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Chronic pain - Let's talk

Chronic Pain | Last Active: Mar 19, 2021 | Replies (258)

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HI @leh09, I’ve been through a great deal of chronic pain most of my life. What would you like to talk about?

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Martin R. Lemieux

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@miemieux, I’ve had pain for five years and my prognosis is poor that I’ll ever be free of pain. I’ve had two fusions of my neck and still have arm, shoulder, and scapular pain. I’ve had numerous injections that help for a few hours, but not long term. I take 900mg of gabepentin and a total of 45 mg of oxycodone every day. I’ve tried so many different types of treatment such as ice, PT, TENS, nerve burns, epidural so, steroids, accupuncture, etched. I don’t know what else to do. I can’t seem to wean down any further on the oxy, 15 mg, 3xday is my rock bottom dose. I can’t seem to go lower than that. Any suggestions of how to lower my dose. Cutting them in half doesn’t work. Or is this an acceptable dose?

I’m sorry 2 hear you’ve been coping with chronic pain a long time. I haven’t had it that long.But,about 20 yrs..I do find it hard 2 cope with so much all the time.Or just about.Take care.

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