Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Oh The Pain!!! :(

This is a photo we took from our balcony while on vacation in Mazatlan a few years ago.


Hey Ya'll,

Well, Walt and I went to the new Doctor that we wanted to try, here in Reno (she's great, but not like our Doctor's in Sacramento!) last Thursday.  The main issue that I wanted to talk to her about, was getting relief from my stiff Neck!!  It is now 6 weeks as of today that it has been like this.....

The Doctor thinks that the Arthritis in my Neck is worse and something set it off to hurt really bad again!  Whatever the cause, it hurts!!  This reminds me of when my Fibromyalgia first flared up, my Neck, Shoulder's and Back hurt so bad, that I was contemplating suicide.  Until I told my Neurologist how bad it hurt, and she changed up my Meds!!  This new Doctor gave me a sample card of Celebrex (3 days worth) and an RX for it, to try to see if it helps.  She didn't want to give me a Muscle Relaxer because of all the RX's that I take (17, however, some of those are creams and lotions for my skin).  I have taken Celebrex before, after the FDA took Vioxx off the market.  Too bad, Vioxx worked the best!!

I am now out of the samples I was given, and my Insurance is still in the process of approving the Celebrex RX....Right now, my Neck hurts so bad, I am trying to eat lunch and it kills me to open my Mouth to take a bite!!  So today I would say that my pain was at least at a 9 on the scale from 1-10!  I took a Tylenol 3, so hopefully it will take the edge off of the pain soon....

The only thing that keeps me going when my pain is like this, is that I don't have to try to go into work and function in this condition.  Before I "Retired", I was on FMLA for my Medical problems, but I was missing so much work, that I wasn't going to be able to re-qualify for FMLA in the next year, because I wasn't working enough hours!!  It is a catch 22, you have to work a minimum number of hours to qualify for FMLA, but when you can't make it in to work....you won't qualify.

Anyway, I am sorry for the Debbie downer post today, I just needed to vent a bit.  I will be calling the Pharmacy soon to see if they have received the ok from my Insurance to fill my RX.  As I had noticed some relief from the pain and stiffness while I was on the Celebrex, especially with it combined with the Tylenol 3!

Till next time.....

Aloha My Friends  :)  :(

8 comments:

~Lisa~ said...

Gentle (((huggggsss))) feel better soon...

Amanda Kiska said...

Feel better!

dede said...

Hope you get to feeling better SOON! I was on Celebrex for 5 years and only recently came off of it...it's a wonderful script!
dede

Debi said...

Thanks everyone!!

I just got confirmation that my RX was approved, so I will be picking it up today to start tomorrow!!

Robyn's Nest said...

I am so glad they approved the meds. I really hope they make you feel better.

Debi said...

Thanks Robyn!, I feel confident that they will. I was already seeing a small improvement after taking them for the three days. So I think after a week or two, I should be back to my normal pain level, which is acceptable...

Ronnie said...

I'm glad they approved it, I hope you get some relief soon. :(

Debi said...

Thanks Ronnie! I started taking it this morning, but until my body gets adjusted to it, it makes me drowsy, so I have been sleeping/laying most of the day so far!!