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stressed out beyond belief!

tammycttammyc Posts: 894
Just need to vent really bad! I haven't slept very well for weeks and weeks on end. I get four hours if that a night and when i do sleep my muscles spasm and wake me up. I wake up every morning in pain from the spasms. Pain in my hands and wrists and arm muscles ,pain in my back and hips,pain in my feet and leg muscles.I'm so exhausted that i don't want to take pain meds. because they make me zoned right out.I can't think and when i try and do anything i feel like i'm going to pass out from total exhaustion. I lay down during the day to try and get an hour or two of rest but it doesn't matter how i lay it hurts and it hurts to sit. I can't stand feeling like this all the time and i have no way out.I'm on a crazy amount of pain meds. for nerve pain and muscle relaxers for tight muscles due to dystonia but it feels like i'm in some awful flare that just doesn't want to end. The weather isn't helping anything either.Way too much rain and i'm aching all over the place.I"m ready to check myself into the hospital in the psychiatric ward.I have all summer and most of the winter to go before i see the specialist my neurologist wants me to see so until then i have to manage.I try one day at a time but it seems as if there all the same.:S :-S:worried:


  • Tammy,

    Vent away, sometimes that is what helps the most. That is just a crazy amount of time before you see the specialist. Hopefully as it warms some and the weather lets up, so will some of your symptoms for awhile. You might need to change some of your medications in the meantime as your body may have became to used of them. I know for myself the muscle spasms and tightness has been terrible. I did just get more trigger points and a good massage to work the meds in, and it seem to help loosen me up a bit. Which we will repeat this process several more times, but that is behind two ESI's. Have you tried any steroids lately as in a medrol pak, maybe something will help break the cycle. I know it won't take it away, but at least reset the cycle for you.

    Anyway you know where we are so vent away anytime, as we all understand. Hopefully you get some rest this evening.
  • i've just had the ESI's the last one is January. I'm waiting for his office to call me back for my apt. I don't know if he'll do anymore injections because i had a bad reaction the last time. He thought it might be an allergy to the steroid but the change in medication could have been the problem.So have to go in and speak with him and decide what were going to do
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