A Step Backwards
Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:45 PM
Once again, showering is like climbing Everest. Then I have to go lie down, then force myself up again to get dressed. Have come close to calling in sick once but didn't because I have already missed 4 days of work with sick dad and sick kids and my 3 month check up and left early once with migrane-like tension headache and left once after only 2 hours to go to ER for kidney stone pain. I can't miss any more work!!
Been drinking a cup of regular coffee in the mornings just to get my motor running, eating 5 small healthy snacks to keep energy up, taking daily multi vitamins and glucosamine but my body feels like concrete. It's always my hips, shoulders, hands, feet and lower back. My range of motion is disappearing. Moving at all is painful and difficult.
I don't know why I am telling all of you this, as if you don't already know what it's like. Just need to whine a bit I guess.
I really love my job and love working. I can't let this stop me. But really, I have never found anything that helps this pain and fatigue except time. I know in time it will subside - but when? I don't know. Past experience says it could last weeks or months. I'll bet it would go away if my stress would.
Do I call rheumatologist? What would she do? Increase pred? Prescribe narcotic pain med? I already know she doesn't want to do either. What else is there? I have asked also about arthritis pain meds but my pain is more in connective tissues and muscles rather than joints.
Well, good night and thanks for reading my gripe.
Posted 17 January 2008 - 10:42 PM
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:35 AM
Here is some cheese to go along with your whine, it is a pretty healthy snack! Just kidding. Pain and fatigue have gotten the best of me as well. I also notice more this time of year than in the summer. Antiinflammatories do help a great deal. I am so stiff in the morning but if I forget to take my pill, by the mid afternoon I am just about crippled in pain. I agree with Jefa about the tea. I gave up coffee about 5 years ago and it was the best thing I did. Tea is for me now!
Reducung stress is never easy, but for your health, try. I volunteer for 2 each week at my girls school and when I leave there I go home and napp for 2 hours. It wipes me out!
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:33 AM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 06:25 AM
I'm so sorry you are having such a tough time right now. Reading your post made me want to get in the car and come help you. I know all to well how pain and fatigue can effect a person and I don't know how you are doing all that you are.
Are you taking in Fish Oil? my primary care physician put me on it and after taking it regularly it REALLY helps with inflammation and the whole connective tissue pain. I wasn't sure at first so I tested it out, stopped it for a bit, but boy does it help. It is one capsule I won't miss. I think it's important that you take the right one however. How it's processed is very important. If you are interested give me a pm and I'll give you the details.
Posted 18 January 2008 - 03:22 PM
Sorry you are feeling so bad. Will keep you in my thoughts at night before retiring.
Take care, Everyone.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 03:01 AM
I'm sorry to hear you are having such a bad time as well. Try as hard as you can to force yourself to relax, even a little at a time to help relieve some of that stress. I also have you in my thoughts.
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:55 AM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 01:22 PM
I hope you can get some rest when you can and I will keep you in my thoughts.
Blessings to you and a warm hug from Minnesota.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:11 PM
You all are in my thoughts always too.