Awe Anice, stress, stress, stress and more stress is taking quite a toll on your young body. While you are there please talk about
getting an anti-depressant and try to get on something much newer than Elavil. Ask your dr for samples please. Remember what I told you about
Elavil, it takes 30 days to get into your system, you must take it every single day, you cannot skip doses. As with any anti-depressant it must be taken all the time. Most other anti-depressants will kick in within a couple of weeks. You need help my friend. Trying to do all of this on your own is just not cutting it. Your BP is beginning to spiral out of control, your body has been sending you warning signal and you must listen to your body.
You are not going to like what I say here but you need to get off the couch and out of that recliner. This is really not helping your back at all. Laying on the couch is not good, it is not a bed, big difference. You are adding alot of stress and strain to your back. A straight back chair is a must on an operated back with both feet on the floor. Get a pillow and put it behind your back. You simply have to take care of your back its the only one you will ever have.
I am older than you, so I get to fuss at you,lol. I have a daughter your age,lol.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.