Dear Lefty: I totally agree with Sara Smiles. I was right where you are about
a year ago. I was at the point of giving up. I made it into a psychiatric emergency; got to see a pdoc within a week, and wih his guideance, things have begun to improve. The business with the pain meds, well, that too, I totally relate to. I get almost enough to get through. Mine are Tylenol 3's, hence the handle, and i don't know where they stack up compared to percocet. They have 30 mgs. of codeine, each. It takes the edge off the pain so I can do more than just lie in bed and moan. We know, full well, that stress is the enemy. Right now you are under considerable stress. So, get some counselling. Get some medicine to relieve the stress, for now, so you can get some sleep. Keep at he docs to sign your paperwork, and once you see a pdoc, perhaps he'll sign for you. Mine brought it up day 1. He signed to get me medical leave. It was so obvious that I couldn't work, I couldn't tie my shoelaces. I couldn't summon up the strength to shower. To much bending to get dressed. There is a theory about
the pain relievers causing more pain. Apparently, what happens is your brain stops producig natural endorphins, this is a safety switch to avoid opoid overdose. That leaves you totallydependent on the outside meds to feel (almost) OK. Then when you run out, as we all do, from time to time, the pain is 100x's worse b/c our brain isn't replacingthe missed endorphins. Also, you are likely depressed. This can cause body pain. So, grab yourself by your bootstraps, get in to see a shrink, lay your cards out on the table and ask, "what now, doc". I had to exaggerate a bit about
what was going on with me after waiting 18 months to see the pdoc. Made up a little half truth concerning a string tied to my big toe. It got me in. Otherwise, I don't know if I would be able to sit here and spew advice. My heat goes out to you. Be careful, you're very fragile right now. Treat yourslf as you would treat your best friend.
Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia, Facet Joint Syndrome, High Blood Pressure, menopause, Migraines, Chest Pain, Anxiety and Depression/BiPolar II
Synthyroid .075mg., estradiol.5 mgs., Amyltriptilene, 100mgs, bedtime, Tylenol 3 PRN (six-eight, daily), Valium 7.5mgs. daily prn. Flexeril, prn (not so helpful), Zoloft,150mgs., Zomig approx. 12 per month, prn., Meds for High Blood Pressure, vary.