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Nov 12, 2018 · Facet Joint Injections - Anyone had success? in Spine Health

Access to care in Canada is a lengthy process even though it is free. There are long wait time just to be able to be referred to a specialist. She has referred me to a pain clinic that has injections but the wait time is 6 to 18 months. I have anther appointment with her in a couple of weeks and will insist on seeing a neurologist. Sometimes we need to go to Toronto to get better care, but these facilities are not covered under our private or provincial insurance ( OHIP ).

Nov 11, 2018 · Facet Joint Injections - Anyone had success? in Spine Health

I am in constant pain due to an injury caused by a physiotherapist who angulated my tailbone, reinjured my facet joints and caused two bulging discs in the lumbar region. I would do anything to be able to sit without constant pain in my back and tailbone. I am not on any narcotic medication but take antidepressant since I was unable to sleep because of the pain. What aggravates me the most is that the doctors here are unable to help me they think that I just need to do physiotherapy and exercise and I will be out of pain. I have tried almost everything , I was getting better then I reinjured myself in July . I would like to see if RFA would be the best option for at least one area that is in pain. I take naproxen and baclofen for pain management.

Sep 30, 2018 · Nose cartilage pain, no redness or swelling in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Hi I have not experienced the pain that you describe however I have a few questions ;
Which teeth were extracted top or bottom teeth? I just had an implant placed on my front tooth and they said that there could possibly be pain in my sinuses after the surgery. It is wise to consult a doctor since it might be an infection. As well you are fortunate to be able to go to the Mayo clinic , they may get to the root of your problem. No pun intended.

Sep 27, 2018 · Klonopin taper in Depression & Anxiety

Hi have you considered taking biotene to help with your dry mouth at night ? I am not sure if you can take it if you are on certain medications.


Sep 24, 2018 · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

I think that you should take your time to taper off of Seroquel xr. My psychiatrist suggested a slow taper for this drug. Three weeks is too shore to come off of this medication.

Sep 24, 2018 · Getting off of Seroquel in Depression & Anxiety

I am also tapering off of Seroquel I was on 200mg xr and 200mg at bedtime. I started tapering down the Seroquel at bedtime at 50 mg increments every two weeks. Then I started tapering the Seroquel xr at from 200mg to 150 mg every two months . I am now on 50 mg of Seroquel xr. I also take .5 mg of clonazepam twice a day. I have had some episodes of insomnia so I am now taking 3mg of melatonin at night to help me sleep. The problem is that there isn't a lower dosage after the 50mg of Seroquel xr. Which makes it difficult to taper without any negative side effects. ( for example rebound insomnia). So I guess we are both having the same problem.

Sep 24, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

I have added 3mg of melatonin at night about 30minutes before I sleep since I am tapering off of quetiapine and have experienced some sleep problems at night. This has helped me fall asleep and stay asleep. I was getting up at least three times at night and now I wake up only twice but fall asleep right away. It is only early but I hope that this will last until the next dosage reduction of quetiapine.

Sep 18, 2018 · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

So far I have been able to sleep at night , I am only waking up once or twice at night but I fall back to sleep right away. I think changing the time that I take the clonazepam has helped. I used to take it just before I went to bed. Now I take it about 30 to 45 minutes before I sleep. I also make sure that I get about 30 to 45 minutes of exercise a day. ( even with the back pain ) .