Haven't posted in a long while but have had some things regarding pregnancy on my mind so figured I'd bring it here. I'm currently trying to wean off of all my meds so I can eventually get pregnant. My husband and I have been married for 3 years and together for 11 and its slowly starting to feel like the time is right. I changed jobs from being an ICU RN to a tele-ICU RN where I sit most of my shift, in hopes that this would decrease my pain and fatigue. I have started weaning the dose of my mtx shots. I'm hoping I can get off of them without too big of a snag. I had been on 25 mg weekly and have been able to get down to 15 mg so far. I'm debating on whether or not to decrease the dose again this week because I was in the ER Saturday with possible pericarditis. My biggest concern however is the lyrica. I've experienced the withdraw symptoms from missing a dose and it is agonizing! I know I have to wean so it may not be so bad if I'm taking a lower dose instead of missing one all together but I am still worried about when I have to go off all together. Has anyone been taken off of lyrica before? Any tips on weaning medications? Also, I'm trying to convince myself that having to take 1 or 2 tramadols a day really is not bad. I don't know why I'm so worried about it.. guess its just the thought in the back of my mind that I have to take pain meds. Anyway.. Hope everyone has as pain free of a day as they can!!
Nicole- 25, married, no children
Endometriosis, Lupus, Raynaud's, Degenerative Disc, Migraines
Meds- Multivitamin daily, Lo Loestrin Fe daily, Plaquenil daily, Prilosec daily, Lyrica BID, Folic acid daily, MTX injections weekly, Celebrex BID prn, Tylenol prn, Tramadol prn, Dilaudid prn, Zofran prn
~Don't worry about
tomorrow, tomorrow will worry about
itself. Every day has enough trouble~