Today, My Pain Mgmt is Like...

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Shining_Peace
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Re: Today, My Pain Mgmt is Like...

Post by Shining_Peace » Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:39 pm

Sometimes you just have to suffer. I don't always agree with that sentiment, but today is my day.

You see, I have a headache, but not just any headache-I have a Serotonin Syndrome headache. It differs radically from a normal headache because my pain medications only make my suffering worse. At about 4am my time, I took a dose of Dilaudid. In short order, the pain got worse. The use of my whammy last night for my pancreas pain also failed to calm my headache.

I was up with the pain all through the night and early morning. Now, I am actively dreading my next, scheduled dose of Dilaudid. I have to decide if my pancreas pain control is more important than getting rid of the headache by missing a dose of Dilaudid. Decisions, decisions....

Well, even though my head is pounding, I need to make a few phone calls. I will let you know how things turn out with the headache.

Much Love from the Suffering South!!

After awakening from a few hours sleep, my headache was gone. Unfortunately, my blood pressure was much, much lower than normal. After taking my blood pressure again, I was ready to go to the hospital. My blood pressure remained low, and I started to pass out a few times.

I got to ride in an ambulance for the first time in my life.
My blood pressure evened out. There are some blood work issues, but I may need to see a specialist.
~Sassy

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Re: Today, My Pain Mgmt is Like...

Post by paul.m » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:50 pm

Jane that's how I drive through small spaces shut eyes cross everything and go for it .

Sassy its one experience I don't wont to go through again over here you are strapped down and facing wrong way not sure if it was pancreatitis making me feel sick or ride to hospital . Worst of all never even put blue lights on so still behind both of my kids on that score ,now grandson is getting into the game we have .. How many rides in ambulance and visits to A&E
Paul

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Re: Today, My Pain Mgmt is Like...

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:59 am

Rough times Sassy! I hope you are feeling a bit better by now.

I have had a ride in an ambulance once many years ago when you could call an ambulance and one turned up :roll: :roll: .

These days in the UK getting a ride in an ambulance is a rarity - they take so long to turn up you are either dead or better by the time they arrive.

Hugs

Jane xx

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