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Chartreux
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   Posted 9/21/2011 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll be getting my procedure tomorrow, first in the series of 4, prolotherapy.
I will be sore for awhile and resting and icing my knee and lower back.
Many well wishes to everyone...Sure wish they'd do these with
sedation....It'll probably be worse than allergy testing...anyways many well wishes to all.

Dad had his biopsy on Monday, Doc said things looked good and will know more next week.

Signing off for now...

flower123
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   Posted 9/22/2011 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I'll keep you in my prayers...that prolotherapy helps you, and that your dad is okay.

Hugs,

Flower

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/22/2011 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I will ditto Flowers reply as well! Good luck Chart!

Take care, and please let us know how well it works for you.

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CRPSpatient
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   Posted 9/22/2011 3:31 AM (GMT -6)   
All the best Chart.

Laura
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bone spurs, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoporosis, osteopenia.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Midodrine, Somac, Cipramil. Have SCS, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio

educ8athome
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   Posted 9/22/2011 5:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you the best. Take care of you. Will be anxious to hear how it goes for you.

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 9/22/2011 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
You take care of yourself Sweetheart!!! I'm sure everything will turn out OK!!!
Love Ya>
Pete
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

tmjpain
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   Posted 9/22/2011 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you much luck Chart!! I hope you can have some better days soon.

Take care,
Suzane

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/22/2011 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   

 

        Wanted to wish you good luck today Chartreux! We all are thinking about you!

        SE wink


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educ8athome
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   Posted 9/22/2011 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking about you this afternoon, Chartreaux. Hope things go well for you.

~Cathy
I am unable to come up with a clever signature. I don't even really have a true diagnosis. I am on percocet and robaxin for chronic hand pain. So, in lieu of a dx and all, I'll just say that I am the daughter of an awesome and mighty KING, THE King of Kings and it is only through Him that I am allowed to live each day.

Heather Lynn
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   Posted 9/22/2011 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Thinking about you, and hoping the procedure goes well and it gives you some relief!
Fibromyalgia, low back pain/SI joint dysfunction, anxiety, obstructive sleep apnea, endometriosis, asthma

momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/22/2011 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Wishing you the best, I sure hope that the injections help you. Take care.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

sore42long
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   Posted 9/22/2011 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Good luck tomorrow ,I hope in afew days you'll be feeling better.I had injections before ,one hurt bad for aday or two then started feeling better.Seems you know what to expect.take care from Michele

damouthy1
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   Posted 9/23/2011 5:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chart, I just wanted to wish you well with your procedures and let you know you will be missed while you are gone. Take good care of yourself and get lots of rest...we want you back feeling better :)
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Undetermined Auto-Immune Dysfunction (probable MCTD, sero-negative RA and ?), Trigger finger, Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

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

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/23/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Started Having bad burning pain from the procedures yesterday before we got home, I really
think it's do to Lidocaine, the doctor started with desensitization and then did the prolotherapy
was very dizzy afterwards, and then the burning pain, Benadryl is helping and ice packs
if I'm off an ice pack for too long the burning pain hits me bad...
Only other time this happened was when I had a mole removed from my back, the procedure
went okay till that burning pain hit me...yet due to allergy test on lidocaine did not
result in an allergic reaction...how can this burning not be an allergic reaction...hurt
like been burnt in a fire and can't put it out...help
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momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/24/2011 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Chartreaux I'm so sorry that it's burning so bad. (((((soft hugs)))) I hope it gets better for you really soon.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/26/2011 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks so very much for all the well wishes...
The procedure was a pretty bad experience the 5 mg of Valium didn't help
much to calm me and the doctor ran over an hour late, and the burning pain
after's was horrible. I think it was caused by the lidocaine, the doctor
decided to add a desensitization to the prolotherapy and he used
lidocaine or something with "caine" from what my husband told me
and I believe that caused the burning reaction, it started burning me 25 minutes
before I got home on Thursday, ice packs helped, and I finally took a
benadryl at 1:30 a.m. and that helped and I was able to get some rest.
Finally the burning went away on Saturday afternoon, with the ice packs
and Benadryl, My husband called the doctors office on Friday and told them
about my reaction and all they could say was that the benadryl might help...
I had a mole removed from my upper back over 10 years ago, as it
was big and odd shaped, the doctor then used some form of novocaine
and it burned my back really bad, to the point the ice packs didn't help
at all and I finally took a Benadryl and it went away...nothing on this medicines list "Burning"
as a reaction...so then why would Benadryl help if it wasn't a reaction...I'm
so confused and I only have the reaction when a "caine" type product is used on
my back...
Today, I'll try to do some laundry and get back into my daily routine with my kitties
and all and I'll try posting some, sure very sore still, but better, knee is doing good...
I'd recommend prolotherapy for the knee, not sure I'd recommend it for the back....
My reaction is not typical and my doctor added a procedure of desensitization( to help with my fibro tender points)...
I don't think I'll be able to handle the desensitization procedure...not without a benadryl IV....

