Hey guys, just wanted to pass on a bit of advice. Unless you want to be dizzy as all get out, do not take Celebrex and Tramadol at the same time. No matter what a nurse might tell you. One told me there was no recorded side effects to taking these meds at the same time, so I did. Within half an hour I was dizzy as all get out, light headed, and almost colasped. Just a friendly bit of advice. I'm never doing that again no matter how much pain I might be in. That was one scary experience.
Hey guys, I'm doing better and back on my boards on a limited basis. I see my doctor again on monday and hope for good news. Not really thrilled with this new doctor. Feel that he really didn't give me a good enough exam and ignored some of my symptoms. Hopefully he'll listen better monday. Elbow feels better, hands are still going numb at times, but now I've got pains in my right hand and wrist. Thought it might be the lithuim I'm taking for the bipolar I have, but according to my doc the dose I'm on shouldn't be causing those symptoms. AGGGGH!!!!! Feeling really frustrated right now. Monday can't come soon enough. Well thanks for the rant. Have a good week-end everybody. Peace.
My husband worked for a co worker who due to the company's schedule didn't get any holidays off this past year. He had problems with gunfire in the neighborhood around the plant he works at also. Got to love those gang bangers!!! lol. So far the year is going better for us. Hope it is for everyone else. Take care everybody.
Great news!!! The roads were clear enough that we were able to get out. Was only 10 minutes late to appt. Had fun though digging our Ranger out. Doc says that I have tennis elbow and recommend that I stay off the computer for the next week and come back on the 7th. So you won't see me on any of my boards for a a while. I know what you mean about laughing at my post. I'm from southern Indiana and like you in New York 3 inches is nothing to us. My poor family though has almost a foot now!!! Feel sorry for them. My mom has a little Rav so they can get out of about anything. Glad you had a good Christmas. I did too, other than the dang snow. Take care and thanks again for all the great advice.
Hi Dave, bad news. The area of Texas I live in got 3 inches of snow today on top of 2 inches of rain. So the roads are a mess. Add to that below freezing temps and people who don't know the meaning of the word salt, or how to use it, we're not going anywhere for a few days. Hopefully the roads will be better next week and I can get in to see the doc then. Hope you had a good Christmas. Take care and thanks again for all the advice you've given me.
Joy, I'm new to the board, but hope you will accept these Christmas wishes from me. I live in Texas and we might get up to 5 inches of snow tomorrow on top of ice. Dreading going out wednesday, but have a very important doctor's appt. Got my fingers crossed that weather isn't as bad as tv says it might be and for once the idiots who run our apartment complex do something about the ice/snow. Guess I got spoiled living all those years in Indiana where people actually know how to handle snow!!! lol. Merry Christmas and take care of yourself.
Hi Buteo, I also have lower back pain which has been a chronic problem since I was young. I finally got a referral to an orthopedic spine specialist last year after an mri showed several degenerative discs. He's recommended therapy twice, the most recent time this past august. Due to time constrates I was unable to finished the full round of therapy so my therapists gave me some exercises to do at home. The round of exercises are as follows: leg cross at the knee for 2 minutes each leg, bridges ( raise back off the ground with knees bent and hold for 10-20 seconds as you're able) 20x's, balance on one leg with opposite knee bent and held against back of leg if necessary for balance for 1 minute each leg, chair sit, where you sit in a chair with both knees bent and good posture, then rise from chair again with good posture 20x's twice with break in between, slouches where you sit in a chair with good posture then slouch forward and repeat for 1 minute. Do you have access to resistance bands?? If you do there are two more exercises you can do. Using a 5 lb resistance band hook it to the back of a door and do the following exercises. Sitting in a chair again with good posture, using one arm at a time, pull the band towards you, keeping your arm straight and your elbow locked. Repeat 20xs then switch arms. For the second exercise, stand up straight and pull the band towards you, again keeping your arm straight and elbow locked. I do these exercises 3xs a week and it's helped me a ton. But like everyone else, I suggest asking your doctor first before starting any exercise regimen. Hope this helps and you feel better soon. Pain of any kind is never fun.View Thread
Hi Dave, the new doctor's office finally called. He's an orthopedic surgien and my appt is next wednesday, the 26th. Thanks for the web sites, they've given me some helpful advice. Hope this new doctor can give me some good news. We'll see. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas.
Hi Dave, thanks for replying to my post. I don't know if it's just my computer which I just got out of the shop AGAIN, or just the browser I use, but the link you suggested leads no where. I actually saw my doctor's pa when I went two weeks ago and all he gave me was the referral's name. So I'm hoping and praying that their office calls soon and I can get some answers. I will however try the other sites you mentioned and hopefully I can get some answers or at least some questions to ask this new doctor. I just pray it's not something serious like what happened to my dad or just as worse in my mind arthritis. My maternal grandmother started to develop it right about the age I am now and she's so crippled by it that she can barely get around or feed herself. I really hope that's not my future. Well thanks again for answering and I'll keep you guys posted.
Hi, I'm new to this board, but am an active member on another board. I've always had back pain of some sort ever since I was in fifth grade. I'm in my* late 30's now, and the past two years have been some of the worst. I started seeing a back specialist last year after an mri showed two degenerative disks and the pain was so bad at times that I couldn't walk through a store without having to sit down. I've done physical therapy twice, and take cleabrex when the pain is the worse. I'm leery though of coming to depend on it, since it can cause stomach issues. The past week my husband and I had to pack up our apartment and move everything out because our apartment complex was ordered by the city we live in to replace the carpet due to some issues the city inspectors found when they came through in October. Since then I can barely get out of bed in the morning, the pain is so bad, and I've started to experience numbness in my hands as well. I just saw my back doctor two weeks ago and he gave me a clean bill of health other than a referral to a joint specialist for the pain I was having in my right elbow. I'm at my wits end and afraid of what may be happening. My father had to have back surgery two years ago for the severe pain he was having and it turned out to be lymphoma. He's in remission now after a year and a half of treatment, but I'm deathly afraid that the same thing may happen to me. Any advice/guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.