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Don't know if this is still active or not, but I wanted to introduce myself and share my pain management.

My name is Sindia, I am 51 yrs old. I have had 3 back surgeries due to herniated discs. Unfortunately, all three surgeries were for the L5-S1. My third surgery was in May, I had a laminectomy and discectomy on the L4-L5 & L5-S1; also had the L5-S1 fused. Due to a conjoined nerve root the L4-L5 was not fused. I see a Pain Management Doctor every two weeks for lower back pain, sciatic pain in right leg, and sever shaking of legs. I am currently taking Oxycontin, Percocet, Gabapentin, Zanaflex and zolpidem to help me sleep. I use my heating pad on and off during the day and then put Ultra Strength Ben gay on my back and back of leg at night.
I am currently waiting to see a neurologist, my pain doctor seems to think I have some nerve damage.

Hope you all are feeling a bit better. Hugs to you all.
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Well, good for you Ayla, for getting cleared for exercising! Good luck to you!!

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Hi Seattle: Good news--I gave up my heating pad! I kind of had to, as it was damaging my skin. But my pain is mostly under control. I put on a lot of weight lately, and am renewing my committment to weight loss. I had a thing where I ate almost nothing but oatmeal for a while, and I ate way too much of it.

Then, on top of everything else, three weeks ago I had a pulmonary embolism. I just got home five days ago. But the doc has cleared me to go on an exercise plan, so here I go......


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Oh wow, I'm really feeling for you Ayla, and everyone else who has to deal with chronic pain or just every now and then pain, it's no fun. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and have hurt so bad for years but was diagnosed in 2008 after my fingers were like sausages and my joints were blue. I even had blood tests before with no sign of it. They say that that can happen more than not. I'm on Prednisone, Plaquenil, Leflunomide and Humira, all for the RA. Also take Lisinipril for high pressure. I hope that everyone's having a less painful day. Today's been tough so am using the heating pad and I took an awesome bubble bath! emoticon

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Hi, I'm Ayla. I was born with a condition called mesenterointestinal lymphangiectasia, which basically means I have intestinal tumors that swell and burt if I have any more than 30 grams of fat per day. My stomach constantly looks swollen, so people are always asking me when the baby is due. I take meds: Norco, Fentanyl, Thorazine, Cymbalta, Topamax and Ativan, they help on some days. Other days I turn to bed with my heating pad named Kermit.

I was diagnosed at age 8 months, when my MD found a lump. The surgery was open and shut. Biopsies only. I didn't have any symptoms at all until I was in my twenties, and I didn't seek treatment until 2005. I had IV feedings for a while, and also had a g-tube for a while, but for now, I am getting by with strict diet management. Now I have pain and swelling on a regular basis. If I adhere to a superstrict diet, the pain lessens from an 8 to a 5.

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I have chronic abdominal pain. I did a nerve block injection to help the pain which, seems to be working really well for now. Right now with the block I'm taking two to four norco's per day and managing pretty well.

Before that I was taking 5-7 percocets a day. So its a huge improvement.

I also hope to reduce my pain through healthy eating, exercise and relaxation in combination with the pain meds as needed.

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Hello all. I was on here a while back, and trying to stay on the wagon again this time.
Brief History: 8 herniated discs, stenosis, nerve damage. Had diskectomy Aug 2011, reherniated per MRI Jan 2012. Constant pain since 2001, horribly worse since 2008.

I've moved from Jersey to Virginia to live with friends (was getting too hard on my own). I'm stareting over here. Finally got in to see neuro and was told I was too young for the surgery the NJ doctor recommended.

I'm trying to not be too depressed but it's so HARD! And advice? I'm hurting and having a lot of trouble getting any relief! AAARRGGGHH!

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Exercise has helped somewhat with the pain. I take Gabapentin and Meloxicam for pain 2 times a day, at night I also take Tizanidine so I can sleep.

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two days of gingerly walking around an active dog and concerned husband.
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lots of heat pads and cold compresses.
then the muscle relaxants.
finally got a good night sleep and the pain in manageable with a double dose of Aleve.
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got things to do today. remember to be good to myself and
BE AT MY PACE!
slow and steady is the way to go.
then maybe I can do some more things tomorrow.



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I overplayed my hand this weekend.
I so love riding my bicycle.
Yesterday am, I went out early to take pics of the full moon.
I was riding around town, sleepy little town, on the sidewalks and such, all flat land.
got some ok shots of moon and pine trees. came back home and did my normal Sunday routine of going thru the ads while watching CNN.
by noon, I was in such pain that I could hardly see straight.
my back just seized.
nausea and blinding lights and feelings of coming apart at the seams!!!
took meds and laid down in dark cool room. 2 hours later the meds had begun to take the edge off. I watched some of a baseball game -- one of my most favorite things to do!
couldn't watch it all and went back to bed.

anyway, with the help of meds I was able to at least rest most of the night.
today, I've been up about 2 hours and getting ready to take a hot bath, more meds and go back to bed. I can't even think about knitting! YUK!!!
I really hate days like this. but truly I haven't had so many lately that
this just caught me by surprise!! I feel like such a baby! BOO! HOO!

thanks for letting me rant!!


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I have been having severe back pain since Feb. I found out I have bulging discs and spinal stenosis. I am getting shots in my back and also Physical Therapy. I just started therapy, but I can use the exercises for tracking.
I have had a hard time posting or tracking my goals. My computer keeps freezing up on me. Today I noticed everything I had track since Sun is gone. I tried to get them back or reenter but nothing happens. This is so frustrating. I will keep trying though. If anyone notices that I haven't been on or tracking you will know why.

