Sunday, July 29, 2012

Carnival #6- Chiari Comforts

Ok so you might have noticed that I flaked for the month of June.  Such is life right! So here we are, it is now July and for the Chiari Carnival it is time to talk my Chiari Comforts!

I rely heavily on my drug regimen.  I had been seeing a pain management specialist who finally got my pain under control. (But due to insurance problems I am now having to find a new dr and I am starting all over, I am just going to tell them straight up this is working, don't you DARE mess with this!!)  Now don't get me wrong, I love a good massage, especially a hot stone...  MMMM just typing that makes me want to schedule one!! 

So here is what I take and it works for me, may not work for you though (that is my disclaimer!)
In the morning I take 2- 25mg of Topamax pills in the morning as well as 2mg of Zanaflex.  In the evening I take 3- 25mg of Topamax as well as 4 mg of Zanaflex.  This has basically rid me of constant pain.  I do have headaches that will occasionally flare up and before Excedrin was taken off the market I could usually take 2-4 Excedrin Tension and be good.  Now I have to take lots of Ibuprofen throughout the day and that barely makes a dent.  I am just hoping Excedrin comes back soon!! 

So there you have it, my comforts.  I also take warm baths when my muscles feel super duper tense.  I can't afford too much of the extravagant extras.  So I have to make due!

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