Monday, May 31, 2010

Trying to lessen the pain

Well, when I went to see the pain doc last week he increased my Methadone to 40mg a day instead of 30mg.  Now for me, this is a significant increase.  I usually only increase by 5mg at a time.  I asked him if I could do 35 instead but he really wanted me to do 40; I started the full 40mg dose on Thursday and have noticed a significant leveling off in the pain.  It's not a lot less, but it's better than it was when I had to take the Vicodin almost every day.  The pain doc was concerned, and rightfully so, about me building a tolerance to Vicodin since it's my primary breakthrough medication, so he wanted me to be taking enough Methadone that I wouldn't have to take breakthrough meds unless things get really bad.

I've been sleeping more, though still erratically.  Oh well - I guess we can't have everything, can we?  It's still frustrating as heck to be asleep off and on all the time instead of going to bed like normal people do and sleeping at night/being awake in the daytime.   I doze off all the time, which is very frustrating.  I should be used to it but I'm not.   Maybe now that my pain is better controlled this will help.
 
I haven't driven since Tuesday.  I don't drive for about 2 weeks after a med change.  This helps me have time to adjust to the med increase and the accompanying brain fuzziness before I put myself behind the wheel of a car. 

I see my psychiatrist and neurologist this coming week.  I'm supposed to find out about the sleep study.  I also want to talk to my shrink about my increased anxiety.  I've been stress eating and I've gained more weight than I am even close to comfortable about.  I've been picking more, bleeding more, and fretting more.  I've rarely stopped humming for almost a month now.  I can't figure that one out.  I just hum and hum.  Weird......

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....

2 comments:

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

Glad your pain is at least down to more bearable levels. I'm an unconcious hummer myself - some people whistle, some people fidget, I hummmmmmm.

韋成 said...

we‘re so proud of you!............................................................