We just adopted a cat because I am lonely during the day. Also we have both heard good things about pets and chronic pain. Can anyone verify this? So far my allergies haven't been too bad with her but she stays away from my face which is a good thing. I was looking for a short haired light colored male cat and ended up with a medium haired black female cat. Ironic but she was the only one who responded to me when we went looking. I am really hoping this was the right thing to do, she seems sad since she got here like she is missing her foster home. I adpoted from a rescue program that uses foster homes instead of the shelter. The animals are better cared for and the adoption fee is lower. We have her on a one week trial basis to see if she will fit into our household and so far so good. Anyhow, if anyone out there has experience with what kind of difference a pet makes to chronic pain I would love to hear about it.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone again, various vitamin/mineral supplements, cozar
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