If I was a fully able bodied employee, I would have been offered a desk upon my return to work in January.
Apparently around half of people who stop taking amitriptyline, who were put on it for a variety of conditions, state their reason for doing so was because of the weight gain.
I thought I would cover a few questions I hear often about either asking for better treatment, or making complaints about medical treatment, when you are not happy with the service or care you have received.
I think I've reached a point in my journey, of both my vision and my pain, where I've just had enough of not being disabled enough.
When you live with 'the suicide disease', no one talks about how bad the medication makes you feel, because it doesn't compare to the pain.. But the medication for trigeminal neuralgia is awful.
My vision loss is permanent. The photoreceptors in my eyes are damaged, like scarring, and I will never regain the vision back.
Over the last two months, I've had three bad bouts of neuralgia flare ups. I've had days where I've been unable to eat. I've woken up crying with a shock. I had an episode that lasted twenty minutes last week.
When I was first diagnosed with TN, I was asked by my dentist if I was depressed. Apparently, pain disorders are more likely to flare up when you're anxious, stressed, or depressed. I can vouch for that.