When my husband shifts a little in bed and I shriek each time, or when he tries to roll over and I say, "how could you do this to me; what kind of person are you?" and it's 3 a.m., he brings the pain medicine and I give in. I've been trying to reduce the hydrocodone from 10.5 mg. a day. to about 5-7.5 so that I can be somewhat sedated for spine injections this week (narcotics interfere) and because my liver counts are still high. But that's not working so well.
Thanks to Sjogren's or something, I've been suddenly allergy free for the first time in my life after a weird allergic history to everything, so I'm now off Zyrtec. And off Daypro, verboten for injections, and Nexium since I only need it on Daypro. All of these medicines also metabolise through liver. And somehow my heart rate's also lower and I've been able to cut my heart medicine back.
A few of these medicines cause weight gain, and suddenly I've dropped 6 pounds in 8 days (yes!). I still don't know about the liver issues but am getting all kinds of blood tests I've never heard of and that the office staff had to get special codes for because they're not in the computer system. Anyway, I have more energy off these meds, and without all the little side effects, feel great, except for the pain.
It's bizarre to have the allergies disappear like that. I've really not changed anything significantly. But it's really great, let me tell you. I can even eat eggs.