If you know me you know I avoid as best I can prescription pain killers. It’s bad enough that I have my infusion and the Meds to counteract my reaction to it, I don’t need to put more ick into my body. I also just don’t like the way they feel. I lose ambition, feel loopy and slow and I am completely uninspired to do anything. I do however take more Aleve and Excedrine than anyone ought to.
I am having a bad flare up though. My chest pain has been so bad that it’s keep me from dancing and classes. and last night it kept me awake most the night. I found myself looking forward to my husbands 4 am alarm so I could turn on the tv for distraction. As is often the case secondary illnesses are also flaring up. Migraines, acid reflux, and allergies.
Days like this I long for those pain killers I so judiciously avoid. Or an IV of something that will just knock me out. But I know that they aren’t good for me in the long run and I need to look at the big picture. I am sure I will be dancing again soon enough, but for now forgive my laziness.
I have been experiencing severe tooth pain for several months now. I mentioned it to my dentist who examed my tooth and said it was fine. I went back a month later, and told him the pain was now excruciating, and he said I pointed out a different tooth. Many of my teeth seemed sensitive in the test but since it was waking me up from sleep and the pain was lasting hours to days he called in another dentist and they agreed the root was compromised and started a root canal. I go back in two weeks to finish it. In the meantime not only is that tooth still sensitive, but so are most my bottom teeth, especially the ones in front. My arthritis is so painful in my jaw that I started to wonder if maybe the pain was caused by the psoriatic arthritis. I would like to know before I get any more root canals. Of course its a new symptom and it could be my medicine as well. I can’t seem to find that it is an official symptom,but my most common symptoms are not textbook. I have found a lot of chat room post about people with PsA having tooth pain. Thought I would put it out there to see if anyone has any feedback.
Today was a fairly good day. We worked La Costa Farmer’s Market. No sales which is always rough, especially when we do so much work and drive so far.
I didn’t have a trace of a migraine at all today. I had a moderate amount of achiness. I did have several rather mild episodes of chest/jaw pain. When I say mild I mean it didn’t make me want to cry or scream, but I did long to climb into bed and call a quick end to my day. The chest pain is never truely mild, just tollerable and not so much tollerable.
I also have had acid reflux in the past two days. I am wonder if wheat might be a trigger food for it.
- Anyways, I realized I am a much happier functioning person without a migraine. Once I get the psoriatic arthritis under control I will focus on controlling the migraines, the slipping rib syndrome and the acid reflux. Great news is I found a great chiropractor who will work with me on payments. He feels that if I get my ribs put back every time they go out, eventually they won’t dislocate as easily. He also has some adjustments for acid reflux and says I have some signs of a hernia that could be causing the symptoms. Its possible many of my symptoms may be helped with regular chiropratic visits.
Yesterday was a decent day. Had a migraine that wasn’t all too bad, yellow for most the morning, and gone by mid afternoon after a couple of cups of coffee. I had enough energy to take care of some simple chores and errands. Had chest and jaw pain in the evening, not so scary now that I know its just the tissue around my heart swelling and imitating heart attack pain and that my actual heart is just fine. Took an Alleve around 8 pm and that was it.
Doing my best to take it easy for the next two days and still be completely prepared and packed for Catalina Art Festival. Must remember to pack all my different meds for pain, which isn’t a whole lot and most over the counter but I would hate to be stuck without it.