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I was at 309 when this started...I put on 148 pounds...I lost 80 last year ad am eating low carb and doing some exercises in bed trying to lose more.
I take nausea meds all day and eat tums and heres my list
Fentanyl 100 pain patch 1 every 3 days
20mg Methadone twice a day
8mg dilaudid 4 times a day
excedrin and ibprofen 3 times a day
Promethezine 25 mgr 3 times a day for nausea
Reglan 1 10mg 4 times a day for stomach problems like acid reflux
pantaprozole 40mg to help my stomach empty
tums mixed in throughout the day
vetolin inhaler im asthmatic
prednisone 30 mgr each day to keep down the rsd swelling ..i have 80lbs of swelling on my abdomen from the 2 surgeries i had in 2005 and 2006 no matter what they try the selling wont come off. the prdenizone seems to help it from growing
stool softners for constipation
neurotin 400mgr 4 times a day for nerve pain and aggitation
Janumet 50/150 for diabetes
atenol for high blood pressure
all my body systems have been totally messed up since the 2 major surgeries I had.
my body acts all day long like i just had surgery yesterday. the nerves never recover. Now that it has spread to my lower legs i use lipoderm patches on them and muscle cream like Aspercreme
I have to count my blessings that each day i wake up and have my hubby next to me to love and care for me. I am so thankful for him. I would be alone and sad in a nursing home if it werent for his love. He makes sure i stay happy. He makes me get up and go out once a week on the weekends. he makes me do my exercises in bed. He brings me wonderful meals all day. He makes me smile and laugh when he tells me jokes.
I must have done something right early in life to be cared for as I am. I pray EVERYONE here on this board and all who are ill have support and are taken care of. My twin girls are 21 and at college. I have one who calls me twice a day and the other one is busier and she calls me every other day. They are so sweet. I am blessed. I pray that God will heal meal. I want to support others who are ill. If I were healed I could do Gods work. Many years ago I had Fibromyalgia and had a prayer healing after suffering with it for 10 years. I was totaly debilitated from it. I was healed for 5 years until i had the gallbladder surgery. I have learned now that people with Fibromyalgia are predisposed to getting RSD. So Iknow what healing feels like and I know it happens instantly. Thats what happened to me. So I am waiting on the Lord to heal me again. In His time not mine.
Sorry for this long rant. I hope something in all that I wrote helps someone.
Love and blessings to all
Originally Posted by irish4luck
I greatly appreciate the moral support and health advice. I do have a pain specialist that I trust and can easily talk to. My original pain specialist (Physiatrist) referred me to an Advanced Pain Management clinic due to the increase in new RSD symptoms in my mid-section. I started again on the Lidoderm patch for my stomach area and it seems to help. Thankfully, I have an awesome and loving fiance who is my "rock." My family is supportive too.
What types of medical interventions have other RSD patients received who have stomach pain, spasms, vomiting, and nausea? I have been advised to stay away from products like Tums because of the high sodium content. I have put on about 40 pounds since the RSD symptoms began effecting my stomach. The extra pounds can be frustrating, but I try to focus on things I can control regarding my RSD symptoms.
RSD is part of me,
although it's not what others "see."
I make each day a new beginning,
I just wish it would also be "thinning!"