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Post  sconesail on Thu 05 Dec 2013, 9:02 pm

Hi All,

It has been awhile since I posted last.

Let's see I was admitted to the hospital in the second week of November. I was there for 4 days. The verdict at the end- basically treat pain and get off everything else. I was on way too many meds and really out of it- the side effects were bad too- nausea. So basically- we decided to get off everything except Tylenol 3 for pain. (along with immediate release morphine for the really bad ones.) so that is what we have been doing. I haven't needed the morphine- which is good. I do have zanaflex for sleep. But still I am doing better than I have been doing in months. Dora is back too and that helps. So I spent a few days at the hospital and then went to the beach for thanksgiving with my family. Things have been better.

I just hope they stay b etter. I feel like I have been sick for so long this time. I don't even remember the past month. I feel like I am finally coming out of this dark period. I hope that I am.

Pain free day,
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Post  30yrsofheadache on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 5:38 am

Sounds like a good plan. Its nice to hear that something is helping you.
Hugs,
Cindy

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Post  Sara79 on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 2:20 pm

I'm so glad you checked in again! I've been shaking the chicken for you, and I'm thankful they've come up with a better plan for your situation, especially since you seem positive about the changes. Glad you world is brightening up.


Give Dora some love from all of us here, she's been such a positive factor in your life.

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Post  tortoisegirl on Fri 06 Dec 2013, 6:59 pm

Glad to hear you have had some improvement and have something stronger to take if needed. What meds did you discontinue? So what do you think turned things around--treatments in the hospital, discontinuing some meds, or just time? Best wishes.

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Post  sconesail on Sat 07 Dec 2013, 7:22 pm

Hi All,

thank you so much for your continued support and best wishes. I'm not sure what I would do without the support of everyone here! It really means a great deal to me.

I am not sure exactly what helped. I think the hospitalization did help. I had round the clock depakan, as well as magnesium, phenobarb, benedryl, and Phenergan with Morphiine for pain. It broke the headache, but made me soo out of it that we realized I was on way too much. So I left with prescriptions for Morphine and Phenergan. However, we decided to go with a less is more approach when leaving the hospital. So now I am simply taking Tylenol 3, the occasional klonopin, and zanaflex for sleep. I do have morphine for really bad ones, but I haven't had to use it yet. (keeping fingers crossed on that point.)

I think some time and rest also helped a great deal. I am not sure what worked- could have been a combination of things- I mean the tmeds did break it. I also think some quiet time at the Beach with my family helped too. I don't know what it is about the bay- maybe just the salt water, the break, throwing things for Dora and Max (my father's dog), going shelling, and rest all come together to make me feel better. I don't know why it happens, but usually a few days at Port St. Joe just make me feel better?

Whatever it is, I am doing better. I have actually been able to get stuff done that needed to be done. (I haven't been able to do much or anything for six weeks.) I also got some Christmas decorating done today- basically got a wreath and a tree (artificial) but decorating it was fun. So I guess I am going to stay on this tack for a while and enjoy doing a little better and hope that it continues. (Hoping and praying as I write that one.)

Pain free days,
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Post  KimbaK on Sun 08 Dec 2013, 9:02 pm

Hi Scone,

Its good to hear you are out of the hospital and not dying in pain. I'm feeling pretty good these days. Feeling a lot more hopeful than before so feeling good. But having jinxed myself now, I am going to take a dose of meds and try to sleep it off.

K

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