Hiya, not been on here for a while.
Been trying to study for my RHS exam which was yesterday and later today. I must say that I completely bottled it up yesterday and all I will get for my efforts are a fat zero fail. I even nodded off a couple of times.
I am still on Lyrica (Pregabalin). In fact a couple of weeks ago we doubled the doses to 200 mg per day. I had terrible pins and needles in my arm and hands and could hardly sleep. I was knackered, and still feel tired but not as bad as then.
I also had my first physio session last week. Only took them 4 months for me to get them ;-). Most of the exercises I was doing already naturally. My problem is I have an impinged nerve (due to arthritis) in my neck at between C5 and C7, which is sending wrong info into my shoulders and arms. I have no shoulder pain anymore, and the pain in the arms has gone as well. Just my hands are playing up now. I am a gardener and at times it is very hard going. My working day does not start before 11 am as I need the time to get the hands going. They are also swollen up and I have difficulty doing simple things like opening a water bottle. You know, all the stuff we can do when hands work just fine.
My suspicion is that my hand problems are a side effect of the Lyrica pills. So I took the decision to wean myself off them slowly for a week and see what happens with my hands, arms and shoulders. I also go less to the toilet to weewee, another side effect and could lead to kidney failure according to the very large product leaflet from Lyrica/Pfizer.
If it were not for the hands issue I feel reasonably good taking everything into consideration (except for the hands and feeling tired).
But this morning I was resting myself on the table and my boob got trapped between table and arm. I felt a pain. So I felt myself there and found a lump. But I am a bit hesitant to run to the doctor again. I may have bumped it whilst working. Also my hands are too desensitized to feel the exact lump or what is going on. It may be nothing. But it may not be. I am absolutely terrified and this keeps me from calling the doctors. Maybe I should wait a day and see what happens?
I am just so sick and tired of this all and hope not another issue will hit me, especially something like breast cancer.