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Amazing Back Relief

Saturday, July 17, 2010

After weeks, months and years of intermittent back pain, my new doctor finally tried something that seems to be working. Anti-inflammatory patches. They're made for patients who have heart surgery, but who cares?

Since I have issues with stomach bleeds, I can't really take a lot of meds, since they immediately cause GI bleeding. These patches carry the stuff without going through the GI tract. There is still a risk of bleeding, but not as quickly.

They last for 12 hours and I'm on the second without issue. More importantly, I slept through the night. I can't remember the last time I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day.

So, I've sent an email to send a script to my pharmacy. she already told me they may not be covered by insurance, but I don't care. Not being in agony is worth just about anything.

I'm having an MRI and x-rays done on Monday and have an appointment with a neurosurgeon in mid-August, but this just might get me there.

What a brilliant idea!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    emoticon So glad they came up with something for you!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 7/22/2010 2:14PM

    Glad you found something that works. How did the tests go?

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LIFEISAJOURNEY 7/19/2010 10:57AM

  What great news! Today's results will help.... you're on your way.

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GR8CATSBY 7/17/2010 7:30PM

    What great news!!!! I'm so pleased for you - after struggling with this pain for so long, you're finally feeling better!

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JENNYPENNY29 7/17/2010 3:08PM

    Yay! What a good feeling to feel good, right? I feel like I can conquer the world when I'm coming out of an episode of pain.

I'm so happy for you!

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HSMOM2FOUR 7/17/2010 8:07AM

    Fantastic!!! I'm so glad that you've found something that works for you!! I hope you are able to find some long-term relief as well! I had back surgery in 2005, and understand completely what back pain is like!! Don't over-do it while you are feeling better with the patches!!

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DDOORN 7/17/2010 8:07AM

    SO pleased you've found the relief you'd been looking for!

It's GREAT when our SPARK isn't dampened by pain!


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