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After over a year of trying to find the right combination, my doctor has me on Cymbalta (1/day 30mg) and Oxycodone (1/day at night to help me sleep). The Cymbalta has worked amazing and I actually managed to have days of no pain! At first I was hesitant of it (what with it being an anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drug) but found out that it is used for chronic lower back pain and fibromyalgia. If it keeps up I can stay on just Cymbalta, no other meds.

The Oxycodone was recently added back after a re-injury to my lower back causing extreme pain, but most days I don't need them any more! I used to have to take them 2 every 3hrs to get even slight relief.


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Hi Beesuth,

I have had a 4 year history in working with Pain Specialists with not much success. I have found there to be two to three different type of pain specialists when I have been dealing with my herniated disc/sciatica/back pain issues.

1.) Those who offer a myriad of treatment possibilities - including narcotic, non-narcotic, injections, nerve surgeries, ECG supportive services, etc.
2.) Those who offer very limited, non-invasive, non-narcotic approaches for treatment - epidurals, nerve blocks, and as a last resort prescription, but non-narcotic medications only
3.) Those who only offer medications only - both narcotic and non-narcotic.

I too, had been on Percocet for over three years. It definitely helped but only for awhile until, not realizing it was a narcotic, the doctor simply kept increasing the dosage as a means of improving the effectiveness of the medication. The surgeon whom I had been seeing advised to get off all the narcotics given that it did not provide an adequate frame of reference baseline as to my injury and need for surgery. I tried to get off of the Percocet but needed to be hospitalized for the withdrawal symptoms (now know what it is like for an addict..smiles) to only be placed on Subutex to aid in the withdrawal - another narcotic. Eventually had the same withdrawal symptoms as I attempted to end that as well. I tell you this only because I am concerned for you and I am very sincere. Eventually, that is something you need to work through and discuss however, as we all do, with our doctors. Right now I am on Tramadol which also has it's pro's and con's however it seems to be working as have my new approach of seeing a local chiropractor who also offers accupunture. I truly have gone the gamit of treatments, most unsuccessful. I also find the importance in what I feel is using scientific based testing when working with any pain specialist. The one doctor never used anything more than my MRI and the radiologists reports where his partner, immediately questioned why an ECG was never done to determine the exact location of the injury/pain source. That provided greater insight as to the exact location of the pain. It did not however, help in resolving the issue via nerve blocks or epidurals. As mentioned, I am finding that currently help through a chiropractor as well as my general physician who has prescribed the Tramadol. I also take a few anti-depressants as well as anti-anxiety meds to aid in managing my pain threshold.

Hope this was of some help and I will say a prayer for you also...

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I wonder if this has happened to any of you. I have been tried on every single pain medication on the market and they all have the same effect on me - they make me extremely hyper. Even only half a pill keeps me awake for 20 hours. The same thing happens with sleep medication.
I guess my body must work backwards. Maybe I should try something to make me hyper on purpose and then I will sleep! I can go for 5 days at a time without any sleep and then sleep for about 2 hours and the pain wakes me up.

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I have been seeing a pain management doctor for the last 5 months, I think. He really does try to help with the pain but I just can't take all this meds and live a healthy life. I don't know what to do. I am trying to move around a little more, that does help some and only at times.

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I have never been one to take meds.......even asprin but things change as we get older..........oh dear, that even hurt my fingers to type that revelation.......lol. I was given an cortisone shot in the spine last Friday for pain that I think even surpassed childbirth.........now ladies, I figure that is about a strong a statement that you can ever make. Today not in so much pain but have numbness in leg and feet for which the Dr office tells me is quite common. I am so hoping this shot works for I have way to much to get done around the house here. I have reached the decison to hang up my dustcloth to other houses as it is taking all I have to get my own done. I feel really bad about letting my clients down but just can't keep up. You know the saying, "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch"

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Hi Everyone!

I am just dropping by to say hi and introduce myself to the team. I am a 30 year old mom of two wonderful children and my chronic pain is having a major impact on how I deal with situations and how much energy I have at the end of the day.

I was married to a very abusive person and unfortunately I am now realizing how much damage was really done to my body. I have been seeing a neurologist, a pain management specialist, an orthopedic surgeon, a physical therapist and also am using a tens unit. I am also taking neurontin, depakote, and Ultram. I am trying to get up and move more every day but there are sure days that it is very difficult to even get out of bed.

Talk to you all soon.
Thanks for letting me vent.

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Has anyone had any issues getting a referral to pain specialist? I'm trying to get in to see one, but they won't call me back!

I take at least 4 5mg percocet per day, and am as active as I can be (dance twice per week, yoga once per week, stretch at home every day). I want to explore other altneratives for pain management--different medications, other exercises, etc.

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Hi swimgirl and all.Good to see u here but not the pain.Is your pain better at all.refrest me on this.beside that how is life..Peggy



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My doctor increased my Lyrica dose and I am so sleepy. I am hoping I adjust to this new dose soon. emoticon

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Good for you on pain and weight loss.I thought the same thing.I can't do that in this pain but we find we can..Take care..pjemoticon

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Hi!!!! everyone I been in so much severe pain even through I had been taking pain medications so I went to my pain specialist for her to up my dosage for the pain relief and she suggest I move more I look at here like she was crazy how can I move when I in so much pain but anyway I went home and tried working out on the chair and you know what!!! My pain has been reduced I will continue exercise while I am on my chair for pain relief and I am losing weight as well. Sorry for an long message here I am so excited I had to shared with the team. emoticon


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emoticonHi..I havent been here in some time.I am trying to manage my pain with doing what i can and then rest.I take pain meds too.I had big back surgry and still have others stuff.It gets u down when u are not allowed t do much.I go back in couple weeks.I decided to not lift no more than 10 weights if I can,He told me not to.But I am doing some better.I hope u all are finding ways to manage your pains..peggy



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Attitude is the only thing that we can always control. Having a negative attitude certainly doesn't get us anything, so... You go, girl. Sounds like you are doing everything you can. I have heard so many wonderful things about yoga. My boss is a real advocate. I'm thinking of taking one of the classes they offer at work.


