My new rheumy explained that she wanted me to add Gabapentine to my daily bag of tricks. First week, 100 mg at bedtime. Second week (where I am now), 200 mg at bedtime. Third week, 300 mg at bedtime. From there we'll see. In another galaxy not so far away, but more than a decade ago I was prescribed Neurontin, another name for Gapapentin. Long story shorter, back then I woke up and needed to take my daughter to school......she missed the bus........I missed the driveway. Within seconds of backing down the driveway we were doing a donut in the front yard in the pouring down rain. So I said I'm willing to take Gabapentine but can we move slowly? Of course she said......
The arthritis is very severe in my neck, shoulders........then it travels into my upper arm muscles. That is when the Fibro gets involved, it really hurts. It settles into those arm muscles and hurts like crazy. So much so that it wakes me up. It feels like the Arthritis runs into the Fibro and they are having a battle. A pain battle.
The Fibro is also kicking my tail in the lower quadrant as well........shooting pains, can't get comfy, stuffing little pillows here, there, hither and yon trying to find the right recipe for comfort and pain relief. The lower lumbar epidural made me feel so much more stable, so much safer, but I'm still having pain down my left leg and lots of pressure in my lower back......the next epidural for my upper cervical is this coming Monday.
Trying to cope as well as I can.......but it's hard. At certain points during the day I can move alright. Then it all goes downhill, if a duck and a penguin created a baby I would be the result.......my hips/bursa have a hard time and my gait is affected. It's a constant thing.....the arthritis makes me very stiff. I get up and have a really hard time moving, once I start walking it gets better. Until it doesn't, I have to sit or lie down .......because the pain ramps up after very little walking/bending/moving.
I wish I could take a dip in an anti pain pool and live the life of Riley until further notice........or maybe just take off all the places that hurt & stick 'em in the trunk of my car. That would leave the tip of my nose and a little bit more. I'm tired and weird and feeling wonky......how are you?
Good morning, everyone! How was your night? (Individual, collective, the usual.)Mine was horrible.Hubby was out late for work function and the cats were not happy. I finally crashed at 1 AM, with a headache, which remains firmly in place now. UGH. I skipped pain group therapy yesterday b/c... pain... so at least the kinks in my back weren't aggravated by evil furniture.***Today is apparently...
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