God is GOOD!

And that’s putting it lightly. Mike saw a new doctor last week. A neurologist. Last month he had been prescribed some morphine for 1-2 days a week when his pain was too much. It continually builds, then he’d just sleep for three days to get over it. With the morphine, he could take it and forgo the 3 day sleep. But it was morphine. And we know that isn’t ideal.

New Doctor gave him some tramadol to try. It’s not a controlled substance and it’s not addictive. And it worked pretty dang well. Praise the Lord!

New Doctor (I didn’t go and don’t know his name) also prescribed COQ10 and Alpha Lipoic Acid, both supplements. COQ10 was $16 for 20 days worth at Target. I hit up Walgreens and they had a little over 2 months for $42. So about $20 a month. But wait! They had a buy one, get one deal going on, making it $10 a month! (And making the ALA $5.50 a month.) See? God rocks. Pretty cool.

Both of these supplements are being researched and sound amazing! When we get new breakthroughs like this it’s happy…but I also start getting ticked. Why didn’t doctors think of this before? Goodness knows we’ve been to plenty. No point flipping out about it though, it is over and done with.

That’s my exciting news. Just had to share.

3 thoughts on “God is GOOD!

  1. That is awesome!!! Ryan’s frustrated because his Drs took him off TRamadol (same reasons they took him off vicodin, said it was similar) and all he’s left with is basically Advil. He’s finally been convinced to try a chiropractor (of course he wouldn’t listen to me when I told him he should go, but whatevs :P) so I hope that, and the TENS unit helps. I’m anxious to hear more about how these supplements help Mike. Are the supplements also for pain, or is it specifically for the neuropathy (in other words, should I be looking into them for Ryan’s pain)?

    1. The supplements are for the diabetes/neuropathy. They have big lists of stuff they supposedly help with. I don’t remember which is which, but they had crazy lists of stuff they helped like breast cancer, Alzheimers, high blood pressure, etc.

      My mom told me tramadol is often prescribed to little old ladies with chronic back pain. That stinks they won’t let Ryan have it, esp. since it’s non-addictive and all.

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