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I have decided to focus on what I can do not what I can't do. I have bombarded doctors lately and have gotten mixed results, but I am making progress. For me, pain killers are my only short-term relief right now and I can't get those often. I am trying yoga which I was pleased with my first class. I am yanking myself back from the point of no return. I am the only one who can make my life better- no pill can do that and it won't happen overnight as I want it to. So, I am on here soaking up whatever I can and reading The Spark, also taking advice from people who have been where you are and believing that life can and will be different. Attitude is hard to keep positive, but it's necessary. Sparkpeople helps with that!

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Thank you, BraveOne92. You, too, have been through a lot, but we know that God will only give us what we can bear. My daughter (also an ICU nurse - they are a special breed) says that God knows that I am a "tough broad". She has been my rock, not to mention my son and d-in-law. SparkPeople, too, has been a huge resource - good info, good people. I hope that you will continue to find the strength to keep on going, no matter what. As I always say - life is good. God bless you.


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My gosh Genie, I am so sorry to hear that you have gone through so very many different surgeries and conditions. I have never heard of the kind of neuralgia that you mentioned. I will check it out though. I do hope that the medicine will help you to ease off. I sure hope that I don't ever get this condition. When we think that we cannot take another painful condition, we find us in yet another, it seems. My daughter is also an RN, working in ICU, when she comes back from vacation.

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Just diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia about a week ago. OMG, the pain can be horrific. I am taking Tegretol, which sometimes seems to work and other times, not so much. Today is a not so much day. I am up to 400mg/day and the MD said we could go to 1200 ultimately. At this point, I would hang by my toes from a flagpole if they said it would help. How do you deal with it? What has worked. I have read other blogs and people have tried all sorts of things. Just read about some sort of portable, low intensity, ultrasound pain shield. It's relatively new, but may hold some promise. My daughter is a nurse, and she is advising just to stay with the Tegretol for a while until we see how that works. I have been through breast cancer, mastectomy, chemo, a fistula and abdominal surgery in the last year. This is worse than all of them. Would love to hear how you are coping. Genie


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I went last year to physical therapy for 3 months. They worked with all my muscles, trying to stretch them. It really did help me. As long as I do my stretches, it seems that the pain is not as bad. The thing is, I don't like to exercise, other than walking. So, I will get lazy and not stretch for a long period. My muscles tighten up and then the pain comes on. PT gave me illustrations on paper, to do all the exercises that would keep me limber, I just need to do them.

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I don't think I ever really understood what Chronic Pain meant until this past year. Still not sure what is wrong with me, one doctor says Fibroymyalgia and the other says Sleep Apnea. I guess it goes back to the chicken or the egg, "am I in pain because I don't sleep or do I not sleep because I am in pain?" Boy if we could just figure that out.

I just ordered a Sleep Number bed which should come in shortly and hopefully that will help, also had an overnight 1st step test for the Apnea, if we can rule that out, we can move the other way.

My doctor has my on Lexapro and Nortriptyline and has given me a Flector Patch for the pain. Nothing seems to help.

I have new sympathy for all you people out there with Chronic Pain and I apologize for all the years when I thought it wasn't a big deal. Boy was I wrong!

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MAY 3-
Today report on me is I'm in soooooo much PAIN I can barely think, remember, move, my upper body feels like it's on fire.
I can relate ladies with all the pain you are having.emoticon

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I HAVE LOWER BACK PAIN THE DOCTORS DONT WONT ME ON DRUGS FOR PAIN BECAUSE OF MY HEALTH SO I LIVE WITH IT .DOCTORS TOLD ME TO WORKOUT OUT EVERY DAY ALL I GET IS MOER PAIN!!!!! PAIN STOPS ME FROM WORKING OUT EVERY DAY SO I WORKOUT ONLY 2-3 DAYS A WEEK NOW STILL IN PAIN THATS MY LIFE..


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Just went 5 days without any painkillers and OMG I not realize (not for the first time) just how much this fibromyalgia is affecting my body. Especially my middle back. Today I got some painkillers and they took the pain but I still feel like I'm walking around all bent over and stuff (like I'm still in pain) although I'm not really feeling it. But emotionally I feel very down. I don't know if it's from the meds. Anyways, life really has changed since I got fibro and CFS. But I've learned to live with it. I have a good mattress, but I've noticed that's where my back really hurts after a night's sleep so I ordered a 4" memory foam mattress which should come in a week. Hope that helps.
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Hi Betty

How are you today? My TENS Unit only can do so much due to the combinations of pains I'm suffering from. My pain management doctor put me on this other nerve stimulator called Alpha-Stem that also has a more advanced 10 unit which helps a lot but now I am suffering from diverticulosis, and esophagitis and it feel like my insides are on fire. I have medication to help and I have to watch what I eat, of course it will take sometime to heal(if it heals).
This pain combine with chronic pain and fibromyalgia really bing me down but I'm fighting to keep my head above water.

This cold weather do get you right everybody.
Soft emoticonemoticon to us ALL!!!!

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emoticon betterme54 how is that TENS unit doing for you?? Years ago I had one LOVED IT!! Had a great doctor as the pain changed he would move the pads around. Sure do miss it.emoticon My morphine doesn't do much for me especially on cold days, like today!! GOOD LUCK


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I have trigeminal neuralgia too. Had it since 1985. Tegretol has been helpful for me and now in my mid-50s I need less of the Tegretol to manage the pain.

Mine is worse in cooler/colder weather. I'm moving to south TX tomorrow so I'll be interested to see if climate really helps. Been living in KS and CO for past 6 years.

