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I remember this feeling.

Holy God, but this is a pain day. I haven't had a day half this bad since starting on the anti-depressants last year. Clearly this is the part that backs up my argument that it's not all in my head. Monster storm kicks my ass. Or, rather, the hands, then a knee, then the feet, then the shoulders... When I started driving down this morning, it was just the hands, but when the knee started, I wasn't sure I was making it all the way to PA. My endurance used to be better than this. Then again, it used to be chronic.

I burned through a standard dose of Advil in about two hours. Trying a double dose now, and if that doesn't last, I'm just giving up and living with it.

One more for the list to discuss with the doctor at the physical.

ETA: Still metabolizing too fast. Steady levels better. Hoping sleeping it off will be sufficient. As I have said way too often, I'm too young to feel this old. I continue to hope that tomorrow shall be a better day.

ETA2: ourika points out that not all of what I'm referring to has been public, and what has been was years ago. I will try to write something up in the next day or so explaining the history.

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ourika
Mar. 14th, 2010 10:31 pm (UTC)
That really sucks! I hope that some advil eventually kicked in!
collacentaur
Mar. 14th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
The Advil was helping, but only for a couple hours at a time, so I couldn't keep a steady level in my system. Changing levels of pain is worse for me than just dealing with a steady large amount of pain. So I gave up on the Advil.

As the storm started to pull out today, the pain eased off some, so the weather was very definitely the trigger. I'll probably still be stiff and sore for a couple days, though.

My doctor said he tested me for every kind of arthritis last year, and I was negative for everything. He felt it was just the kind of pain that goes along with depression and anxiety. The meds did and do help with the pain, but it didn't ever change the swelling and stiffness of the joints on the bad days. So clearly there's something else going on. It was already on the list to discuss this year, but it's a lot easier to deal with/ignore when it doesn't hurt. This weekend has raised the priority level some.
ourika
Mar. 15th, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Last year I wasn't reading LJ very often, so that's probably why I missed it. It does sound like it's more than just the pain that goes along with depression and anxiety, though (like maybe new doctor time?).
ourika
Mar. 15th, 2010 03:14 am (UTC)
Of course, I'm not your doctor or your therapist and know nothing about the situation! But I'm just repeating what you said, so I assumed you won't take offense at my butting in and making a statement when I didn't even read about the original stuff from last year... But I shouldn't have assumed that.
collacentaur
Mar. 15th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
No, no, that's fine. I wasn't posting much about it here at the time, I don't think - the last time I talked about it on LJ was 3 or 4 years ago, and I think I had it under a filter at the time. I try not to whine too much. I thought about that as I was driving home. You're probably not the only one who's confused. If I get to it/remember it, I will write something up in the next couple of days to explain the back story.

And, not time for a new doctor, this *is* a new doctor, and we tried the most likely answer first, and it did help a great deal even if it wasn't a complete solution. Next visit (end of April) we will try for something else.
ourika
Mar. 15th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
That makes sense. Sometimes the most likely answer works, and it sounds like the most likely answer was part of an answer for something although it wasn't the answer for this particular problem.
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