Anyone ever have this?? Ended up at the local ER last night.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by KarenL47520, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. KarenL47520

    KarenL47520 New Member

    This has happened about a half-dozen times in my life that I can recall but in the past year it is happening more frequent. Last night I was feeling so bad, hurting so much, so exhausted, by 8 PM I was ready to fold up. I went to bed about 9 PM and I can't lay still, can't stay in the same position for more than 10 seconds. I was aching and hurting so bad, praying for the pain to stop and let me sleep. I got back up, paced the floor for quite a while, feeling like I had the "heebie-jeebies or the screaming-meemies" is the only way I know to describe it. Finally I told hubby, you have to take me to the ER, I can't stand this any longer. Got to the ER and my blood pressure was 208/125 and yes I am on high blood pressure medicine. I was given a stiff pain shot, kept at the ER for a couple hours until my B/P pressure came down and then released. I am still trying to get in to see pain specialist before my scheduled appointment on the 17th of this month, it is only 2 weeks away but it might as well be 2 years away the way I feel right now. I wrote a long letter this morning to pain spcialist doc and faxed it to his office outlining symptoms, surgical history, and meds I am on. I am hoping and praying to hear something back today from him. Has anyone else ever had this where you can't sit still, can't lay still?? It is the most miserable thing!! I really don't know how much longer I can hold on. Called family doc yeterday and told them the Loratab was not helping the pain and I am taking 3 at a time. The doc was horrified to say the least. He immediately began talking about the possibility of liver damage and I am to the point, I just don't care anymore, I will do just about anything to stop this pain and get some quality back in my life. Family doc keeps assuring me there is light at the end of the tunnel...... I told him, knowing my luck, that light at the end of the tunnel is a train fixing to run me over.
  2. motherjo

    motherjo New Member

    goodmorning, yes yes I have had the same thing happen only last night.I took 2 vicodin and neuronin and the heating pad.then 2 hrs later my nite time meds neuronin,zanflex,and remerom now that combo knocked me out so I had some releif.
    just wanted to let you know that someone else have had the same thing happen, keep going on tomorrow is another day
    motherjo
  3. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    When I am feeling at my worst, I have definitely been known to suffer attacks of anxiety so bad I was like you, unable to stay in one position, falling asleep totally impossible, I never went to the ER, but I'm sure my BP was way up.

    I have had FM for 4 years only, so you may be suffering with it much longer, but I can tell you that the horrible "heebie jeebie" attacks have lessened over time. This does NOT mean I have any better control over FM, just that the longer I have a "history" with this DD, the better able I am to get through the rougher spots without losing my sanity (or feeling like I am). To me, the disease was not my biggest enemy, the ANXIETY over the disease was! That is the part that would make me feel completely out of control. The longer I go through flares & see that, rough as they are, I DO emerge from them, the less my anxiety has erupted over each one.

    I'm sorry you are in such pain, and I do hope you get some pain relief. But I hope that for you, the horrible anxious feelings over the intense pain, may lessen in severity with time.....

    I'm praying things get better for you,
    Pam
  4. baybe

    baybe New Member

    noone knows your pain like you do. I had the same kind of thing and it took them two years to diagnose gall bladder disease. If your pain is truly burning through that much medication than there is something wrong, trust yourself.

    Seems to me, everyone jumps on the "how many pills did you take, bandwagon" rather than asking "what can possibly be making someone feel that the require that much medication".
    This is a common ailment of medical practioners and others, it is not yours. I kept going back to the ER until someone diagnosed me. I knew there was something wrong in my body as I have lived in it all my life and as far as I know noone else has any idea exactly what my body feels like. You keep taking care and fight for your diagnosis.
  5. layinglow

    layinglow New Member

    I am so sorry for the severe pain you are experiencing. It is awful, not to be able to get relief--I know, I have been there, too. As far as your Doc and his fears about liver damage, certainly this would be a concern, longtime. For now---pain management is front and foremost. Keep pushing to get your pain management appt. moved up from the 17th.
    The lortab is obviously not doing the trick.
    Pain meds are a necessity for some, do not let anyone convince you that they are not the answer, they are not living in your pain wracked shoes. Some of us can only find relief, and a return of some semblance of life with them, and there is no reason to feel quilty or chastised by this. Continue on your course of action, keep trying to receive the relief you are entitled, too. I went far too long, in excruciating pain, and thankfully now, am being treated amply, and have a life again. God Bless,
    LL
  6. pamela

    pamela New Member

    when I have chemical reactions to food or meds and/or when the FMS kicks in!! It's the worst in the world. The only thing that half way fixes it is the Lorcet!! Man I could not do with out it!! I do not know what you have for pain but go to a doctor and get diagnosed for the pain. It's no fun for this to happen. Hope you get better!! Pammy

  7. konoctilady

    konoctilady New Member

    Karen,
    My FM is fairly well managed with antidepressants, but I often have what you call the Heebie-Jeebies. I flip-flop until I think I'm going crazy. Sometimes I'm just asleep enough to be unable to wake up to do anything about it. I think my attack is low blood sugar (maybe has nothing to do with FM at all) so when I can wake enough to go into the kitchen, I eat a spoonful of natural peanut butter. This gets me into a restful sleep soon after I'm back in bed. I suppose this isn't very scientific, but it sure works for me. You might want to give it a try. Can't hurt!
  8. Plantscaper

    Plantscaper New Member

    WHO ALSO LANDED UP IN THE E.R. WITH A BLOOD PRESSURE READING SIMILAR TO YOURS ABOUT A WEEK AGO 220/93 AND SHE WAS OBSERVED FOR A STROKE...HAVE THEY GIVEN YOU A REASON FOR THAT HAPPENING? SHE THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE A SIDE EFFECT OF BEING PUT ON PREDNISONE....OTHERWISE, THEY DON'T KNOW THE CAUSE... LOL, AMELIA
  9. kita309

    kita309 New Member

    I have the same thing happen to me. I can not sit still my leggs are constantly tapping. and when I go to bed I can not lay still. It is just miserable. I know that I drive my husband crazy. because when I go to sleep I rock back and forth in the bed. I sit in the chair at night and slide my feet back and forth on the floor and kind of hold my arms tight. I am hurting but do not really know what is hurting. just that I hurt all over. And ben-gay. I should buy stock. I have to put it on my feet at night for the tightness and hurt in them. Sometimes you feel like it will never end. I have started taking coral calcium at night that has seemed to help. It is 100% asborable. It has helped the feet but not really anything else. And then there is hydrocodone. I could not live without it. It is th only thing that really take that anxious feeling and hurt out of your body. You are not alone in the way you feel. I think that the next time that I have one of those attacks I should check my pressure.