Hang in there!

Have fibro??--shucks! I can't even spell it so how can I have it?!


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Hmm. Not sure what is Neuralgia pain....

But I am noticing something. The more REST/SLEEP I get the less pain.... Mind you I don't mean LOTS of sleep like ten hours--no. I mean if you get a good eight or nine hours a night. Pain goes down.

Also if you have acid reflux--and it's "flaring", you pain levels will go UP at least in your back.

Now I would like to ask a very good question.

Has ANYONE tried those Himalayian Salt Lamps????? Are they any good? Do they work???? I am hearing results from friends of mine that say they DO work, and I would love to find more people that say it does work and all of that before I buy my own.....

Experiences wanted.....:)

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Still having neuralgia pain, up to 1800mg of neurontin, but it is manageable. I will up meds 300 more this week and hopefully that will rid me of all the face pain. Going to have to go back to the neurologist soon, but can't think of that until after vacation..Anyone here have trigeminal neuralgia?

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I had my monthly visit with my pain management doctor and my first task was I got off those fentanyl patch and I'm only going to take the hydrocodone as needed for the pain instead of 3 x a day. Use my heating pad and TENS UNIT. Drink more herbal tea.

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Sorry to hear that you have to go through surgery again.

I'm praying for you. I do hope all goes well.

Let us know when. Hang in there a miracle will come your way. You never know.


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Not good. He is going to do a CT scan and said I am in for more surgery he just wants the CT scan first so he know what all he hasw to do. This will make number 16 back surgery

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How did your visit to the doctor?

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Hi BONNIEMAC588

I hope you are having a good day.

Have you got any release from the pain?

You take care.

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Hi everybody emoticon

Hope is Health,
Hope is Peace,
Hope is Love,
Hope is Hugs,

So I'm sending out emoticon to you all.
Have a good day



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I am going to the DR today.

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Happy Earth Day Everybody! emoticon

Go GREEN emoticon.

Hang in there ARMYMOM46 we can do this, I know what you mean I keep telling myself I must get through my workouts, and of course I do pay for it afterward emoticon.

Take care, I hope you feel better tomorrow.

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you are welcome. I am also having a bad day my pain is so bad I can't walk on my right leg. But I got to get my workouts in.

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Thanks you to ARMYMOM46

How are you doing today?
I'm having another painful day, that just the way it is when you have damaged nerves.
My neck, left arm and shoulders feel like they are on fire. emoticon.

Happy days to you all.

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I know what you are going though with the Drs and all the tests, I am going through the same thing right now also. Keep that heating pad on your neck and Iknow it hurt but keep trying to do a little bit of streching those muscles and then but the heating pad right back on when you are finished. No change on this end, can't get into my DR until next week so I am taking cranberry pills and drinkg cranberry juice and water. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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Hello All!emoticon

I hope you having a great Sunday.
I'm still in a lot of pain and I'm still trying to find release.
Since I have nerve damage in my neck after I had the laminectomy (with on infusion) I been suffering from muscle pain on the left side and my neck ,it feel as if its getting worse so I may just give in and set up appointment with my doctor and start all over again waiting for about two or three weeks before I get the appointment then when I finally see the doctor I have to answer all the usual questions all over again than he looks at me , tell me to go see another specialist. When I make that appointment I have to wait another week or so. When I finally get into see the specialist I have to go through the routine of answering more questions, then set up another appointment to have x-rays and MRI's, then set up another appointment to see the specialist after the results from the x-rays and MRI's come in and after all is said and done I'm right back where you started. More medication (Pain pills).

I feel for you ARMYMOM46. Hope you are feeling better today.

Thanks for the advice, I do stretches also but sometime after I finish stretching my muscle tighten up so bad I can barely breathe or move so I lay there trying to relax by body with deep breathing exercises and meditation.
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I also have the dengerative bone disease and my sister has fibromyalgia and between the two of us I am the worse off. I used to me a nurse so I know waht you are going through. And I have aslo tried the tends unit wich is no help. My advice to you is once you take the heating pad off try to work on those muscles by doing some slight streching exercise. I am sitting here give you this advise while I am suffing from a major bladder infection and can't get into the Dr until Mon. It is making my back hurt worse so I am like you I am not having any fun right know.

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Hi Everybody! emoticon

I hope you all are having a good day.
I'm sitting here typing with a neck and shoulder heating pad wrapped around my neck, trying to get a little release from this neck, shoulder, and upper back pain. emoticon.
I have so many different pains going on I don't know which one pains the most...is it the FIBROMYALGIA, the CHRONIC PAIN, the ARTHRITIS, the MUSCLE SPASM, the DEGENERATIVE BONE DISEASE or is it all of them.

I have used the TENS UNIT for the muscle, HEATING PADS, ICE PACKS mostly for the swelling and muscle spasm, Homedics Full Seat Massager, Homedics Neck & Shoulder Massager, Homedics Shiatsu Pillow with Heat Upper Back and Shoulder Massager( I Really Love These Massagers)emoticon,Dr. Scholl's Comfort Gel Thermal Massager with heat, Aleve, Bayer, Hydrocodone, Fentanyl, Muscle Pain Release Creams, NONI JUICE, this is just to name a few.

Ok! don't freak outemoticon I didn't use them all at once.

emoticon To All.

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I know what you mean by pain pills not working mine don't help either and this morning I woke up with a bladder infection and my pain is 10 times worse in my back and I have not been in this much pain in awhile so all I am doing is laying down and staying close to the bathroom cause I can't go to far away from one and I can't believe it has put me in this much pain.

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mostly all I can do when I'm in a lot of pain is lay down, rest or go to sleep. heat SOMETIMES helps. ice packs usually make it worse. and pain pills don't really help either, though I do take Aleve occasionally.

