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Old 01-30-2014, 15:11   #11
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I am SO SORRY this happening, Bree!!!

I do not know if anyone mentioned my personal muscle pain problem, I suffered for about a decade, never mentioned b/c I did not want to be a "Crazy Fibromyalgia Lady," I work in a medical sch and overhear a lot of BS ... so anyhow, I discovered once my TSH was under control, that pain had DISAPPEARED.

Crap. ONE PILL everyday would prevented all those years of pain.

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I am SO SORRY this happening, Bree!!!

I do not know if anyone mentioned my personal muscle pain problem, I suffered for about a decade, never mentioned b/c I did not want to be a "Crazy Fibromyalgia Lady," I work in a medical sch and overhear a lot of BS ... so anyhow, I discovered once my TSH was under control, that pain had DISAPPEARED.

Crap. ONE PILL everyday would prevented all those years of pain.
"Crazy Fibromyalgia Lady" is about where I'm headed if I keep complaining. So, as far as the medical community goes, I am choosing to stop!

TSH? I am definitely looking that up. And, no, no one has even mentioned anything remotely like what I am experiencing, which leaves me baffled and a bit dejected. I certainly don't need anything more than diabetes.

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I am SO SORRY this happening, Bree!!! I do not know if anyone mentioned my personal muscle pain problem, I suffered for about a decade, never mentioned b/c I did not want to be a "Crazy Fibromyalgia Lady," I work in a medical sch and overhear a lot of BS ... so anyhow, I discovered once my TSH was under control, that pain had DISAPPEARED. Crap. ONE PILL everyday would prevented all those years of pain.
I just checked my labs and they did do a Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Sensitive test. Mine was 1.070 mIU/L. The range is 0.465 - 4.680).

But my Lymphocytes were very low:

9.5%, range is (20-45). and
0.40, range is (0.9 - 4.86)

I have no idea what that means. Oh, and my ESR was 22, not 20, range (0-20).

C-Reactive protein 18.7, range (5.0 - 9.9)

I have no idea what these things mean.

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Amitriptyline has been around for a long time, and OWC takes it as a sleep aid. He also takes some heavy-duty antidepressants, and the funny thing is, he'll forget the Paxil or the Zyprexa and not know it until he notices the medtracker slot is hasn't been emptied. Forget the amitriptyline and he's onto it immediately. Can't sleep, gets emotional, just messed up all the way around.




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I'm sorry you have had to go through begging the doctor for any relief while trying to not look like an addict. I have been there and it's awful...

I am sure it's not the same thing but last year I was experiencing persistent muscle burning in my quadracepts, which was crippling when walking up stairs. My doctor tested my vitamin D which was pretty much non-existant and after a few weeks of a mega-dose along with K2, and a long term dose of D3/K2 every day, the pain is gone.

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But my Lymphocytes were very low:

9.5%, range is (20-45). and
0.40, range is (0.9 - 4.86)

I have no idea what that means.
I've had that problem, too. They went back up the next set of labs. If they stay low, your immune system won't be able to protect you from harm. Could be many reasons for the low reading, including stress (!) or the result of some medications. You need to have it rechecked.

Oh, and btw, you never need to apologize for venting here!

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Bree, do you have the option of seeing someone for pain management? This has become rather popular over the last decade or so. Might be worth looking into.

So sorry you are going through all this. My D3 was very very low at one time and I was treated with the mega doses of D3 for 8 weeks (50,000 iu once a week for 8 weeks). That raised it up and I continue to take 5,000-6000 iu daily of D3. My level stays right in the middle now. I will have to look into the K2 though. Never heard of that.

My MIL has been on hydrocodone for like 25 years. They cannot stop her on them now because it would kill her! She is 92 years old, and has horrible osteoporosis (very hunched up) and terrible feet (her bones literally are collapsing in her feet). So, I don't know how she has been able to continue on this med for so long, but she does. It does make her quite loopy though.

I hope you find a solution. Pain really stinks when it is constant. I have difficulty with a left shoulder rotor cuff problem that affects my neck and my back. All it takes is one wrong turn and look out! The pain is escrutiating!

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I too have unremitting pain when I stand or walk. Needless to say sitting most of the time has taken its toll on my legs. I guess luckily for me, pain pills of any kind don't help. They just make me loopy and don't seem to be an answer for me. I've seen two pain management doctors to no avail. One gave me a list of pain meds for me to take to my gp and see what he'd choose that wouldn't conflict with other meds I am taking. After reading the list, I didn't go back. I wish I could try marijuana as so many say it works!

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I am so sorry. (((hugs)))

I obsessively research on the internet for any symptoms I may have. It's kind of a painful process itself, as you have to try and sort through the crazies and the opinions to get to fact.

In the meantime, don't be afraid of antidepressants. I wish I had started them WAY before I actually did.

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I too have unremitting pain when I stand or walk. Needless to say sitting most of the time has taken its toll on my legs. I guess luckily for me, pain pills of any kind don't help. They just make me loopy and don't seem to be an answer for me. I've seen two pain management doctors to no avail. One gave me a list of pain meds for me to take to my gp and see what he'd choose that wouldn't conflict with other meds I am taking. After reading the list, I didn't go back. I wish I could try marijuana as so many say it works!

Sigh,
LOL, you gotta be careful with that treatment. It may not stop the pain, but it will make you not care. Bad side effect is the munchies and that usually results in a carbfest.

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