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    Arrow Trigger Point Injections for Fibromyalgia

    Hi everyone. I went to my drs appointment today to get my 2nd round of trigger point injections for my Fibromyalgia. I got several in my back, neck and hips and I'm very sore and stiff but I'm told this will help the pain I'm experiencing with my Fibro. Let me tell you the injections are not fun and they cause a little dizziness and nausea but I'm going to go curl up with my heating blanket and watch a good movie for a while until my pain meds kick in.

    In case you followed my other posts, he refilled my oxycontin as well as increased the doseage and amount :woohoo: and is considering putting me on Neurontin in the near future but refused anything for breakthrough pain, not sure why and he wasn't in one of those discussion moods so I just left it at that and was thankful that he didn't just drop my meds compleley like he told me he was going to do the other night on the phone.

    It's a real relief off my shoulders. I know I'll sleep well tonight. Thank you everyone for your prayers and all your kind words of support, I don't know what I'd do without the friends I've made on the ICN or all the support that everyone gives eachother in times of need here. This is the closest knit message board family I've ever belonged to and I'm thankful to Jill and Donna for keeping it going. God bless you all.

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    Tracy K.

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    My bed is calling me....need to lay down NOW! I'm dizzy and hurtin!
    Love from far away,
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    Current & Past Health Diagnosis(s)
    Currently suffering from 2nd Bladder Prolapse
    Interstitial Cystitis- March 2004
    Fibromyalgia 2004
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 2005
    Severe Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Tension & Migraine Headaches
    Chronic/Severe Urinary Retention
    Numerous Endometriosis/Adhesions Removal Surgeries
    Pelvic Organ Prolapses (Uterus/Vaginal Walls, Bladder, & Rectum)
    Partial Hysterectomy 1997
    Ovaries Removed due to large cysts 1998
    Chronic UTI's (ongoing)
    Medtronic Interstim Unit removed after 5 months due to severe infection and unit was floating around in my lower back 2004

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    Tracey,
    I am so glad he worked with you!!! Hope your able to get some rest and start to feel better soon !
    huggs,
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    Tracy...I am so glad you received some help. Rest well...
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    Tracy - I knew your appointment was today and wondered how it went. I am so relieved for you that your doc is going to continue to treat your pain. I am sure that was a huge relief for you.
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    Im glad everything worked out well.
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    I think Cindy (Brat) gets those injections--at least she does in her hips and tail bone I think. I used to take Neurontin for my Fibromyalgia, and it helped a great deal.
    Mommy to 2 crazy, wonderful kids and wife to the most amazing man in the world!

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    Tracey,
    I am wondering is a MD who does these injections ? if not what kind of doctor. My Md thinks I may have fibro and is going to refer me to a rhemotologist (sp) not sure how to spell she said they treat arthritis and fibro. She tried muscle relaxers first but I get little relief and very tired.I called to get the referral today..
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    Arrow KellyMcC

    My MD does these for me. They have to be trained in doing them. They either use lidocaine alone for the injections or they mix it with a steroid to make it last longer. It hurts when you get them and the 2nd day you're really stiff but then the following day your fibro pain lessens and you feel somewhat normal again.

    Hope that answers your questions.

    Im hurting pretty good tonight, i got my neck in 2 spots and my shoulder blades and my hips and knees today so I got a good Fibro overhaul.

    PM me or Sarojini if you have any questions on these, her uro does her for her, can you believe that?

    Tracy K.
    Love from far away,
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    Current & Past Health Diagnosis(s)
    Currently suffering from 2nd Bladder Prolapse
    Interstitial Cystitis- March 2004
    Fibromyalgia 2004
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 2005
    Severe Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Tension & Migraine Headaches
    Chronic/Severe Urinary Retention
    Numerous Endometriosis/Adhesions Removal Surgeries
    Pelvic Organ Prolapses (Uterus/Vaginal Walls, Bladder, & Rectum)
    Partial Hysterectomy 1997
    Ovaries Removed due to large cysts 1998
    Chronic UTI's (ongoing)
    Medtronic Interstim Unit removed after 5 months due to severe infection and unit was floating around in my lower back 2004

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    thanks for the information. I get injections into my joint for tmj that was painful yikes but it did help for a few weeks after 2 days.
    hope your feeling better tomorrow.
    thanks again
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    My PT says I should get my doctor to give me trigger point injections on the points referring to my bladder like in the inner thighs. I'm going to ask at the pain center tomorow.
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    My friend gets these injections for her fibro. It really helped her. She was in pain for 3-4 days afterwards, but she said it has been worth it. When she goes to her next appt. she is going to discuss about getting another round. I don't really know what she is taking for pain, but the doctors who used to treat her refused to give her anything (she is on Medicaid and they said that patients who they treat that is on Medicaid all they want is the pain meds so that they can sell them on the street! that is definantely not her!!
    I finally found her a doctor who can help her.
    I wish you the best.

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    Wink Your trigger injection sites are sore for a couple days

    I'm hurting pretty bad this afternoon from all the injections I got yesterday but this stiffness and soreness usually only last a day or so. I hope your friend gets the care and support she needs. Fibromyaglia and IC are definately not any fun when you can't get pain control, been there and it's rough. Hugs for support.

    Sincerely
    Tracy K.
    Love from far away,
    Tracy K

    Current & Past Health Diagnosis(s)
    Currently suffering from 2nd Bladder Prolapse
    Interstitial Cystitis- March 2004
    Fibromyalgia 2004
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 2005
    Severe Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Tension & Migraine Headaches
    Chronic/Severe Urinary Retention
    Numerous Endometriosis/Adhesions Removal Surgeries
    Pelvic Organ Prolapses (Uterus/Vaginal Walls, Bladder, & Rectum)
    Partial Hysterectomy 1997
    Ovaries Removed due to large cysts 1998
    Chronic UTI's (ongoing)
    Medtronic Interstim Unit removed after 5 months due to severe infection and unit was floating around in my lower back 2004

    Never be ashamed to ask for help when you need it.

    God will never give me more than I can handle, but sometimes I wonder if he lost track of what's he's dealt out here ???? I'm trying here

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    Tracy thanks for the info.I think I will ask for this trigger point too.I have had a very hard year with everything I have going on.
    Thanks.Take care all and may you all be as pain free as possable.
    Love, Zookeeper Kim

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