Monday, December 18, 2006
Another pain doc. appointment

it went well - i was feeling pretty low beforehand, so i'm glad. i needed it.

we talked about pain control, and also talked about trying lyrica. decided we would start the lyrica at a low dose, stay there for a month, and see how it goes. if we need to go up, we'll go up next month. the 'hope' is, that the nerves are firing for no reason (obviously we don't really want that, but if that's the case, lyrica will supposedly help). already, i am a mystery. *sigh*

i also asked about the possibility of a daily pain control med. she gave me tramadol to use for the worst pain, to see how it works for me. i am no limited to only 3 per week, which is fabulous. what is NOT fabulous is that it doesn't seem to work at all for me. i had a monster of a headache going, so once i filled the script i took one. it's now an hour later, and i can't tell any difference. :( bummer. the idea was to see how it worked, and then if it helped, we could work out a daily 'schedule' of sorts to take it. i guess now we'll have to find another pain med.

i'm just hopin' that the lyrica can work some miracles. i could really use one.

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7 Comments:
Anonymous Muum had this to say:

sorry, doll, keep me posted on how things go

9:21 PM 

Blogger YoSafBridg had this to say:

i haven't heard of lyrica before--i've tried tramadol--here's hoping...
i'm going to try a new neuro soon, see if maybe some fresh perspective might help

10:28 PM 

Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess had this to say:

Bless your heart, sweetie!

8:57 AM 

Blogger MusicalMom had this to say:

:'( Sorry you have to go through all of that! I hope you can get some relief soon.

11:48 AM 

Blogger terri had this to say:

Emily, sorry that the new drugs aren't all they're cracked up to be. I hope you will find some relief soon, in something. Give things a chance and stay positive if you can. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!! Enjoy the holidays and I hope they are somewhat pain-free and joyous. You deserve it!!

10:36 AM 

Blogger LeighAnn had this to say:

Take care of yourself girl!

6:50 AM 

Blogger Grim Reality Girl had this to say:

I hope you are feeling better! Chronic pain sucks -- especially during the holidays when it is likely to be worse because you are stressed. May 2007 bring you better health and less pain!

11:52 AM 

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