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For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. Clonidine is very helpful for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
Amitriptyline 25mg...Flexeril 5mg...Thats the medication I have been givin in the past for the headaches and did not take them or tried them and was taken off of by my doctor or I took myself off them. As of today I will take the medication that the U of M in Ann Arbor put me on which is Indomethacin...Amitriptyline 25mg...Prednisone 20mg... and Migrazone..I have only been on the medication for 24 hours but still feel no relief..
Have you had the ANA blood test? If not, demand it. It will tell you if you have a disesease such as Lupus. You have some symptoms of what I called my "mystery illness" for years which now appears to be early-onset parkinson's not figured out by the doctor but my husband with vast medical knowledge and lots of our own research. I tested positive for mono in my 20s. Then Epstein Barr Virus, then Chronic Fatigue (which I didn't believe was a disease) in my 20s.
found the pills, and went through the 2 bottle stash last oct - mid jan for a tooth ache and headaches from the toothache....until he ran out and i found out the pills were missing. took care of the tooth and then he hurt back shoveling snow in march. took a pill a day for several days. all of a sudden realized that took the edge off stress @ work, so one day when it was a 'bad' day, he took the last pill in that bottle and it 'helped'. that is how it started.
I only took it for 7days. Soma worked some, flexeril worked some.
Over the last few years I have been repeatedly treated for various sinus problems. Around the first of 1996 I began experiencing pain on the right side of my face. It is a constant feeling of pressure, pain in my cheek and under my eye that sometimes runs from my cheek to my ear. There is also a feeling of drawing and pulling from the right side of my tongue and upward, sometimes it feels like a toothache.
It is amazing to here some of the stories of people getting oxycontin for a toothache. Jenn, Personally I feel you know that is a **** load of meds to have around. That is enough meds for like 3 months probably. YOU WILL BE ADDICTED, in my humble opinion, any addict would. How are you doing with the taper thing this week. I know it has to be a *****. I just hope you will be comfortable through your withdrawls. And then stop taking the meds after the 1st week, maybe longer.
Over the last few years I have been repeatedly treated for various sinus problems. Around the first of 1996 I began experiencing pain on the right side of my face. It is a constant feeling of pressure, pain in my cheek and under my eye that sometimes runs from my cheek to my ear. There is also a feeling of drawing and pulling from the right side of my tongue and upward, sometimes it feels like a toothache.
Over the last few years I have been repeatedly treated for various sinus problems. Around the first of 1996 I began experiencing pain on the right side of my face. It is a constant feeling of pressure, pain in my cheek and under my eye that sometimes runs from my cheek to my ear. There is also a feeling of drawing and pulling from the right side of my tongue and upward, sometimes it feels like a toothache.
Over the last few years I have been repeatedly treated for various sinus problems. Around the first of 1996 I began experiencing pain on the right side of my face. It is a constant feeling of pressure, pain in my cheek and under my eye that sometimes runs from my cheek to my ear. There is also a feeling of drawing and pulling from the right side of my tongue and upward, sometimes it feels like a toothache.
Over the last few years I have been repeatedly treated for various sinus problems. Around the first of 1996 I began experiencing pain on the right side of my face. It is a constant feeling of pressure, pain in my cheek and under my eye that sometimes runs from my cheek to my ear. There is also a feeling of drawing and pulling from the right side of my tongue and upward, sometimes it feels like a toothache.
If you do go to the ER ask for a shot of Tordol...sp?.........It is supposed to work well for acute pain. Tordol Trouble........Tordol, ...No opiates. You know you will eat them like a woodpecker, and then come back here depressed as he!!, and in withdrawal...beating yourself up. SNAP OUT OF IT SISTA !!!!! xoxoxooxoxoxo Nauty................
I called my old dentist (not the one who did the crown) and explained everything - He called in a script for Flexeril as he wants to see if this is a temp thing due to stress. Last night was the 1st night I took one and woke up in the middle of the night with a throbbing pain - I dont think it was from the meds as I could tell this was starting to become an issue. Now I'm less sensitive to cold but hot seems to still be bad.
