Fibromyalgia and jury duty

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I have very bad daily pain with my illness and yet I purposely do not take the drugs that the Fibromyalgia assoc. recommends, Dr.s recommend and other sufferers recommend for myself each time I have pain, not because I'm a martyr but just so I can keep myself in check and maintain my sobriety. The date doesn't matter but my quality of life does! The fine line is wether you take it to change how and what you feel, not what it is prescribed for.
But I can have that attitude because I'm disabled, cannot work, and I also am older so I don't have all this energy to deal with. I remember I got a letter to serve on jury duty, and while I have done so many years ago, it was laffable to me, because I couldn't possibly retain or decide ANYthing concerning another person's future, that's for dang sure!
It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant. I've been over and over it again and again. It makes no sense that I would know more as a user of the drug than they would. There's so little on Tramadol or Ultram on the web. Tons on other drugs. Ok so the most alarming part of the Tramadol we would think would be the fact that it is a synthetic opiate. It's a Narcotic. It's just been slipped thru the schedule.
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I had C-7 replaced in June 10 , prior to surgery i could go to the gym and do whatever i wanted, now i can do a push up or bend 1/3 what i use to. I am on active duty and now i am being medboarded out of the Service because now i can't carry out my duties, thanks to the great surgeon. My left arm now is 2 inch smaller than it was and my tricep waves like an old ladies.
I did 72 weeks of higher doses throughout (SVR as of Dec. 2010). My post tx issues mirror Trish's almost to a "T" with thyroid issues and significant joint/muscle issues that I didn't have previously. They certainly don't incapacitate me, but there is a noticeable (and some days -profound) change in flexibility. I understood that many things could crop up during and after tx - autoimmune issues, vision problems and such, but was unprepared for the pain issues.
I have a similar story like SisterSarah23....no jury duty though. I am self supportive and lost my job way back in Sept. My unemployment benefits were denied due to "misconduct", which was totally WRONG. But I didn't have the funds to hire an atty to take my claim any further, and nobody would take my case (either pro-bono or on contingency). That's when all the picking started. Since then, I can't get a job because of the "misconduct" being on my record.
They are not sharp pains but more of a constant 'throb' and can go on for hours. Pain relief medication does nothing and the only relief I can get at all is the application of something topical like '4-Head' or the American 'Head-On'. Although I have been a reasonably 'active' drinker in the past, if anything now, at the age of 61 (male), I rarely have more than two drinks at a time ... which is why I'm surprised at the onset of these headaches.
here i go....so for the last 6 months i have had itchy eyelids...my eye doctor told me it was due to mild allergies and prescribed eye drops which didnt help in the least so i turned to over the counter allergy medicine which hasn't helped either (so i dont think it's allergies) and in the last 3 weeks not only are my eyelids itchy but when i wake up in the morning my upper eye lids are bright red and swelled up so bad that its embarassing!!!!
I had my second transfer a week ago and am going for my test in 3 days. First transfer didn't work and I got a very painful and extremely heavy period 3 days before my test. Both transfers were with blasties. With the first transfer I didn't get any symptoms at all. With this second one I've felt a little bit of breast soreness, mild nausea and fatigue. I have also had a lot of cramping, but mainly in my hips and back, rather than the usual lower abdomen period pain.
For as long as I can remember, I have had a problem with my hyoid bone popping out and causing excrutiating pain. It is always the same - the right side of my neck. At about the age of 8 I talked to my pediatrician about it and he promptly told me it was not possible. That I was having anything "pop out" in my neck. He contended that there wasn't anything there that could pop out. So I just continued to push it back into place whenever it popped out.
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