Posted 7/13/2013 3:25 PM (GMT -6)
I spoke way to soon, yesterday afternoon the headache was over the top. The 24-40 hour mark was the worst. Hubby wanted to take me to the ER but I insisted if I just fell asleep I would feel better. I really feel like a wimp, as I know others takes tons more and are happy campers,lol. Last night I was having nightmares all night long and the main focus was very violent dreams with my head being injured. Feeling a bit better now but not good. I do have oxy 20 mg every 4 hours prn for my chronic pain but what works for headaches the best is excedrine. However I am not supposed to take that due to my gastric bypass, something about ulcers happening very fast. I may ask my pain management dr if he can prescribe something a little different to use for the headaches just those really bad days. I also want to get myself one of those herbal packs that you can heat up, those have helped in the past.
I also forgot to mention that daily I take 1000mg vit c and 3000mcg b-12 as well. Char, do you take your Vit C at the same time as the folic acid? I have been taking the 1mg folic acid, with my multi vit that has 400mcg folic acid in the morning, and then another 400mcg in the evening. I need to figure out when to take things to make them the most effective.
I am going to call the office on Monday, she has returned my emails within 24 hours so far, but my last email I just informed her that my results were low and that a copy was going to be sent to their office by my PCP and I would wait to hear from them. Her reply to my email was just "Will do", but I didnt hear anything else back yet. I think a week is long enough, I know its not pressing, but I would like to get things scheduled on my calendar.
DX: CRPS, Fibro, CP, DDD, DJD, Syringomyelia, Arachnoiditis, failed fusion. Fusions C5-6, L5-S1, hardware removal and removal of scar tissue. Gastric Bypass 8/11, SCS implantation 7/12