Hi Guys......I've had a bad couple of days so I haven't been able to use the computer. To answer some questions...The Baclofen, if I keep it in my system around the clock, helps reduce the spasms that I have. I didn't use the pain patch for 3 days and I ended up in the floor, crying and vomiting off and on. I had done a little too much on Sun. and I paid for it dearly. I drove for the third tiime since my shoulder surgery and ended up spending the evening with my head in the toilet! So, I'm not going to try that again any time soon. My body gets into what I call "the charlie-horse mode" and I end up in the floor trying to stretch everything out. It's absolutely miserable. I had to slap the patch on, take extra meds and wait it out until they began to work. I'm not sure if I'm coming down with a virus or what but I'm miserable.(severe headache, more aches than usual and this feeling of fullness in my ears and I have no sinus problems going on at all) My husband checked my ears and they look fine. (he's a physician). I saw my internist today and we are going to get an MRI of my shoulder and set me up with a pain group that is affiliated with my neurosurgeon's group now. They do procedures as necessary and meds. I'm anxious to see what they have to say and also see what the MRI shows. If the RSD is acting up again we need to treat it quickly. I did hear from the social security people and they are going to schedule a hearing. I guess I will receive a copy of all of the data sent in from all of my doctors and from the doc who reviewed my case at the social security dept. If one of my docs turned in a negative report on my end I'm going to make an appt. to see them and tell them how disappointed I am in them since I've been going to all of them for years so they should know that I'm not trying to "get out of working". They all know what shape I'm in. Anyway, my internist is very active in trying to help me with the pain situation so I'm very thankful for that.
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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