iv had a headache for over 10 yrs that does not go away and have had migraines since i was a teenager. .
i have been dealing with that and many other symptoms for the 10 yrs but was not finally diagnosed until 2 yrs ago. . that being almost a yr after i had to start using a wheelchair..
the only thing that iv found sure fire way to get rid of a migraine is something they dont do anymore which is a shot of morphine or demerol and go home & sleep it off. . i have tried many of the new meds and nothing works for me and my dr just took away the hydromorphone that i have been using as soon as i felt 1 comming on . . so now im dreading the next real bad 1 cus il i have left it a cold rag and a dark quiet room. .
im origanaly from southern ont but now live out in saskabush. . lol. .
welcome to the fmily . . jg beaches mentioned the spoon theroy so i thought i would provise you with it. . also adding the letter to normals . . if you can print these out and sheare them with your bosses they might better understand what your dealing with. .
did you visit both sides of the falls ? i lived on the canada side for many yrs and still cant describe them. . lol. . the only thing better than the falls was fireworks and lazers over the falls set to music. . i have seen that from both sides. . its amazing. .
we use to spend alot of time just down stream from the falls in the gorge. . i still use that as one of the places i take myself in my mind for meditation. .
there was a bunch of us that would go down there on motorcycles with a little gas grill and spend the day. . lol
got 1 for ya. . i done this to my dw when we first got together. . lol
i was layin in bed just waitin. . and as she started to crawl in i jumped and sceamed a little. . so she asked me what was wrong & i said i was ok i just felt old age creepin up on me. . she is 3 yrs older than me. . lol. .
i told my boss at the time and his dw is older than him too. . he got 2 cracked ribs out of it. . lol
well its gonna warm up a little in my part of the great white north today. . gonna be around 85 and a little more humid than were use to. . but atleast there will be a breeze. .
with any luck il sleep thru the worst of it as i was not able to get any sleep overnite . . iv had a real bad time with my neck the last few days. . my heating pad has not helped much so today im gonna try some ice. .
my dr just got a visit from someone from the college of phys & surgons in our province. . they told him he was perscribing to many opiates. . so he took me off 1 of my morphines and replaced it with tramadol. . but due to costs i take a genaric version called zytram xl. . i take 300mg 1 time in the morning. . it does not help with the headaches the way the morphine did but it has helped with the usual aches and pains and i have had no side effects at all
iv noticed that everytime a question like this comes up on the board you reply with the same answer. . . but in each the poll seems to say the same thing in that it affects most of us . .
thats not to say that your wrong in what you say because we are all different and do feel things in different ways. . but i see this as people in essence doing there own research because there is not alot being done elsewhere.. .
and i dont see it all being our nerves as some of us have real bad reactions to sents and some light and others cant stand to be touched. .
so we are all different in some ways and were just trying to figure out ways we are alike. .
i think there is so little research being done due to the fact that so many dr's still dont beleive that we are truely sick . . i know i have been trying to find any research being done in canada and have yet to find anything at all. .