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RE: Being In Pain, Is Such A, Pain in The, Behind Etc etc, !!!! !!!! !!!!, (STPWO)

Friday, June 21, 2013

RE: Being in pain, is such a, pain in the, behind etc etc, !!!! !!!! !!!!, now more than, ever a few, weeks back i, woke up with, severe Pain in, & all down, my Left Shoulder, Arm Hand Wrist, etc etc etc.

I had previously, hurt my Left, Hand / Wrist, when i fell, down in my, Flat & had, gone up to, A&E to get, it checked out, / looked at, i thought @, 1st it was, broken luckily it, was just badly sprained.

Getting back to, the point lol, lol lol lol, i was worried, as the Pain, had been ongoing, 4 a few, days & i, was & am, also now in, continuous pain i'm, even struggling to, get dressed which, is a complete, knightmare.

So i went, up to A&E,this was on, Thursday 23rd May, 2013 @ 12.10pm, & they asked, me what had, happened which i, explained what did, happen so they, gave me a, Beige coloured Splint, to wear on, my wrist &, said i either, had 'Joints' 'Pain', or 'Age related, Arthritis' !!!!.

They also said, if the pain, becomes worse come, back which i, did do on, Thursday 30th May, 2013 @ 12.10pm, this time i, was told that, i had 'Osteo Arthritis', & they advised, me to make, an appt to, see my GP, / Doctor which, i did do, on Tuesday 4th, June 2013 i, saw her.

She gave me, sum 'Strong Painkillers', Co - Codamol Tablets, 90 Tablets 8, / 500mg Dosage, take 1 or, 2 tablets 4, times a day, !!!! !!!! !!!!, now these are, very very 'STRONG', they have 2, well known side, effects Drowsiness (, they make you, very very 'sleepy',).

Also Constipated (, they make you, 'Bloated' up inside, in other words, you can end, up having 'Toilet, Trouble' !!!!), which is soooo, soooo not good, @ all what, so ever !!!!, !!!! !!!! !!!! !!!!, & this is, what i am, currently going through, @ this moment, in time !!!! !!!! !!!!. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v ANNC16
    I've only just come across this as I've MIA for a few weeks.

    I completely understand your pain and frustration. I've got osteoarthritis in several joints along with fibromyalgia and a host of other things, including depression and anxiety.

    I can't take any kind of co-codamol as I get all the things that you describe, having IBS the constipation is intolerable and I can't have the extra fruit that the Dr recommends. I'm on tramadol instead, which can make you feel very 'spaced out' at the start, although it gets easier with use.

    I'm also on indometacin specifically for the osteo, it's a targeted arthritis drug and it's very effective. You have to be really careful though as it can cause ulcers, I have omeprazole to take to help prevent this though.

    It's frustrating when you try and exercise and all you get from it is pain, I do try and do what I can though, and gentle strength training and stretches can really help.

    Hope that you're doing better now.

    Message me if you need to.

    Ann
    1004 days ago
  • v ANGRITTER
    Melanie, I have osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease and degenerative disc disease. So I feel your pain... thoroughly. And if they make you too drowsy, don't take so many of them. I am prescribed a TON of stuff to take every day for pain, and I can only take about half of it or I would be in ZOMBIE LAND. Besides, they want to count the every 4 hours, including the 8+ hours you are sleeping. So don't wake up to take them... it's one mistake a lot of people make.

    And be careful with them and the depression. I also suffer from that and have since I was 15 years old (23 years now... GEESH!), and those pain meds can be a danger to you as they are depressants. So be careful.

    As for your self-cutting.... don't make me rush my passport and come and kick your arse!!! I do believe you gave me your address. LOL You are the only one that can stop it. I like to buy a carton of eggs every once in a while, write the things that are bringing me down or pissing me off ON THE EGGS, and then take them into the woods or someplace and smash them up as I yell that I hate whatever is written on the egg. It's therapeutic, I promise you! Just make sure you don't break them where someone will make you clean them all up... that's just a mess.

    So hugs to you and I will keep updated in your blogs from now on. I've got you resubscribed. I will send you a sparkmail with my personal e-mail address so you can write me there if you need to. I am a huge proponent of talking out issues and I reach out to certain people when I need to. Sounds like you need the same kind of support. Does that sound good to you? Promise me no more scarring!

    Hugs to you, Ang
    1011 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/19/2013 11:55:21 AM
  • v SUGARSMOM2
    I turn green when I read the instructions that come with new medication. . they warn of so many things that this new meds can cause and do to our bodies . I think I want to be without any pills . I was given a new pill for my tummy problems . took it and I had a mess to clean up . not once but twice . . what is a person to do but try when they say you need to take this . I took actos for ten years . it gave me diahria . had to travel with
    1066 days ago
  • v SLIMMERJESSE
    Hope you feel better soon.
    1067 days ago
  • v LIKINMENOW
    Praying for you & hoping things get much better....I am certain that your life is in a hard place right now & it is affecting your health. Been there.
    1067 days ago
  • v PRAIRIECROCUS
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  • v BJPENNY70
    It is aggravating to be in pain and not be able to do anything. Really, just take time to heal. You can do chair exercise and use only your lower body. At least it will keep you moving. I have had to do that. Pain meds will make you constipated. Use stool softeners. Eat a lot of fiber or use powdered fiber in a liquid. I hope you recover fast. The cast will probably help you heal faster. Ease back into exercises after you heal good. Maybe the doctor can send you to therapy. You could learn a routine with that and keep exercising your injury in a careful fashion. I feel your pain. I have been there and done that. Patience friend. emoticon Ice where the pain is worse. 15 minutes on the injury and 15 minutes off. Repeat!
    1068 days ago
  • v SILVERWITCH59
    I hear you on the pain issue. I also have chronic pain it is awful. These last few days My legs are going numb hmmm I am so over this.I do not take their drugs I need to be able to function because I am a care giver so only take advil although they constantly push vicoden.
    Hope you will feel better or at least more comfortable soon. And I agree with the others if it keeps getting worse or not progressing toward better head back to the doc :) emoticon
    1068 days ago
  • v NIGHTSKYSTAR
    Is the pain better?
    1068 days ago
  • v KAYLSLYNN
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  • v QUILTINGB52
    Chronic pain is TRULY a pain!! I can relate especially after damaging my Brachial Plexus, my arthritic knees are now bone-on-bone and the incurable disease in my legs will prevent any surgery....being wheel-chair bound is my challenge, pain is the name of the game.

