Hi Hillary, Laura and Debbie - thanks so much for your messages, they were comforting last night. The shower was very therapeutic too, thanks Cogito for the suggestion, it was nice to wash my hair and when I went back to bed though the pain was still bad I felt like I`d had a break from it. I finally got to sleep around 7am I think, but I was able to doze a bit before. I woke up around 11 and the pain was a lot better but it came back. I`m just literally going to stay in bed today, I`ll go for a little walk later but apart from that won`t move. Since I`ve decided I won`t do anything at least I don`t feel any pressure. I`m so glad this happened during a weekend, so at least today and tomorrow I can rest.
Debbie and Laura, I`m so sorry you`re also in awful pain. I appreciate you writing to me when you`re feeling the same. I read your thread, Laura, I`m really sorry about
what you`re going through. And you too, Debbie, I can relate to what you said, I`m used to pain but this is just going too far! I hope you both feel a bit better soon. That`s interesting about
the rain and pressure changes.
Hillary, you are a honey! I`m glad you had a good birthday. I hope you`re feeling ok today, considering. I`m lucky with my doctor there are a few days where you can just show up without an appointment, including Monday morning, so if I`m really bad still on Monday I`ll do that. He is a GP so it`s easy to see him but I think it`s the same here for pain specialists, it`s a hassle to get in between appointments. But the GP I have is more sympathetic than the pain specialist I saw lol, it`s usually the other way around! I`m not sure I want to up the dose of meds as I know it`s a good thing I haven`t increased them for 2 years as the doctors have less problems to keep me on them if they think I`m on a low dose. The pain specialist I saw recently even though she seemed very anti-opiates when I asked her what to do when I have pain attacks like the last couple of days she said taking a higher dose just for the bad days was an option so I might be able to do that. Yeah I thought with the ER the last thing I need is to go and wait for hours and then get a lecture for being a `drug seeker` lol, plus I`d have to speak French and when I`m on edge it`s always so much harder and I`d come across more `suspicious`. I may as well stay home and lie down and suffer than have to suffer in the waiting room and sitting for hours would just make it worse. The ER doctors would not know what to do with vulvodynia, I can just picture it lol.
Thanks again so much for listening. Hugs xxx Di
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