Sorry you haven't gotten any replies. That could be your question isn't one anyone has experience with. I have asked the administration of this web site to provide a "peg count" on the number of times a post is opened (assumed read). This will at least let a person know when the do not get any replies if anyone is opening the post. I believe this would help in such situations for a person to decide if they should restate their question, or just give up. That is if lots read and no one responded - question doesn't relate or not understood.
An important item is the "subject".. in the peg count case no or very few readers suggests the "subject" isn't attractive.
All this none productive stuff above doesn't help you with your question.. for now I suggest you rethink your "subject" and "post content" to see if they can be made more concise/understandable and try again.
I will try to read. I visit this community only occasionally and this time it was because I have a post on an upcoming sleep study I will undergo.
Thank you Jerry_NJ for replying. I was looking for advice on the question posted by
doseduk re: Advice on Mixing Tramadol. Zopiclone and Trazodone. I didn't actually post a question, but rather, I replied posted a comment in response to this, on April 7th. I no longer need any advice on this, as I'm off Tramadol now and I'm weaning off Zopiclone. I wasn't on Trazodone, but I am still on 3 other Anti-deps. Since stopping Tramadol, I no longer have any anxiety issues, thank God! I am also weaning off Valium. Next will be Oxycontin and Oxycodone, as they no longer help much with my arthritis pain. I have turned to Alternative healing. Thanks again Jerry_NJ
Thank you for asking ticked. I hadn't actually posted a question. I posted a comment on April 7th, in regards to the question: Advice On Tramadol, Zopiclone and Trazodone, posted by Doseduk. I was interested at that time because I was also on Tramadol and Zopiclone, but not Trazodone, but I am on 3 Anti-deps, plus pain meds for arthritis and phantom limb pain. I have stopped taking Tramadol on the 11th April. I'm weaning off Zopiclone and Valium now. Next I'll be weaning off some of the pain meds, as they no longer ease my arthritis pains. I'm almost sure I'll be stopping Zoloft, as I'm only on 25mg. My horrific anxiety caused by Tramadol is no longer an issue and has completely gone. I am feeling like my old self again. I am using Herbal healing & will be having acupuncture soon, for my arthritis. Thanks again, ticked.
I've heard that weaning off Cymbalta is horrid. 2 weeks and you still feel awful. I'm off the Tramadol completely now and feel great emotionally, with no anxiety at all left. I suffered horribly I will say, but go through. Why were you on Cymbalta? Isn't that an anti-dep that also helps pain? My daughter was on it for a short while, but weaned off when she felt better, as she didn't want to become dependent on it, so she didn't suffer too badly. She went straight onto Natural Remedies and took St John's Wort, and eats foods that help the brain's neurotransmitters to be in balance. I told her that drinking green tea, not the de-caf kind though. Green tea helps produce the 'feel good' hormones in the brain, such as GABA. In fact, the medication Gabapentin can help with anxiety that comes with withdrawals. I hope you get through this. You've lasted this last 2 weeks, so that proves you are strong. It WILL get better! I've got more weaning and withdrawals to come, starting in 2 days. I want to get off valium and zopiclone, so will be starting the weaning on Monday. Oh God! I just got over the tramadol, now I have to face this, and it's a very long process apparently. All I can do is pray for the strength to cope and have faith that I won't suffer too hard. Just knowing I'll be free of these mind and soul destroying meds in time, will keep me going and give me strength to persevere.
Wishing you all the best!.
Thanks I am finally over the vertigo thank GOD!! I feel much better mentally now. I was originally put on it as an AD and Anti Anxiety med because another med for Endometriosis started to make me depressed and suicidal. So from one drug to another. I am done with being a guinea pig that I can tell you.
Gababenatin is supposed to have some serious side effects as well. I was put on that from my Endo doc but didnt really stay on it as I prefer the Amitriptyline at the time. Both were crazy meds but I will once in a while take the the Ami if I am tired and the pain from the Fibro/TMJ or Endo is too much. it knocks me out I just dont like the feeling the next day.
I want a clear mind.
I eat raw and juice for the most part and very healthy has you have no choice when the Endo seems to really like my bowels.
