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Sniper
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   Posted 1/22/2009 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
 Well I gave up being a tough guy and went to the doc yesterday. After painting me a not so rosey picture of what my A.S. is doing to my back and what I have to look forward to, he gave me what he called ,a mild muscle relaxer. I took one after super as directed and about 30 minutes later it relaxed my eye lids pretty well. When my neck muscles were so relaxed my head was flopping over I decided I better head up stairs to bed but my leg muscles were so relaxed that I had a hard time climbing the stairs. I was very relaxed from about 7pm until 3am when I woke to find every joint in my body hurting. Guess all those muscles relaxing let go of those rickety joints they were holding together. Even my ribs hurt. My back feels more like rubber bands stretching right now but its not as painful. My old stomach is upset too, but this may be from it relaxing with food in it. Good thing the sphincter muscle did its job despite being relaxed or this morning would have been a lot more trouble than it was.To sum up, my back is better , the rest of me is crap. Now all I have to do is decide if I want to take another pill this morning. I have to drive so thats probably not a good idea. I have a feeling that when my old gut wakes up there is going to be H--- to pay. I'm begining to think my best bet with this would be a short rope and a long step from a high place.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


gachrons
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   Posted 1/22/2009 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sniper glad you finally caved and if you don't take the med this am maybe get one in tonight. Keep the bike parked ..thinking of sending out the rope patrol to keep nasty thoughts at bay. Sounds like in a day or two you might be in better bending straits.Remember time a time to laugh a time to cry a time to let loose and let her fly.. lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


ivy6
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   Posted 1/22/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Ow, Sniper. That sounds no fun.

Much sympathy,

I.
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broomhilda
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   Posted 1/22/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I honestly think pain killers make you feel worse when they wear off because you are in the zone so much while they are working you really don't care about anything. I would make a terrible drug addict. I can't imagine the AS pain Sniper...just know I'm prayin' for you. Sounds like you could use a good massage pad with heat and at least a pulsating shower head. Some days I hurt so bad with the fibro if it wasn't for my loyal dog kicking my butt out of bed...I'd stay there for days! Oh...ditch the rope...causes the ones that love you never ending pain!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.


SydneyJo
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   Posted 1/22/2009 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Im lucky enough to have AS too and the pain can be unbearable. Im surprised you did'nt succumb sooner to some pain relief - very stubborn of you lol - I would take anything offered just to get rid of that pain.
If you are feeling pain later do take something for it (those relaxers sound great) - no one should have to put up with that pain.
Take it easy Sniper!
Jo

FallColors
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   Posted 1/23/2009 5:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Driving on muscle relaxers is a no no! You could relax right off the road. It least you wouldn't care. Good for you, though. It takes a real man to be brave enough to go to the doctor!
Diagnosed early 2007 with rectal Crohn's.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulas with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP.


Sniper
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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm doing a little better today. The pills are not hitting me as hard. Guess I'm getting use to being a drugy. Back muscles are like rubber still,,I'm a rubber band man. I dont take the pills when I drive,,I have enough problems without that. Doc says the X rays show bone spurs from the middle of my back to my spine. He says its like a candle that has dripped wax all down its side. I'm going to have to talk to my Rhumi about therapy or I'm not going to be able to do the paper work after going to the bathroom. How do you do back exercise when it puts you out of commision just to pull up your pants ? As Popeye would say,,," What ah revolsting developsment ."
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


gachrons
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   Posted 1/23/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sniper your right it is not something you need, is there something that they can do to help or do you get to live with it? Hope the meds can get you feeling better... hugs...lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Sniper
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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Gail it looks as though there is nothing they can do. Remicade will slow it down but thats about it. Doc says sooner or later the spine will fuse together and I want be able to bend. I need some therapy that may improve my degree of motion but other thn that pain and bone spurs will get worse. I have not met with my Rhumi. yet but will discuss it with him. You know how doctors are. It depends on who you ask sometimes. Butttt to quote Cat Stevens from the song Moon Shadow,,,,And if I ever lose my legs, I wont moan and I wont beg, yes if I ever lose my legs, oh way hey hey hey hey, way hey hey hey, I want have to walk,, no more....
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


randynoguts
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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
maybe cut the pill in half if it has a scored line? then not so "relaxed"..?
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Margie11
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   Posted 1/23/2009 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Sniper,
  
