Posted 1/21/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks for the respond frances,
I have back pain ,fibro, migraines/headaches, and pain from my pancreas cause it isnt form all the way, so my pain is muscle, nerves and everything else inbetween. i dont have a history of addiction, my body just got too tolerent to pain meds so I, myself, choose to come off of pain meds because I dont think pain meds are the answer to everything that I have going on. The doctor's know this, but where I go they treat everyone bad. They did have this one internist that was wonderful and really listened and treated my pain but he got mad at the other doctor's there and left to start his own bussiness, where of course my insurance wont pay for me to see him. I tried soma about 5 years ago and I dont rememeber if it worked or not, but I know that the other's I've tried (zanaflex, flexeral, and one I cant remeber the name of but it's like a huge horse pill that I ALWAYS choked on) and none of them are working. Actually I havent given Zanaflex too much of a chance cause the side effects are terrible.
Actually after I wrote this today, about 5 minutes later the nurse from my neoroligist's office called and said the doctor would be willing to finally predcribe Lyrica to me. I told her that my pain is getting worse and I cant take pain meds so I dont know what else to do. So she left me 3 samples bottle of the 50mgs and told me to take one at night for 2 weeks then increase to twice a day, and by that time I will have my next appointment with her. I like that doctor, but sometimes she makes me nervous cause she never looks at me when she's talking, she's always typing on her computer. so I will see if this works, but I dont have too many high hopes cause I remember neoronitin not working very well, which from I read is basically the exact same thing, I guess I will find out.
Truthfully I really hate going to hospitals for pain issues, or any issue. I get this very cold feeling of knowing that people are dying and suffering somewhere in the building, and knowing that so many epople have died there, especailly more then likely in the room I'm in. It makes me panic and feel like I have to get out asap cause I cant breathe. And no I'm not crazy, I dont see or hear things, I just dont like suffering. So going to the ER is aways a last resort, like last week I had strep, but I was put in the urgent care part of the ER. When I was diagnosed with pancreatitas at 17 years old, I remember telling the ER doctor I wanted to leave before they would treat me, and I told them no cause my dad had to be a work the next morning (this was like 3am) and the doctor had to threaten me, saying if I left I would die, to make me stay to get the IV antibiotics, I just didnt want to stay, but I did. And I remember once when I first started having migraines, the doctor ordered morphine IV and nurse said she was going to hold onto it, and when the doctor came to check on me I told him that the nurse still had it and he went to ask her and she said I was lying and I just wanted more meds, which I didnt even ask for them, it just made me feel worse about going to the ER (and I still wonder what she did with my meds). So I stay away as far as I can. SO my doctor's office is terrible, my hospital makes me sick, I just have bad luck all aorund. Teh only doctor I like is the one that prescribes my Suboxone, too bad he isnt my regualuar doctor, and a hour closer to my home. Well I better stop rambling, for some reason I can't get motivate to do anything the past 2 days. I dont know whats going on with me.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds