I can certainly sympathize and as of the current empathize with you. My pain levels have been spiking lately but they are still under control with my current medication regime (albiet under control meaning tolerable, but I guess tolerable is the goal with pain control), so hopefully your pain has atleast some level of control to it....even if its just tolerable. Tolerable just sounds like such a horrid word, does it? It beats excrutiating though and I hope things don't get that bad for you.
I've been trying to stretch more often and use epsom salt hot baths. I've been exercising more, although I think I might have over exercised a bit this weekend. Sometimes we think that were in control and that we can exercise the way we could 10 years ago and it just doesn't work that way (heh, I'm only 31 btw).
Anyways, one minor thing I wasn't too thrilled about
, under my new insurance, my medication isn't a 20 dollar co-pay, its 55. Not a big deal, but beings the last 10 days or so have had increased pain, it was like adding salt to a wound, you know. I'm not too worried because these spikes go in cycles for me, so hopefully this is just one of those cycles ;)
MRI revealed disc bulge and test injections revealed RA. Radio Freq procedures helped for months, but pain is up and im having the procedure done again. Currently on 75 mgs of Nucynta (tapentadol - A MOR + NRI) 2 to 3 time per day and Soma 350 as needed.
Post Edited (grainofsalt) : 11/7/2011 2:56:28 AM (GMT-7)