I try not to take anything at all by my continuous Birth control pill.
Thanks so much for your comments :) I hope you got your questions answered
Sorry I haven't replied sooner. I'm so glad you're over the vertigo and you feel better mentally. I hope you're feeling better every day! I like to have a clear mind too, and hate drugs that cloud the mind & make you tired. I agree with you about being a guinea pig. I'm through with being experimented on, with all sorts of mind and soul destroying meds that never even helped. I'm so glad I turned to Natural healing, now, because IT WORKS! I'm on Chinese herbs for a bowel condition I have, and can't eat solids since January. Lost 16 kilos, (about 8-9 stone, I think). Finally getting my bowel operated on next Tues 30th. Our health system is shocking! I had to ring around & chase it up to get some answers, and my bowel surgeon hadn't realized (?) I hadn't been operated on yet, so he got me booked in, finally! Then it's more tests and ops. I'm on the waiting list yet again for these further tests etc. Meanwhile, I'm practically starving to death and in a lot of pain after I eat anything. I can only eat a banana for brekky, protein, vitamin & mineral powder mixed with water for lunch, and bone marrow broth with a little pureed cooked veggies for dinner. Even after eating that, I get slight pain, bloated out like I'm 10 mths pregnant, but the herbs are helping make the pains less severe. I also take vit/min supps & homeopathics. Having trouble some days, going to the toilet, other days I've got the runs. Depends how much water I drink the day before, so must make sure to remember to drink lots of water, & fibre powder, as I can't eat foods that provide the fibre I need, atm. I'm also on pain meds, that can cause constipation. I used to love raw foods. Will get back to healthy eating after the ops. I'm a bit of a health nut. Bowel probs started from an accident 4 yrs ago. Long story, so won't go into it now. I'll just say that as I was dying, my organs were shutting down, and my intestines were collapsing. That caused a stricture. Was operated on, all fixed. Great for 2 yrs, but think it's come back. The surgeon said they usually do. I don't have any probs with Gabapentin. On it for phantom limb pain, as I lost my leg from the accident. It's valium & zopiclone (or ambien I think you call it over there). Weaning down now, and feeling good! I'm so glad to hear you're doing so well. I'm sorry you have such bad pain though, with the fibro/TMJ. What's that exactly? I've never had endometriosis, but have heard it's very painful too. I've heard of amitriptyline, but never had that either. What I'm on is bad enough, and want to get off after I'm off valium & the other poison, first. How's your anxiety levels today? You are very strong & determined, I can see that! Mes have their place, but for the most part, I think they're dangerous. For someone like me anyway, who has an addictive personality. I must steer clear of any with addictive qualities from now on. They affect me terribly. No more! I've learned a hard lesson! Best wishes, and keep strong!
I am too a health fanatic :) I would prefer to do it naturally.
Sorry to hear about your accident that must have been very traumatic. I understand why that med would work for you then because the leg is actually not there. How have you been dealing with that, has it been a hard adjustment? You seem very hopefully about things I can't imagine what you have been through at all. It is a good thing that surgeon has decided to book it for you.
I know what you mean about not being able to eat. I had and still have issues with foods and before my surgery it was either soup broth or juicing because I just couldnt go to the bathroom. It was ridiculous and the pain was so intense.
I hear ya about the addictive personality I have one as well so I try to stay clear of all drugs completely.
TMJ - Pain or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint is commonly referred to as "TMJ"
When I was 17 I had surgery because I shattered my articulating disc in my jaw from grinding and clenching my teeth to hard and too much and that was with a night guard in. YIKES!!! So I was fine for about 15 yrs after the surgery but I now have degenerative disc disease in that joint and the other disc on the right side is folded.
Fibromyalgia is as per Wikipedia
is characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and painful response to pressure). Its exact cause is unknown but is believed to involve psychological, genetic, neurobiological and environmental factors.
Fibromyalgia is frequently comorbid with psychiatric conditions such as depression and anxiety and stress-related disorders such as post traumatic stress disorder.
I was diagnosed with this at age 17 yrs old not sure if it was triggered by childhood abuse, Post traumatic Stress from that or Endometriosis. I am still undergoing testing because I have 50% of doctors saying it is Fibro and 50% saying its not. I am so glad they have no idea!!!! GAWD.
