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Re: pn nerve block date set

Postby Rosemary » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:56 pm

Hi Andrea

Just to reply as i do think about you.

The antidepressant medication is a at a much lower for pain management than the dose for depression - so it may not affect you as badly.

Just keep thinking that block is going to give you some relief.

love

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Re: pn nerve block date set

Postby chillijava » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:42 pm

hi rosemary
thanks for that, i am unsure what will happen if i have a positive or negative response to the block, if its positive what will this mean and if its negative what will this mean, also what would be a positive response, you know i really am a coward in many respects


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Re: pn nerve block date set

Postby calluna » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:48 pm

Hello again

Just to come back to you about the flare being delayed - this is very common with PN. A week later might seem longer than one might expect, but I've certainly had flares with that much delay. It can make it quite difficult identifying what caused a flare.

And BMs are also a very common pain trigger - not possible to avoid that one, though!

Re the nerve block - a positive response is relief from pain, for however long it lasts. This is what they are looking for - for your pain to go away. It gives the doctors helpful information about where the problem is, along the nerve. This is definitely something to hope for! - if they get the block in the best place, your pain will disappear completely for as long as the local anaesthetic lasts.

A negative response is when there is no pain relief at all, in other words your pain is unchanged.
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Re: pn nerve block date set

Postby chillijava » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:11 pm

does that mean if it is positive that i will be considered for sugery, would that be the next step? do you know what happens if there is no reduction in pain? would that mean that it was not the nerve, i know i have a lot of questions but i am not as experienced at this as most of you are


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Re: pn nerve block date set

Postby calluna » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:58 pm

I really don't think that any of us can say what the next step will be - it will be up to Dr Greenslade to consider the results in context with all your symptoms, and your medical history, to decide what comes next. No point worrying in advance, honestly, or trying to guess what he will decide. He is the specialist after all.

Hang on in there Andrea. Not long now. :)
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Re: pn nerve block date set

Postby chillijava » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:40 pm

thanks i suppose i just have to go with the flow at the moment, but i do wish this flare would calm down, how long do flares normally last, i know this is probably the same as how long is a piece of string
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Re: pn nerve block date set

Postby Rosemary » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:35 pm

Hi Andrea

Hope that it all goes well for you tomorrow - i will be thinking of you.

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