Good evening! It is very nice to meet you. My name is Dani. I do hope you pick up a chair, sit, relax (as much as possible) and stay a while. This is a wonderful outlet for those with chronic pain. Welcome to the Healing Well Community *huggs*
Im not sure what gout is but I will learn more! I am new here too. It seems that there are so many things that can happen within the human body to cause chronic pain and I find myself literally learning more and more every day. There are so many people here, so many stories and resources it is amazing!
deptression, anxiety and social anxiety
I've only been here a few weeks, but! It seems to me, that depression and anxiety seem to go hand in hand for alot of Chronic Pain Patients. I've been meaning to look in to that, but.........
My anxiety (or its just who i am) makes it so i dont want to take my allopurinol, or any of the gout medications really.
Its really important to take all medications even if you dont quite understand why you are on that particular combination. I bet your doctors wouldnt mind answering any questions you have. The term "snow ball effect" comes to mind. Be careful when not taking a medication. And shoot... I dont know about you? But sometimes in the mornings? I think, jeeze! I might as well put 'em in a bowl and add milk! Got pills big enough to feed a third world country!
read that there are terrible side effects that can happen amongst other things such as liver damage. The pain is unbearable and up until this month has been hitting every 2 weeks or so. My chronic pain i beleive, probably could be handled with a motrin. Because of my anxiety, i wont lie, my pain meds calm me down, they help controll the anxiety as a side effect. Now when i have an attack, without them i have to go to the e.r and receive multiple dilaudid shots.
Have you talked to your doctor about mybe trying something differant? That doesnt have such scary side effects? Reminds me of when I went in for my first procedure I was so frightened, and you have to sign this paper.. and get this! Right there! It lists like all these possible 1% chance of stuff "May wake up with aliens in aruba!" kidding, but scared me to peices first time, just told my doctor I was frightened and they totally understood. I guess im trying to say that if you are frightened or scared by your treatment plann you should let them know. I bet they would really welcome the feedback.
and i dont take it at night because it gives me panic attacks, lately ive been waking up in a pool of sweat (which im betting is due to the medication
When you talk to your Doctor next realy that aswell. I'm betting that they will know exactly what to do about it No worries
I want to be done with it, tommorow im just going to stop.
Nope a roony my new friend. *huggs* Don't think that way! Not how it works. Did you doctor talk to you about something called "physical dependancy" before you started your medicine? It isnt that I dont think you have the will power. I do! In fact will power is something about you that hopps off the page from the first 2 sentences of your post. I've no doubt that you are an increadibly strong individual, but your body on the other hand... cannot and does not have the capabilities to go through sudden withdrawl. But! No worries! Again, your doctor can help you put together a plann and or try something differant.
I kinda just needed to get all this off my chest, do the pain meds for anyone else make it hard for them to wake up in the morning? sweat during the night and in the day? feel unmotivated and hard to do anything such as school or work? i need answers to some of these questions.
That is ALOT to have on your shoulders! Yes! Mine did, I just told my doctor and he completly understood, in fact, I got the distinct impression that he had expected that. *shruggs* The sweating part could be a couple of things so tell you doc. They will know what to do. The unmotivated part might be as simple as adjusting your medications to things you can all agree on level/type or maybe just a quick blood test check for other stuff
I just dont know what to do, all i know is want off of them, and im going to stop completely tommorow, ive went to therapists, ive gotten anxiety meds..they all make u like a zombie, i refuse to go on xanax thats for sure, im just confused.
A friend of mine had to sift through medicines for 6yrs for her anxiety! crazy no? Don't give up thou! And by the way I would think a junkie would sell said computer vs. hopping online and meeting new folks that are really excited to meet him. *huggs*
Dont you worry one minute about not liking hospitals, you and me BOTH! And just WHO do they think they are fooling with the fake trees? Not exactly the picture of warmth and comfort most certianly doesnt smell anything like my grannys kitchen used to. Not quite the "healing" atmostphere...