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Wheee sugar rush (bounce bounce bounce) - thanks [livejournal.com profile] eurydice13 for the birthday party hosting with lots of cool people and a most excellent tiramisu.

Today's also the last day of the 4 weeks amitriptyline 25mg tablets prescribed by the pain management clinic at the Royal Surrey Hotspital in Guildford. I should have heard from them a week or so ago with a follow-on consultation to see how I got on with them. In fact I'm not too bothered by their (alas somewhat typical) failure to communicate at this point, as I'd like to see if there are any problems coming off the pills, other than the expected return of the it's-not-sciatica-but-we-don't-know-what-it-is pains in groin/upper thigh region. Have noticed over the last two weeks though what with the diminishing of the chronic pain that my L4/L5 disc problems have also receded, in fact have only needed to take a couple of tramadol one day for too much pain there. This is a good thing, am wondering if the reduction of the chronic pain means I'm not tensed up / protecting my back as much and consequently it's a lot happier with Life. Yay for the drugs.

Date: 2012-04-15 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] veronica-milvus.livejournal.com
Hooray for pharmaceuticals! I hope you get some lasting benefit.

Date: 2012-04-15 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] haddion.livejournal.com
Believe you're supposed to come off them at a graduated rate, although the 25mg dosage for managing your pain may be small enough for this to not matter. Typically, you'd scale down to 10mg before stopping, but anything under 50mg is a somewhat low dose (compared to those given for non-pain management reasons)

Date: 2012-04-16 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-mendicant.livejournal.com
Drugs are good, Mkay!

Date: 2012-04-17 03:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marypcb.livejournal.com
how do you feel about osteopathy?

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