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   Posted 6/9/2009 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm disappointed, because for a week or two I was actually feeling half decent-- with pain and fatigue at a tolerable level, which is much more than I can say for most of the time.  Unfortunately, at the end of last week things started getting bad and have progressed to awful.  I was at the doctor the other day and he is sending me for x-rays of my back because he suspects arthritis and disc degeneration.  I haven't been able to go get the x-rays yet... the hospital I have to go to is about an hour away from where I live now, and I can't ride in a car that long right now.  The weather hasn't been helping either... it alternates between heat and humidity and days of rain.  I've been sick to my stomach and throwing up every day-- from pain I think, at least I hope that's all it is.  I'm just wishing I would feel better... my heating pad and my electrical stim are my new best friends.
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 439
   Posted 6/10/2009 3:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been really bad the last week too.
I've barely been able to drag myself out of bed to work.
My hubby got really mad when I just wanted to talk :(

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   Posted 6/10/2009 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I've had a bad few days. As if I didn't have enough to do I have to clean up my appartment because I have inspection on Friday. I'm on assisted housing. I'm hoping to get the rest of what I need to do Wednesday.

lost in philly
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 6/10/2009 6:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Im sorry Lefty that you are feeling so bad! This weather is hard on all of us! The humidity going into thunder storms and rain to heat? Its enough to send anybody over the edge. Just take it day by day. You were right not to rush out on a long drive that your body is not ready for...pacing yourself is the real key for you right now.
Can you get someone to drive you to the x-ray so you can recline the seat? Bring pillows and be comfy?
And dont forget to give yourself a treat after you have made it all the way there in one piece! Ice cream cones works well! ;-)
lost in philly

Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Migraines, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue

Savella, Topamax, Morphine, Percocet, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Crestor, Resoril, Loestrin, Imitrex

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   Posted 6/10/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Lefty, you sound miserable- the weather wreaks havoc on so many of us. We have been in a cold, rainy pattern for 5 days now and I have had bad pain and fatigue. On a normal day most things I do are forced, so believe me I have had to really make myself get going and I did yesterday, I could not take it anymore.
Sorry to hear that they are suspecting arthritis/degenerative disc(s). I have that in my neck and it can be awful. Let us know the results of the x-rays and hope you start to feel a little better soon!
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 386
   Posted 6/10/2009 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there Lefty,

Hope your feeling a bit better today. The weather at this time of year is wacky! Out here I have cool/damp mornings, then the sun finally might break through at about 3pm or it doesn't and it will sprinkle throughout the day. Or its sunny/dry til about 3pm and then the fog rolls in with a slight breeze and I'm freezing my pa-toody off. The weather "person" on the news is rarely accurate at predicting the beach weather here.

I wish you some relief for your back pain. Hope you don't have disc degeneration going on, painful. Can you change your pain meds up, maybe something else would find you better relief. I hope you can get through the car ride to the hospital. Take Care,

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