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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stevie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/02/2018 at 6:26pm
I’m unsure if I could go through the puppy stage again—-remember those days well—-but the crate is a really good idea, especially when you aren’t home to supervise!!! We had a wonderful Welsh Springer spaniel who just hated car trips and I can’t even tell you how many times we did cross country trips with her. It didn’t get better even with tranquilizers from the Vet. But she was the love of my life and the smartest dog we ever had.

Here’s hoping that you and Annie have many wonderful, and less painful years together.

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My journey with chronic pain began over 30 years ago, while as a young nurse working spinal rehab, I injured my back lifting a patient. I am now fused from L2-S1. I have multiple thoracic and cervical issues. I'm a retired RN/PA and I know and understand the frustrations on both ends of the treatment spectrum of dealing with CP. It's been my goal since 2008, when we started this site, to reach out and help as many people in pain as possible. We will continue the fight as long as we can. Please, if you can help us continue to help you and others, donate. Thank you.
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Annie did great in the car. She laid on the back seat with her bed on it and we stopped often giving her time to stretch and sniff.

She loves our fenced backyard. She entertains herself. She is stubborn to come when called, which doesn't amuse my husband any as he is impatient about that. I let her stay out as long as she likes I check on her. She amuses her own self well.

Today I see Dr. A. He has an associate now who works in his office. I have been going to him since 2006 or so. I am glad to not have to change. I had blood work done last week so I am going to find out how things are today. I am sure my liver enzymes are a bit elevated as they always are because of the medications I use.

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Good luck at the appointment today Tammie. It’s great to know that Annie has properly taken over your hearts and fits in so well.

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My liver and pancreatic enzymes were a bit elevated. My cholesterol was great, never has been a problem before. Iron Saturation and potassium are low.
I saw Dr. A, we talked about my eating habits and how important it is to make changes and follow through to lose some weight.

After leaving I decided I am going to do this. So since then I have been watching my diet get better and better and I have lost 10 lbs.

I have cut out all the junk I had been eating, started eating more fruits and vegetables. Stopped nighttime snacking.

It sure makes a difference in how I feel. Since cutting out unnecessary sugar out of my diet my pain IS lower. My husband isn't real encouraging.

I am hoping to lose much more but I know this will be a journey that is going to be a bit slow. Im okay with that.

I have an app on my cell phone that I use that has a coach, I record my weight, food intake, and I can read articles about losing weight and the psychology behind losing weight.

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My job coaching hours were cut at the beginning of the year. I am home more than I am used to.

I have taken in some sewing projects. I will share that in my other thread.

I have been having problems getting my medication refilled. I went to the doctor in March and the staff told me the doctor sent the script to the pharmacy. I had picked all my medication up the week before and it was not in the bag. It was never received.

I have since called several times. I am not sure if staff is not giving the message to Dr. A or what.

Can Lyrica be done electronically or do I have to present a prescription written my by doctor?

Anyway I am frustrated with the pain I have been in. I have gotten so used to being in pain I just do what I need to do, either rest, work or sew. I really dont have to go into a huge flare up.


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Hi Tammie,

I’m sorry you’re having trouble getting your meds. It sounds as though something or someone is being obstructive. In the UK Lyrica isn’t a controlled drug, but it will apparently become one soon. It’s generally becoming more difficult to get pain meds here too. On a more positive note well done for losing 10 pounds! I’m so glad you’re feeling better for it too! That’s marvellous news! I do hope you get your prescription meds ASAP
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Yes, Lyrica can be sent in electronically—at least in my State. But things are changing so fast anymore no one can keep up with the changes.

Your best bet may be to have your pharmacy fax the request to Dr A’s office for refill.

As an aside here, I recently read that Gabapentin is now being abused by addicts who take large doses of it to “get high” because it’s cheap. I’m so disgusted by this. It’s the only thing I have for severe back pain other than MMJ because I can’t afford Lyrica even with my insurance. We live at a time when none of us know what our future holds.

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My journey with chronic pain began over 30 years ago, while as a young nurse working spinal rehab, I injured my back lifting a patient. I am now fused from L2-S1. I have multiple thoracic and cervical issues. I'm a retired RN/PA and I know and understand the frustrations on both ends of the treatment spectrum of dealing with CP. It's been my goal since 2008, when we started this site, to reach out and help as many people in pain as possible. We will continue the fight as long as we can. Please, if you can help us continue to help you and others, donate. Thank you.
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Oh for goodness sake! I really hope this new abuse doesn't make things even worse for CP patients!
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