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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:08 am

I've increased Oxycodone to 20 mg/24h. Let's see how it goes. Now I'm writing you instead of sleeping. It's sunday at 6:08...
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:10 am

MoapaPk wrote:Diego, many people have had slipped discs and came out well after long years of pain (my wife, e.g.)

What type of slipped disc has had your wife :?:
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:46 am

Diego Sahagún wrote:
MoapaPk wrote:Diego, many people have had slipped discs and came out well after long years of pain (my wife, e.g.)

What type of slipped disc has had your wife :?:


L5-S1 -- she was able to have a microdiskectomy.

My boss had a much more complicated cervical disc problem; he had pretty major reconstruction.
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:18 am

That's what I had when having got the RMI:

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Protrusion

And that one is a real spinal disc herniation:

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Source (in Spanish): http://www.espalda.org/divulgativa/dolo ... fisura.asp

More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinal_disc_herniation
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:16 am

Have anybody passed an EMG in sore muscles :?: Is it painfull :?: I mean in a scale 0/10
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:11 pm

8.5/10 :(
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:58 pm

Feeling somehow fine taking the Oxycodone twice a day. Today I have ascended my first mountain after knowing that I have a cervical hernia. You can read the story there:

http://www.summitpost.org/object_discus ... 989#114989 :)
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:14 am

Good job, Diego!
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby tigerlilly » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:52 am

Can't keep you down long, eh? :wink:
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:01 am

MoapaPk wrote:Good job, Diego!

Well, it is not a long or tricky mountain but I was happy up there, even knowing that I couldn't carry a backpack. Despite the weather conditions we both enjoyed the excursion.

No tiger, it won't keep me down long. I must fight against my hernia by being somehow in form. Half an hour ago I've rode 20' my excercise bycicle. One month ago I couldn't keep my left arm on the handlebar more than 5' because of pain. Mainly the oxycontine and also my TENS could have helped me for ascending mountains again
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:31 am

I am bad again and I feel that it could influence the people I surround with. I'm walking almost everyday and enjoy the loneliness but I'd need some advices on how to live having 10 pils a day being 40 years-old :(
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:00 pm

3 of them are opiate.

Any advice please :?:
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby MoapaPk » Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:40 pm

Three oxycodones a day is really not that much -- the folks who get really addicted may be taking 10-20.

I can't say much: except keep your spirits up! You need to see people, even if it's just on a trip to the cafe. You can probably find small exercises, and can while away a surprising amount of time with those.

Can you do any stretching, or is it ill-advised because of possible neck injury?

Opiates are depressants in the long run. They need to be balanced with something that will give you a bright side to your life.
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:30 pm

They were two oxycodones of 10 mg a day MoapaPk, but I was taking 50 mg of Tryptizol (Amitriptyline) a day too. However I visited my doctor two weeks ago and I asked her for decreasing my oxycondone intake. So I'm taking 15 mg of oxycodone and 50 mg of Tryptizol a day. And my relation with people I surround with is good now. When I took 20 mg of oxycodone a day my mood changed from angry with everybody to crying. Even I behaved as I've never done before. I'd left SP as well. Now I still have itch in my 2nd and 3rd fingers and I sometimes feel a weak neck. My mood is good and I almost have a normal way of life. I'm back to the show ;)

And no Moapa, stretching is not indicated here but I'm still walking, putting my TENS on my back muscles, driving as always and sometimes riding my exercise bike. I'd like to carry a light backpack in the mountains and riding my mountain bike but they still will have to a wait some months.
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:39 am

Good to hear Diego. Walk on the sunny side of the street!
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