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  1. Thread: Pain and sleep

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    Hmmm....my doctor just gave me an rx for Valium...

    Hmmm....my doctor just gave me an rx for Valium but it is 2 mg. She told me I could double it but still... Wonder what dose others take. She did suggest taking it before bed for best results.
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    What strength of valium do you take Sue? I've...

    What strength of valium do you take Sue? I've never tried that.
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    Thanks Sue and arndog. That's kind of what I...

    Thanks Sue and arndog. That's kind of what I figured but was hoping I was wrong. I'm finding it harder and harder to cope with my constant pain. You'd think after 13 years I'd be used to it. Doesn't...
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    Pain and sleep

    Whenever I fall asleep or am about to fall asleep I have INTENSE pain (in my legs). WHY does this happen? It happens every night but also happens if I'm sleepy at work or traveling in a car etc. It's...
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    I've been thinking about Dale's suggestion of...

    I've been thinking about Dale's suggestion of containment a lot lately. I've been trying really hard to apply that advice to my daily life. I have a question though - do you find that you end up...
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    Ultimate Meal recipes

    I just ordered a can of Ultimate Meal. I haven't received it yet but was wondering what people put with it to make it taste ok. For those of you adding yogurt, do you also add water? Do most people...
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    Thanks Dale, I will try the deep breathing. I do...

    Thanks Dale, I will try the deep breathing. I do know that my natural instinct is to hold my breath so maybe that trick will help! And thank you too for the understanding about my children. Sad as it...
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    I just find that containment is SO hard on a...

    I just find that containment is SO hard on a daily basis when this pain is so constant and makes my daily life such a struggle. And kids are so intuitive it seems. Mine always know when my pain is...
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    I really admire all of you that are able to...

    I really admire all of you that are able to hide/mask your pain in front of your spouse/SO and kids. I'm a failure at that. I try but I just can't hide it with them I guess. I don't talk about it...
  10. Thread: Pain and sleep

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    Pain and sleep

    Last night I was exhausted and went to bed early (8:45). I overslept and ended up waking up around 6:00. I was up quite a bit in the night due to pain (like usual) but I think I slept better and for...
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    I had the exact same thing done this year...

    I had the exact same thing done this year Offroader! The nurse had me cracking up too! She kept telling me that people that are drawn to urology work are weird - she said that as she shared that...
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    What did you think of Dr. LeMack?

    What did you think of Dr. LeMack?
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    Good question HipCrip! I was so surprised when I...

    Good question HipCrip! I was so surprised when I had my first child but was unable to use the bathroom in my room. Hospital/doctor's solution=let the nurses cath you. Same thing happened with the...
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    Who is your gynecologist offroaderswife? I just...

    Who is your gynecologist offroaderswife? I just saw mine and she was hesitant to do it but I really really want it done! I'm sick of heavy periods!! I know you live in the DFW area too so maybe I...
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    Offroaderswife, I go to a great urologist at...

    Offroaderswife, I go to a great urologist at UT-Southwestern in Dallas, Gary Lemack. He is very knowledgeable about SCI. I like him!
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    CC community we need to step up our effort for...

    CC community we need to step up our effort for Shannon!! She just posted on FB that she's 8/100 which puts her in the top 10% BUT we need to make sure she STAYS in the top 10% as the voting closes on...
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    Congrats!! I had 2 girls post-SCI and they...

    Congrats!! I had 2 girls post-SCI and they continue to be such an enormous gift!! Enjoy your pregnancy - you"ll do fine- just make sure you have an OB that has some knowledge of SCI. Feel free to PM...
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    This thread has been quiet for 5 looong days so I...

    This thread has been quiet for 5 looong days so I hate to bring it back to life, but the crappy stormy weather here in Texas has me OUT OF MY MIND!!! After 4 maybe 5 days of no sleep I fear I may...
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    I think that when it's truly bad, we know. Like...

    I think that when it's truly bad, we know. Like for myself, recently over the Xmas holidays I knew I felt worse than usual pain-wise but also body-wise. I went to my PCP who rx'ed antibiotics....
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    Thanks! Wow, he makes it look easy! I don't have...

    Thanks! Wow, he makes it look easy! I don't have push handles on my chair but I'm sure I could still make it work! Thanks!!!
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    Is this what you do? How do you manage to pull...

    Is this what you do? How do you manage to pull the chair in? The Sierra has a door like you mentioned but I can"t quite picture pulling my chair in like that. Thanks to everyone else for the...
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    Loading manual chair into minivan

    Does anyone drive a minivan that hasn't been modified with a ramp? I'm a T12 and tried out a Toyota Sienna this weekend. I could get into the van fine but loading the chair wasn't easy. I load mine...
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    rach - I don't have spasms so I can't help with...

    rach - I don't have spasms so I can't help with that. I do remember reading about several women who had their pain go away completely during their pregnancy so maybe that will happen to you!! Does...
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    GL, I live in Texas too & have been in extreme...

    GL, I live in Texas too & have been in extreme pain with the weather change this past week. Last Wednesday night was the worst night ever. I honestly thought the pain would kill me. Do you ever feel...
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    ECUrach85 - yes I did end up getting pregnant...

    ECUrach85 - yes I did end up getting pregnant TWICE!!! I have 2 girls - 7 & 4. My pain did increase during pregnancy unfortunately. I stayed on the Neurontin but at a low dose 300mg twice/day with my...
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