Rough morning for pain

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   Posted 4/13/2012 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I need to accept that this is just going to be part of my life and not let it depress me so much. This morning I am having a lot of pain. I think part of the cause is that I constantly push myself athletically and I shouldn't do that much. It really sucks and I hate being in pain but I hate being sedentary. I am terrible with pain meds, I simply hate taking them. Obviously I am fighting a losing battle or at least I feel like I am. Sorry to vent. Just a bummer of a morning.

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   Posted 4/13/2012 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   

I understand where you are coming from. I can't bring myself to take it easy, though frequent breaks to lie down would help me. Instead, I work through the pain and until recently, would only move to a BT med when the pain got really bad.

The grogginess or fogginess from pain meds can be mitigated through various strategies. One is to take a time-release. That could do it. If not, then eventually your body might adapt and you won't have the same side effects.

Another option is to change meds. Some may not have the same cognitive effect. Some are more activating, some more sedating.

In my case, I woke up in pain and am doing quite badly now, but it is too early for meds for me -- if I took something now, in 4hrs, I'll need more, then 4 after that. So, I need to wait a few more hours in pain.

Post Edited (cogito) : 4/13/2012 9:40:24 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/13/2012 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are having such a rough time. It is not easy dealing with cp. Hang in there and be kind to yourself.
I may have missed your first post, so i welcome you aboard our ship. Great, great people here. You won't be disappointed. Vent away any time you want. We all understand and will never judge you.

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   Posted 4/13/2012 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tangled, I don't think we have met yet. I still have the cravings to do more than I should but that's what makes me try so hard to fix the things in me that can be fixed. I have also taken a few anti depressants and accepted that I need a little help in that area so elavil is my choice. Try staying as positive as possible share with the people you trust and keep coming here as it is in a strange way kind of like group therapy, lol.

Sorry your morning is not a good one, mine started the same but I went back to bed had a little feel sorry for me time and then got up again this time on the right side. I try to take my pain meds properly because they do work better when I do. I use a long acting and break through pain med it helps so much having it in my system all the time I do not get the extreme pain peeks. I truly hope your day improves and rant away we all do.
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   Posted 4/13/2012 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

Thanks for your replies. I also feel bad because I canceled a plan with a friend because of the pain. She doesn't have CP and doesn't understand so she got pretty upset with me. I don't blame her but I just HURT today. I feel like I am losing myself and my friends. Of course, I am not always so down.

I had a serious fall a couple of years ago where my lumbar spine was fractured and it is now fused. I had a laminectomy too and of course all of the cortisone injections, etc. I now have bad arthritis (and also in my knees) and I do have an SCS implant that helps with the nerve pain. I know other people have it much worse so I feel bad about feeling bad!

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   Posted 4/13/2012 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
      ...Good Mornig Tangled!
     Hey!...were right here for you!...we all have experienced what you are feeling. Friends?...well you will find out who your true friends are in life pretty quickly. And just a little secret for you....I have met some of my best friends in life are right here on this forum.
 Adjusting mentally and physically to CP is not easy....but you are starting to see that your not going to have much of a choice in the least for the moment.
   Life can be tough...if your keeping your mind back in the past....what we need to do is turn our head around and look to the future....again,..not easy if we had a wonderful life filled past full of activites.
   We are truly sorry you are hurting..we really are! I too hate pain med's...and still struggle with it to this day. However you will have to make a choice...or then again...maybe not...maybe your body will make it for depends on how bad you hurt and how well you can handle it. For many of us...pain med's gives us some sort of quility of life....maybe not a full life...but better than nothing at all.
    All of this takes time...and most importantly you need to be around others who are going through the same thing. We are glad you have found us! Stay with us...make a few friends....and let us support you as needed.
    Take care,
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   Posted 4/13/2012 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I think everyone here fully understands and can completely empathize with what you are going through, how it effects every part of our life and how it makes us feel emotionally.

All we can do is take it one day or one moment at a time. Fight the good fight every day and try not to dwell on what we can no longer do but take comfort in what we can still do, even if that varies widely from one day to the next. Believe me I know all too well that is easier said than done.
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