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welcome back, Liz, hope you had a good time~!

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Wow, those pics are magnificent, Gus!!! Thank you.

Child, I hope your pain goes down, soon.

I'm glad you're back, Liz.

I went to the rheumy. My medicine has quit working, including the methotrexate. She can't increase anything until I come back and see her after the surgery. I did get two cortisone shots. The one in my shoulder joint hurt like the dickens, but it has given me some relief. I'm really glad for that.

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So I see my pain doc tomorrow. Follow up for the last shot I had. He said if that shot didn't work, the next option would be minimally invasive outpatient surgery.

My main concern right now is the level of pain... so I wanted to ask a question... he doesn't prescribe narcotics because I have a history of addiction, but my pain level is unbearable at this point. I'm talking I would rather be dead than be in this much pain. I just don't know if I should tell him that... the pain is bringing me to tears, making me gasp for air, and nearly making me collapse, all daily. I can't keep going like this.
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i don't know your doc, Child, but my experience has been that if you tell one that you are thinking of ending it all,, they will not prescribe a med that might be useful in that way... best to tell them what they need to hear, i find....
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That was part of the concern. I just don't know how else to express how bad it hurts or how much I can't take it anymore... and it's not so much that I want to end it like that, I'm just at the end of my rope... nothing is helping, and I just want to not be in pain.
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Ok, appt went okay. Plan is to try yet another shot, and he is sending me to a neurosurgeon for a consult on if dealing with the protruding discs is worth the risk of surgery.

As for pain, I explained the GI doc taking me off all NSAIDs and that all I had to take was Tylenol, and was getting no relief at all. He asked aboiut my limitations for meds I could or couldn't take, and my response was basically "I have a history of addiction but I will take whatever the **** you will give me." So we agreed on Tramadol, for now. Smallest risk of causing me problems, while still possibly getting relief.

So, a question. He wrote it for 3 times daily. Should I take it all 3 times in the beginning to get ahead of the pain, and then see if I can manage with just 1 or 2 a day? It is still an opiate, so I don't want to take more than I need to...
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Child, why not start with one pill in the AM and see if it helps. Then you can take the second or third as needed. I wonder if a Tramadol patch might work better for you? It would release the drug throughout the day.
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Am flaring horribly this week. Monday was open house at the school. I was either standing or sitting on a hard metal seat for almost 6 hours. Then we got some disturbing news at work on Tuesday. Stress is a major trigger for flares for me. I hurt all over and my brain is not functional. Thank gawd tomorrow is Friday!
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