I agree that blowing one's nose should not take place at the dinner table! That is disgusting! I have a number of pet peeves but my biggest one is when people scrape their teeth on their silverware. To me the sound is very loud and is worse than fingernails on a chalk board. I have gone so far as to take silverware away from family members and even guests and give them plastic utensils instead. This has bothered me to no end for as long as I can remember. A lot of my other pet peeves have to do with "noises" too as well as poor table manners.View Thread
We are having a beautiful spring like day here in central Illinois, too bad it isn't going to last long. Later today we are supposed to start getting rain that will turn into sleet and freezing rain which will turn into snow with 2 inches of accumulation by tomorrow night. I am always amazed at how quickly the weather can turn completely around. I woke up with a nasty headache and I am super stiff today. I think it has to do with the weather systems that are slowly moving in.
I will be getting dressed shortly and go to the store to get milk and a few other things we are low on before the weather starts. They have already put out a warning for tomorrow afternoon/evening to not go anywhere if you don't have to as the roads will be bad. It's so funny that today we will cook outside on the grill and tomorrow we will be hunkered down with a nice pot of homemade chicken soup.
Hope everyone has a good rest of the day. May you accomplish all that you hope to do without causing a nasty flare.View Thread
Thank you Nancy and Crystal and everyone else. I seem to be having a better day today, the first day in months where the pain has been even close to manageable. I am being very cautious as I want to hold on to this as long as possible. I do want to discuss getting off of the Savella and Wellbutrin. I don't think that either works at all and would like to try Cymbalta instead and something for anxiety too. I just need to hold on til the 24th. I am running out of all of my meds but I don't want to go to the expense for the refills if we are going to be making changes.
I am going to keep hangin on. This trial and error process is killing me. I like Crystal seem to be resistant to a lot of medications. I either need a higher dose than most or they just flat out do nothing at all for me and that scares me to death. I wonder if I will ever find something that helps but I know I have to hold out hope so hope I will.View Thread
thats the other part of my problem. Every complaint I make the nurse practitioner and the rheumy and pain mgt all blame the fibro. The pain mgt doc here wont deal with my FM he says that's the rheumy's issue and the rheumy wont deal with my DDD he says that's pain mgt's baby. So I am hoping that actually seeing my doc instead of his idiot nurse practitioner will get me somewhere.View Thread
Hi, Nancy that was my whole issue with pain management. i don't mind jumping through hoops and getting the epidural shots but when he made me worse the least he could have done is medicate me. Every single doctor in the area I live in tries to never give pain medication at all if they can get away with it. No matter how many times I called and complained it was all on deaf ears. My primary care is my last hope. It was his nurse practitioner that sent me to a rheumy and the rheumy sent me to pain management. The rheumy and pain mgt want me to see neuro but my PC has to do the referral. I am just so tired of being on this merry go round. I already hurt and am sick and the merry go round doesn't help. I know I will never be pain free and I am OK with that so long as they can tone it down enough for me to be able to do even the simplest things without initiating a huge flare and I want to be able to sleep. I miss sleep. I take 100 mg of Savella BID and I don't think it is helping if it is helping the FM then I need help with the DDD thats the problem I can't tell if my pain is fron the DDD or the FMView Thread
Interesting. I test Epstein Barr positive yet I have never been diagnosed with mono. I also get sick very, very easily and my constant fatigue and pain are disabling. Do you have any literature to support this? I would love to print it out and take it to my doctor.View Thread
I am so beyond frustrated and upset. I was under the mistaken impression that pain management doctors were supposed to try to manage your pain. Apparently I was very, very wrong. I called my pain management doctor again on Friday and they called me back today to tell me that since the first epidural made my lumbar area worse and the cervical epidural did nothing for me that he is done with me and I have to go back to my primary care doctor. Well, I called his office and I can't get in until the 24th of this month. So in the meantime I guess I will continue to suffer the constant pain and the sleeplessness and restlessness. I really feel like I am slowly going insane from the constant suffering with no relief. I am seriously at the end of my rope. I would go to the ER for temporary relief but they are a joke. When I went on Christmas for the concussion and bruised tail bone the doctor asked me what medication I wanted. I told her I don't know I am not a doctor but I can tell you what hasn't been working. So what did she do? She gave me the same medication I told her didn't work. I tried it for one day, even doubled the dose and it was like taking a sugar pill so I said screw it and stopped taking them. I REFUSE TO LIVE LIKE THIS FOR EVER! I am hoping my regular doctor will help. I insisted on seeing him this time in stead of a nurse practitioner but the having to wait is not making me very happy.
I don't know if the pain I am dealing with is from the DDD/arthritis or if it is from my FM. The current FM med and antidepressant I am on aren't working either. I feel exactly the same whether I take them or I don't. I honestly don't care what my doctor does to get me some relief I will try anything to knock the pain down to a manageable level.View Thread
Thank you so much. We miss him but we know he is in a better place where he no longer has to fight and where he can be pain free and have the peace he didn't have here on Earth. ((((HUGS)))) back at ya. And you will also be in my thoughts and prayers as we struggle to get through this difficult time.View Thread
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It is difficult to lose a beloved fur baby. Take comfort in knowing that Sampson is running over the rainbow bridge pain free and happily waiting until he can see you again.View Thread