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When do you know to go to the hospital?

Apr 29, 2016 2:40 AM

When you hurt all the time you kinda get use to the pain... But then you have an extremely rough night(Flare) when do you know to call a quits? As we all know... We can't go running to the hospital every single time. 😳

Apr 29, 2016 9:36 AM

Taetae, has your doctor given you anything for pain? Because of my allergies to pain meds I use Tylenol Arthritis & voltaren gel ointment daily. I also have muscle relaxers, which I had to take one after cervical traction at PT yesterday. When I'm having a flare and the pain gets above a 7 I use Tramadol. I usually make the decision to seek ER help only when my migraines aren't responding to my usual meds. I have a pain clinic that is ok with this because they always give me a shout and no Rx. If I need rx pain meds I have to see my PCP or the pain clinic. Everyone is different so you need to judge for yourself: have you tried every available treatment option without change? Have you contacted your doctor, pain clinic or primary? Is it in the middle of the night when no other option is available? Sending you gentle hugs, & prayers you can get relief from your pain. 🙂💕🙏🌼

Apr 29, 2016 2:50 PM

It depends on what your pain is caused from. I gave up on urgent care for fibromyalgia. During the time they were discovering my spinal issues i would go only when I couldn't stop crying. Once the spine issues were diagnosed I gave up Urgent care for that too.

My personal opinion from watching my dad with spine issues and probably fibromyalgia which you can take with a grain of salt...if you show up at emergency room or urgent care looking for pain relief they start thinking you are going around your doctor and just looking for pain meds.

Have you worked with your PCP or other specialist for your condition who can help you with pain relief? I didn't want pain meds and tried forever to avoid it but after exhausting choices that is where I am now. It is important to get the care and help you need. As I discovered the pain flares get longer and closer together not to mention out of control. I hope you find some relief.

Apr 29, 2016 10:14 PM

When you can't stop crying/screaming, physically unable to move, especially if itbis a different kind of pain than is normal. It is pretty personal though. For me, I have never cried because of pain other than a few times I had severe musco-skelital injuries such as a broken bone in an appendage, or a bad dislocation. So if I can't stop crying/whining/yelling, I know something has to happen.

Apr 29, 2016 10:26 PM

Yeah. I was extremely scared. I couldn't physically move due to pain and the worst headache I could of ever imagined happening to me. My problem that night was I couldn't get my fever to break for 11 hours straight. I'm away from home at college as well so you can just imagine the anxiety attack.

Apr 29, 2016 10:29 PM

Yeah that would be a doctor time for me, especially if it was the first time it was that bad.

Apr 29, 2016 11:34 PM

I to the Er after my knee replacement I had fallen and had extra pain and swelling I was labeled a drug seeker and had to sign a narcotics contract have 3 drug evaluations I've learned it's better to suffer through the pain

Apr 30, 2016 12:17 AM

Wow that's insane... Deann I feel for you.

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