    But when they ask - on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the worst - where is your pain. I just smile and say it's always a 30!!

    Hope they are able to help you relieve your pain, to be more comfortable.
    1068 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
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    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    1068 days ago
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    1069 days ago
  • v PROVERBS31JULIA
    Magnesium is definately good for loosening up muscles and help with the toilet biz. Also a tablespoon of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is good to soften up things too.

    Get well soon!!

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    1069 days ago
  • v GRNDMOM43
    Hope that you are feeling better soon. OA stinks!
    1069 days ago
  • v JMORRIS85
    So sorry that you are going through so much pain. I also have osteoarthritis is my jaw, hip, knees, back, and neck. To treat mine I exercise and take Cymbalta. Cymbalta is not habit forming like pain killers, so this is what i requested to be put on. Cymbalta has been proven to help with joint pain, back pain, diabetic nerve pain, and depression. When the pain is real bad, there is a shot that my doctor gives me once a year. See if your doctor will send you to physical therapy because they can teach you which exercises will help with your pain. emoticon
    1069 days ago
  • v BARB4HEALTH
    Magnesium is my go-to supplement for pain, to relax and to go the bathroom. It may help some. I hope your medical folks can figure this out so you can get some relief!

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    1070 days ago
  • v BONNIEMARGAY
    Wishing you relief.
    1070 days ago
  • v JTREMBATH
    I would go back to A@E and get them to do an xray.
    1070 days ago
  • v GARDENSFORLIFE
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  • v LINOVER
    Hope you feel better soon!
    1070 days ago
  • v NEWKATHYNOW
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  • v LIVINGFREE19
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  • v PEPPYPATTI
    You may want to get it checked out further. I once thought I sprained my wrist & it turned out that then tendon sheath had severed which resulted in surgery. Take care of yourself!
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    1070 days ago
  • v SEATTLE58ANEW
    Hopefully you'll feel all better real soon! emoticon emoticon
    1070 days ago
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  • v JODENEMARIE
    All I can tell you is, don't use it if the doctor says, "Don't use it." Do what ever exercise or procedures the doctor tells you to unless it causes pain. Tell the doctor of all discomforts.
    I can related to this very well at this time. Surgery on the 28th of May has put me in the healing process.
    Cool, I get to give you the same advice my children keep telling me:" Let it heal correctly., don't push it!"
    I wish you happy healing. emoticon
    1070 days ago
  • v LIVELYGIRL2
    I'm so sorry. I hope you stop feeling miserable soon.

    get it checked out more , if it stays that way. emoticon
    1070 days ago
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  • v BUSTTHEGUT
    This reminds me of when I had arm pain. Not only did it wake me up at night, but then my husband would wake up as well. Felt like an electric shock running through the arm (if you've ever experience that, I have) Turns out my head wasn't on straight (lol) literally. X-Ray showed bends in my neck. Went to physical therapy, which helped from the shoulder down to the elbow, but not from the elbow to hand. Turned out I also had carpal tunnel. It's been 5 years since carpal tunnel surgery, and I've not had any pain in my arm since.
    1070 days ago
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  • v 3016DEBRA
    emoticon Feel Better!!!
    1070 days ago
  • v BIGPAWSUP
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  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    I had some problems this week too but mine is improving. I hope you have a speedy recovery.
    1070 days ago
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  • v KIMPY225
    Feel better fast!
    1070 days ago
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  • v JESS0107
    I hope you get to feeling better soon!!
    1071 days ago
  • v NANCYPAT1
    I am so sorry that your arm is so painful - I broke my wrist a couple of years ago. Getting dressed was one of the toughest things I had to do - I felt like a real invalid for months after the injury - couldn't even do up my bra (sorry but true) or pull up my pants without it hurting.
    1071 days ago
  • v SOFT_VAL67
    how long ago was the fall and injury? did you have an mri or xray? could be you pulled a muscle in the fall or pulled apart some tendons.
    or even dislocated something.
    get it checked out, in the mean time, heat, for me anyway, works better than ice, i go with a heated rice bag and salonpas patches, you can buy the little small ones that stick well.
    i understand about pain, ive been dealing with a broken foot since Jan, and just now getting healed, good luck and hopefully you can find some drug free relief.
    1071 days ago
  • v CHERIJ16
    I hope you get relief soon. emoticon
    1071 days ago
  • v LINDAKAY228
    So sorry about your pain! If it doesn't clear up soon maybe you should go back to the doctor and get it checked again. Hope if feels better very quickly! I deal with chronic pain and know what a pain it is!
    1071 days ago
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  • v DOVESEYES
    Hope you emoticon thinking of you emoticon
    1071 days ago
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  • v MYKIDSRSWEET
    Healing thoughts coming your way.
    1071 days ago
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  • v AWESOMECHELZ
    I am sorry about your pain.... I suffer from chronic pain and you are right, it is miserable. I hope this weekend you can rest and find some relief. God bless you and please take good care.
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    1071 days ago
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