My doctor has me on norco and xanax. I don't like the effect on my brain. I hurt so much, and I am so tired all the time, tired of pain and crying. My arms and elbows hurt; I wake up to too much pain. I walk about 2-4miles a day for exercise, to stay limber because of my bad back. If I don't walk, I get so stiff I walk like the tinman all rusted up. I stay busy as I can. Had a rough life, have a shattered tailbone, severe concussions, and my fingers turn white and numb in the cold. What can I do?
Sometimes a different approach is neccessary to get out of a rut. When someone who is stuck in a rut sees me, I like to look for different ways of tackling a problem with medications, physical therapy, exercise, and healthy habits.
Many types of medications are available. Intractable pain is often associated with nerve sensitivity and (to a degree) nerve pain. Medications used to treat nerve pain are ofter overlooked. Some trial and error, may be neccessary, but worth it when the winning combination is found.
Next, revising the current exercise routine can also make a difference. From walking to strengthening, any old dog can learn new tricks.
Finally, and most importantly, people usually underestimate the power of health. Smoking, eating, sleeping, playing, and working; all aspects of life can help or hinder someone's health. You can start with breakfast. Optimizing your health can pull you out of a rut and on to the road of feeling better.
Rock the boat a little or just start swimming...
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?
Thank you. Been off meds, eat right, do all the good stuff, am ok. Thanks.
I am sorry for all of your problems. Everyone has problems and pain, don't they? I know that when I have a lot of pain, it sometimes can get to be too much. I drink coffee maybe 3 to 4 times a day, spacing it out. A strong cup of coffee helps my pain.
And stretching, and walking. I might look funny the way I walk, sometimes it hurts so much, but I keep going. I know I would hurt more if I don't stretch or walk. And then, I have to prop my feet up, they hurt so much.
I have alot of problems, but it is easier now by not taking the meds.
Everyone is different, and their pain is from different things. I know some people that simply cannot walk, their knees hurt too much. But, also, they are overweight.
I only weigh 92 pounds, have trouble with my stomach. If I eat meat and certain other foods my stomach hurts. I also suffer from PTSD. So what works for me, might not work for you. You need to find some relief from your problems. Just remember, you are not alone in this. People all over the world suffer just like you do. Just try to relax whenever you can, and try not to let little stupid stuff get you upset. So what the house is messy, as long as the beds are made, and the garbage taken out, and the dishes done, relax. Take time out for you, it's very important. Now I am writing a book. But remember, God loves you, and all He wants is your love in return. Smile, and relax!
You say your husband and adult children just sit on the couch while all of this goes on. Where are their "roles" in helping with chores, etc? Do any of them work? If not, how do you pay your household and ALL of these medical bills ? I would really like to see the answers to these questions before I comment any further. Look forward to seeing your answers to these questions. Good Luck.
Thank you for your help and advice. I cannot swim now, though I used to. I do not like the chemicals. I am ok, still have pain, but I can deal with it better now that I don't have all the drugs in my system. I eat right, exercise and get plenty of sleep. Also, a nice hot bath every night. But, above everything else, I have my faith and then my family and neighbors and friends. It all helps. Especially knowing my destiny and the destiny and future of the world. Faith is so important, and then I follow the health food laws. It helps alot, what you think, and what you eat. So even though I do have alot of pain, it's all ok.
I am sure you've heard this before, but I offer it helpfully... find a place where you can swim. Preferrably in a saline pool, but any pool will do for now. It takes the stress off your back and the rest of your body. You still get to stay limber but may reduce some pain.
Hang in there.
I had the same shit happening to me years ago. Thought I was going nuts. Doctors could not find the answers. They told me tennis elbow. I called myself the thing on the couch back then, I knew I had not hurt it. I got hooked up to an aura machine.It showed that I was severally minerally deficient. I bought some of the minerals that have been through osmosis turned into a liquid form and two days later I could touch my arms again without wanting to scream. I suffered terrible prior to that and yes woke up at not because I could hear crying and it was me. I havent had any problems since. My cartlidge was simply being eaten away by my body because it needed to get the minerals somewhere. I had been taking many vitamins back then. It was just minerals my body so badly needed. Make sure it is something your body can breakdown. Hope you try it.It changed my whole life.