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Slow rainy day on new medication

Nov 08, 2015 10:10 AM

Hi all. I've never thought I would dread rainy days. I use to love them but now rainy cool days onlyeans a day in the bed in pain. I've only been on lyrica and nortriptylin for bout four days. It does seem like its taking the edge off but I'm just so sleepy. And I also have to take tromadol with it. How do u guys handle days like this?

Nov 08, 2015 11:13 AM

Just like you are doing. Stay in bed and hope it quits raining. The sleepiness will go away as you adjust to the meds. Good luck

Nov 08, 2015 1:27 PM

If my body allows, I sleep or if not, I may walk over to my neighbor and visit with my 98 year old Godfather. When I can't take it any more, I cry with my head in my Mother's lap while she rubs my head and tried to calm my spirit and the pain. Other times I just isolate put something on tv and just veg out. I'm sorry you're feeling so aweful. I wish there was something that I could do for you. Hang in there. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers.💕🙏🏻🌻🙏🏻

Nov 08, 2015 1:33 PM

Alwayz I feel u on the veg out idea. I really want to just snack all day but I also want to loss weight or loss more weight. Plus I feel my mom would judge me if I ate. II wish I could lay my head in someone's lap. My boyfriend is hours away and my mom well feels if she touches me she will hurt me so she just does not . so I'll end up in my room just trying to be quite while I'm hurting. I'm actually thankful that right now the pain is manageable. I'm stiff and have a small stabbing feeling near my surgery site. The last time it rained like this I was in tears. So I'm blessed that the meds are working right now.

Nov 08, 2015 1:34 PM

Cearea thanks for responding and confirming I'm doing the right thing. Hope your r have a light pain day

Nov 08, 2015 1:37 PM

I'm so sorry sweetheart. I wish I lived close because I would come and sit with you and you could put your head down and feel comfortable. We all need touch. People I known for years either hug me and pat my back so hard, I almost crumble to my knees and others hug me so light, I feel like I have kooties!!! Try to hang in there Hun and do what you need to for YOU!! Your the one who had to get through the day with all the pain. I'm standing by if you need me. Gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers your way my Dear.💕🙏🏻🌻😊

Nov 09, 2015 1:02 PM

Newfibrogirl, I feel your pain! It has between so dreary, rainy, and now cold. I can feel it most in my hands and legs. Do you use an electric blanket? My hubby won't let me have one, but I grew up using them. I have a quilt my grandmother made me that is made from polyester suits... It's wonderful on real cold days & nights.

What dose of Nortriptyline are you on? Both it and the Tramadol make me sleepy, especially with dosage changes. My Nortriptyline went from 25, to 50, and now 75. It may take 2-4 weeks for your body to adjust. I hope you will be feeling better soon. (((Hugs))) 🙏🌼

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