Sorry, I'm rambling today...a lot going on at work with lay-offs and such.
I started out taking 10 mg every 12 hrs then
my rhuemy increased it to 15 mg every 12 hrs
I meet with her next week and plan on telling her everything that has been going on with the pain. I remember asking her if the 12 time frame was too long, she responded by saying that this medication is a 12 hour medicaiton...so I doubt if she will be doing much with that. She basically said that the time frame that the pain comes back, that I should be using the percocets for. I have to say honestly, I'm terrified each time I go and say that my pain is worse. Only up until 2 appts ago, she was pretty much not working with me on my pain factor, until she saw me on a day that I was pretty bad and said..."I'm going to manage your pain" due to the fact that she sent me to a PM and he basically said I should not even be on percocets or any narcotic because they did nothing for my pain. That had to be the worst doctors visit for me ever, I was crying and felt humiliated.
I do feel like now we are getting somewhere with my medication, but now quiet there yet. I know it takes time. I also feel that something else is going on, not sure if the Lyme is back or EBV or what...my fatigue and sleep is crazy. I can sleep all day and still feel somewhat tired when I wake up. So hopefully next thrusday I will get some bloodwork done and we can get to the bottom of what is going on. I know stress is a major player right now for me. Work, family...its very concentrated right now and I have to figure out ways of getting rid of some of it.
I'd really like to figure out something else besides the tramadol and percocet. The tramadol makes me nervous because of the Prestiqe that I take, and the perc's..well they just keep me awake.
Taking it one day at a time....