You are quite strong yourself I can tell. You are very positive during the time you going through. I guess we are made stronger when we feel we have to fight to survive.
Thanks for your kind comments & understanding. I've adjusted to not having a leg anymore quite well, I think. Though at times I still can't believe it's not there when I can still feel it. It was very traumatic to start with, and I got deeply depressed and wished I'd died in the accident, as I couldn't master the knack of walking with a prosthetic leg, but now I have no problem with my balance and walking with it It just hurts where it rubs on my knee, but will soon get a new one made that fits better. It's just a below the right knee amputation, so could have been worse, so I'm grateful I didn't lose the whole leg, as I nearly did, because of infection that spread while they were trying to save my whole leg, but now I see it's the best thing that ever happened to me because I was an active alcoholic before it, and haven't had a drink since and never want to go back to those dark nightmarish days of hell I was living because of alcohol. I'd tried many times to stop, but it took this accident for me to finally be free. Lost a leg but gained my happiness, confidence, health and well, just freedom! I'm glad you understand about addiction, as I am now addicted to prescribed meds, that crept up on me, as the docs jept prescribing this & that, for arthritis pain, and tinnitus. That's where valium came in, as it's sometimes used to help relieve tinnitus. Worked for 2 weeks, then stopped working but I was addicted. Then I stopped Gabapentin suddenly last year, and within a week I had terrible anxiety like I was in constant withdrawl, and fear. Had over 6 mths of that, with the psych I was referred to, to sort out my meds, put me on more stuff which made me so ill and more anxious. I weaned myself off those. She put me on a sleep med. and another anti-dep, and valium, which she didn't know my doc was also prescribing for me, tho it was on my records & referral letter to her from my doc That's all sorted now, but I got addicted to the sleep med when my valium was cut down suddenly by her. Then my doc put me on Tramadol for my worsening arthritis pain in early arch. I started getting that horrific anxiety back, read up on it then, and found that it acts like an anti-dep SSRI receprtors, so I was getting too much Serotonin.Started tapaering my dose for 2 weeks. Couldn't stand the worst anxiety eer and didn't want depression to get me like last ear, so I stopped it ct. Have felt terrific mentally ever since. That was April 11th. o you've had bowel probs too, and know all about tummy pain then Yeah, broth is about the only thing that's good to have, especially one made from bones with lots of marrow, as that's highly nutritious. I'm a bit scared to have raw juice, but can eat an orange and banana without getting pain, just discomfort and bloating. After my op, I'm looking forward to eating normally again.
Your TMJ must be painful. A ot of our problems come from our childhood. What can be done about your TMJ now? And how do you cope with your fibro pain?It's good to hear that your a health nut too. It pays off. I'm nearly falling asleep now, as it's midnight and I can hardly keep my eyes open. I''m glad I've tapered the sleep med, which I had to start having during the day, when I had that tramadol w'drawal but not at night. Crazy! Don't need it now at night, but still have 1/2 my anti-dep which makes me sleepy and is supposed to help pain, but I don't think so. Getting a Spinal Nerve Root injection soon, so hope that works. Long story again!
So, are you over the Cymbalta w'drawal completely yet? You sound good and positive and strong. I'm happy for you, if you're going ok in spite of your pains You seem to know a lot about your conditions. I've started researching a lot too, especially about meds and am hating them more & more.I just want to be clean of all that poison, clear headed and healthier. Keep strong. Your positive attitude will help. I also have faith ithat I'll be healed, and I'm already beig healed in many ways. Must go now. Thanks for replying. Hope to see you continue getting help with your pain.
I'll be having it on 30th April. Next Tues. YAY! Hopefully I can eat properly afterwards. Sick of that pain in trying to go to the toilet that you know only too well what that's like! Intense, excruciating, just trying to pass a motion, haha!
Then I'll have the prolapse fixed up soon I hope. I thought that was the one I was having on Tues, but it's the other one the sigmoidoscopy & balloon dilation of a stricture, if that is what's causing my pain difficulty going to the toilet. Getting both fixed anyway, at long last!
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