Heart palpitations

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7 years 11 months ago #13476 by Oxytotem
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Thanks everyone for your kind wishes,I really appreciate it.weather -the doc wants me to come back for the 15mg OxyContin again next month,not the jurnista again...I am currently on a 12-18 mont waiting list to get into the hospital to see a pain specialist and will just have to wait it out to see what can be done...I really like my doctor and whilst she seems very unwilling to up my dosage I can see why she feels this way,I'm 22years old with a chronic pain condition that may stay with me for life and she doesn't want it to get to the point where i am totally dependant on pain meds to get out of bed in the morning.i can understand this,but it doesn't make me feel an better knowing I might be stuck with this for the rest of my life.work wise my head chef hasn't mentioned about anything yet but will be following up with HR about everything. Am seriously considering legal action as all this is a serious strain on both my physical and mental health and I already have plenty of reason to go forward with a harassment and discrimination charge.im not a vindictive kind of person but if this continues I don't know how much longer my anger will hold and then maybe I won't be the only one dealing wit a permanent injury...it's just so frustrating,I'm a nice person and I care a lot for people and my job, but I get treated like a lazy idiot who won't do as he's told.i try so hard and yet it seems the odds are stacked against me.i think I am starting to lose the plot a bit with all this and am turning into someone I don't want to be.

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7 years 11 months ago - 7 years 11 months ago #13477 by Oxytotem
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I realise if I do snap that it will all be on me and I'm not stupid, I just wish these people could experience the angst of chronic pain just for 1 week and they would see me in a totally different light.the forgetting,the sweats,the sudden pains.any way I've said my piece,you guys don't need all this crap on your conscience as well as the things you are all dealing with everyday.i should probably stop preaching to the choir lol. I wish everyone the very best and thanks for taking the time to respond to all my posts,Tom
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7 years 11 months ago #13494 by Peter
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Tom,

This forum is here for people like you who need support. Don't think that your posts or your problems are any burden for us. I know you know this, but I will state it so that you are aware:

We chronic pain sufferers are capable of taking on much more than normal people. We have the capacity to care for others who suffer, because we do in fact walk in your footsteps.
So please don't ever think that your problems are a burden to any of us.

I know we can't help you with your problems, but we sure can be here to support you while you go through these rough times. And believe me my friend, many of us here have suffered the loss of jobs and marriages/relationships, all because of our cursed chronic pain. So we very much understand you and we are very happy for you to unload all your pain on us.

That is precisely what this forum is for. OKAY!!


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I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
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7 years 11 months ago #13496 by Peter
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Tom,

I fully understand your position. And I fully understand your anger and frustration.

However, having thoughts in your head of taking some of this out on other people in your work place, I have to say would be crossing the line big time.
There are many more paths to take before you get to that point.

Have you started looking around for another job?
Have you spoken to your Doctor about the seriousness of what is happening at work? I say this, because at this point, depression could be starting to take hold and a little bit of medication may actually help out a bit, if you are not already on it.

Just remember, these people are NEVER EVER going to understand Jack ....! Why, because they have not experienced your pain. And like I say in this last post of mine, many or most of us have lost a lot, due to our pain conditions.

You say you are starting to realise you might have this for life. Great. About time!!
And by that I mean, you are starting to see more clearly and that means you are getting closer to accepting your pain condition, which also means you are now getting closer to the point where you will not be so distracted by constantly trying to find a cure, but instead you will look for a better way of living, which again is your best option.

You seriously need to get some help with your current emotional health, if for one second you are feeling THAT MUCH animosity toward any person. And I don't say this lightly and I am not pointing the finger at you.
Everyone of us has had to get help, because some jerk has tried to destroy us. You are no different form any of us, and you need to do this FOR YOU.

So please take what I say as some good advice and if necessary, take some time out to get your life back in order and never allow yourself to be dragged down to the level of the idiots who persecute you, by lashing out at them.
When you do that, they win and you lose.......BIG TIME!!!

Mate, if you want to talk offline, just send me an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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I wish the ring (this Chronic Pain) had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. (Frodo Baggins)
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)
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7 years 11 months ago #13500 by grappers
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Oxy your are not alone when comes to dealing with people who have no understanding of what it entails to be a CPer, but as Peter pointed out don't let them get to you because they win and you are a better person than to let that happen.
Take it through the proper channels at work, if they can find no solution which I think would be out of the question, then look for another kitchen. Look there is no shame in going to see someone to talk about all these feelings being bottled up inside, being a male the first visit can be very hard to go to because of the way we were brought up, but once you break the ice you find the help very beneficial, they may even be able to help you with your employer.
Look if you feel your pain is not being controlled well enough you can always front the emergency dept. at your local hospital. in fact it may get you in to see a pain specialist that much quicker, the same can be said if you take the previous statement into consideration as well, you have to get a team behind you until you can get into a pain clinic.
There is no shame in seeking help, and that's what we are here for support.

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7 years 11 months ago #13509 by Oxytotem
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Thanks peter and don for the continued support, part of me wants to totally ignore the situation and part of knows something has to be done about all this.i reckon my doc needs to know about it all,and I would feel pretty bad going to the emergency department just because I want my dosage upped.im not sure it would help my situation anyway and I know they're are a lot of people needing help more than me,the hospitals are overloaded and the poor nurses and interns don't need this sort of chronic pain issue in the ER.i just don't want to be a bother or irritate my doc by going in there and telling them my treatment isn't working,besides the hospital arnt going to give me anything other than endone,which i already have.i really think I need private health insurance,but its hard working on a permanent part time basis ,especially in he off season we have now,I don't think I can afford it,same goes with a psychologist.while I have realised I am stuck with this for probably the rest of my life it really doesn't make me feel any better,and the closest thing to a cure is surgery which I'm not prepared to do for about another 20 years so I guess I'm stuck.damn opiates though,wish tolerance wasn't such an issue..read an article about NMDA antagonists that can reduce and even reverse opiate tolerance,but the only ones I'm familiar with that have these properties are methadone and dxm (some cough syrups),but there are a few more of them, wonder if anyone has been given any of the other ones specifically for tolerance levels?

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