Posted 31 July 2008 - 01:42 AM
Have a great Day!! Sam
Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:05 AM
Sorry to hear that your having pains. Is there another medication they can give you? Maybe you've built up a tolerance to the Lyrica.
I know when it's rainy or the pressure drops I get extra stiff and achy. Even if it doesn't rain.
Hope you feel better soon.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:07 AM
Hang in there, I hope you have a nice day too!
Posted 31 July 2008 - 05:31 AM
I hope you will start to feeling better and that the Lyrica will maybe start helping even more.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 08:16 AM
Believe it or not, I was on Lyrica and pain medication and neither helped with pain. The tried and true one for me was simply an NSAID. Generally two worked, but if not the doctor said to take three. Ask your doctor if you can take one of the NSAIDs.
It is what it is...........
Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:42 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:31 PM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 03:53 PM
And it's really not funny when others don't understand, particularly about not going to the doctor's because of the lack of funds. I still have problems paying all of the bills. Once you get SS disability, you only have Medicare ~ which is getting more and more difficult to use. When I have blood drawn they ask for $$ up front, because they know that Medicare only pays 80%. All of my specialist are like that also, they ask for what they call a "co-pay" up front ~ or you don't see the doctor. It can get really expensive.
Anyway, hang in there, I'm sure things will work out. I'llkeep you in my thoughts.
Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:08 PM
Sorry about all the pain and the Lyrica not working. Have you ever (or anyone else) tried meditation? That has been the one thing that I can depend on to help me both physically and mentally. I am getting really good at it and find it brings much relief.
I can't take anything for pain because of my GAVE (watermellon stomach). Some days I think I can't go another step ~
Pain can just completely disrupt you entire life. I do hope you find something that helps you.
Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:13 AM
I "feel" your pain - litterally
sorry - couldn't resist that. I tried Lyrica and it sort of helped but left me so 'foggy' that I couldn't stand it anymore. I switched to 60 mg of Cymbalta and it helped with the neuropathy burning pain - it does come back a few hours before I take it but I get about 20 hours of relief from that.
Other than trying a different med I have no advice as I sat up and watched TV all night last night because the other aches and pains were so distracting. I hate the pain the most. Some days I feel like I'm two different people and every now and then my family gets a glimpse of the me without pain and they must think some stranger walked into the house and took over the normal grumpy me. When I feel good and am nice, patient and friendly it actually maks me feel guilty - that maybe it would be better to not have those glimpses of normalcy because when the pain comes back it hits me even harder. And then I realize how fortunate I am to have such a wonderful, understanding, helpful family - they do so much for me - I am blessed.
If you find relief please update!
Posted 06 August 2008 - 09:05 PM
Sorry to hear that you are in pain and suffering. It is the barometric pressure that affects us. When it goes down it makes us hurt more. I could tell the weather guys when it is going to rain by how I feel and I could do a better job than they do - and I bet every member of the forum could do a better job than they could too!
If the Lyrica is not helping, have you called your doctor to see if there is something else that you can try? It seems like .it is worth trying a different med so you can be more comfortable and rid of all of your pain, not just some of it. Have you had the swelling before? Is it a reaction to something?
You are usually such an upbeat and positive person I hope that with a change of meds you can be painfree and back to the supportive and positive person we all know.
Chocolate, It isn't just for breakfast anymore!