MV - Made it through the service... but the night before, my husband found out his Aunt had passed away and so another side of the family will be flying here (Tampa) today for the funeral tomorrow.......... fortunately this side of his family has it together enough to rent their own car and stay in a hotel (ha-ha). And, I'm not obligated to go.... I don't think I could make it anyway. His aunt was 97 years old!
I am completely worn out. My 2 nephews are handsome, over-educated (ones a dr., the other is a lawyer), and extremely obnoxious when they get in the same room with their parents (my brother and sister-in-law).... so we had an entire day of that and then they all flew out around 5pm.
I made it through 2 weeks of the Levaquin..... it says to take with lots of water, so I would drink water until around noon, eat a lttle something and then take the Levaquin.... and then drink another full glass of water. This seemed to work fairly well. I had approx. 2 days f calf pain and 2 days of foot pain, but nothing I couldn't live with.
My husband talked to his psychiatrist friend who said they don't know exactly how Lyrica works or why it only works in some patients. It's an anti-seizure med. but they found out that it helped nerve pain and nerve damage pain.... seems to be working, before that, no-one could touch me without me just jumping out of my skin. When the pain management dr. (who prescribed the Lyrica) took my reflexes with the little rubber hammer, I jumped all over the place. She said she'd never seen anyone jump like that before.
Hope everyone is OK. I see my LLDr. tomorrow, so hopefully he'll keep me on this regiment for a while, seems to be working on certain levels.
Thanks for everyone's concern.
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing. Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,
Medicare/SSDI theme song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd2B6SjMh_w
"How much more can I take?", song - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gHiR1xeOSs