Boy, that was some reaction alright. The drs explanation sort of makes sense when thinking about it. At least I hope all of this has passed and you are on your way to getting some badly needed relief. So, you are still having side effects from your new pain medication, darn. How long have you been on it, seems like at least two weeks or so. Is this new medication pill form or capsule? Since the dose was cut in half and you feel the pain creeping back in, my thinking was if pill form, why not ask the dr about cutting the normal second pill in half or better yet into fourths and perhaps adding the half pill or the one fourth pill to the first one, just a thought, maybe the dr would agree to letting you try this. Maybe by doing that way it would not be too much, just a thought. My PM drs allows me to cut my pain pills in half or however they need to be cut according to how severe the pain is. I am a weird one with medications, sometimes the a whole pill will knock me for a loop or sometimes it may not, its a real crap shoot with me, lol. I seem to remember you having a wacky system too when it comes to medications. I would just like to see you get some good pain relief you have suffered for such a long time.
I have been MIA from the forum too, I am battling cellulitis in both legs again, a bad flare up with the crohns disease, psoriasis outbreaks from hell and a nice eye infection to top it off. I feel like crap in more ways than one and have to limit sitting at the desk because of these fats legs & feet. I m miserable, I know that.
I hope you get some reflief from the injection. Don't beat yourself up for not being able to attend the graduation, its not like you stubbed your big toe and can't make it. Is there a possibility of flying there instead of riding in a car that far? Take care of yourself.
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 & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. 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 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.