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I know how that goes. My pain is so severe and has been for 6 years now the Drs don't know what to give me cause nothing relieves the pain. I do have a tends unit and it dows not help either. I just live with the pain and try to keep moving. some days are worse than others.

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Happy Sunday Everybody,

I had Biofeedback treatment for a year it didn't work for me however it might work for others so don't let this discourage you from trying it.

We all have a different reaction to medicines and treatments. I get some release using ice machine, heating pads, and the TENS unit.

With all the different pains I'm suffering from even the doctors don't know which one to treat so they try everything including recommending a Psychologist have been to several Psychologist, Psychiatrist, I have tried enough medications to start my on Pharmacy, every time a new medication come out the doctor recommend that I try it, this is because the medications I use don't do much.

Oh Well! here I go ranting again.



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heard of Biofeed back, tried it and I also know someone else who has tried it and it was no help at all to both of us. My Dr. is now thinking about putting a pain management pump on me. That is something that is inserted right under the skin and you have a small pack that carries the narcotics on your belt line. I know people who have had this done and it has been a big help to them but you have to me in severe pain for over 2 years before you quilify for one and have to go through a bunch of Pych. visits which I already have done when they did another implant on me that did not help me and I demanded it out cause it was causing me more pain. The Dr that put it in was not quilified to do it and put it in wrong. ANd once it is taken out you can't have another one put in cause they are very high dollor.

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I've recently started working with a psychologist on Biofeedback to help with the pain. Has anyone had any success with this?

Armymom - I think I'll look into a hand held messager with heat. That sounds like a great idea.

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Pain management this is really a sticky topic but I will share my pain management. I have been living in pain for 8 years now and have 15 back surgeries so my pain management. I have tried several things over the years but what I found best( and this is what my Dr told me) is to soak in a warm tub of water. I also have a tends unit that relieves the pain on some days but what I have found most usefully is a cheap hand held massager that has heat. My hubby got it for me at our local pharmacy for only $10.00. I still have to go through steriod injections every 3 months with up to 14 needles in my back at one time besides the expensive high powered pain meds. I am not sure if they still sell this hand held massager but it has several different attatcments along with providing heat. It is not that big and is very easy to use but it is very helpful in relieving some of the pain. If you can find one get it, it is well worth the price.

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Oh thanks, I hope it helps you. It sounds great. I wish you were closer too. I am out of work now and my husband too so we cannot afford anything right now however. But it sounds great. Hugs, Judy

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Hi Judy,
The machine is costly, Mum and I set up a small business to get it for me and to share with others who need it. I wish I was closer to you all and could gift the relief to you also. Your massager sounds lovely, its great to have something non-invasive and with no side effects.
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That sounds wonderful! I'll bet it is costly? I have a massager that has infored heat and it helps me a great deal. Thanks for the tip. Hugs, Judy

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Hey there, just wanted to let you know about something I do that helps keep me on my feet. There is something called the Formostar Bodywrap, it was originally designed for pain management in arthritis sufferers. Silicon panels are wrapped around your body and produces far infrared heat, its been clinically shown to reach down into the body 4.5 cm. Its non-invasive and the only side effect comes from the release of oil (fat) based and water based toxins. Sometimes its the only thing that keeps me upright. Probably the way to find it is to google, it has another "side effect" of increasing your metabolism and aiding with weight loss, so its in beauty clinics all over the world. Hope this is helpful to someone.
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I am so sorry to hear that so many people have so many and so much pain. I am up in age and have done physical work all my life so I am not surprised. I thought I was so strong when I was young and I was. But our bodies wear out and mine has. I am sorry Mrs Pricesss that you have so many problems and are so young. I think you have a good attitude and are smart. I have bursitis and arthritis and I know how painful it is. I hope yours gets helped and you can go about your young life. Hugs, Judy

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Pain Management Clinic
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The most common complaint patients make to doctors involves pain.

What can be done? A physician has several treatment options including the use of physical neurological technique or drug intervention. Dr Jadan H. Abbassi, medical director of the pain management clinic, offers various methods, from acupuncture to spinal nerve blocks.

Pain management can help the person suffering with either acute or chronic pain. The clinic will examine every avenue, look at the total person and evaluate a specific lifestyle with respect to the overall health and well-being of the person. Our goal is to reduce or completely alleviate pain and to enable a person to regain an active personal lifestyle, both in the home and in the community.

Acute and chronic pain management interventions are available on various levels to meet the individual's needs. Office screenings and treatments are offered for some patients, with outpatient and/or inpatient services when indicated.

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Howdy all, my name is Aaron and I have 3 bulging disks that are pressing on my nerves. I already had lower back surgery, that did not fix it. I've heard all kinds of things about how to deal with it. I started at United Backcare(UBC)3 weeks ago. My pain has gone from an 8 almost all the time to a 7 most of the time with spikes up to a 9. I've learned some REAL things about how the body works and how the brain manages pain. Although my pain is about the same my strength, flexibility, endurance, and attitude has increased more than 50%. This is all from moving more and not laying down and taking pills when I hurt. The more i move, the more I CAN MOVE!!! Weird huh? I guess what I want to share most is that our bodies are made to move, and if we lounge around they get stiff and sore. The best thing is that the QUALITY of life has improved. So, I hope all of you find it in yourself to improve the quality of your life. Because "chronic pain" means that it doesn't go away, so why not enjoy your life while you can... Good luck to all.

