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Old 01-09-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Caregiver Burnout

I have been caring for my wife for almost 4 years now. Helping her deal with her chronic pain which as shown no signs of regressing or slowing down. I have bee on one anti depressant for over a year now & just started a 2nd one, plus I am going in for a psych evaluation in a week or 2. The only tome I have to myself is when I am driving to & from work.

I am looking for somebody(ies) to chat with or just to give advice.

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Re: Caregiver Burnout

What is the cause of her chronic pain? I work for hospice, so I am well aware of the various pain meds. now available for individuals in your wife's condition. I am assuming that she is probably not on any right now, or that they are not working properly?????

If she has not already, she should see a pain management specialist maybe??? Just a suggestion.

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thx Amygdala. She is suffering from complex regional pain syndrome, in her right ankle. she is taking oxycontin, percocet, lyrica, nortryptyline, at the moment we are still trying to find the right meds or combination, plus a variety of meds to combat depression & anxiety. we are waiting to see a pain specialist but it is a long wait.

 
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:01 AM   #4
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Hello floundering, I am a male in the opposite position you are in. My wife is my caregiver, I suffer pain due to migraines and neuropathy for four years. My wife's biggest thing is she wants to "fix" me but cannot. I take oxycontin, lyrica, and a few other seizure medications. PM me if you wish.

 
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Old 05-17-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
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It is hard to see someone in that position but it always helps to keep your head up and know what they are going through... situations aren't always easy but its rewarding once you know that you did something to help and stay positive =]

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Old 03-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #6
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Hi-- I actually have " Caregiver Burnout". Was my fiance had CHF then the time came that he needed an LVAD. Once he got out of the hospital it felt as though everything was on me, and actually I loved that he needed me. I worked and still do full time and it seemed as though even was I was at work I would be doing things for him. I wasnt my life anymore it was all about him. So I just has to take a step back and let him do what he could on his own, this actually helped him alot. Although I never had to do it, you may need evening help if possible if maybe just twice a week to refresh... Good Luck!

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