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Kaely
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   Posted 6/12/2012 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Went to the doc today, lost 4 1/2 pounds yay. The doc has ordered new MRI's and put me on time release morphine twice a day, muscle relaxers 3x a day and doubled my Gabapentin. I may actually sleep for more than an hour at a time and not wake up screaming because I moved an inch.

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   Posted 6/12/2012 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I understand the excitement you have!…Good Luck! wink

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Kaely
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   Posted 6/12/2012 5:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I just hope it works
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C6-C7

Darnme2000
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   Posted 6/12/2012 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like your heading in the right direction to get some rest. Good Luck also.
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   Posted 6/12/2012 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Kaely...

Good luck to you; hope this new med regime works for you. Let us know...

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tmjpain
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   Posted 6/12/2012 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
wow that's awesome news kaely
let us know how it all goes

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   Posted 6/12/2012 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree Kaely. That's good news.

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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
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   Posted 6/12/2012 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Kaely I am happy for you, I certainly hope this works for you. Sometimes there are just no words that can explain the extreme relief we feel when our pain fades into the background.
Take care
Rose



Insulin Dependant Diabetic, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, IBS, Sleep Apnea, COPD, Spondylolistesis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol

Kaely
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   Posted 6/13/2012 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hard to tell if it's working today, because I way overdid it yesterday. So lame, my 73 year old aunt can run circles around me...
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C6-C7

Kaely
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   Posted 6/13/2012 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually slept last night for HOURS. So very happy lol.
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C6-C7

gangsterkathryn
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   Posted 6/15/2012 6:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Yay! Glad that everything is going in the correct direction and hope they continue!
Kathryn - 22 years old.
Mommy to Baby Scott - May 18th, 2011.

Accidents: Jan. and Oct. 2008, Nov. 2009.
Surgeries: Eye - 1995, Lumbar Laminectomy L4-5 - Feb. 2008, Cesarean Section - May 2011 and Gallbladder Removal - June 2011.
Current Medication: Generic Fentanyl 50 mcg/h patch every 72 hours (feels ineffective after 48), Meloxicam 15mg once a day and Generic Tylenol for breakthrough.

straydog
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   Posted 6/15/2012 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep in mind it usually takes a few days when changing up or adding medication, so give it all time to get in synch together. Just because you start feeling good, careful as you go and pace yourself.

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Kaely
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   Posted 6/16/2012 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, it's been three full days of these meds and the relief is wonderful. I'm still in pain but it's so much more tolerable now. I realize that my pain is just hiding and I'm being careful. Pretty happy I can sit up for a few hours in a row now :) I just hope this lasts until I can get surgery.

grandmaroses
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   Posted 6/16/2012 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope for you this continues. there is little worse than living in constant pain .
Take care
Rose



Insulin Dependant Diabetic, Fibromyalgia, Gerd, IBS, Sleep Apnea, COPD, Spondylolistesis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Fatty Liver, High Cholesterol

Kaely
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   Posted 6/17/2012 3:28 AM (GMT -6)   
You're right there, Rose! Nothing is worse than being in constant pain.

It's so nice to be able to sleep for more than an hour at a time. I can sit up for a few hours now and I can walk around my house a bit. That's enough to make me happy :)
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C6-C7
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