Pain drain

tjt6768
tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
edited 1. Mar 2012, 14:14 in Living with Arthritis archive
I'm really fed up of this pain and the crap that comes with it. I managed to take J to work this morning, was already suffering the minute I woke up. As soon as I got back I had to rest, I thought, today will be productive... I'll rest a while then slowly do a couple of light chores.. Then the pain drain hit... I had no chance, couldn't fight it... I was out, as though David Haye had heckled me then punched me. That was around half seven I woke around half twelve when my tablet alarm went off.. :shock:
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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Brace yourself: {{{{{{{}}}}}}} DD

    PS. xxx
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Tony, I have taken a day off myself today. I just haven't got the energy to fight the pain anymore. It is just exhausting, I like your description of a pain drain, that captures it eloquently.

    I am not sure how to manage the pain till my next appt, doing anything is excruciatingly painful and sapping the will to live.

    You take care and rest up, I wish I could offer useful advice instead of saying I know how it is. Maybe it helps to know someone else is in the same position?

    When is your appt, has it come through yet?

    Would the gp have any advice to help you?
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    In back at the Rheumy next month.. I'll be fine though.. Just a blip. :D
    Thanks though hun.
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    thank you my dear dear friend
    I have a cute kitten named Alfie on mi knee right now, always makes me happy.
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    Brace yourself: {{{{{{{}}}}}}} DD

    PS. xxx
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,417
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tony, you seem to be going through a really rotton patch at the moment. Sorry I can't help, but I'm thinking of you and wish you better soon.
    Numpty
  • tillytop
    tillytop Member Posts: 3,460
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry things continue to be so rough for you Tony.

    Thinking of you.

    Tillyxxx
  • resusjan
    resusjan Member Posts: 290
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Tony,
    So sorry to hear you're having a bad time - particularly as you had the time and compassion to respond to my moan about work.

    Was just reading the saga about your bed (or lack of it). Goodness me, they are really messing you around - definately won't be going there when I need a new bed.

    Best wishes to you, hope you get some sort of relief soon

    Jan xx
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tony
    You keep talking to us lot....if it helps a little then I am happy to listen....and here are some hugs ((((((())))) manly one of course to be going on with x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks everyone.. I really do appreciate it..
    Gonna go see the doctor tomorrow as I'm running out of mi cirtalapram and they won't put it on mi repeat script. Will mention the exhaustion but I know it's part of having an inflammatory arthritis..
    I've reduced my fentanyl patch down to 50mcg/hr as my pain doctor asked me too. Replace them every three days so will take it down to 25mcg/hr in six days, see how I go on. Seems silly cutting the pain relief down when I'm suffering so much but he says he doesn't think it's going anything anyway. At the dose of 75mcg/hr I should be getting a lot of relief. Obviously I'm not..
    Will see how it goes.
    That will leave me on only paracetamol and diclofenac for pain relief.
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Sorry you are still going thru it ,hope things pick up for you soon.Mig
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Mig
  • YORKYSUE
    YORKYSUE Member Posts: 35
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hope you feel better soon take care sue x
  • smol
    smol Member Posts: 43
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tony
    Sorry your having a rubbish day. I'm having a rest day myself, I had steroid injections yesterday so feeling a bit battered and bruised, but the kids are on half term so have them running around and fussing after me. Hope you feel better soon
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Sue, Sarah..
    I've just been to see the GP, he's wanting to keep an eye on me while I drop the fentanyl patches down.. He's concerned as am I that I'm going to be left with not much pain relief..
    I've told him my concerns about the whole atos thing and said he'll back me with whatever I need.

    I'm up at least today but shattered.
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    {{{{{}}}}} xxx DD
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    dreamdaisy wrote:
    {{{{{}}}}} xxx DD
    Ahhhh... You know how much I likes them hugs :D
  • suzygirl
    suzygirl Member Posts: 2,005
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How are you doing today Tony, have you been resting and taking all meds?? Hope it is a little easier for you today.
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Tony
    Im just popping in then you know I am still thinking about you , and I am hoping that things get easier very soon x
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thank you both.. :D
    Still not great. I'll be good though, it can't last forever.
    Hands have been really painful today so not posted much.
    Gonna try get some sleep as I'm wiped out.

    Thanks again :wink:
  • skezier
    skezier Member Posts: 11,333
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oh Tony SNAP! :lol:

    I keep telling my self it can;t last for ever.... Mines never been under control but the tablets are now a bit stronger and slow release so maybe thats the only answer.... spend your time so stoned you don;t feel it :lol:

    I really hope you have had a good night and leaving tea and a ((((( ))))) for the morning as well as a hope it will be a better day. Cris xx
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    How its going today Tony ? hope its getting a little easier.Mig
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks girls... Today has been spent in a drug induced stupor in a vain attempt for some relief from the back pain.. So, diazepam aplenty... I'm dopey, yep, more than usual.. Not even left the bed today.. I'm a groggy, fed up miserable fart.. Lol
    I've got Ra laid across my hips fast asleep.. He puts a good amount of pressure on them, sometimes it helps ease the pain a bit. Lol
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
  • Numptydumpty
    Numptydumpty Member Posts: 6,417
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Aaaaaah. How sweet!
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    lol.. I'm trying to get him to lay across my lower back at the minute.. Haha
    Sometimes he's as slack as a bag of spanners though :lol:
    He's always keeping me company when I'm not good.. 90% of the time he's a genius superhero but at the minute he's having a 10% moment.. :lol:

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