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@rwinney

Hello and welcome to Connect, @maz25. Congratulations on withdrawing from all opiate medication! It sounds like you've given many treatments a good try for your constant pain. I'm sorry to know that you're struggling, and understand the discouragement, frustration and exhaustion that comes along with searching for help. Like you, I ran into a road block with chronic pain after a few years of medical interventions that failed. It wasn't until I realized that things will continue to stay the same unless I decided to make changes.

My thoughts are to think outside of the traditional medical world box of all the things you mention that did not help you and consider seeking help through lifestyle changes and implementing a more holistic approach. Have you ever tried a pain rehabilitation program that helps build function over feelings through physical activity, teaches moderation and modification, counsels on stress-management, self-care, cognitive behavioral therapy, nutrition and sleep hygiene?

This way may not be for everyone and takes a great deal of personal growth and work, but can pay off by putting you in control of managing and living with chronic symptoms. What do you think? Any thoughts on this type of pain management?

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I’ve never heard of this. Where would I find such a place? I’ll Google it if you can tell me what to Google!

Thank you for you thoughts Sandy I have given up on Medical Dr's who seem to look at me as if I am a "Hot potatoe" and can't hand me off fast enough and say "well you have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome"

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