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Old 05-16-2011, 07:50 AM   #16
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Re: Vicious cycle of pain....

Ugh Diane, what a *****..I don't know why people are such creeps..I don't even want to talk about the work place..ughughugh....so when are you going to start the lyrica? hugs xoxo
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Sandra, I will start it whenever she decides I can get those extra days off. I see the NP on June sixth. So sometime after that. Gonna try to catch up on here later....still feeling the effects of pushing myself too far again! Xo

 
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:26 AM   #18
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Re: Vicious cycle of pain....

Good idea though waiting for a few days off to try the med. Smarter than I would be..lol..I hope you are feeling a bit better. I am in pain this morning despite my meds, got the rib pain which usually signals a colitis flare. Wonderful. Off to a job interview this morning. It is for technician and reception, there are two part time positions and I am hoping I can merge them into one position where I can get at least 30 hours if I get the job. It is further than I would like to be traveling but I can't really be choosy at this point. Wish me luck...love you tons sista xoxoxoxo
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good luck, sandra. let us know!!!

 
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Thanks Diane, interview went well. I am hoping I get the job. Usually vets like having someone in there who is cross trained. I am hoping that is to my advantage. Plus the resident mascot kitty loved me. lololol...Thanks for the support and love..xoxoxo..will keep you posted..how are YOU feeling??

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I will be praying for you, Sandra!!

Me...well, I am feeling kinda overwhelmed with everything. My boss is so NOT understanding. I finally got 3 days off just because I was already off that weekend and the next day is a holiday (july 4th). I am not gonna sweat it because there is just no use. I am gonna fuss for a minute. I am frustrated with the way they do me at work, I am frustrated with having to jump through hoops for medication, I am frustrated that I am having to try a medication that I really do not want to try (although I am tentatively hopeful that it may work), and I am frustrated at being under treated for this pain. There.
I DO know that I am blessed in so many ways as well. Love ya, Girl!! let me knwo!! xoxo Di

 
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Re: Vicious cycle of pain....

Oh Diane, you fuss ALL you want sista. I'd be fussing as well, I'm so grateful I only see a NP. She is the best and she is supportive and compassionate to my needs. So you are waiting til July to try lyrica? How are you managing meanwhile? Have you tried anything stronger than lortab? I'm doing well on percocet, and I've been flaring for about a month now. Got some breakthrough tonight but for the most part it covers my pain. If there was only a cure for stress. Lolol. Well there's always alcohol

I'm hoping to hear back from the vet I interviewed at soon. I need to get back to work ASAP. Juggling bills is not fun...

Love you girlfriend. Keep your chin up, I'm sending awesome karma your way xoxoxoxo
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Re: Vicious cycle of pain....

they won't give me anything stronger. guess they want me to try the lyrica first. wish I had an NP like yours. I am seeing 2 specialists there so it is double expensive copay. I HURT.

 
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Re: Vicious cycle of pain....

Grrr Di, that makes me so mad. Why should others dictate what you decide is best for you??? I swear, it is the drug companies that rule everything..I don't have insurance, and honestly lately I see it as a blessing. I talk to my NP, tell her the scoop, then we sit and discuss the meds that may work and throw back and forth thoughts until we come on one to try. When the tramadol wasn't cutting the pain we talked about vicodin, went there. When that stopped doing the trick we went to percs and increased the neurontin. I feel I have finally gotten where I can manage the pain and be fully functional. I suggested to her the muscle relaxer when my back was spasming(sp) something wicked and the percs not touching it. She and I agreed on flexeril. We both agree that we aren't going to increase the narcotics any more and I am just hoping that I have reached a place where they will continue to make the pain bearable enough so that I can work. So far so good. I cannot believe the hoops they are making you jump through. And there is no way that is good for your fibro, the stress level must be enormous. Makes me mad, medicine has become so detached from the human level, and has become a world of specialists and referrals. Is there any way you can just see one provider and be done? I never thought I would say that I am blessed to be dirt poor. lolol..All I have to do is shell out the 50 a month for the percs and the flexeril which is like 8 bucks for 90. My other meds I get free through the hospital my NP is associated with. I honestly feel your pain, and wish there was another way for you..how are you managing with your pain meds?? Are you having to go without?? I hope you aren't, that is bad if you have to...sending you healing hugs, and tons of love..xoxoxoxo
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Re: Vicious cycle of pain....

