My Nerves Are Now Settled
First thing this morning I made a medication adjustment. My pain management doctor recommended this in the past. He said with the severity of my nerve damage I would need to be taking at least 75mg of Amitriptyline to keep things calm. Well, that day has finally come and praise God it’s working. I was already taking 25mg twice a day. But, now I’m taking 25mg of Amitriptyline three times a day.
Just as I expected I’m dealing with a bit of a fog and extra drowsiness. But, I will take that all day over unbearable nerve pain. I will see my primary physician 3pm today. We will discuss my recent nerve flare up. I will ask his opinion on my best medication options. I like to talk with this doctor because he doesn’t just throw medications my way. We discuss together all the pros, cons, and what time has proven.
By the grace of God I’ve stayed away from narcotics. Daily I take Neurontin, Zannaflex, Amitriptyline, CBD caplets and oil. Outside of a low dose of ibuprofen I take several supplements such as turmeric, calcium, and magnesium. I simply aim to have bearable pain. I also aim to keep myself fully functional. That’s why I only take the muscle relaxers at night. But, once again God has calmed the raging storm. And, I’m praying that something I’ve shared will encourage and help you through your pain.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1