It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Caregivers Message Board

  • Caregiver Burnout

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 01-09-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
    floundering
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    floundering's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Mission, B.C. , Canada
    Posts: 3
    floundering HB User
    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.

     
    Reply With Quote
    The following 2 users give hugs of support to: floundering
    peddler (01-28-2011),townshend (02-15-2011)
    Sponsors Lightbulb
       
    Old 01-09-2011, 08:46 PM   #2
    amyd
    Veteran
    (female)
     
    amyd's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jun 2008
    Posts: 340
    amyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB Useramyd HB User
    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.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 01-09-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
    floundering
    Newbie
    (male)
     
    floundering's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Mission, B.C. , Canada
    Posts: 3
    floundering HB User
    Re: Caregiver Burnout

    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.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 02-08-2011, 09:01 AM   #4
    tingles
    Veteran
    (male)
     
    tingles's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Jan 2011
    Location: Tennessee
    Posts: 336
    tingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB Usertingles HB User
    Re: Caregiver Burnout

    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.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 05-17-2011, 07:32 PM   #5
    rozzilynn
    Newbie
    (female)
     
    rozzilynn's Avatar
     
    Join Date: May 2011
    Location: Wisconsin
    Posts: 9
    rozzilynn HB User
    Re: Caregiver Burnout

    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 =]

    Last edited by moderator2; 03-14-2013 at 07:40 AM.

     
    Reply With Quote
    Old 03-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #6
    Donatelife
    Junior Member
    (female)
     
    Donatelife's Avatar
     
    Join Date: Mar 2013
    Location: Virginia
    Posts: 30
    Donatelife HB User
    Re: Caregiver Burnout

    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!

    Last edited by moderator2; 03-14-2013 at 07:38 AM. Reason: posted disallowed website

     
    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    organs drying up? tagger Open to All Other Health Topics 4 05-15-2003 07:44 PM

    Tags
    caregiver, crps, rsd, support needed



    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off




    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:48 PM.





    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!