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/26/2011 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
 
       Good morning Chartreux!
 
              Did you have it done on both the knee and the back at the same time? When will you know if it has helped?
 
       Sounds like you had a tough time of it with the burning pain. Sorry you had that kind of reaction, and hopefully next time they can do something different to help you with that side effect.
 
        Get some rest, and take care,
 
     SE wink
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Chartreux
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   Posted 9/27/2011 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes he did the back first, did desensitization then the prolotherapy so about 20 needles
there and then he did the knee about 10 needles there, he didn't do the desensitization
on the knee, so that might be why it didn't have the burning pain.
Had some serious depression issues over the weekend, too....
I Probably should've gone to the ER due to the burning pain, but had no way there.
Well wishes to all
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Chartreux
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   Posted 9/29/2011 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Had a talk with hubby and found out he had to call mortgage company and work a half payment
just so we could afford this procedures, and because we had to replace tires on my car, so feeling
a little low because of that....Sure wish I didn't have so many medical problems...and
I will need restasis soon, a specialty eye drop (helps with the sjogren's) might have
to do without them...time to cut back on things...maybe get a part time job if I can
find something...golly...what next...
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 9/29/2011 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   

 

        Chartreux, I'm sorry to hear of your financial troubles, and I new you had a rough weekend after reading your post on another forum.

       I do remember one time in my younger days, my wife and I got in a bit of a financial jam, and could not make the house payment, so I called them to let them know. Since I had good credit and a good record with them, they took that months payment and tacked it on the end of the loan.

     This helped us out greatly and gave us a little room to breathe. Maybe you can call and ask if this would be a possibility for the both of you.

      Life does throw some very fast and hard curve-balls, and it's tough mentally to get through them. Stress,  depression, and pain is not a good mix, but what is one to do! Let's hope things smooth out for you soon. We certianlly hope you dont have to work, in your condition. shakehead   It's hard on me, and I think you have several more DX's than I do!

      Take care, and hang in there!

     SE wink         


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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/3/2011 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Since last Thursday 29 Sept I have so many muscle spasms, using my tens unit and
last night was so very hard on me pain kept me up till I finally went and took a tylenol
and even then cried for about an hour and got to sleep around 2 or 3 am...
But have a slight fever today and the deep achey throbby pain is there in
my lower back, hubby doesn't think I should do another prolotherapy session
and I'm ready to throw in the towel at this point...
hurting...
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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 10/3/2011 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
 
           Chart,...with that many needle sticks....maybe an infection? Might want to get it checked out pronto! shocked
 
     If it gets worse in the next couple of days... at least get in and have it checked out please!
 
         Sorry your feeling so bad, and wished there was something we could do for you.
 
      Take it easy.
 
      SE wink
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Trudy2
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   Posted 10/3/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a possibility for the future. See if Restasis has a program that allows low income or people that need it and cannot afford it to supply it for free. That doesn't help right now, but it could in the future.

Good luck!

I certainly hope that the prolotherapy does help you - especially since you had to go through so much pain to have it done!!

Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Trudy
DX pyoderma gangrenosum, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chronic Pain syndrome, Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3, Major Depressive Disorder, Radiculopathy, Bilateral Hip Pain, Insomnia,Left Groin Hernia, Bulging Disk in Lumbar Spine, Tear in Lumbar Spine, Tendonitis and Bursitis in both hips, hypoxia due to sleep apnea and new problems with my lungs. Have had 2 abnormal CT scans.
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