Julie Ann Atkins

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 18 Jul 2014 09:01PM
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when TN pain hits you'll do anything some days to get rid of it.

 .. and if the pain makes you puke then you can lose medication you just took and take more to compensate.

I took Tramadol 2 hours ago because TN pain is lurking. When I came upstairs it was roasting hot so I put the electric fan on for half and hour. TN is so much worse now and I feel like a dick for triggering it to go from a 6-8-9 I should really have known better.

Taking painkillers so I can for example use my computer does not leave room for overdoing it or making silly triggering mistakes :-(

Mr Sunshine is here so at least I am not alone.
Okay so computer off and see you all tomorrow.

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 19 Jul 2014 12:22PM
Hugs sunshine.

Have you thought about drugs that have a different way of getting into your system? I have fentanyl lollipops and there are other drugs that go through mucus membranes rather than via the stomach.

I have ondancetron which I take at the outset of a bad attack but even so I often get sick from the pain as well, which is why the lollipops come in handy.

Fxxx

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 19 Jul 2014 12:29PM
I  am sitting here with so a bad allergy, my moth and throat is so itchy and i had already  a tablet and syrup, and still no change. any more syrup where to much. its piy you    can not scratch yourself in the mouth. and the doctor always, na so bad it can not to be, a tablet is enough. :-( >crying< >crying< >crying< >crying< >crying< >crying<

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 19 Jul 2014 01:18PM
Sunshine, I hope the flare is short-lived. >bighugs<

huhn  >bighugs<

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 19 Jul 2014 04:53PM
Fizzbw,

Thank you and lollipops are a good suggestion but I seems like my GP wants me to manage life without breakthrough pain med. In many ways that is fair enough because I dont get as many really bad flare ups if I behave myself and take the weather into account.

The low pressure humid hot hot hot weather we had lately should come with a red flag warning on my computer.

Another thought about people taking painkillers is that when I was working I had to take 8 Coproxamol a day plus Ibruprofen whereas now I often just need to take 4 Tramadol. If I had kids the situation would be much harder.

Huhn,

Itchy, eyes,ears or mouth are really hard to ignore :-( I wonder if there is any natural remedy you could try.
I hope it eases soon.

NN,

I went to bed early and by this morning the pain was much reduced and more lurking than active. The skies outside have gone very dark and it is thundering outside so I am fingers crossed for a break in the weather.


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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 19 Jul 2014 06:32PM
 >bighugs< to all who need extra meds at this time.  Remember,  flare ups will pass eventually. 

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 19 Jul 2014 06:43PM
Dear Huhn,

In England we can go and talk to the pharmacist, the person who gives out the drugs.  They are trained and can suggest other drugs that you could try.  Sounds like you need an antihistamine to cope with the itching. 

Externally you can buy calomine cream or lotion that helps enormously with itching.

All the very best with this; itching is horrible isn't it.

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 21 Jul 2014 03:16PM
NN,

I went to bed early and by this morning the pain was much reduced and more lurking than active. The skies outside have gone very dark and it is thundering outside so I am fingers crossed for a break in the weather.

I'm glad that things have calmed down a bit for you, Sunshine. I tend to find winter temperatures the most difficult to deal with - the cold, the wind, the chilly loo seats, etc. The biggest danger in hot, sticky weather like this - aside from heat exhaustion and grumpy bladder from having to keep well hydrated - is  fungal infection of the *ahem* lady regions, which is definitely not what you need.  >yikes<

Why does you doctor expect you to manage without breakthrough pain medication? My GP had to persuade me to take the stuff in the first place. As always, I was frightened, but she told me that she'd be no kind of a doctor at all if she left one of her patients to suffer with no relief!

 >bighugs< 

huhn

I hope things are a bit better for you, too. Auntie's suggestion about calomine lotion is a very good one. A solution of bicarbonate of soda mixed with warm water can also be very helpful. I use it to splash my face with when my skin allergies become very itchy. I've never heard of it being used as a mouth-rinse for that purpose, but it might be worth a try.  >hugs<

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 21 Jul 2014 04:58PM
Huhn, I did a bit of googling about people with pollen-related allergies suffering from an itchy mouth and throat. Additional reactions so particular foods seem to come up a lot, especially bananas. Do you notice your itching becoming worse after eating particular foods? 

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 21 Jul 2014 05:19PM
Yes, more and more, first i had it only almonds,now peaches, apples, plums, sesame and  since last week bananas.  the problem this weekend was the sandstorm coming from africa over. the wind stopped and  a little rain settled all the dust.

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 21 Jul 2014 05:25PM
Sunshine, have you been referred to a pain specialist?


Huhn, more histamine is realised when we are hot, so cool drinks or lollies might help the itching.

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Re: Julie Ann Atkins

  • on: 22 Jul 2014 01:05PM
Sunshine that's crazy! But different Drs say different things. My pain clinic want me to get off all drugs, but then use occasional breakthrough meds, yesterday I saw another pain consultant who thinks that I should leave my drugs as is and not to feel guilty about having lollipops when I need them not only when I'm in agony...very confusing.

But you sound as if you need a proper consult with a neurologist and a pain clinic! Coping with a flare up sans drugs is all well and good if they last a short time and go quickly, but there is no humane reason that you should do so if they are longer and badder!

Fxxx