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Re: Coping without meds?

Postby denys » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:56 pm

Dont worry Pinky they can go up but its best done slowly to avoid too many side effects :fingerscrossed: you start to get some relief soon :-D :-D :-D
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Re: Coping without meds?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:25 pm

You did well managing a month without meds pinky :clap: :clap: :clap: I wouldn't manage a day without them :shock: :shock: :shock: With you being on the lowest dosage at the moment, it could be that some tweaking is needed to get the right levels for you.


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Re: Coping without meds?

Postby dizzychick » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:51 pm

I have just been diagnosed rather bluntly by a consultant, who sent me away with a leaflet and told me to ask my gp for a referral to a pain clinic. My GP seems to think all this i weight related and has told me once i loose more weight it will go away, she has signed me off work for 3 weeks and says rest and paracetamol is best. Other Drs have put me on amatripilyne which made me feel awful and tramdol which kept me up itching. I recently came of prozac which i had been on for 4 years for pmt, i have decided to restart that and go with the paracetamol and leave other meds well alone. No referral to the pain clinic which im not sorry about i want to try other ways first.
I am going to try self hypnosis and i am lucky enough to have a hot tub which i haven't used for ages im going to try that. I don't have a lot of money for alternative treatments but i wondered if learning to meditate might help.
I am on a year long journey to a healthier me, last September the day before my youngest child's 15th birthday i gave up smoking and 3 weeks ago i started loosing weigh, i have 5 stone to loose and have lost half a stone. This journey was supposed to make me feel better but now i feel cheated and wonder if i will be able to do the things i want to do.
I want to start exercising but my gp says wait and rest, i love swimming but the thought i water that's not warm jut makes me feel horrible i feel like such a whimp, i wondered if learning yoga might help.
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