- #1668897drlivingstone February 21, 2018 at 5:42 pm
gaby-one Thanks for information &wishes. Our GP said today he wants to keep me off morphine if possible And I know Gabapentin as Desis son has MS and needs it for muscle spasms.I also have polymyalgia rheumatica so are having another course of prednisone treatment currently.Best wishes Cheers
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1668902LoyalMemberMember since: March 1, 2010
Replies: 17016Loyal February 21, 2018 at 6:44 pm
By golly you’re going through quite a rough patch at the mo with all that pain in the back mixed with the problems with your gums as well! Sometimes the side effects of some medications are as bad as the ailment one is taking it for it seems… therefore making double the trouble! I hope you find the right pain relief soon.
Loyal - Bay of Plenty 🙂#1668935vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 26585vale019 February 21, 2018 at 8:27 pm
Oh DocL – I am so sorry to hear that things are not improving for you. I also feel for you having to take Prednisone for so long, I think I may have mentioned it before but I refuse to take any more of it, it has so many horrible side-effects without any cure.
Huiatahi – as well as my other problems [eyes rolling] I too have peripheal neuropathy of the lower legs -my legs feel as if I have socks on & my feet feel as if I have trodden in tar but, although they are tender to touch, they are not particularly painful, thank goodness.
Along with other pain-killers I am supposed to take 300mg Gabapentin twice a day but I have cut the dosage back to 200mg twice daily. I hate the feeling of being a walking zombie most of the day so I try to cut back where I think I can get away with it. Good luck with finding something to help you with your pain.#1668940huiatahiMemberMember since: March 22, 2017
Replies: 1028huiatahi February 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm
On 900 mgs I felt really drunk without having the fun getting there….I couldn’t walk across the room without hitting the walls, I find it very difficult to get more than a few hours sleep for the terrible burning of feet and leg
#1668975drlivingstone February 22, 2018 at 9:53 am
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Doogie, Thanks for Mrs Doogie and your best wishes as well as Vale019, Loyal &Gaby-one.and anyone I forgot Comfortable Pain management that is the aim first.I couldn,t get into bed let alone lie down to sleep last night My GP recommended a recliner chair. We have them but they only recline at bottom,however I had a goodish sleep till 520am It has come to something when the only way I can get round is bent right over or by wheelchair.The cocktail of pills this morning was a challengeThe lightweight .wheelchair from ASPIRE Canterbury will give me more independence/relief as Desi has serious health issues too with her fibromyalgia and asbestosis respiratory complications She found the borrowed one too heavy lifting in and out of car We are a right pair of oldies.Cheers 😀 PS EarthquakesAnniversary Seven years ago I had just arrived home from Burwood Hospital after having a hip replacement by one hour when biggie struck I was pretty disabled then too.
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1669052LoyalMemberMember since: March 1, 2010
Replies: 17016Loyal February 22, 2018 at 5:12 pm
😯 Oh boy I sympathise with you with that one re the sleeping sitting up! I had 2 months of that December & January just gone with shingles pain. Couldn’t lay down due to the hip, leg & ankle pain! The lazyboy didn’t work for me as it was the wrong positioning for where the shingles were hitting me. Ended up in having a pillow propped up on the corner of the couch & somehow slumping over on it. Kept waking up in all sorts of uncomfortable weird positions & had to readjust continually. Then the lower legs,ankles & feet all swelled up due to the blood not flowing round the body as it should when in bed. Sure didn’t help the swelling with the heat wave we were having with temperatures between 30 & 34 degrees! I’m afraid not very long sleeps were had. Very patchy & shallow sleep, & I didn’t look forward to nightime. All day I’d just feel like sleeping, yet couldn’t at night! Wrecked my Christmas, Birthday & several other occasions. However, these things happen, & I just have the dregs of the shingles now.
I hope you manage to find a position you’re able to sleep in, as its no fun being tired all the time…let alone in pain!
Loyal - Bay of Plenty 🙂#1669061vale019MemberMember since: August 20, 2012
Replies: 26585vale019 February 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm
huiatahi – I can relate to the burning legs & feet at night. I always end up with my feet hanging out of bed even on cold nights. I can’t sleep without a sleeping pill but have been like that for years … and, just to top it off, I also have sleep apnoea – sheeesh!!
Loyal – sorry to hear about your bout with Shingles. I believe it is an extremely painful condition, hopefully you are well on the way to recovery 🙂
DrL – Both you & Desi have my sympathies. Life must be hard for you right now, hopefully your back condition will improve at least enough for you to be able to walk and lie down comfortably. All the best.#1669065drlivingstone February 22, 2018 at 6:28 pm
Thank you for all the best wishes I hope all of you are on the mend.Today Desi got me a hire light wheelchair which means I can continue to do duties in kitchen and taking out the rubbish &recycling etc. I ventured out in self propel wheelchair a few minutes ago after five days inside and am looking forward to getting my dentures back from adjustment tomorrow too and attend our Communitys Happy Hour tomorrow night. And I feel it will put me in touch on our social side on Saturday and next Monday at our 401st Grownups Coffee &Chat gathering @The Raspberry Cafe in Taitapu.Cheers 😀
Peoples Republic Of Christchurch#1669072doogieMemberMember since: March 27, 2006
Replies: 6407doogie February 22, 2018 at 6:44 pm
Not meaning to be picky but the highest dose of prednisone prescribed for any ailment is 60MGs High dosage for prolonged periods can cause central eye cateracts which has impacted on my vision. To not use this medication in my case would have created far greater problems.#1669083drlivingstone February 22, 2018 at 9:26 pm
Doogie, Of course you are not being picky.I have had a few issues in sight dept. especially in mornings and sympathise. I can,t drive either at moment Best wishes 😀
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