Posted 9/25/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -6)
Hello all and thanks so much for all the info,
I really am grateful for all the helpful advice while nagavating the health care system here and just all the great advice.
I just wanted to let you all know that I have tried a sleep aid to help me at night but the prob was that I dont have trouble sleeping its the pain the keeps me awake..so when I would take a sleeping pills( trazodone) they made me tired but I still wouldnt be able to sleep due to the pain. When I finialy did sleep I wouldnt wake up because I have to get up at 5 to get my son off for school, if I managed to get up then I was left with that hung over feeling and just so tired for the rest of the day. So they werent working for me and my lifestyle...I even tried taking them at about 8pm still didnt work because like I said, its not sleep problems its pain.
I quess my thinking is that if i can get something to at least take the edge off at night when im ready for bed then the sleep probs would rectify themselves. I am finding that if your asking the doc for something for at night then you do get blown off. I dont like pills never have and up intil this point I havent been taking mine that much because I dont like them and the way they make me feel, but I have just been in so much pain sence this last shot day and night. I feel into the cat. of those that get worse with the steriod injections.
Thanks for the input as well about the emg and nerve testing, I quess that we think that one isnt as good as another when it comes to your health. I just want the best possible treatment available as we all do and I quess that I feel like I am being giving the run around because I am on medicade. Which makes me mad as hell as I have worked all my life and up intil my accident I was making good money and paid a crap load of taxes last yr and then to turn around and be treated like this just pisses me off to no end! And I know im not alone and it just saddens me that others are there with me and this is what we have here in the USA.
Morgoth, I do so agree with you about the lawsuits here in america, we are a society that is prone to getting what we think we deserve or intitled to. There are some with legit. cases but alot of fraud as well and it makes it hard for the rest of us. When I got into my accident I have lawyers calling me left right and center wanting to take my case to get me the most moeny they could...it really was sickning. I settled on a reputable lawyer because unfourtanly over here with out getting one you will get screwed. With our health care system the way it is and the amount of people that dont have private health insurrance you have to make sure you are taken care of.
I do try and take naps when I have the time to do so, but I am a single mom with 4 kids and I have to work as much as I can in order to surrive, so there isnt much time for me to try and slpit my sleep, but I do when I can...We do not get much help over here with assistance from our goverment and it takes a very long time to get dissablity if you qualify and that has to be proven basicly with blood.
Piercings.. I am trying some natural rountes as well. I quess im in bit of a disperate place right now as the pain has gotten worse and not sleeping on top of that has just worn me down to the bone as well as trying to manage 4 kids on my own and plan a wedding and work when I can. So I was looking for something to try and get me some relief even if for a short time intil I can find something that does help. I will look into what you siad about the roots, so thank y ou so much for that.
You all take care and wishing you all a low pain day