Happy weekend all!! Anyone ever feel broken?? I sure do today. And exhausted. I think that yesterday may have the WORST pain day I have had yet. It was awful, awful, awful. I ran out of my meds a little early. Not the first time that has happened. I take tramadol when this happens, tho I cannot take it for a really long time cause it makes me wonky after awhile. Anyway, it does not work as well at the lortab, but it can get me through short periods of time. Anyway, we have been having a lot of storms and that really gets me going. Man, I was in AGONY. 10 definitely. I had to work and was in tears all day. Not only am I hurting all over as usual, my lower back and hips seem to be getting worse. And now I have a new issue with terrible pain in my lower left abdomen. Well, I prayed yesterday. I prayed for my meds to be filled early (sometimes they will, sometimes they won't). I figured that the good Lord knew the truth about my pain and knew that I wasn't taking the Lortab for fun. (guys, I am not trying to push religion on any one....this is just what I did yesterday. Live, love everyone, and let live is what I say). It felt kinda funny to pray for that, but oh well, right??!?!? A couple of hours later I got a text saying that my Rxs were ready. The meds knocked my pain level down about 4 points, YAY! I do my best not to run out, but the pain gets me some days and I do what I have to do. I think I need a new doctor. I go June 6th to get the Lyrica script. I am planning on starting it when I am off 3 days July 4th weekend cause I do not wanna be at work if it makes me feel weird. I dread going cause I don't wanna be asked AGAIN if it is time to cut back on the Lortab. Truth be told, I need stronger now. I am so sick of trying to make them understand my pain. I hope the Lyrica works. But, if it doesn't, then what?? I will definitely need stronger meds. I am not a fan of having to take them, but they HELP. Then so be it. I am afraid that they will say "no". I have shelled so much $$ out going there (seeing 2 specialists, supplements, etc) that my husband and I are in financial trouble and I feel like they are not helping at all. I think it is time to end the relationship with the Naturopathic doc, his program has helped a lot of peeps, but not me. I am not sure the NP will even see me or manage my meds if I am not seeing the Naturopath. How do I handle finding another doc?? I will have to find another GP...mine will not manage pain. What do I do, guys?? HELP!! xoxo love u all so much, Di
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I am so sorry you are having such a rough time. It is so hard to find the right thing to help. I am really no help here, I just had to answer and wish you well. I was only diagnosed a year ago and have been struggling with what to take. I do tylenol pm at night and nothing during the day, but that may end soon, as it's tougher and tougher to do without. I hope someone else will be of help. I just answered for support. I hope today is better.
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First of all Diane, take a deep breath and clear your mind..ok, better?? I thought so..time for a change. Change sucks, but is necessary sometimes. You lucked out this time getting your meds early. You are the exact same as I am. Extra meds ARE needed sometimes and we both turn to tramadol when we run out. Seriously, to me tramadol is like pez. Works a tiny bit, but the side effects are crappy..I have tons of the stuff..You are throwing money away and you need to clear your head and think of the best path for you now. It isn't a fault or a weakness to ask for stronger meds. Please know this, it doesn't make you a junkie or a street walking addict. You are not taking these meds to get high, and if you are in pain you won't get high anyway as the meds are working on the pain, not the brain. If the naturopathic doc isn't helping then move on. Time it too precious to waste in this life. Ask for stronger meds. These damn pain clinics make everyone think they are worthless addicts with their damn pee testing etc. I know they serve a purpose, I was married to an addict, but they are not serving YOUR purpose. Please, find ONE provider. If you can that is. If the new provider doesn't do for you what you need move on to another one. I happened to luck out with my NP, her and I are very tight, and she even gave me her email address. Please do this and move forward, right now you are stuck running in place. I don't mean any of this to sound mean but you know I love you and hate to see you in pain, you don't need to be..Lortab is the equivalent of vicodin isn't it?? Hydrocodone and acetaminophen?? I moved up to percocets, which is oxycodone and acetaminophen. And I am staying on the percs, they work. They work much better than vicodin ever did for me. Hopefully you can get transitioned smoothly. And hopefully the lyrica will help. I cannot attest to that because I have no insurance so therefore do not take it. I am very happy with the combination of meds I am on now, and with the addition of the flexeril my pain needs are covered and I feel I can function as best I can in the world. And you know being a vet tech is one of the most strenuous, grueling jobs there is. Please, please feel better. I love you tons...sending you good karma, healing light and energy for a clear mind..xoxoxoxoxoxo
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you can search online for doctors who treat chronic pain. i went thru the ama site to find my newest doctor. i have 11 of them.
i have been at the edge of sanity with pain. i liken it to a cliff and i am at the edge, yet every time when i look down the edge is further away that i thought. there have been many times over the past 17 years that i thought this is it. this is all i can cope with. each time i was wrong. just when you think you have had the worst day ever another will come later and you will say it again, and again, and again.
sending you healing energy on the breeze.
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Guys, I have no idea what I would do with out you. I really don't. Yes, I am going to have to do something. And I will. We shall see after my appt. and the Lyrica trial. Back to bed for me right now, I had a pretty bad night last night. Love ya all!! xoxoxo Di
I am so sorry you are feeling so poorly. I believe in the power of prayer and so glad you got your meds early!
You said you were going to try Lyrica on the 3rd, right? I hope it works for you. The Lyrica made me wonky as you said for the first day but I also got great relief from the pain, about 60% relief. I also take Cymbalta and the two of them control the pain pretty well about 80 - 90%. However, I have hydrocodone which is the same as Lortab for break thru pain.