Dx for hip pain

  1. Went to the doc today and got my "sentence" (only kidding). I have been Dx'd with greater trochanter bursitus AND osteoarthritis in my hip. Sooooo, course of prednisone, Rheumatologist, and on and on and on. Geesh....talk about feeling old!!! First my hands, now my hips!! Will it ever stop? Oh almost forgot my knees!!

    Anyway, I still plan on going on to graduate with my BSN. Never has been much that holds me down anyway. I'll just keep my percocet's handy for when I really need them and follow the Doc's orders (most of the time).

    Thought I'd just update everyone with what I found out.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   kewlnurse
    Good to hear that it isn't somthing worse, no clelebrex or vioxx? Just be careful with the percs, if you ever need to have surgery, which will probably be inevitable on your hip, you wil have a hard time controlling your post op pain, i've seen people getting 100 mg iv morphine (yes 100 mg) iv q hour, with poor pain relief! his sats were in the high 90's and resp's were 18-20, seen another patient getting 320 mg oxycontin q6 with 60 mg of the ir q4, with little relief... i could list a lot of others but you get the point.
  4. by   essarge
    Yep...my daily med routine goes something like this

    A.M.-estratest h.s., wellbutrin (smoking cessation), celebrex, centrum

    P.M. wellbutrin, cellebrex

    Geesh, sounds like I'll need one of those am/pm pill boxes soon!! LOL!
  5. by   nurseybikerchic
    At 31, my daily pill round goes something like:
    AM: propanalol PM:more propanalol
    esomeprazole more diclofenic
    Diclofenic Ranitadine
    cod liver oil capsule

    Arn't we ment to be figures of health and high moral standing for the rest of society to follow?. How the hell many more drugs will we so called health givers be on when we get to 60?
  6. by   essarge
    forgot...only take the percs when I ABSOLUTELY need too. Don't like the wishy feeling I get when I take them!!
  7. by   mlvogt
    I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 17 and I just wouldn't let it keep me back from what I wanted to do. I tried all of those ra medications but finally just went back to plain old ibuprofren probably not the best. anyways I probably have like 40 years of working ahead of me and Im not letting it get me down so keep your head up we can get through this
  8. by   essarge
    Thanks ml,

    I too am a survivor....18 years of an abusive marriage makes you that way. I am now remarried to a wonderful man, but he also knows that I will not quit when I want something bad enough!!! And this is something that I want. Yeah, maybe I have to move a little slower sometimes, but that's ok too!!

    Now all I have to do is worry about making it through this semester and keep my eyes on the golden ring in 2004!!
  9. by   canoehead
    Essarge, I had just started having left hip pain like yours when you posted. Thanks for the info- I was a figure skater in a former life (feels like a long time ago) and the left leg was my landing leg, and when I fell it was usually to the left, so that is probably where the problem came from.

    In ten years we will both need hip replacements, I think that we should get together and book them as roommates.

    Canoe
  10. by   essarge
    LOL!!! Think they will give us an ocean view????
  11. by   canoehead
    Of course, and VIP treatment.

    They say nurses make the worst patients.

    When I sleep with a pillow between my legs I wake up less sore- may help you too.
  12. by   essarge
    Thanks, I'll try that. Seems the colder the weather the worse the pain....gee it sucks getting "older" LOL!! I wonder if I can get new parts with a core charge for the old ones!! LOL!

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