Posted by kevin D (22.214.171.124) on October 15, 2000 at 13:47:25:
In Reply to: Been there done that,that,that,that,that,and then that again posted by sailpappy on October 15, 2000 at 09:50:25:
the pred I took was a 6day pack starting at 24mg the first day and decreases by 4mg each day. He wrote me 2 scripts and I am saving the last one for a rerentless bout. I do feel like I am one of the lucky ones. This month is my five year aniversary of being blessed with chronic clusters. I DIDN'T celebrate! But throughout these five years I have spent approx 6 months together on meds. The other 4 1/2 years I have managed to just deal with the pain. I have NEVER lost a day of work form this, although it did cost me my career in L.E. I have been very good at keeping the attitude that these HAs WILL NOT CONTROL MY LIFE. And most of the time they don't. Although it has social side effects, I have used anger as a tool to make me stronger. Your mind can allow you to do amazing things. As far as suicide, that is something that I never have, and never will think about. I can honestly say I was better off when I wasn't visiting doctors then when I was. I only had to deal with HAs and not HAs and idiots. Everyone has different pain thresholds and breaking points. My breaking point was last week with my doc only, not my HAs. This is what has worked for me in the past and will continue to work for me.
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