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My heart goes out to all of you! I've been through this ridiculous revolving door of Dr.'s/etc. for 6 years. I was hurt when I was only 21yrs old! I've lost an enormous part of my life to the inflated, fragile, & god-like egos of too many "medical professionals"! You are all so strong and TRULY WORTHY of the correct treatments...(whatever they may be), unfortunately it will take time, but WE WILL OVERCOME!!!!!!!! Hang in there, and keep fighting the good fight! I applaud each & every one of us for truly focusing on our well-being!
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I've been given Cortisone Shots in the past but refuse them now as more research is coming out that says these made damage the joints. I have Chronic Bursitis in the Hips as well as damage and tears that are healing in my hip flexors, gluteus minimus, and lower back. Before Phys Therapy I also had several pinched nerves in my lower body which also caused damage to blood vessels and how I walked. My Hips also have to be adjusted every week bc some of the supporting muscles aren't strong enough to keep them in aliment.

Now I use heating pads and do my stretches!!! I have to. I live with the pain during the day but at night a take 200-800 mg of over-the-counter pain meds and 5 mg of a prescribed muscle relaxer. I'm pretty good with pain as not much affects me anymore. I've gotten sp used to it, that I naturally block it out. But I am a Side-Sleeper and during the night if I roll over the pain shoots down my leg and causes a fire sensation. That is why I take the meds but only if I truly need them.

I AM NOT AN ADVOCATE OF MEDICATIONS! So with that said, I only take the meds if I really need it. There are times when the pain is bearable enough to sleep and other times when all I can do is toss and turn from the pain.

What's helped me the most...again those stretches and strength moves that I was taught in Phys Therapy. I've noticed over the months that when I stopped the stretches and increased my High Impact exercise, that's when this pain returned. Now again after a month of constant pain, it is slowly going away. It takes time and work, but do-able. I'm just concerned what pills will do to my organs over a lifetime. I don't want to trade one form of pain or complication for another later on in life.

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Went to pain management clinic earlier last week. Doctor decided to take me off ALL my meds. For four months. I wept. I cried. I told hunny NO WAY in that hot place.

I spoke to the other psychiatrist in program. As I was talking, I was crying rather hard. She said, rather abruptly: "Tere" I looked up at her. Now, this lady has never made much of an impression on me, for reasons I won't go into. However, that "Tere" changed my mind about her forever.

It seems that the pain management doctor does this to ALL his patients. He has a theory that pain medicine makes pain WORSE not better. !!! He neglected to tell me this!!!

No bloody way. I'm not going back, not at all. I see my PCP tomorrow and will find out if he KNEW about this. If he did and referred me anyway, well, dude is HISTORY.

Anyone else have this happen to them?

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My chronic pain has been manageable since I have been diagnoised Sept 11th of Bells Palsy. Of course I am on steriods and other drugs that are killing me with hunger. What ever I see I want to eat and I have fifty lbs to hopefully loose. I know at this rate I am in big trouble. I only have three more days of the steriods. Hopefully by than I can try exercising, but I end up down whern I try any exercise. Being in Chronic Pain is a daily situation, you have to take each day as it comes. Pray its not too bad and keep on moving.
I have found everytime something else happens to me than something else happens.
Does that sound familiar to others?
My acuture puncture treatments seems to be helping with my face muscles. Sat, I acutally felt pain in my face, first since Bells Palsy has affected me. Never thought something like that would make me happy.
Cannot drink from cup yet so I use a straw and do the best I can. I thank God daily for what ever I can do that day. My faith has to help me or I do not know how I would have handled this the last twenty years.
I wish you all the best and hope your having better times too. Best Regards and have a lovely Sunday the best you can. Ruby emoticon


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hi everyone-----lazycat, Meloxicam is generic Mobic.

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Yes VVED , we all have to stick together and try to pass on things we may have experienced. Rather good or bad it is best to pass on. God Bless, Rubemoticon


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Hi Tere, I am so sorry to hear about your medicines getting messed up. I have been there and know how it messes you up. I hope things get straighten up so you can be more comfortable.
If no one has walked in your shoes , they have no idea what your talking about. God bless, Ruby


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I have a morphine pump that helps me a lot, but not totally. Before the pump I was in bed all of the time and did not go any where at all. My pump takes care of 50% of my pain, than I use ice every other hours for twenty minutes. Next I use a muscle relaxer called "Soma", it took us years to realize I was having muscle spasms . Due to improper care (as most of you know) most of the time no one wants to find out what your pain is from. Now I can do what ever I need to do in AM., by afternoon I must take break though med Soma and take a nap. When I first get up I am pretty good and last a few hours again. After supper I am in bed reading or watching TV. Most people would say "that is no life". If you have walked in my shoes you could tell the difference.
I also do my projects: crocheting, sewing, Quilting and reading,in my bed, they keep my mind off of my pain.
Due to my injury being muscle spasms, there is no cure or help other than what I can do for myself.
When in Chronic Pain you have to do what ever works for you, med's are not the answer for some. It has taken me years to find what works for me. I also have a whirlpool tub that is miracle for me at times too.
I hope some of my treatments can help some of you. Never give up, keep looking for that doctor who will believe in you and will help you. It took me years to find a doctor who believed, that I was in pain. God Bless you all and keep trying, Rubyemoticon


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Small update. I guess my neuro heard about the hospital consult. ::snicker:: At least he saw my Tegretol had been increased. I had to have a blood level again (last was while in hospital, and was at "normal" level). Heard yesterday that now my level is "high" 12.4, and to reduce the Tegretol which was increased while in hospital. ARRRGH. Yesterday, ALL my meds were messed with. My trapazone was increased as was the Celexa that I take because, surprise, I'm depressed due to chronic pain. Actually all my meds weren't messed with -- although my Neurotin was increased as the Tegretol was decreased. In the meantime, did I actually *see* the neuro? I did not. He's like the Wizard of Oz. I did mention this to the psychiatrist who was at the program yesterday. He made note and said if this continues to let him know personally. Uh huh. I'm discharged next week from this program, and he's not back for two weeks. So, ok, I have determined if the pain management clinic appointment doesn't "take" next week, I shall CALL him and let him know, the psychiatrist I mean. The reason: this program is working diligently to ensure I don't end up BACK in the hospital, so if I do and it's because of medical reasons, they will be pissed. It took a WEEK for them to realize I was there the first time for medical reasons.

