Monday evening, the fingers & knuckles of my right hand were

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Monday evening, the fingers & knuckles of my right hand were sore. Tuesday, my shoulders, right hip, and toes. Yesterday I tried 5 minutes of light Quigong to try and loosen up. Within minutes my right shoulder was 10/10 and I couldn't lift my arm.
Tanked up on Vicodin, miloxicam, and muscle relaxers, and spent all night trying to lie as still as possible. Got up feeling absolutely horrible. No solicitous inquiries as to my well-being or if I slept well; just my mentally ill mate's lunatic ramblings about being targeted by neighbors with microwave weapons.
Definitely one of those 'drawing water from a dry well' days.

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Aug 5

I have heard that taking some pain killers on regular basis will cause the body to need more for the same result. Accupressure is usually something negotiable in my area. But that may be because they are at a place that already offers chiropractor service. Certainly worth trying. You are fortunate to have had prescriptions, at the same time,for those meds listed.

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Aug 6

It's all joint pain. I never take painkillers unless I'm in a really bad way; part of my problem may be waiting too long to start the NSAIDs until the inflammation has gotten really out of hand. I'm now taking gabapentin twice a day; hopefully that'll keep things under control.

Aug 6

@Piobaire. Yes that is true! Frequently better to start acetaminophen etc before pain intensifies! I hope the gabapentin works!


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