Greetings to all my new friends & warriors in pain!
I just wanted to update those who showed interest in my trigger point injections I had yesterday on how they went.
I received more shots than I was originally anticipating. Doctor found SEVERAL knots of muscle & nerve under my skin. 3 on the upper part of my calf right under my knee. 3 behind my knee on the other side. 4 right above the sock line on the outside of my ankle. 2 on the inside of my ankle, plus 3 on the top of my foot. I blacked out with a few of them & swore REALLY loud on a couple, which made my doctor laugh.
I was in a SEVERE amount of pain the rest of the night. Even all the medications I take didn't touch it. I DID take it easy. I put my leg up. I didn't spend ANY time around the computer ALL day. I read. I took a nap. I sort of iced it up (RSD HATES extreme hot & cold). So I put on lukewarm icepacks & VERY low heating pad.
I woke up with EXTREME bruising. Doctor hit the bone with the shots in my ankle & on the top of my foot. He is SO very concerned about the amount of muscle, tendons, and cartilege I am losing in my ankle and spreading up my leg. The shots in my calf left almost black marks. I have been giving my entire leg massages throughout the day.
I am still sore but not as bad as last night. It did help ease some of the tension in my calf & the inside of my ankle. The outside still is the same. So I did get SOME relief. Hopefully it will last a little while.
I go back for the second set of injections in 2 weeks & then the last of the series in 2 weeks after that. Definitely will keep you all posted.
Doctor also changed my muscle relaxer from Robaxin (Which gave me EXTREME flu like symptoms, fever, stomach issues, ACHE ACHE ACHE ALL over) to Baclofen which did nothing but make my eyes cross. I am now on Valium which relaxes my muscles MUCh better than the above listed ones. And also a new anti-depressant. Was on Cymbalta. Two words. BAD BAD. I was SOOOOOO restless, anxious, wired ALL the time, could NOT concentrate on ANYTHING. It was BAD. MY blood pressure was almost to the point where they wanted to take me to the hospital. Doc told me to toss that RIGHT away. And he put me on Paxil. So far it has helped to calm me down. Still tense. But not as bad. So we will see.
Thank you all SO very much again for the support & concern & words of friendship. I knew the day I joined this site it would be a step in the right direction for me & in my healing journey.
I hope everyone is doing well. I hope you are taking care of yourselves. But know you're not alone.
~Black Satin Phoenix~