Oh boy, one of those "bad weather" days. The ole arthritis and back pain are UP today. AND my energy level/drive are DOWN. Seems I have to push myself to just water the shrubs and plants in our gardens today. I should be doing much more.
Okay Spineys - Do you have similar correlations between back pain level and energy level? Or is it just me?
Yes, I know, there is the age factor, BUT I'm only 72. LOL
Im only 42 and have Arthritis all over my body,had a Spinal Fusion in 05 and am in pain all the time plus I have Fybro,Diabetes and a few other problems.
I cant sleep,get comfortable or relax ever so Im always run down,everyday is a battle to just get the animals fed and if I go to the store it's a nightmare lol!
If I try to do gardening ect.. Im layed up for days,back pain is the worst,I wouldnt wish it on anyone!
Hope your feeling better RichT!!
You have put my pain "issues" in proper perspective. Sorry to read of the difficulties that you face each day.
So you too have that lack of energy. Now I know I'm not alone. Since my first post I talked with a nurse and when I mentioned to her about my loss of energy and questioned if it could be due in part to my arthritis and back pain she said "Definitely!!!".
This past Thursday I had an epidural injection up the ole tailbone to my S1/L5. The corticosteroid has really helped. On Friday I accomplished three times more than I did in a day before the injection.
Ted, have you ever had an epidural injection for your back pain?
I have had the injections a few times and Im allergic to steroids so the injections make me break out in a rash and my blood sugar goes sky high!
Beware of steroids,they can effect insulin production and next thing you know there telling you you have Diabetes and give you meds for that :0(
I take muscle relaxers and Vicodin for the pain which really dosnt help much but keeps me from just giving up on trying to do anything.
I am to young to feel this bad LOL!!!
Thanks for the "heads up" on the bad side effects the corticosteroids can have. Always those pluses and minuses one has to deal with and be aware of.
Much TOO young I agree. And yet there are those who are in their late teens or twenties who have back pain.
You mention Vicodin - I took that for about 2 weeks and I found myself literally sleeping the days away. I didn't want to spend the rest oif my life in that manner so I slowly took myself off of it and I'm glad I did.
Regarding arthritis - do you take any medication for that? I've been on Voltarin for about 20 years now. That stuff really has helped me be able to function.
I'm very curious where you farm and live. My wife and I grew up in farming areas of southern Minnesota before we moved east.