ALTERNATIVES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT

Posted by grandmaR @grandmar, Mar 31, 2018

Hello!
I was wondering if anyone tried cryo therapy or medical marijuana for pain management. If you did, how did they/it work?
Thanks
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

Hi All…..
I have a couple of sites for you to check out regarding pain management for Fibromyalgia (although info is good for all pain mgt.).
They are topics we have been discussing a lot on this site.
Hope you get some useful info.

Happy Hump Day…..
Ronnie (GRANDMAr)

ACCUPUNCTURE OVER OPIOIDS:

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/acupuncture-over-opioids-for-pain-relief?slot_pos=article_1&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=fibro&utm_content=2018-07-10

CBD OIL:

https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-oil-for-pain?slot_pos=article_2&utm_source=Sailthru%20Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=fibro&utm_content=2018-07-10

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@gailb

@vibranthope

Welcome to the Mayo Connect community. I'm a Volunteer Mentor and am not a medical professional and cannot give medical diagnosis or medical solutions to problems. I do offer my experience, knowledge, and support for members of the community. I look forward to getting to know you better.

I am very impressed that you are working to withdraw from your morphine regimen using CBD oil. I have found CBD to be very valuable in my own withdrawal from Tramadol. I agree that you may need to seek a stronger version of CBD:THC since you are on such strong pain medications. Would you be willing to share with us the reason you need pain management? Understanding your situation will help us to be more helpful in our feedback and support of you.
– How long have you needed medication for pain?
– What is your physical situation?
– Do you live in a state where marijuana is legal?
– Is your physician aware that you're using a CBD:THC drug? The reason I ask this is because my physician told me if they drug test me & I ever show marijuana or CBD in my urine, he would stop prescribing other pain drugs and kick me out of the Pain Clinic. That just made me more determined to get off the prescriptions and use only CBD:THC for my pain. I have been successful.

Please help us get to know you better in the near future. You will find acceptance, non judgemental support and lots of ideas as part of Mayo Connect.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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@pschoen, I am sorry you are having troubles with withdrawal symptoms – both physical and mental. I experienced some minor symptoms after my tapering post ankle-fusion surgery. @mamacita and @lioness bring up an important point, are you withdrawing and tapering under the advisement of a medical professional? It is important to taper under the instruction of a professional because the symptoms can be intense for some individuals.

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The Mg++ I use and Vit D with Ca+ (use gummies due to gastroparesis). Is something in the pickle juice that helps Linda for cramps? I like cucumbers but not pickles lol? I will try anything but I really do not like pickles…The picture idea is a good suggestion. I use visualization (close my eyes, visualize a scene and mediate). That I will try. Any ideas you have please forward. I did sign up for your blog and perused it a little. Will do more when I have time. It is seems very useful and informative. The videos are instructional and excellent.

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@jlfisher56

The Mg++ I use and Vit D with Ca+ (use gummies due to gastroparesis). Is something in the pickle juice that helps Linda for cramps? I like cucumbers but not pickles lol? I will try anything but I really do not like pickles…The picture idea is a good suggestion. I use visualization (close my eyes, visualize a scene and mediate). That I will try. Any ideas you have please forward. I did sign up for your blog and perused it a little. Will do more when I have time. It is seems very useful and informative. The videos are instructional and excellent.

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@jlfisher56 I did alot of canning when married an pickles are made with tiny cucumbers in a brine with vinegar water Kosher salt this pickles them.You can use zucchini for pickles also.It's the vinegar that helps for cramps as well as mustard which has vinegar of course I guess you could just make a solution of water,vinegar and sweetener probably would do the same.

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@gailb

@vibranthope

Welcome to the Mayo Connect community. I'm a Volunteer Mentor and am not a medical professional and cannot give medical diagnosis or medical solutions to problems. I do offer my experience, knowledge, and support for members of the community. I look forward to getting to know you better.

I am very impressed that you are working to withdraw from your morphine regimen using CBD oil. I have found CBD to be very valuable in my own withdrawal from Tramadol. I agree that you may need to seek a stronger version of CBD:THC since you are on such strong pain medications. Would you be willing to share with us the reason you need pain management? Understanding your situation will help us to be more helpful in our feedback and support of you.
– How long have you needed medication for pain?
– What is your physical situation?
– Do you live in a state where marijuana is legal?
– Is your physician aware that you're using a CBD:THC drug? The reason I ask this is because my physician told me if they drug test me & I ever show marijuana or CBD in my urine, he would stop prescribing other pain drugs and kick me out of the Pain Clinic. That just made me more determined to get off the prescriptions and use only CBD:THC for my pain. I have been successful.

Please help us get to know you better in the near future. You will find acceptance, non judgemental support and lots of ideas as part of Mayo Connect.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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Thank you yes I broke down and saw dr
Who convinced me to taper so after 2 day no tram went back to 300mg day
Having mri tomorrow and then back to dr to decide if surg or pain maintance is the way to go

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@lioness

@Gail do you like the pickle juice it's good

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@parus there's a tea you make yourself that is good a cuppa water add fresh lemon slice sprinkle Tumeric in to taste this is tea water you can add Stevie if you want it's natural sweetner. not or cold Linda

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@gailb

@vibranthope

Welcome to the Mayo Connect community. I'm a Volunteer Mentor and am not a medical professional and cannot give medical diagnosis or medical solutions to problems. I do offer my experience, knowledge, and support for members of the community. I look forward to getting to know you better.

