First of all, happy new year to you all! I have not made any posts in the last couple of weeks as I have been hard at work battling my pain (and life haha) and doing some real research and trial/error into understanding what triggers it and what can be done to ease the suffering. My christmas present from my girlfriend was a TENS machine and I literally opened it up and stuck it on straight away. I was very dubious at first but since it was a gift and due to the amount of research she has done on it I thought I should give it a go. I was trying to come off Pregabalin and had nothing to lose right?!
Im not sure if anyone else has a TENS machine but after 10 or so days or using it, my pain has improved by a good 30%. I am now off my Pregabalin completely and only taking Naproxen, Paracetamol, Omeprazole (to prevent ulcers/gastritis) and Dihydrocodeine. Some evenings I have required a dose of Diazepam to help with the spasms but its so amazing to be off Pregabaling and Amitriptyline. I would highly recommend this device for all you chronic pain sufferers out there and make sure you get the device with lots of different therapy settings as they all help for different times of the day/periods of use/types of pain.
I also made some vital home adjustments as my environment was becoming quite toxic and it was stopping me from mentally beating my illness. I will share more about this later as that too made a huge difference to my overall mood, energy and motivation. Its so easy to get stuck in a rut and through my last two weeks often you need to think outside the box and not be afraid to try new things.
CUDOS to you all,