Well, at least if I show up again, they won't be so slow to understand why. Sigh.

Gentle, healing hugs to all of you,

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I Recently joined your chronic pain group because I also have been in pain for over twenty years. I have been Blessed with a few good doctors. The one who messed me up I also thought he was a miracle worker. He put rods in my back to fuse me and never removed them after my fusion took. While here I am from accident in hospital in 86, still looking for that miracle of "no pain". I have finally decided "there is no such thing and have looked into trying to lesson it".
I had the back injections that lasted maybe a few weeks or two months max. Finally I was sent to another pain management doctor who was a gift from God. He recommended me to try the morphine pump since, I had done all of the drugs they had available at that time.
While that was five years ago, there is "No pain" no matter what you do. What I can say about the morphine pump it helps to decrease it a little. I have to take break through med's for spasms but I am finally able to do more now that in a long time. Most of my daily life is spent in bed, I have an electric bed, that helps me by changing my positions.
I crochet, sew Quilt etc. all in bed, I finally had to get help which I always swore I'd never do. I wanted to spend as much time with my Grandchildren as I can.
My Grandchildren have also helped me keep going and my family. But the most help for me has been my faith and accepting my pain. I have no idea why my life is like this, but I have to try so my family do not always feel so helpless.
I have a lot to deal with daily but I try to put my pain in the back burner. Now with me since I had my morphine pump in we have found what is really wrong with me. I have spasms in my back and legs due to my fusion. So I am on a muscle spasm med and I am doing so much better. I cook for hubby but can't eat with him. My pain level goes up and he understands it. To him just having the nice cooked meal means a lot to him. We sit on the bed some nights and eat dinner than watch the news or a movie. I am blessed that he is so understanding, my children and Grandchildren are too.
I do not want my Grandchildren to remember a Grandmother always sick or in bed. So we have picnic's in my bed and watch a movie, we have done this ever since they were old enough to understand.
I am just trying to tell you all , please never give up. There is someone out there and yes the medical people are not too good to us. But I have found if I treat them with honey I get better results.
My injury was due to work related so I also had to deal with Workmen Comp they were terrible to me, not allowing me to get medical help. So I finally got up on my hind legs and got a lawyer. To this day they still try to make my life miserable, but I just try to be positive with them. I refuse to let anyone make me depressed anymore. My family and I know my medical problems, also know they are real too.
I hope my story can help at least one of you and if it did it was worth sharing . I will pray for you all because one day you will find some relief. Also keeping your mind busy is great too, while I am doing my hobbies I am also watching TV, news or movies. I had to also make new friends, my old friends all disappeared, who I worked with. No one wants to hear about my problems every time we meet. Now all of this took years for me to change, I pray it helps you all so you also can change and find some peace and pain free time.
If I can help anyone please feel free to send me a reply. I am on and off of my computer daily, like I say I am in bed 80% of the time. I refuse to let it get me down anymore, I do what I can do and if people do not like it so be it.

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Oh, I know the feeing hun! Try to stay strong and hang in there. Eventually we have to find at least ONE good DR., right?! emoticon




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I'm back, if only for a short while. I ended up in the hospital for two weeks -- and the very first thing the idiots did was take me off my meds. BAD mistake. They had to "verify" my condition. In the meantime, I'm literally in so much pain it's a good thing I was locked up. . . .

Got a neuro consult -- heard my idiot doctor is the best in the business but one of my meds was increased. What good is a doctor if you don't exist?

I had had such hopes for some relief. I don't know why. So, today, my visiting nurse wants me to go to ER. Same as yesterday; go to ER. They can tell by looking at me that something's not right.

Not after what happened last time, I reply, and they have to agree with me.

We treat our animals more humanely than we do ourselves, don't we? Not that I want to hurt myself, but I'm saying that if an animal is in pain, we work quickly to DO something. Not if we're human.



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I have been dropped by more pain Dr.'s than I can count, & been without treatment for a year now. I have Vicodin & a TENS unit, but trying to pretend that I can heal myself with my mind is not cutting it! If there is anyone in the MA. area who would like to reccomend a pain Doc. that would be fabulous! emoticon




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I have a TENS unit, I do water therapy. I have a few daily meds to manage day to day pain, and a few "as needed" booster meds. My pain conditions...fybro, gout, neuropathy and disk compression.



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I first herniated 2 disc in my lower back L4-L5 & L5-S1. I had 3 surgeries in 3 mths and now have scare tissue & nerve damage to my sicatic nerve on the left side. Pain goes from the middle of my left butt cheeck down my leg, along the seem of your pants. I tried drugs. lots of them, and the helped a little but was always tired. With 2 kids this was not acceptable. SO I wouldn't take them when I needed so I could take care of my kids.

Then I met my hero, truly and angel on earth. When I told him all this and that my left foot would get extremly cold for no reason, he know how to fix me. I now have a neruostimulator. This is a bettery in my hip connected to wires in my soine that lay on my nerves. When I hurt I turn it on. This makes my left side all tingley, like a tens unit or when your foot falls asleep. While there are days when I still have lots of pain, I finaly have more good days than bad. If anyone eants more information about this, let me know. For me this is a god send.

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Does anyone know anything about Meloxicam? The doc prescribed that for me as a anti-inflammatory that would work with my blood thinners. Oddly enough, my tests don't show any inflammation...


