Can I whine? I am in so much pain needs support.

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kara487
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Can I whine for a little while, I am out of pain meds til tuesday  when I go to the pain dr. I wish tuesday was here already. My back hurts,my chest hurts pains get worse when I breathe . My neck hurts. So Im basically in pain all over with no pain meds except ibuprofen for my chest pain that doesnt work . Basically I am falling apart and my hubby doesnt listen.  Can I have some support please?

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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kara,

Do you have what is called a bed buddy? It is a long tube full of rice that you heat in the microwave. It really helps a lot with neck and shoulder pain. You can make one out of a long sock. Fill the sock 3/4 of the way with long grain rice, not instant either, then tie the other end shut. It works so well. And wraps around your neck and takes a lot of the pain away.

The only other things are breathing and stretching. Deep breathing can distract you from the pain. Also relaxes the tense muscles. Most of my pain is in my neck and shoulders. When I get the pain, my muscles tense up, which makes for more pain. So I work on my breathing and relaxing the muscles. That honestly really does help.

Stretching can help too. And moving around, though I know you probably don't feel like moving around right now, it does help.

Could you maybe call your doctor and let him know that you need some pain relief. Let him know that what you are taking right now isn't taking you through?

I take norco which is like lortab, but doesn't have as much tylenol in it. Only 325mg, but it helps a lot. I don't know what I would do without it. I get to take up to four a day and don't always need that, so very seldom run short. I wish that there was a time release, I guess in other countries there is. That would be awesome here, I just get sick of taking pills all of the time.

I hope that you feel better, hang on until Tuesday. You can make it.

Best wishes for a lovely day.

Hugs, Karen
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springfling
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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   

So sorry about your pain. When we run out of pain meds, I think we hurt even worse because we are thinking more about it! I am always scared through the month about taking an extra pill here & there because I would be sitting with nothing also.

Is there any way to call your doctor in the morning to get a few called into your pharmacy just to get you by till you go Tuesday. I know it is only one day, but sometimes that 1 day of pain could put you in bed.

Also, you could try some light stretching, I like the one's in Fibro 101 because they help me to loosen up and relax.

Wish I could do more to help you. Just hang in there and you just have to try and relax and not think about the missing meds. Maybe take a nice warm bath and do things that will take your mind off of it.

Good luck & hope you are feeling better soon! I would really try your doctor 1st thing in the morning. They may give you some to get you thru till Tuesday.

Hugs!!   Margie


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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry your in such pain Kara. I'm not on pain meds so I don't know what happens when you suddenly stop taking them. I would try the moist heat and everything that has been suggested. Does your doc have an emergency number to call???
 
I really hope you can find something that helps til you get help.
 
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tyno3
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   Posted 1/11/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Dear Kara 487: The problem you are having is one that is really familiar to me. It occurs almost every month for about five days. My problem is, I used to take Lortab, then moved to Canada where they are stricter about narcotic meds and the Primary Care Physician was reluctant to give me anything until I showed him my paperwork concerning a Motor Vehicle Accident, which happened in 2002 and left me with permanent neck and back injuries. They also don't believe in punitive damages in Canada so I lost my house, car etc. because I couldn't go back to work

So, I am fortunate I don't have to get up and run off to a job (even though it all leaves me quite poor), so when I'm in that out of meds stage, that horrific, I will never make it through stage, I take a small dose of elavil (25mgs. for me) and because my kids are grown, I can sleep or just lie in bed looking out the window, under an electric blanket, with my bed buddy, heating pad, and any other  comfort I can find. At lower dosages, elavil has an anesthetic effect.

I run out early because sometimes (quite a lot of times, actually) I wake up in pain through-out the night and take that fifth dosage. Sometimes I can just take a muscle relaxer and drift back to sleep, but sometimes, I need the pain med.

I was on Lortab, Methadone, Tramadol, all three used to give me horrible withdrawl symptoms, when I ran out. The tylenol 3 doesn't seem to do that. The only withdrawl is the revisiting of the pain. I have permission to use the elavil for this from my doctor. It makes you groggy, so if you have to drive or do anything that requires you be alert, don't take it during the day. But if, like me, you don't have to be anywhere or care for anybody, but yourself, it will get you through to your next Refill. Best of luck. We've got your back.    


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JCgurl
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   Posted 1/11/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, you're not whining... you can complain all you want to us!
 
I am sorry you are going through such pain. I am not on any meds whatsoever for my pain, I just take each day at a time and cry when I need to... IBprofen does not work well for me either. I woke up this morning with the worst pains in my chest as well; it hurts to breathe also. shakehead
 
What a curse it is we have, I do not have any suggestions, Kara, but you do have my deepest sympathies.
 