   I've been trying to keep the range of movement in my lower back by curling forward on a large exercise ball, and stretching the bands with my legs, feet, and toes. I've lost and regained the ability to draw my knee up (like marching) above thigh high. I can now bring it up against my body. A lady at my job does reflexology and helped me when I could not raise my right foot more than 6 inches from the floor (even by lifting it with my hands). I use fish oil and Bone Up everyday, and often use turmeric, boswellia, MSM, and Bromelain. Bromelain is taken on a empty stomach when used for pain and inflammation, and has some good long lasting effects. I start hurting unbearably if I miss the Bone up or Fish Oil for more than 2 days. I also take Magnesium Malate for muscle and soft tissue pain, and to relax at night. My co workers who are more experienced than I, feel this also slows the fusing, and formation of bone spurs. Turmeric taken with boswellia is a trick I learned when several local Rhumys, sent patients into the store where I work, when they could no longer prescribe Vioxx for OA, RA, and ReA. I use these herbs and the MSM like pain killers. Most of the Rhumys are of mid eastern decent and usually have a better working knowledge about nutrition than Docs trained solely in the US. These Ideas also help with inflammation in my gut, unlike pain meds that just bring things to a halt, and cause me stabbing pain in the trunk of my body so severe I forget I have a lower back or legs, much less that they hurt, so I have learned many tricks.



              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
                                                Margie11


donnaeil
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   Posted 1/23/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
This happens when one initially takes some muscle relaxers. These side effects will probably go away after a week. I take powerful relaxants and it took a week before I no longer felt like a nodding heroin addict.

However, most of the pain is gone.

Donnaeil

gachrons
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   Posted 1/24/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sniper I think a good therapist might help it is surprising what therapy can do when someone knows how to help with the proper excerises,I also know someone who has had there back fused and the operation seemed to help them alot... You cain't always get what you want but if you try ,you get what you need... lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


Nanners
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   Posted 1/24/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Sniper I am so sorry to hear you are still in so much pain.  I too think that maybe some light physical therapy might help to gently get things to loosen up.  I sure hope you get some relief soon. 

Hugs,

Gail *Nanners*


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Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

Margie11
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   Posted 1/26/2009 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Sniper,
  I've been in that "I feel better, so I have to do it all right now" zone for a few days now. We got a coat of black ice here today, and naturally I spent the entire day running family members around our 621 square mile city. The last time I left the house, my car was covered with ice, for the second time today. Good thing I already know VV's doll playing has no effect, I would have to make a VV doll. I cleared the ice in a hurry, so I could get my daughter from work on time. Just when I was about to finish I suddenly felt like every tendon on the right side of my body drew up smhair   Now they are tender and sore. By the time I got home I had no range of movement in my lower back. The wind chill here changed over 70 degrees 48 hours ago, so this in not unusual. I'm hoping this is something that will settle down after these two weather fronts finish converging over us here, but I know better, normally my muscles do not spaz when this happens. I am praying I did not pull a muscle being Wonder Woman. It could take forever to get rid of the inflammation, especially if my movement stays restricted. I think the new GI doc I just started seeing, might order PT for Crohn's Arthritis, without pinning a ReA or HLA-b27 diagnosis on me. That would be great. Wish I was Spa rich. The last few days I felt 30, now I feel 80. So it goes for Crohnies like us. Hope you are feeling better.

              Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!                  
     Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You 
 
 Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!
                                                Margie11

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