Very true. My Dr wrote 2 scripts and the patient saved them and killed himself. My Dr went under investigation.
Walked into his office in 09 and it said no pain scripts will be written. I broke down in the waiting rm and they took me back.
We've been together 10 yrs what was I going to do?
He came in and said not meant for long standing patients.
He said after they put the sign up new people would walk in, read the sign while checking in and turn and leave.
I understand both sides but we should still have options. I've taken pain Meds off and on for migraines. Then I herniated discs in neck and back. That's when I went on the F patch and finally ER morphine.
I understand I've built up a tolerance and once a yr I drop my 30 mg dwn to 15 mg for a month. Helps ease their mind it's my idea and I detox some. Then the 30 mg work all day
Well I use to paint, had a rental spot at a ceramics company and dabbled in glass art but it's almost too hot to take!
Health issues and giving up driving stopped that for now.
When I need pampering for that hole in my soul for the younger me well I shop on line.
I'm the female Hugh Heffner of a wonderful collection of PJ's!!
I also collect unusual caftans so my husband sees me in something besides those PJ's
When I need to feel good I book my husband and I joint massages and then into the hot tub. They have an outdoor pool so I'm waiting for spring/summer. I don't swim but the setting is lovely with a view of a lake not to far away. I sit and read- love it and I love to people watch.
It's a great way to get to talk to people also because there more open in this environment. Can't wait
As for what I collect and keep around me, I have a collection of French handmade part porcelain dolls. They sit or lay and the largest is 12" across with a fantastic hat from porcelain .
I also collect Krinkels that aren't to Christmasy just very eclectic . There so cheerful. Just got a pink pig wearing a tutu and hand painted on top of the solid pink. There in my day room were my treadmill says unfold me and get on
For a REALLY rough month I collect Heidi Daus Jewlery . I basically stopped because what's the point I rarely go out. I'm looking for a way to display them. There eclectic also. My last purchase was a butterfly necklace and a bracket to match. There covered in
S. crystals. Great now I wanna look and see if her spring collection is out.
My husband will thank you Caprice . Fun topic! Chgd my mood, thanks.View Thread
Hi Chris. If your a newbie WELCOME. You'll find we started a discussion today- fri on what are your symptoms? Read it as more post and you'll discover sadly your not alone in these symptoms. I'm sorry to say that.
As I know Mimi has said get your vit D level chkd. If its low it can increase your pain feelings. You'll also want to make sure they chk your thyroid, B12and hormone levels. I give myself B12 shots. Cost $13 for a months supply. I do mine on Friday because it kinda makes you feel energy and my mood is better. They will track these levels with reg blood test. My Dr chgs &50 to give a B12 shot. Outrageous.
Do yourself a helpful favor and look on the upper rt side of the opening pg for this site. You'll see tips and lower down you'll see "all tips"
Click on that and you'll see a sleepless nt I had and wrote down research/info sites.
They are all ".com" unless I typed different like org or gov.
There in no special order. Read what I put in the post because some put additional sites as you scan down the page. You need to really research to understand what's happening to your body. The more you know the better you can work with your Dr. Most PDR don't have a good knowledge of this invisible illness. It will also help you get the people you want to know to understand.
You'll need them to understand. Your life just changed. It does not go away. If you do to much you'll really pay.
I have many health issues and in my 15yrs of fibro I think it gets worse as you go along. Pain pills won't really help on a daily basis but research flare ups because they help me then. There's no set time on how long they'll last either. I had one that lasted months.
If you get bad pain in neck, shoulders, back try going to Amazon and looking at tens unit. You don't have to spend alot and people review them so you can get good info. I looked at the really high priced ones and then looked for those things in a lower priced unit. I pd $40 for my first. To see if it would help. They send a current that blocks pain. The best are "dual" units. That gives you 4 patches and separate control for each 2.
They are FDA approved and you'll want a timer and auto off. Also cover over any dials or setting areas They come preprogrammed and as you get use to it you can set your own but I just use what's on it. There often used in PT although they wanted $600 for the unit. I saw it on Amazon for $100. Didn't get that one
Keep reading here. You can vent anytime you need to. WE UNDERSTAND! Ask anything you like and there is a Dr on board who has fibro. If you want to ask him a question just put attn: Dr P in the discussion bar. He will get it. Usually takes several days for a response.