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tyno3
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   Posted 1/11/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
jcgurl: What is that chest pain? Yesterday and today I got slammed with it. I feel like I'm having a heart attack. I just don't know. I had a spell last summer as well, but I'd taken a Triptan for a Migraine, which closes the blood vessels in the head ergo the heart. It is written right on the box, not for hypertensive, high colesterol patients, I raised it with my PCP. He didn't see it as contraindicated The chest pain makes me sit back and wonder, what the heck?  I'm not so sure but since having a migraine is impossible to deal with (they used to last up to three days), I take the risk. I haven't taken one today, but the chest pain was unbearable for about a half hour, then faded and came back a couple hours later, knocking me back in my chair.
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kara487
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   Posted 1/12/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My chest pain comes from inflammation in my chest wall and ribs which is called costochondritis and they say some people with fibro get it.Thanks for all the support one more day to go . Hopefully I can get some relief.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 1/12/2009 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Kara are you going to tell the doc you ran out of meds and had to suffer for days??? I have found that lidoderm patches helps with the costo but you can't use too many at a time and it's 12 hrs on and 12 hrs off. That might be something to ask the doc about.
 
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kelly71
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   Posted 1/12/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -7)   
kara,
 
Please don't worry about whining. shakehead   It sounds like we are in very similar boats right now, because if you hadn't started this thread, I would have.  Like you, I am absolutely miserable right now.  And, it doesn't help one bit when our loved ones (your hubby, my mommy) give us absolutely no support.  I'm in so much pain right now, I can't stand it, and if I have the audacity of even mentioning it to my mom, she'll either ignore me, or roll her eyes, yell at me, and ask that question that has to be the reason I feel this way..."Do you have your period?" mad
 
Anyway, thanks for starting this thread.  I don't think you are whining, but if you want to, we can start the "Whine and Cheese" club. wink    Seriously, I hope the day goes by fast for you, and we are all here if you need us (and you can email me if you need to).  Take care, and remember that we all feel your pain! yeah
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   Posted 1/12/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Im sorrry you are feeling so bad. You are in my prayers that you get the medicines you need tommorrow. You not whining, your hurting real bad.
My back was hurting real bad this weekend, and i was using the heating pad to help, it helped some but not enough. My knees are killing me, i so wish we didnt have any stairs.
Anyway i hope you feel better....
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 1/12/2009 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Kara, I have costochondritis too.  I have to take 600 mg of ibuprofen for it to work for me...that's three of them.  If I only took one or two, it was like I took nothing for pain.
 
Try the stretching exercises on Fibro 101, too.  Stretching the muscles will help, along with hot showers and the Bed Buddy that Karen told you about.
 
Hope you feel better soon!
 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Kara,
Your not whining... that's what we're here for.
Hot shower and Iburprofen is all I can do for pain.
But, I wanted to let you know you're in my thoughts.
Patti
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:29 PM (GMT -7)   
kara,

you are definitely not whining! we are here to support and help you in any way you can, so please don't ever feel like you're being "whiny"!

i'm another one who pretty much just relies on ibuprophen and heat (baths, showers, bed buddy) to deal with my pain. stretching is good, too. i've never been officially diagnosed with constochondritis, but i have all of the symptoms and understand the pain:( i do find that stretching helps a little, too.

i'm praying for you and hoping you're doing ok-dr. tomorrow, right?
love and hugs
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tyno3
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   Posted 1/14/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I too, have that horrific chest pain. I find, believe it or not, 1/2 of a pseudoephedrine tablet helps. I don't know why, I guess if I am congested, the Costo is worse. The hardest part is not thinking you are having a heart attack when it takes your breath away, and pain shoots down one or both arms. Good luck.

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Wookie Luvvah
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   Posted 1/14/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Whining is a way to get it out of your system. It's frustrating to hurt and to know that even with the best situation, you will still hurt to some degree.

If you internalize those feeling vs. letting it out (aka whining) you may find your stress levels increase, your sleep decreases and you end up feeling worse.

Let it out. And then tomorrow, wake up and try and start a new fresh day.

tyno3
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   Posted 1/14/2009 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I recently read a post about "desensitizing ourselves" to the pain. I thought maybe, holding out as long as possible without taking any pain meds, might gradually, allow me to use less, and distract myself from a pain controlled exhistance. I want to be in control, not a passive recipient of whatever is causing me to hurt. Some misfiring neurons in my head or a screwed up endocrine system.  
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Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.


julieleaps
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   Posted 1/14/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday was my turn to whine.

Today it is yours.

Hope you find some relief: hot shower or bath maybe?

Take Care,
Julie
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Wookie Luvvah
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   Posted 1/14/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
tyno3 - I'm a firm believer in you need to hurt worse before you can feel better with this cup of tea we've been handed. Try adding in what you can in terms of increased activity even if it's just turning on the radio and dancing in your living room. Good luck

In terms of desensitization - it can help. My son suffers from Sever's disease which is very similar to Plantar Faciitis with the difference being Sever's Disease is related directly to growing and will eventually go away. From the age of 10-12 he ended up having to drop out of sports, he gained a lot of weight as a result, and in the end he had more pain and acute episodes. He had to learn to push through the pain which if he wanted a chance to be a "normal boy". As a result, he did learn to desensitize the area to pain - but I will say it hurt a whole lot worse as he did that and took a lot of internal willpower and commitment. It can be done - but expect to feel a little worse before you feel a little better.
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