Kimber (chesterismyhero) wrote in thequestionclub,


Arg. I'm out of pain pills and my knees are killing me. I can't sleep, yet I'm exhausted. (I spent the evening trying to figure out how to bake cookies in my oven without them burning and I made homemade cinnamon rolls. Yummy.) Anywho..

What do you recommend doing to take your mind of off excrutiating pain?

Lately my hands have been going numb and my wrists have been hurting after I get done typing, writing, or doing anything with my hands. My left one is worse because I'm left handed. What could be the problem? I was tested for carpel tunnel a couple of years ago and they said I didn't have it. I'd rather not go through that again because it was painful. I'd like to have an idea of what I'm getting myself into before I call the doctor. I've been pretty good at self-diagnosing so far.

Everything I've ever thought was wrong with me the doctor has done tests and proven my theories were correct. I hate being right in that type of situation because its always the worst. Do you ever hate it when you're right?

I'm 22 and both of my knees are shot. I have to take 1500 mg. of vicodin a day just to make it by and that barely touches the pain. The doctor knows this. Yet he still wants to wait until I'm older before he gives the go ahead to replace my knees. Should I press the issue? I've told him I want to get it over with, but he insists we wait on something like this. Normally my doctor is a stellar guy. I just don't want to piss off the man that controls my pain meds.
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