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Denda
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   Posted 6/19/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I know I'm not dx'd, but I really overdid it this weekend.  Had a server crash on me on Friday and worked from 7:30 am Friday to 5:45 am Saturday straight to get the darn thing back up. Got about 4 hours of sleep on Saturday and had a ton of homework to do. Went galavanting around on Sunday visiting our dad's for dad day and then yesterday walked all over MSU campus with my daughter for orientation in 95 degree weather.  I thought I was going to pass out.  All of this on top of financial woes is really doing a number on me. 
 
Is this what everyone calls a flare?  I feel horrible today, palms, bottom of feet are on fire.  I'm barely able to lift my arms w/o having to really think about it and make them move.  I feel like someone has beaten me with a baseball bat.  I'm extremely irritable also.  I guess if I made it to work, it's probably not a flare, since I would assume it would be enough to call in.  I would have called in but I had yesterday off and then I'm off for 7 days in 2 weeks for our Alaska trip.  I'm just afraid that if I don't get some more rest, I won't be able to do anything in Alaska.  But even when I rest, it's not helping.  I'm sorry everyone, I know everyone is different on what they can tolerate, so I know someone can not really answer me here, but I'm just needing to vent.
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rhondab
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   Posted 6/19/2007 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Denda

Gosh...no wonder u feel bad! U've been thru it!! I'm prob much like u...i do very much or overextend myself and i'm going to be sick. I was on saturday. Try to find ways to give u'rsef the time u need to rest. If u'r not having a worsening of symptoms or any new symptoms..as i recall...it's not a new flare. Maybe as someone here said once before...a psuedo flare?? Maybe just that u really really need the time to let u'r body catch up to itself and just rest. That alone is the one thing that helps the most for me. Take good care of u'rself when and where u can friend. That trip to Alaska sounds fun and relaxing...try to enjoy it and the anticipation of it coming. U sure do deserve it! Let us know how u are friend.
rhonda
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 6/19/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey Denda,

For gosh sakes!!!!  Take it easy!!!  You need to take care of yourself.  Rest can really turn this around.  So do that will you?  Alaska huh???  I am going to Alaska in two weeks too.  I am taking a cruise.  How are you seeing Alaska.  Wouldn't it just be the coolest thing to find ourselves on the same ship?!  Are you taking a cruise?  E-mail me your details.  And in the meantime please take it easy.

love and prayers,

 


Gretchen
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mystery reader
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   Posted 6/19/2007 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Denda, Thank you for replying to my post.  I hope you are feeling better!  You need to avoid those high temp's.  I have a question for you.  Did it take you awhile to get used to neurontin?  I started out taking one pill at 300mg at night for 5 days.  Today, I have increased it to 2 pills, and in another five days I will add one more.  I've been feeling sleepy and a little out of it today.  Thanks for any info you can give me.  Mystery Reader

Kimber
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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Denda,
 
    Gee you've really been busy!!  I hope you start to feel better soon so you can enjoy that Alaska trip, how exciting!  Rest as much as you can, hopefully it is just an overexertion/heat issue.  Let us know how you are.
 
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Denda
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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. Skipped school tonight and laid on the couch all night. Gretchen - we're flying into Anchorage on the 30th and then white water rafting up the Kenai river, then driving up with a tour guide and 12 more guests through Talkeetna, and then camping for a couple days in Denali, then back to Anchorage on the 6th via train. We're getting really excited. I started packing Thursday and haven't been able to do much more since then. I know I need to take it easy.. The burning palms and bottom of feet are new to me, but not to the point of excruitiating pain, just alot more aching than normal.

Hi MR -
I have been really lucky that the neurontin doesn't effect me at all right now on the sleepy effects. It did take about a week before it started taking effect. I did find a couple extra 100mg's pills this afternoon and took 400 mgs, and I did start feeling extremely tired. However I'm feeling like crap too so that might have something to do with it. I started out at 100mg 3 times a day and now take 300mg 3 times a day, but tonight I'm going to try the 600mg at night to see if my legs, butt and back will stop aching so much.

Thanks again everyone for listening.
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tkelly3287
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   Posted 6/19/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know if I am repeating anything that has already been said but my neuro said (b/c I have had a hard time figuring out if I was having a flare b4) that a flare is any new symptom that lasts for more than 24 hours....HTH!

Denda
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   Posted 6/20/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks TK, I guess that's what I've got. Came in late this morning for work since I could barely move my arms and legs. Talked myself out of bed and got the legs and arms moving again. Had 2 people already tell me I look like crap today! Hey thanks! ;o)
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
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rhondab
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   Posted 6/20/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Denda

Don't u even think about what anyone has to say...i'm sure u look beautiful as always! Take really good care friend and if u need to be off or go home early, do it. U'r health is far more important than anything there or otherwise. Afterall...u have an amazing vacation to prepare for and i for one want to know u enjoyed it to the fullest. Are u reporting these feelings to u'r doc? The weakness and barely being able to move u'r arms and legs? If not, at least keep up with how long and how severe it is...and maybe take u'r journal with u on vac. Could be handy if u had a reason to see the doc while gone...maybe make it easier to recall and bring the doc up to date should u need to.

Take good care friend...and keep in mind just how beautiful u are!
rhonda
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