Hi all! I am so troubled, and I need all of your help to make me feel better. :S
I currently have prescriptions for Norco (double strenth Vicodin), Flexeril (muscle relaxer) and Lodine/Etodolac (anti-inflammatory) #:S . I have had these prescriptions for 1 year. I am not a big pill taker, never have been. Since my diskectomy, I have taken my pills on average just once a month, maybe even two months. Over the past few weeks my condition has worsened. =(( Gradually, it kept taking very little to set off the pain. I mean literally putting 5 dishes in the dishwasher and I was in pain. :''( Because things have gotten worse, I have been taking my pills every night before bed for the past few weeks.
The problem is, I am completely wiped out the next day. I) I) Meaning that if I don't take a nap in the morning after I take the kids to school, I am falling asleep by 4:30/5:00 every day.
I won't go into a long story about my childhood, but let's just say my Mom spent a lot of time in bed during my impressionable years (she suffered from depression, chronic fatigue illnesses, etc.). I have made it a point as a mother to try and be the opposite of that. To be up with my kids in the morning, taking them to school, picking them up, etc., and not be the type of Mom that lays in bed. They have already seen me in bed enough as it is when I am having a really bad day. So now I feel the pills are making it worse. But if I don't take the pills, I'm in pain. It's such a catch 22.
So with this post, I'm not looking for someone to tell me to take the pills, because I intend to continue to do it. I'm just looking for "I understand, it is tough".
I love this board sooooo much! I think everyone is great, and I know there are some of you who are going through the same thing. My point is, I just want to know that I am not alone.
Thanking you all in advance for your support. :X :X