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   Posted 3/18/2009 11:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, my day yesterday started out with and all night "vomit fest" from a headache caused by driving too much the day before. I had my appt. with the pain doctor (first time) yesterday. I slept all the way up in the car. His office is 2 hrs. away from my home. My husband and I grabbed a bite for lunch and the it started!!!! Confusion, problems with walking, more headache and dizziness. By the time we got to the doctors appt. I could barely talk. My husband had to to all of the talking to the doctor. As it turns out, he is same sort of doctor that Dr. Dean is so there is no use in going to him unlell I wanted to change physicians, which I don't. He was very kind and stated that he thought that my physician was doing a great job...........all the while I sit there like some idiot not being able to ask questions or say anything. My mouth was so dry that they had to get me a glass of water so that I could at least answer any question that they asked me. I know that they thought I was looped out on something. It is so embarrasing! I felt trapped inside this body, hurting all over and not being able to convey a darn thing. I slept all of the way home and then went to bed when I got home. I tried to eat some fruit salad but couldn't seem to get the stuff into my mouth and it was all over me. It was like watching a movie of someone else doing all of these stupid things. Finally, my husband took the phone away and told the kids that I could call them tomorrow because I obviously wasn't making much sense, anyway. Does anyone else have these "spells"? I can't wait to get into the new rheumy nest month and see what she says. A padded room is sounding like a good idea!
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Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.

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   Posted 3/18/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Did he at least help you out with your pain issues? Or was it truly a waste of time?

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   Posted 3/19/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
It was truly a waste of time because he ended up being the same sort of doctor as the one I already go to for treatments (epidurals, ablations). I love my other doctor and had no plan to change physicians. Had I known this, I would have cancelled the appt. He was very nice even though I know that he probably thought that I was drunk......slurred words, not being able to answer the questions that he did ask me. Thank God that my husband was there or I would have been up a creek. I was able to get my appt with the new rheumy moved up to this Mon. instead of next month. I hope she has some ideas because I'm miserable! I look like I've aged 10 yrs. in the last two weeks. What a day it turned out to be. The highlight of the day was that I found latex foam pillows for the bed at a steal of a price!
Nurse 2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 3/21/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   

I had a spell where I didn't function.

I rode a long way to a neurosurgeon. I was scared in the city of his office. San Francisco.
I had panic attacks on the way to the top floor where he had this elegant office suite.
Everybody in building had some awful health problem. I held on to my husband's shirt
and felt like I was about nine.

I waited over two hours to see the surgeon. I finally got in. He didn't know what to say
to me. I had self referred. (Not a wise thing to do) He looked at my mri's and spent
seven minutes telling me about just what kind of cervical fusion he would perform.Seven
minutes of Greek.

I sat and listened. Didn't say much of anything. But finally, when he seemed finished.
I agreed to the surgery and said I would return the next day to make all the arrangements.

He seemed pleased.

Then, I grabbed my poor husband and rushed him out of that place. Seven minutes! Lord!
I had to leave. If I hadn't left my pain would have produced buckets of tears.

I see from your diagnoses that you have been through a lot of things. Maybe your problem
was stress. We recover from panic attacks. I think it would be a good idea to run all
that you have posted by your doctor. Your writing is clear. You made perfect sense to

But then who am I to say such a thing. : )


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   Posted 3/21/2009 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Man, I must have a bug or something. I'm in so much pain today...mainly my head and neck that I can barely stand it. I've been in bed all day. Too bad this didn't happen this Fri. when I have to go for my psych eval for my disability. I hope I have a rerally bad headache that day so they can see that most days I feel like crap. Let's face it...if I were still working today I would have called off. Going back to bed..hurts too much to sit up.
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.

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   Posted 3/21/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I had to drive an hour and half to my doctor hat prescribes my suboxone. And for those of you that dont know, you have to be in moderate withdrawals from the last painkiller you took before you can start the suboxone, and the doctor gives you your first dose in his office, and you have to wait several hours to make sure you dont get worse withdrawals from the subs (you go into precerpitated withdrawals if you arnt in withdrawals, and it's way worse) well I didnt sleep the night before because of the withdrawals, and was terribly sick. Well after they gave me my first dose, I felt great, except for a migraine. Well when I get migraines, I vomit like crazy. Well my mom went with me, but she doesnt drive, but the moment we left the office, I started to feel nauseaus, and we where in a town I wasnt familiar with, and all of the sudden I pulled into a bank parking lot and vomited EVERYWHERE. I somehow managed to drive home, stopping half way so my mom could get herself something to eat, and I took a quick 20 minute nap. Then when I finally got homed, I threw up all over the place again. I was in terrible pain and couldnt sleep til after I took some ibprofen and finally fell asleep, but I was in such bad shape, I guess I left my front door wide open, my neighbor came and locked the door for me. It wasnt a fun expereince. But somehow the next day I woke up feeling great, and we packed for a week vacation to the beach. But I get migraines when I have to drive to far places, which always comes with vomiting. It's not fun at all, I get carsick to easily, and it's even harder when your the one driving.

26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the conter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet),
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, Bartholin gland opened permanetly due to recurring painful cysts
Goals: to go to college next fall to be a nurse and get off of SSI
Wishful thinking: to not be in pain!!!

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   Posted 3/22/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope that you were able to have a good time on your vacation. I don't know if it is migraine's or what it is that I'm getting but I know that if there were a drive by shooting during one of them and I got might be a relief! The pain is undescribeable! But, I'm sure that a lot of you know what type of pain I'm talking about. I do feel better today but could still stay in bed. I go see the new rheumy tomorrow and I swear, if she can offer me no new suggestions on this mess then I'm not going to another new doctor for a very long time. I've easily been to over 100 doctor's in my lifetime and enough is enough. I went off of the Cymbalta and started on Prozac. I don't think that my happy pill has kicked in yet either so that doesn't help. All I can think about is resting or sleeping and my husband wants to cood and watched the cussed basketball games. I don'w mean to talk about him in a bad way. He is my sweetie and he takes excellent care of me but today I don't even really want to smell food. Now if we were going to pick up aa sub somewhere, I could eat that! Ha! Ha!. Please pray that this doc has some new med she can try or something. I think I'll just start bawling if se doesn't. I'm about at the end of the rope this week.
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.

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