sorts of striffe if you suffer from arthritis. HEAT is the go. Shorten your stride so you're not putting the knees under pressure, especially on sloping ground, take small steps all the time.
 
If there is a lot of swelling, ice can also bring relief at the end of the day. Heat to start up and ice to finish with, is my day time ritual. Rest as much as you can, but warm them up again before use. Sort of helps lubricate the joint.
 
I hope this helps, I also wear tube supports if they get too swollen, helps keep them insulated too.
 
Best wishes, its scary how much money we spend on health, golitho

ace lungger
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   Posted 2/1/2010 5:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kimber,
 I am also sorry that you are having a pain day!!! I know what that is like! I had the inyeror crusha legiment (bad spelling, but that legiment holds your need join toghter) I had and lived with that torn for 6 years, everytime I took a step my left knee would pull apart, I thought that was the most pain I could stand. But I was wrong!! I looked at your list of alements and you are TUFF if you can handle that much pain by taking over the counter meds!!!!!!!!! If you had my meds, you would be on top of the world!!
I hope that tomorrow you will have a better day!!
Later
ACE

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   Posted 2/1/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Kimber! I was just checking to see how you were doing today! Give us a shout when you feel up to it. Hang in there, I know its not fun, but we are there for you.

Michael

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   Posted 2/2/2010 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Kimber, maybe your PCP would prescribe Ultracet, generic is tramadol, this is a pain med but non-narcotic. My PCP would only prescribe narcotics for a short time but did prescribe tramadol. Some people have side effects from it but I never did, everyone is different. You may want to google this med to find more info.

Hope you can get feeling better. I know how you feel because the weather really affects the way I feel too!
---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


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/2/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
 
 
    Dear Kimber,
 
      Good afternoon. *huggs* I am sorry I didnt stop by sooner and see your post. I have a few ideas to hold you till your insurance kicks in. But!! Word to the wise, if you are still able to speak with you primary care physician please ask about the ideas im about to post. please, before you try them.
 
Note: If this violates the forum rules I will promptly delete it as I do not wish to be in trouble :-)
 
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Valerian Root ~ Prepared in tea and pill form (MUST ask doc first!)
 
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Aches and Pains

Add half a cupful of bicarbonate of soda to your bath to soothe aching muscles and joints.

Aching Bodies Massage Oil:
Add to 100 ml carrier oil (grapeseed, macadamia, almond or olive) 20 drops lavender oil, 10 drops rosemary oil, 10 drops eucalyptus oil, 5 drops  peppermint oil. Shake well to mix and leave several days to blend.

Simple Massage Oil:
Take a handful of chamomile flowers and add to 100 ml carrier oil. Leave the oil in a warm place for two weeks, and use as a massage for sore, aching bodies. You can also make this oil by adding 40 drops essential oil of chamomile to 100 ml carrier oil. The scent will also ensure you a good night's
sleep.

Aching Back Massage Oil:
Mix 1 part lavender oil with 4 parts carrier oil and use to massage the aching  back.

Herbal Bath for Aching Joints:
Use a large handful each of chamomile, eucalyptus, sage and comfrey root. Simmer for 15 minutes in a liter of water, strain and add the liquid to a  warm bath. Soak yourself for half an hour
 

Arthritis

4 drops Juniper essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Cypress essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
carrier oil

Blend the essential oils together and add to the carrier chosen. After the bath has been filled, add the mixture and stir into the bath water. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Pat dry and apply the Arthritis Rub to any local areas that need special attention

Hope that helps a little
*huggs*
   dani

 

 

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   Posted 2/2/2010 8:35 PM (GMT -7)   
((((((((((Kimber)))))))))))). I think a lot of us have been having a rough time lately -- I know I have. Just know that you are not alone. We're all here rooting for you. Just take things one step at a time. Focus on getting through each hour. Watch a movie, read a book, try to do something active with your mind to get it off of your pain.

I hope tomorrow finds you better than today!

hugs,
Skeye
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