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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:51 am

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

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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:53 am

Diego Sahagún wrote: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 :(

Feeling like that again. Today I've visited a doctor who only talked me about surgery. He didn't see further long than that. He didn't want to decrease the Oxycontine or Tryptizol. Neither he wanted me to pass a new EMG or any other test. He was only focused on putting two irons beneath my column, take my disc out and join those irons with screws. I've only thought on a thing when leaving the hospital. Fuck you :!: If I have an inflammation there. Should I take the risk of adding more inflammations to my body :?: I need to decrease my medication and my doctor was just deaf, blind... Stressed :!: He didn't ask to take my jacket out...

What would you do now :?:
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:36 am

In this country, I'd get a 2nd or 3rd opinion.
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:09 pm

The same here mate
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:57 pm

Moapa, I haven't consulted any other doctors but I'll follow my first one (rehabilitation specialist), who said that I'd feel better when my disc creates a healing tissue and that fact needs time. The pain unit doctors have decided to reduce my Oxycodon intake from 1 (breakfast) - 0 (lunch) - 1 (diner), being each 1 one pil of 5 mg, to 1 - 0 - 0 and a few pils of Adolonta (50 mg of Tramadol) a day. Perhaps I'll only take one of the last (night) a day; and some pils of Paracetamol 1 g / day, wich I'm also taking now. Anyway, I'm a bit worried on how my body will be when reducing my Oxycodon from 10 mg / day to 5 mg / day. I'm having no column pain these days but I feel that my neck is not strong and my back muscles become stiff sometimes. I receive massages then but I'll visit my rehabilitation specialist in some days and he'll decide if I have to start practicing a table of light neck and/or back exercises
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks for the update! Keep up the spirits -- from your recent posts, it looks like you are getting outside more.
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:14 pm

Yep, I'm riding my exercise bike for 12 minutes at 35 to 40 Km/h each two days. It's few time but I must not ride more because I'm still having pain (3/10) in my left hand forefinger and the long one. I'm going to the mountains one day each week or two weeks. I've bought a big fanny pack because I can't carry backpacks yet. I'm also taking data bases' administrator classes 5 hours / working day
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:15 am

So the soreness (3 or 4/10) in both left hand fingers and sometimes in my hand is still there. I'm taking 5 mg of Oxycodon, 50 mg of Tryptizol, 50 mg of Tramadol, 600 mg of Lyrica and a few pils of Paracetamol (1g) a day. Should I get worried after 12 months (7 months from the diagnostic) having hernia :?:
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:12 pm

Now I feel the same 3 to 4/10 without having the Oxycodon and I hopefully think that the pain in my left hand fingers will decrease to 0/10 soon...
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:30 pm

I've visited my pain specialist, who's said that I should decrease my Triptizol intake from 50 mg to 25 mg/day and still taking 600 mg/day of Lyrica. If having passed 15 days the pain in my left hand fingers is the same as when I took 50 mg/day of Triptizol then I should stop its intake. I've felt that I sleep less deep now but that's something that I should resolve by increasing the phisical aspect. I still shouldn't take a backpack but I feel better in the last issue. The other day I ascended a mountain with 910 m of vertical gain and can spend more time than before on my excercise bike...
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:53 pm

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

Postby Diego Sahagún » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:56 pm

I'll be the same as before mate, that's for sure :!:
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Re: Calcium, magnesium or potassium for stiff muscles?

Postby Diego Sahagún » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:57 pm

Today I've ridden my mountain bike for the first time after a year or so. They've been more than 14M in a beautiful sunny day. Hopefully we haven't started late in the morning, the heat these day seems to that in late May. I just had to put my handlebar extensions up in order to ride in a more upright position. I am happy but I know that I have to be so careful with my upper back since now..:)
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