Sometimes, in war, you have to lay in your foxhole and do nothing but wait in silence. There's time for action and there's a time for inaction. To know the difference is good. It is wise. At the moment I'm beating myself up badly for not being able to move and certainly NOT being able to drive in this state! Come on now; I don't want to hurt anyone because my driving abilities are impaired. Let's act with intelligence shall we?
For example, I didn't see any reference to Tegretol (carbamazepine) which is actually the first-line treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. Its effectiveness for atypical facial pain depends on the individual. Atypical facial pain is quite difficult ot treat. I can't say it's "all in your head" because there is no compelling reason to say that. I've seen many patients with it. I'm not sure which direction to send you.
First, a little bit of background - I suffer from several chronic pain issues, including fibromyalgia, lupus, severe osteoarthritis. For the past month or so I've been having a major issue with my right hip and lower back (mostly the hip) - it began with pain in the groin/inside hip area and has now totally encompassed the entire hip and does also affect the lower back (although not all the time).
I was having trouble sleeping and in pain so he put me on Norco 10/325 one every 6 hours. That was great for a while until I went up to 60 mg a day. I was afraid, went to doc and told him and he cut me off after I had been on them for about 6 months. Ouch! My mom had some 10/325 so she hooked me up again. After a while the doc put me back on 5/500 4-6 hours, but my mom was still giving me 45 10/325 every two weeks. I am now up to 120 mg per day and I just picked up my 100 5/500.
Oxycontin.- While awaiting the scan results I was given oxycontin for pain relief, this seemed to do the trick for 2 weeks, 10mg 2x a day, then things hurt again so up the dose went 20mg 2x a day, then 40mg 2x a day, then 80mg 2x a day and up to 120mg 2x a day, recognise the scenereo anyone??..
Methadone is not a drug that should be given for a toothache, surgery, a broken foot, etc..methadone is for people in pain that have no quality of life without it......It is a wonderful drug, when used for the right reasons.........But for a 10 vicodin a day habit....
I'm sorta' familiar w/ your problem. Use to play ALOT of tennis & eventually damaged rotator-cuff but have an idea of your muscle pain that extends from 'middle trapezius'? I'm surprised you get relief w/ Ibu. Guess it wks for some for the inflamm. Never did a thing for me. Only ice-paks & 1/2 lortab-7 (narcotic) & at bed a whole. They sell a clay-filled type flat cool-pack that lasts 3xlonger than ice by KAZ. It's great at the scapula area.
It will break her down. It is amazing how well it works. See if she can not only stay in for the detox but for the counseling (inpatient) which is usually around 28 days. Because of her strong denial she is going to need a lot of meetings and talking to. I don't know what kind of insurance they have but at this point at least get her into detox.
I have been searching for 7mos for someone with similar symptoms, in hopes of pointing me in a direction they may have gone. I too have soreness,achiness,crampy,tight calves in both legs but including my feet. This hit me one night and has been constant for 7mos. I am sorry but don't have any answers other than to share some of the testing I have had to direct you.
I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried massage therapy, it helps but only for a short period.Then I have to go back to the massage therapist again and again, my insurance will not pay for that.
I have been looking everywhere for an answer, maybe someone here can. About 1 year ago I began having pain in my right upper arm, between the shoulder and elbow, about mid arm where the biceps brachii muscle or brachialis muscle is. I went to my Primary Physician who said it was a torn brachialis muscle. Since I was working at a 2nd job, I thought it might be job related so I went through the whole Workman's Comp issue.
More tests reveal that I test positive for anticardiolipin antibodies, negative for lupus. They have hooked me up w/ a hematologist for follow-up on this (and he is monitoring my Coumadin for the next 3-6 months). He is running other tests to make sure that I do not have anti-beta 2 glycoprotein 1 instead of anticardiolipin. Evidently, the test he ran 1st is not a specific test? For some reason, the anti-beta would be worse? I don't really understand all of this.
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