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damgalnuna
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 11/8/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it has been a while, but do any of you remember me? I wasn't doing well at all the last time I was here. That continued for quite some time. I had a brief period where I was feeling slightly better, but that ended quickly.

When my PM doc switched me from Lyrica to Topomax, I begun experiencing nausea, loss of appetite, and weight loss. And some foods I used to love are just gross to me now. But it seems to be helping me more than the Lyrica did, and losing some weight would probably help my back, so my doc recommends actually staying on it for now.

I'm going in next week for a consultation with a surgeon that my PM doc referred me to. I have no idea what to expect. I want this pain to go away, or at least reduce significantly, but the thought of having surgery terrifies me. It has been thirteen years since my last surgery (when I was seventeen). I'm having such a hard time keeping up with everyday tasks, such as my job, financial paperwork, housework, etc. I've also been wanting to design more jewelry and list it on Etsy, but it's hard to find the energy at the end of the day. Having to plan and run a major event at work last week really did me in.

I'm really, really scared and overwhelmed right now. I worry that I will lose everything if I don't get better soon.
Scoliosis fusion w/rods (92); herniated disc (96); partial removal of rods (97); microdiscectomy (97); sudden inc. in pain (08); tried the various non-pharm treatments and currently take the following meds: lyrica, baclofen, vicodin, topomax, tramadol, welbutrin, ativan, ritilin.
I design jewelry to distract myself from the pain: www.beadedrelics.com

MIKEL99
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 11/8/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -6)   
    Hey damg , I do remember you and I'm glad you checked in to let us know how you are . I'm real sorry your not feeling well right now but its good you came back here for support . I hope things work out for you with your appt and the apetite loss your expierencing . Please hang in there , you've made it this far and you'll make it as far as you need to because your a strong person . Theres nothing wrong with being afraid , but your still working and doing things and that shows courage too. Post here anytime , its good to get it out and stay with it , you can do it !!! Mikel 

damouthy1
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 663
   Posted 11/9/2010 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I remember you too. I am sorry to hear that you still dealing with alot right now. I am glad you decided to post and update us. I hope you stay and keep us updated, it helps to talk to people that understand. Take care!
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

damgalnuna
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Date Joined Aug 2010
Total Posts : 77
   Posted 11/9/2010 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks MIKEL99 and damouthy1.
Scoliosis fusion w/rods (92); herniated disc (96); partial removal of rods (97); microdiscectomy (97); sudden inc. in pain (08); tried the various non-pharm treatments and currently take the following meds: lyrica, baclofen, vicodin, topomax, tramadol, welbutrin, ativan, ritilin.
I design jewelry to distract myself from the pain: www.beadedrelics.com

Screaming Eagle
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 5005
   Posted 11/9/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   

 

    Wdaleg, please read the forum rules. I have contacted the forum Admin and the Mods to edit your post.

    SE


Retired Mom
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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 1753
   Posted 11/9/2010 4:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I remember you too and I understand your pain and fear. We are here for you any time you need us.

All my best!
Retired Mom

Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 11/9/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad your back, and will send up Prayers for you...Please keep us posted if
they decide to do surgery...
and make sure to get a second opinion if surgery is recommended
((((((((((((((((((((((((damgalnuna)))))))))))))))))))))))))
Healing Hugz
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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