Sunday, July 16, 2006

Hormone Nightmare and Phantom Urgency!

I'm in the two week stretch of waiting for my progesterone to go back down. It will be after I get period. I wanted to say something to anyone who is closley following my frustrating story. After my reconstruction, my surgeon pulled me off of most of my medication so we could see if his surgery was successful. One of the meds he took me off of was the Keppra that had helped me awhile back, several months ago when I was in the hospital to have an epidural put in because of the whole Ovulation and Nightmare that follows Ovulating deal. Well I was at my wits end on Thursday because the phantom urgency was so bad, I just wanted to go back to the hospital for another epidural. I had a full bottle of Keppra, called my Pain Management Specialist and asked if I could take it just for these two weeks and then stop it after the high progesterone period ended. I've been trying it and getting a bit of relief, not as much as I would like and not enough to get me doing chores around the house or going out but enough to keep me comfortable. So I am taking right now, Lyrica 150mg 3x a day, Keppra 1000mg 2x a day, Klonopin 1 mg at bedtime, and Iderol (for heart palpitations). The Keppra seems to be helping for now, I just hope it doesn't stop working after it has built up into my system. Maybe two weeks will be just the trick. I didn't want to have to take any more pills but what can you do when you are suffering so badly and there is no where else to turn and hopefully it will just be temporary. Trial and error with these things. One hour at a time. I am really trying here to make it through this.