I am fortunate that I only have to see my NP at my pain clinic for all my pain meds. I see other doctors for other conditions which I am convinced they are Fibro related, allergist, gastroenterologist, gynecologist...etc. My NP is terrific, she listens to me and is willing to try what I suggest because she knows I have researched it and done my homework. The one drug that my insurance company will not allow for me is nuvigil or provigil for fatigue. I have had a sleep study and no apnea, no narcolepsy and no shift work but the the terrible fatigue doesn't cut it. They wouldn't even allow the 14 day free sample! Sometimes fatigue is my worst symptom, however this week its pain too.

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Happy Saturday, everyone!! I am off today and very glad!! I am hurting as usual....even my DNA hurts, LOL!!! Well, I get 3 days off....July 2, 3, and 4. I already had them off for holiday. Funny, huh!! My boss says "why are you making such a big deal about this?? It's just Lyrica...lots of people take it". HMPH...lots of people have not had bad reactions to meds before. You guys know exactly what I mean. Just because so and so takes it does not mean that I can. I have a history of weird-o rxns. Levaquin (antibiotic) 'bout ruined my life. I believe that it (and pneumonia) facilitated my fibro and I also believe that it caused permanent tendon damage throughout my body. My pain NP poo pooed that theory, but the naturopathic doc agrees with me. I tried Elavil at night early on and it did not agree with me at all...made me nuts. So, naturally I am a bit cautious !! I saw a video on you tube awhile back ago by a husband whose wife had fibro and it made me cry. She chose to opt out of this life because of the pain and the way people (family and doctors) have treated her. It was so sad. I am thankful that I feel so blessed with my life despite the pain and difficulties. I love you all so very much and am grateful for your friendship and support.

Sandra, heard anything job-wise??

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Re: Vicious cycle of pain....

Hey there
Sorry it's another bad day... I'm having one also, ugh. Went to our Girls Girl Scout Awards last night... 2 1/2 hours! then my youngest (18 mo) decided to be extremely loud. I had to walk out & try to watch through the open doors. But even then they could hear him in there... Spent forever trying to keep him quiet. As if I haven't felt bad enough... So, missing my sons baseball game today... Then I joust found out the girls had Girl Scout Pictures today I knew nothing about... So, now I'm the bad guy cause one is with her dad & the other just left to spend the night at her grandpas. ugh
I have the headache from hell... The one that usually makes me sick... So sore every muscle seems to hurt. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day
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Hola chicas! Happy Sunday to all. Sorry everyone is feeling crappy. I decided to chime in because I am feeling crappy too..woke up with the headache from hell. Flaring something awful, I can't even have my fur babies climb on me from the pain. Ahhh, all this wet weather is not helping either..I hope you girls have a better day today. I am hoping for a bit of sunshine to dry things out. I have a job interview tomorrow in the next town over. Keep your fingers crossed for me. This would be a perfect place, 10 minutes from home, full time technician position. I really hope I get this one. They didn't have an ad placed and were one of the hospitals I sent a resume to while I was sending to all the animal hospitals in a 35 mile radius. They have been short staffed for awhile and just working the techs overtime so they are ready for help. I certainly am qualified for the position as long as they don't require a license. Something HAS to work out...I spent yesterday just laying in bed feeling like doodoo. Am hoping today is better. Not sure if my lil grandson is coming up so I need enough energy to clean house..
Hope you all feel better today and can enjoy your Sunday...time for more coffee xoxoxoxo
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Best of luck with your interview, Sandra!! Hurting pretty bad today. One of my bassets, Ginger (she is my avatar now!) always know when I am in pain. She is very sensitive to it and will want to lay on me (ouch! LOL) and be close to me when things are bad. She is a sweet angel!

 
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Thank you Di for the well wishes...OMG do I love basset hounds. The most adorable babies ever!! I am sorry you are still in so much pain. Yes the animals are more in tuned to us than we think. My yorkie has been a royal pain in the butt the past few days. Just crying at me for attention. Not like her. I looked at my eye yesterday and saw I have a subconjunctival bleed. Took my blood pressure for s**** and giggles and it was 203/133!!! My bp has never been that high. FREAKED out of my head..I am on atenolol for bp at a low low dose. I took another 25mg and am going to continue taking that until I get to see my NP. There were a couple other readings that were high like that but not that high so I basically spent yesterday trying to relax and not be totally freaked about that number..I have no other symptoms so I did not go to the ER. Although when my Nikki woke up she was raving at me to go..I feel fine..I did overdo the cleaning yesterday and scrubbed the whole shower and shower doors with a brillo pad and that is exertion. Who knows. It certainly put fibro in the back seat I tell you!!!!
Ok, enough of me..lolol..I hope you are feeling better, nothing worse than working while in pain. I am hoping you take your pain meds at work?? I know I have to. My lower back spasms at the least little thing. Let me know how you are doing...Will check back in later after job interview. I really really need to get this job...xoxoxo
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