First time taking pain meds for this

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   Posted 8/15/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
When will I ever learn.  I pushed myself too much today and now I needed to take percocet for pain in my legs.  I cannot sleep!  I have been taking Advil for my pain but this is the first time that I took a strong pain med sad .  Sorry needed to complain.  Ouch!

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   Posted 8/15/2010 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lisa... I'm so sorry you are not feeling well tonight. I did the same thing last night. My legs hurt and I was swimming in the bed most of the night. I took a pain pill, and a sleeping pill and still did not sleep. The good news is that it will pass. Complaining is good... And we all can agree with your very mild OUCH! lol

Maybe a cup of hot tea would help... I seem to always be up at 3am with a pot of tea.

Sleep well..
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   Posted 8/15/2010 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah i do the tea thing when i cant sleepas well.. unfortunately i had to do a run ot ER for a strong shot of dilautid to calm this flare down a little and at least try to sleep.

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   Posted 8/15/2010 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Lisa, sorry you are in so much pain that you had to take a pain pill. I am glad that you have them there to take if needed. It is good that you dont use them all the time but when you need it dont feel bad about taking one. Hope your legs feel much better tomorrow.
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   Posted 8/15/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you saying that you can't sleep because of the perc or because of the pain?  Percocets can keep you awake, so take it earlier if it is going to effect your sleep.  Other than that it is a good med for fibromyalgia.
I hope that you feel better.
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   Posted 8/15/2010 11:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you had break through pain today.. Just want to say please be careful with the Advils and Motrims. My sister boyfriend collapsed at work yesterday and found he had two bleeding ulcers. The only prior sign he had was heart burn. No bleeding in stools.. until that day.. It can happen with any med but for him it was Motrim for back pain and knee pain. We just don't realize how much we are taking cry
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   Posted 8/16/2010 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, I really try to limit the motrin that I take. The pain settled down a little to let me sleep but this morning I am a little groggy. Oh well. Thanks for the warning. My aunt also have liver damage due to too much motrin. Thanks for all your kind words and support. I will try the cup of tea next time.
Hugs, Lisa

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   Posted 8/16/2010 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   

I have insomnia as well, I was prescribed Ambien and some days it works great..others nothing but sheer exhaustion puts me to sleep. *I'm still awake at 6:45am because I found out I have Bradycardia, my heart beats very slowly, so I'm afraid to take the ambien and risk it dropping "TOO" low. I'll have to ask my doctor, until then..I'm just sucking up the insomnia. I usually take two if I really need to get to sleep, they're 10mg tabs. My mom takes Melatonin and that works really well for her.. :-)

I'm prescribed Vicodin for pain, that relaxes me quite a bit and takes the edge off..I'm not convinced it's the best medicine for fibro. However, I've tried other medications and they all made me too nauseous. (cymbalta and savella were my worst experiences..they actually helped with my pain, but just made me so sick I couldn't take them anymore)

Being in pain and finding a comfortable position is ROUGH, to say the least.. When I was pregnant with my daughter my mom bought me a pregnancy pillow. It's the kind that goes all the way around you, like having a pillow under your head and a body pillow on either side. I still use it, I can have back support and something between my definitely helps. They are expensive though. I like it because it's one pillow, it doesn't fall off the bed as I'm swimming in it. wink Still, a nice fortress of pillows is always comforting.

Fibromyalgia. Bradycardia/RBBB/Hypertrophy. Arthritis. IBS. Reynauds. Insomnia. Oh & sadly, Sarcasm-it's a terrible condition. =P
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