Pain and in near panic

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Sheila1366
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   Posted 7/3/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Today has been so bad. Went to a cookout at my sisters today. By the time we left to come home I was so sick to my stomach, chest and ribs were killing me and I thought my legs were broke. Once we got home I took 2 pain pills, grabbed the heating pad and layed down on the couch. Now, I am a bit drugged and aching. Can't slept cause I still hurt and my daughter who is suffering from a broken heart needs a hand to hold.
 
I have never been to the ER when I have been in pain like this but I came close tonight. Chest pain and nausea is not a good combination. I checked my bp when I got home and it was a little high so was my heart rate, I was almost in a panic state because of the pain. Why does this have to happen?
 
 
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SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 7/4/2010 1:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure why, but if your heartrate gets too high, get to an er. A little high is ok, but you don't want to over do it either. Ifs I was you I'd be like bubble bath here I come hehe. I'd take a nice long soak in the tub, reread Philipians 4:13, Take the medicine, place some relaxing and soothing music, And let the family pamper me. When I was in radition and chemotherapy, my 6 year old would insist on taking my plate from the table when I was done. He wanted to help me so much, so I let him, well within his capabiliities. I even switched to plastic grocery bags for trash so he could feel all big and take the trash out. It is ok to relax and let family help hon.
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 7/4/2010 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I find that if I plan ahead for the pain and take my ibuprofen, it keeps the pain at bay.  I don't wait until I'm in misery because it takes ten times as long to get the pain under control. 
 
Last December my son was visiting and he wanted to go to DisneyWorld for his birthday.  I ended up walking through the park and riding the rides from 9 AM until 6 PM!  But, I planned ahead.  Since I use ibuprofen and Tylenol I started taking it before we left the house.  I usually take Ibuprofen every six hours and Tylenol every six hours in between the ibuprofen.  That day, because I knew I would be doing sooo much I was not used to, I was taking a little more.  I took ibuprofen and two hours later I took Tylenol and two hours after that I took ibuprofen again.  At the end of the day, I had taken one one extra dose of each med.  That wouldn't hurt me because I only did it one day.  Because I did this, I had a great time and made wonderful memories.  I was achy the next day but not in misery.
 
So, don't wait until you can't stand the pain any longer.  If you are taking narcotics you do need to talk to your doctor about that.  I control my pain with these two over the counter meds and some supplements.
 
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blessedwith3boys
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   Posted 7/4/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheila,
I'm so sorry you were in so much pain! I hope today finds you feeling better. I do like Sherrine's idea of taking over the counter medicines to prepare ahead of time.
I've been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks.
My symptoms are......backache, severe headaches that Tylenol and Iboprofen won't touch, problems concentrating and problems remembering stuff, constipation, sleep disturbances, I tire easily, sometimes weakness,sometimes aches and pains,more heart palpitations lately too,  Im sure there is more but it's hard to think. Zyrtec for allergies and sometimes a nasal decongestant.
 
I take Paxil and sometimes Ativan for my anxiety. Over the counter I take a multivitamin, stool softener, a vitamin B supplement when I remember, AZO yeast when I remember. I think I've given up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen but have turned to Aleve, pain patches, pain creams, and my best friend my heating pad.


getting by
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   Posted 7/4/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheila,

we do have to take our meds before the pain gets to us. They work a lot better that way. I don't know what you take, but I, like Sherrine, take them ahead of time to keep the pain at bay.

I hope that you are feeling better today. Know that we all understand and are here to support you.

Have a good fourth.

Hugs, Karen...
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Sheila1366
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   Posted 7/5/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. Ibuprofren doesn't help me, I wish it did. The costo. is a real problem and keeps me in constant pain. I am gonna back away from the narcotics a bit cause I only have a few to last me. I don't know what I was in so much pain, all I did was sit and talk. Today I slept a long time, fatigue is real bad. This illness is so hard to figure out, never know when it is gonna get bad.
Fibromyalgia,arthritis,raynauds syndrome,gastroparesis,IBS,depression,severe costochondritis
 
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getting by
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   Posted 7/5/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
That is why I take it one day at a time, I never know how I am going to feel the next day. That is about the best we can do. And to ride it out.

I truly hope that you feel better soon. Breathe... That really helps. And try to find something to do to distract yourself from the pain.

Hugs, Karen
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/5/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry about this bad episode for you. :( I'd have been in a panic, too.

Have you ever tried deep breathing and meditation? Not everyone can get into it, but I find it is a real salvation for many things. Helps the mind and body both. Sometimes visualization during meditation can help with pain and healing for me, too. Sometimes I use deep breathing and meditation as pre-emptive strikes - sort of the way Sherrine described using her tylenol and ibuprofen. Even if I do it for a full minute once and hour - it gives me benefit.

It's free - and the worst that can happen is ... nothing.

Sheila1366
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Today is not much better. Chest hurts, I am sick to my stomach and my body hurts. So tired. Not sure what to do.
Fibromyalgia,arthritis,raynauds syndrome,gastroparesis,IBS,depression,severe costochondritis
 
God and Family is my life.


TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheila, do you have access to a doctor? If nothing else, it might give you peace of mind to get checked out. You shouldn't have to suffer without help. :(

Sheila1366
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   Posted 7/7/2010 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I've seen my primary care dr. twice for the costochondri***. I made an appt. with my GI dr. to check my stomach just incase the chest pain could be coming from there. I do hurt more after I eat and get sick to my stomach a lot. On top of all of this I have the fibro. pain. Everything is just tough right now. But I will be ok. I just have to tell myself that I am not dying and that this will pass. Sometimes it is not that easy though. Maybe today will be better.
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crazykitty
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   Posted 7/7/2010 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheila, I know from experiance that anxiety can cause nausea. It can be a viscious
cycle which can add to the pain. Pain can add to the anxiety which can lead to not
sleeping. For me, nausea and pain used to go hand in hand until I took control doing
relaxation therapy. It is now part of my day. I need to do my deep breathing exercises
and meditation and it is natural to me. Relaxation to me means not worrying over
things I have no control over and controling the things I can to feel better.

Hoping things will get much better for you. I do understand.

Hugs, Robin
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Southernlady
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   Posted 7/7/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Sheila, I hope your feeling better today.  I agree with the rest about taking something before it gets too bad of a pain.
 
Hopefully things will be better for you today.
 
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