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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/30/2008 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyne, I am checking in. How is everyone? I have my good and bad days  . They pain in my hips and back has been severe on these bad days . It gets severe so I can hardly walk. It seems that everytime it is going to rain my pain gets worse. does anyone have that happen to them ?  I am on lortab 4 times a day  and also flexeril it doesnt work as well as the morphine but I cant take morphine because it causes me insomnia . Sorry I have been mia . I have been busy with college . My husband finally understands my pain since he went to the dr's with me and the doctor showed him why I am in so much pain. I have to admit it is easier on me knowing  my husband understands my chronic back pain . His support means everything to me. I hope everyone is having a lpd .Im sore today and under alot of stress so that is why my pain is worse today.

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 7/30/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Kara,
Sorry to hear you're having a bad day, but it's great you can still continue with college. Having your husband go to the doc with you was a good strategy. Glad it worked!

As far as pain increasing on rainy days, absolutely. Lots of people have that, especially if you have any arthritis (and most of us do). I think there's actually been research that shows how changed in barometric pressure can increase certain types of pain, and generally that happens with rain and storm fronts. Not much we can all do about the weather! I have found in the past year that the winter cold really increases my pain, but unfortunately I couldn't afford to move - nor would I want to go far from my extended family.


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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 7/30/2008 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Awe Kara sure hope you can get a little relief soon, sending you my soft hugz.
My psychologist told me to have my husband hold a ice cube in his hand until it hurt and then to continue to hold it for another 5 to 10 minutes after that and then tell him thats how my pain is everyday. I have my hubby do this every so often just so he knows and remember what it's like for me.. Pain can be the hardest thing to go thru cause really how much do our significant others really undrerstand about it, plus in their eyes we look fine, so it's up to us to make them understand somehow. There are support groups for our spouse as I accidently clicked on one awhile ago, but I forgot the website, Sorry.
I was at my psychologist yesterday and had been sitting down and once I got up the pain stabbed me so bad, I almost fell back into the chair. Oh well enough about me.. Sorry about that.
Sure hope you get a painfree day soon Kara, take care and lots of soft hugz coming your way.............
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 7/30/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad your husband understands. The weather thingie is quite normal. Look at it from the bright side, you don't need to watch weatherforecasts anymore. As for the morphine causing insomnia, have you ever tried another opiate? Morphine is pretty heavy stuff, if your doctor was willing to prescribe that, he shouldn't have any problems prescribing other derivatives of opium. It's just morphine that keps you awake, most other derivatives don't and some actually make you sleepy (which of course could be a problem since your following college).
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