Also there's an area under drugs were people review various Meds offered for use in fibro. And other illness. Very helpful to me.
Take care. Don't forget we check in to see how everyone is doing on Wed & Fri. Get to know us and us you
I think I rambled I just want to help you start learning about fibro. Sometimes you can use a search engine type in fibromyalgia and it's really a site hawking a med. no point in wasting time when we have fibro fog---- ha ha. Stay safeView Thread
I have terrible pain this week in face, neck, arms, fanny points. Numbness in hands, feet and top of thighs. Jaw pain for me also but sometimes when I do go to sleep I wake up clenching on my tongue even with a night guard.
Chronic multiple headaches. Not hungry . REALLY off balance, ringing in both ears, dental issues, no matter what I try I only have 7 teeth not now crowned. They say the many meds ive tried No energy but could be the CFS. Feeling my legs will give way. If I do 2-3 hrs of activity I hurt so bad the next day I can't get up till 8pm. That's being able to see clearly and get my words out. I hate the brain fog. It's for real.
My eyes hurt so bad I don't understand it and so dry I use drops and a moisture gel- OTC- many times a day.
Not sure if it's part but I developed cataracts and go next week for surgical evaluation .
Constant sore throats and my voice will just disappear .
Not sure if it's the fibro but I lost that highly active in sports, volunteer work, my art work in ceramics, painting and poetry. The ability to take care of my house and nest ie all day in the kitchen cooking new veggie meals for my honey and my favorite baking. Oh sorry that's I lost who I was......
I have to tell all of you I get a bit envious when you say your going to the festival, or out with family. I just can't get a break. My going out adventures are Drs for more bad news and now back to my COUNSELOUR to try and help me make some good choices to help myself. I have so many things wrong with this body it's too much. I start to feel the t. tiniest better and now my migraine season has started,2 this week. That ran me down and I was feeling the nerve pain and woke up today with a shingles out break.
I'm not really whining I just have lost my coping abilities. I've been looking at a stack of PJ's my honey did, just sitting in the chair all week. That was my goal for the week. Get them put away. by Fri and there still there. I will feel so unproductive if I don't get this done but shingles, the non stop bad headache I get with them. I hurt like heck in the 17' weather and the winds gusting at 30mph.
The CFS and the fibro with low thyroid keep me snuggled in bed and the rest has me medicated up.
QUESTION- is it wrong to chg the do it task to Sun? Im fighting my mind against my body and keep arriving at I need help. I don't eat well and want to hire a meal service. My husband (1st time in a long time) thinks I should be able to manage. I'm 60 and been fighting a new chronic condition every year for the last 15 yrs. we figured it out at the counselors.
If help and meals (hubby travels every week, no family) would offer me a chance to dump the guilt and feel like I'm running the house and taking care of my honey bunny and we can afford it, is it a bad thing to want to do it?
I feel so bad here I want to move to AZ bad. I know someone with fibro there and she feels so much better then when she's in WA.
PLEASE don't put me down. I'm try to find the answer to a very complex problem.View Thread
I've had to take Meds today. I don't know how I missed ANGELS post unless we were texting at the same time:-). I'm sorry about your Daddy you never told me that. But your mommie sounds like she's having a hoot!! . Good for her! That control starts so slowly sometimes it effects you before you relize the cause and then your afraid. My mother endured such abuse she left home at age 12yrs with her 16yr old sister. She went to college when she turned 50 and was an all A student. Her last subject she needed to graduate was a language. She wasn't interested so she just stopped. She didn't need the paper. She was deaf up to her mid-20's. What a survivor she was. ALZHEIMER'S was the worst thing she could get to take her life. 1yr.
She walked a terrible then great life path in her later years when she divorced my father. She survived breast cancer and she was going to live on her terms!
I hope your close to her and watch her blossom. Exciting for sure!
Take the two of you for a day of beauty if you haven't already:-)
Best wishes and smiles and loads of laughter!!
I mail you a card till your system is fixed.View Thread