My neurologist prescribed painkillers (Tramadol) and they provide a little relief by dulling the pain. Originally the pain was in my neck and shoulders, but now I can feel it radiate through my back. . According to WebMd, the nerves have a warning and send out pain signals to make it known that there is something wrong.
I used to be a rock and roll star of letting the pain go – I am the Steven Tyler of relaxing. I am most relaxed when I’m cuddled up with my fiancé. She has a calming effect on me. If only she could cuddle with me any where and I would not need a prescription answer.
The pain affects me most first thing in the morning. It is not that the pain is more intense it is just when you wake in pain where are you supposed to get the motivation to get out of a comfy bed? A lot of mornings I wake up and I feel like I can’t even get out of bed.
I do my best to stay active and try to block it out. If I can do activities while listening to music I can usually put the pain on the back burner. Of course then I feel it when I try to relax. I’m still feeling the pain of yard work I did two days ago. I’m sure I push myself too hard. The reason I do is because I don’t want to leave everyone else to do the work I could not complete.
If I could get used to the feeling of the pain then I could live with it. I work in customer service so I can’t appear to be irritable on the phone but there are days it is unavoidable. Sometimes the pain is so intense that I lose my patience.
Do you experience MS pain? What have you found helps to relieve it?
Patrick is a Chicago born comedian and blogger. He is in school to become a teacher and enjoys playing ukulele and listening to music in his spare time. He uses humor to deal with adversity. He bills himself as the person where tragedy meets comedy and comedy always wins. It is his belief that if you are able to laugh at something, then you take the power away from it. His devoation is to make sure he makes fun of MS and the rest of the diseases like cancer, diabetes, and psoraisis during his acts. He is engaged to his best friend and he swears she cares for him better than anyone can.
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