I have had a prob for about a month w/ Tendenosis in my right shoulder, even longer in my right hand and knee. I finally got into the ortho dr on Thurs. He said I needed cortisone in my knees, yeah, both are bad, and my shoulder. I vetoed that. He did give me shots in both knee caps. He asked how I was w/ needles, I told him "Big Baby". The first shot was not too bad, the sceond one OMG. They brought me juice boxes, lol. He gave me a rx for Lyrica 75mg at night, I asked if I was to take it w/ the Soma that is from my PCP, He said yes. I did, and got up at 5:30 on Fri to do groc w/ my DS (who's on vacation) I was so sick, nauseous, dizzy, shaky. I decided to just take the Lyrica in the eve - no Soma. It still takes me awhile to function in the morning but I'm not spinning. The dr. also gave me Lidocaine patches for my shoulders, yes both. My left is so sore, I guess from p/u the slack for the right arm. The patches don't seem to be helping. I have to ice, heat, exercise, then ice my arm 2x a day at least.
I have to go back 2 more times for the 'lube' shots in the knees and I begin p/t on my shoulder this wk. Has anyone had therapy on the shoulder before? I'm curious how much fun I can expect. Has anyone used these patches before, have they helped you? I don't feel like they are doing anything. The Advil isn't cutting it right now. I just feel so sore and achy right now, head to toe.
This dr has me on 75mg of Lyrica now, w/ the idea of bringing it up in 2 wks to 75mg 2x a day. I'm trying to get my 'joints' functional again, but I still won't be able to do anything, including drive, if I'm on 2 doses of Lyrica. I'm having a lot of fun 'proofing' today, I feel very 'out there' right now. Pls forgive me, if any of this doesn't make sense. Hope you are all having a good day. God bless. Alice.