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Left lower back and hip with intense sickening headaches

Aug 12, 2014 8:17 PM

was hit by an SUV and still having pain. multiple test and procedures.

Aug 14, 2014 11:50 PM

I have gone through a similar thing. I was given an anti-nausea medication at one point, after I mentioned to my doctor that I was nearly throwing up while riding to appointments. For me, much of the pain and headaches and everything has been diminishing over time. It's not great now, but is improving, generally. How long ago are we talking about? I'm less than a half-year out, and expect things to be not good for at least another six months, at best.
I hope that you're able to manage your pain with help and understanding from others--doctors, family, friends...

Aug 16, 2014 7:12 AM

It has been four years now. I have tried everything for my headaches (post concussion migraines) and back and hip pain. They started me with medications then injections, to chiropractic and massage. Also acupuncture. I would love to have a day that I don't hurt. I use to be so active and now getting out of bed hurts. I am sorry to hear about your experience. I hope and pray for you that they are able to help you.

Aug 16, 2014 10:06 AM

Headaches suck! I'm sorry that you have to deal with them. I never used to get them, and over the past couple of years, they have become a presence for me. It turned out that, mostly, it was an effect of another thing, but what helped me to track that down was a headache log... so that, for example, I now know that sometimes, I get headaches because I've just taken some vitamin D3. It's another facet to doing this pain journal, to try to understand the near-by causes of our pains.

Unfortunately, I have not made a lot of progress in this regard: I get sore, or cranky, and I am usually mystified as to what set things off. But, maybe it's because I'm doing too much PT, too soon--sometimes, this is the case--maybe I slept too much on one side. However, if there is a way to figure out some of the triggers of the pains that are there, then there might be a way to reduce how often, or how intense things become.

I've also been in a place, for a few years now, where it has often taken more than five minutes to get out of bed, and there is pain when rocking and rolling around, trying to find a way to do so. My--terrible--partial solution here is to stare wide-eyed at the ceiling for a while, trying to figure out how to get up... and then hurt a bit all over finally finding a way. It's horrible, but when I think about it, I laugh, because it's so absurd (usually, I do this after the fact). Where is the future bed that pushes me upright? I need the technology of the future, today! Why has nobody invented this bed for me yet?

How have you found that you are able to cope with your situation?

Aug 22, 2014 6:44 AM

I have learned was to cope with the situation but I have days that I want to just stay in bed and cry because I hurt. I have gained so much weight since they started the steroid injections. I have never been this big even when I was 9 months pregnant with any of my four boys. We have even spent the money to buy a sleep number bed thinking it might help, it has not. I hope and pray that some day that something will work. Thank you for your input. Suggestions are always helpful as well as the support.

I also get cranky with the pain and really don't mean to. Sometimes it just sucks. I refuse to feel sorry for myself.

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