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Lefty85
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 7/29/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone!
 
It's been a little while since I've posted on here, because I've either been busy or too exhausted.  Anyway, I know one of the last posts I wrote was about my boyfriend who had a herniated disk in his lower back.  I know a few of you had posted responses to me, so I wanted to let everyone know that he has gotten much better.  He had three epidurals over a month and has been going to our chiropractor (who is just great in comparison to the other one he was seeing who is closer to where we live).  He is getting around just fine now and returned to work last week.  It is a huge relief to me to have him better.  Now his MS is starting to act up again, but it's still not nearly as bad as it's been before, so I'm hoping that between Copaxone, Lyrica and Baclofen we can keep it under control for him. 
 
As for me, the heat and humidity has been keeping me feeling pretty down and out most of the time.  I had some x-rays done on my back.  I was certain they would show something, but my doctor said they looked fine, which just reaffirmed to him that fibromyalgia is what I have.  I am now on a higher dose of amytriptiline, which helps with my stiffness and helps me sleep, since I've had a lot of trouble with ambien and don't take it anymore.  I am going to start seeing a different rheumotologist who is closer to where I live now.  Unfortunately my first appointment isn't until November.  I am also going to start going to a pain management clinic.  I am waiting on a call from them to schedule an appointment.  I just hope I can start getting something worked out.  I've been in a lot of pain lately and struggling to work.  It's close to 100 degrees every day in the summer in the factory where I work and it really wears me out!  I'm getting by, but that's about it.  I'm also going through pain meds pretty quickly, and I would love to find a better alternative. 
 
I hope everyone else is doing well.  Hopefully I will have time to be on here more often again!
 
Take care!
 
SaraBeth
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety
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Amytriptiline, Flexeril (PRN), Percocet (PRN), Ambien (PRN at bedtime), B12
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Be not afraid of going s l o w l y, be afraid only of standing still.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                  


Chutz
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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 7/29/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi SaraBeth!

Glad to hear things are better. I know the heat is miserable as we're having a rare heat wave where I live too. It put stress on our bodies and up goes the pain. You take care and keep yourself hydrated and try to rest when you can.

Chutz
Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums ~~~
Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, PTSD, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteoarthritis, collapsed disk, and a few other side dishes.

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Lefty85
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 87
   Posted 7/30/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you, Chutz.  smilewinkgrin
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, Social Anxiety, bulging disk in neck
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Amytriptiline, Flexeril (PRN), Percocet (PRN), Celexa, B12
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Be not afraid of going s l o w l y, be afraid only of standing still.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                  

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