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I am having a rough week myself. It started on Monday with a migraine & an achy back. During the week the pain has gotten progressively worse. I take Ultracet for the pain & Trazdone to help me sleep & deal with the depression but, when I get this bad it doesn't work at all. I have an anti-gravity chair that has heat & massage that helps me some. The chair tilts back so that it takes some of the stress off my back. I have been known to sleep in it when my pain gets really bad. I take hot baths & use a heating pad. I really would love to take a hot bath now but, I can not get in & out of the tub myself I need to wait until my husband gets home from work. I use to have a whirlpool tub but, we sold out house & moved. I really miss my tub. Oh...well someday I might get another one. My Dr told my husband to buy me a hot tub but, then again I would need help getting in & out. Doesn't a hot tub sound wonderful though?!


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HEY ITS DEBBIE. IVE HAD SEVERE PROBLEMS WITH NEUROPATHY IN BOTH FEE AND POSSIBLY FIBROMAYALGIA. IVE HAD A ROUGH FEW DAYS BUT SOME RELIEF HAS COME.
THANK THE LORD. IVE TAKEN A MULTITUDE OF PAIN MEDS.
DARVOCET, VICODIN,I WAS EVEN GIVEN AMITRIPTILINE.
ITS SUPPOSE TO HELP WITH DEPRESSION AND PAIN. DIDNT HELP TOO MUCH. GOING TO THE DOCTORS ON THE 4TH FOR MORE TESTING AND MORE MEDICINE. IM SURE ILL HAVE MORE TO REPORT. RIGHT NOW IM LISTENING TO ALOT OF
RELAXATION TAPES. THEY HELP WHEN I NEED TO TRY TO RELAX.I USE BANDAGES FOR THE LYMPHODEMA IN MY LEGS.
AS FAR AS MY FEET GO, THATS A CHALLENGE. I CANT EVEN STAND FOR THEM TO BE TOUCHED. WEARING SHOES HAS BECOME EXTREMELY PAINFUL. I REALLY HAVE NO CHOICE THOUGH. IM VERY PRONE TO INFECTIONS AND HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL. CERTAIN PARTS OF MY LEG IDONT HAVE ANY FEELING. ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO I WAS SEWING A SHIRT AND MISPLACED THE NEEDLE WHEN FINISHED ONLY TO LATER FIND THE NEEDLE IN MY UPPER LEG. I WAS SHOCKED AND TERRIFIED THAT THAT COULD HAPPEN. IM MORE CAREFUL ABOUT THINGS NOW.I HOPE THAT EVERYONE CAN FIND SOME TYPE OF RELIEF THIS WEEKEND. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT. OH! IVE FINALLY LOST 11 POUNDS.

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boy can I relate to the pain and walking. yesterday I took my son to dialysis, had an mri, grabbed a McDonald's quick (I know but i was in so much pain and in a rush) took mat to he dr and then the ferrets to the vet. I finally got to sit down at 6 PM and was on the go since before 9AM. by the time I got to bed I couldn't hardly stand the pain. I took 2 darvocete but that didn't do too much. today I had to take Mat to a transplant class in milwaukee, 45 minutes one way and a 3 hour class. we stopped at a restaurant and i had a fresh fruit and cottage cheese. I finally got to take a little nap but the pain is getting old. i hate to go anywhere because of all the pain. kathie



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Well, we are all in the same boat! I went through epidurals, facet blocks, and also went to a Pain Management Dr that gave me some type of long lasting Novocaine. I had a disectomy in March of 04 on L5-S1. It was so easy! I was walking the night of surgery and walked out the next day with no and I mean no pain meds, not even an aspirin!!! Then a year later the disc slipped out and herniated again and I have been getting worse ever since. I am now full and totally disabled.
A positive attitude, although it is extremely hard to have, is a good start. You need to listen to your body. When it tells you it's time to rest, you better listen or it will insist! LOL Seriously, I am now on Percocet 10/325. I have been on a pain patch and all I did was sleep. I was on the lovely street drug Oxycontin, I took 2 and that was enough for me! I still wonder why people take that for fun!
I have been on Ladocaine patches, they don't work. I can't walk 2 doors down to visit a neighbor without terrible pain. It is getting old. I completely sympathize with all of you here, I literally feel your pain.
I am just taking it one day at a time. If I need help, I ask someone. Everyone knows my situation and will help me as much as possible.
You may want to try AQUA THERAPY. It gives maximized resistance from the water but with no chance of injury. I have been walking around my neighbor's above ground pool. The other day I made 10 laps!!!
Best of Luck to you all. Take care,
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When ever you use ice it's always 20 min's on and 20 min's off.

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Does anyone here have wrist tendonitis?

I have self-diagnosed it (I can't see my doctor till the end of the month...). what can I do? The pain is terrible!

I have been wearing my splint every night for weeks, but it's actually getting worse. Unfortunately, I can't take antiinflammatories because I take blood thinners. I heard icing it might help...does anyone know how often?

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I went to a pain clinic. I did not get any shots but they taught us stretching exercises and breathing techniques that I found really helpful. They were so easy to do that I really didn't think that they would work. Eight weeks later and I am still practising the exercises.

Tammy.

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7/13/08 2:55 P

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I had the shots as well and they only lasted a week then the pain was right back and I have does this three times. Sometimes a good hot bath then go to bed and take a pain pill this will help for a while. I'm still looking for help as well. I will keep you in my prayers sweetie.

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7/13/08 2:48 P

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Please give some tips. im so sick of hurting all the time. i went to pain mamagement. they gave me shots in the back and all it did was empty my wallet.



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emoticonemoticonWhat do you do for pain management?

Post what ever you do when you get in so much pain and tell us how it helps you. This way you way be helping someone else in need.

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Edited by: MCDIDDLYD at: 7/13/2008 (14:41)
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