I am very impressed that you are working to withdraw from your morphine regimen using CBD oil. I have found CBD to be very valuable in my own withdrawal from Tramadol. I agree that you may need to seek a stronger version of CBD:THC since you are on such strong pain medications. Would you be willing to share with us the reason you need pain management? Understanding your situation will help us to be more helpful in our feedback and support of you.
– How long have you needed medication for pain?
– What is your physical situation?
– Do you live in a state where marijuana is legal?
– Is your physician aware that you're using a CBD:THC drug? The reason I ask this is because my physician told me if they drug test me & I ever show marijuana or CBD in my urine, he would stop prescribing other pain drugs and kick me out of the Pain Clinic. That just made me more determined to get off the prescriptions and use only CBD:THC for my pain. I have been successful.

Please help us get to know you better in the near future. You will find acceptance, non judgemental support and lots of ideas as part of Mayo Connect.

Gail
Volunteer Mentor

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Withdrawal symptoms are bad when coming off certain medications. I am in my 7th month of coming off Lyrica. I have severe anxiety depression and some agoraphobia. I’m going through hell. I can’t shake it. I’ve never thought suicide until going through all this. I struggle daily. I do use CBD oil and Ativan does it help who knows. I have more bad days then good. I’m under psych care seeing a therapist and a nurse practitioner med specialist. I just can’t shake it, I keep busy but I’d rather be curled up in a ball or in a hole in the ground. They told me it can take about 2 years before you begin to feel better. All my body chemicals are out of whack. I was on Lyrica for 5 years for trigeminal nerve itch from shingles. So I wish you the best and strong days

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@lisalucier

Hi, @grandmar — sounds like you are in a lot of pain, and I'm sorry to hear that.

We definitely have some members who have tried some alternatives for pain management — cryotherapy, medical marijuana or other remedies. I'd like to invite some of them to come talk about how they worked, like @jimhd @cdcc @paladin121 @rmeddings @leh09 @allisonsnow @lauren123 @marield65 @virtuous69 @ayankeeinnm @jenapower. @sandytoes14 may also have some thoughts for you.

@grandmar — have you tried any alternative pain therapies? If so, how did they go for you?

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Have you ever looked into stem cell therapy?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @grandmar — sounds like you are in a lot of pain, and I'm sorry to hear that.

We definitely have some members who have tried some alternatives for pain management — cryotherapy, medical marijuana or other remedies. I'd like to invite some of them to come talk about how they worked, like @jimhd @cdcc @paladin121 @rmeddings @leh09 @allisonsnow @lauren123 @marield65 @virtuous69 @ayankeeinnm @jenapower. @sandytoes14 may also have some thoughts for you.

@grandmar — have you tried any alternative pain therapies? If so, how did they go for you?

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Has anyone on this site ever heard of or used Artic Blast? I sure hope I get a response, it seems I never do.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @grandmar — sounds like you are in a lot of pain, and I'm sorry to hear that.

We definitely have some members who have tried some alternatives for pain management — cryotherapy, medical marijuana or other remedies. I'd like to invite some of them to come talk about how they worked, like @jimhd @cdcc @paladin121 @rmeddings @leh09 @allisonsnow @lauren123 @marield65 @virtuous69 @ayankeeinnm @jenapower. @sandytoes14 may also have some thoughts for you.

@grandmar — have you tried any alternative pain therapies? If so, how did they go for you?

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Hello @jjwest — I haven't used Artic Blast but I have used similar products like Biofreeze and Salonpas Gel. It helped with a muscle cramp/pain but it was temporary for me. Hopefully some others that have used it will share their experience. Here is what Drugs.com says about Artic Blast pain drops:

https://www.drugs.com/otc/991754/arctic-blast-pain-drops.html

NIH also has some information on the product:
https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/fda/fdaDrugXsl.cfm?setid=5da20adf-cafb-4d45-ab47-28be8917da67&type=display

John

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@lisalucier

Hi, @grandmar — sounds like you are in a lot of pain, and I'm sorry to hear that.

We definitely have some members who have tried some alternatives for pain management — cryotherapy, medical marijuana or other remedies. I'd like to invite some of them to come talk about how they worked, like @jimhd @cdcc @paladin121 @rmeddings @leh09 @allisonsnow @lauren123 @marield65 @virtuous69 @ayankeeinnm @jenapower. @sandytoes14 may also have some thoughts for you.

@grandmar — have you tried any alternative pain therapies? If so, how did they go for you?

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John…finally. No Marijuana but we have a beautiful shop here selling Hemp items. I had some shot in my neck and I was so sore. Bought some of their lotion. My pain LEFT. Yesterday I bought some oil abstract 1000 mg and I take one stopper a day. The company is Still in San Antonio. Cost could be difficult for some but should last quite awhile. Lotion was 70.00 and oil 1000 mg is 100.00. but you can buy lower dose. It Works

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@jimhd

Right now, the pain that I'm dealing with is peripheral neuropathy pain in my feet. I tried without success every medication for neuropathy pain, as well as a number of other meds not specifically for neuropathy. I was happy if all they did was nothing. So many of them had side effects from minor to serious enough to be hospitalized. I had a spinal cord stimulator implant in June of last year and the pain was greatly reduced, but not eliminated. Over the past few months, I believe that the neuropathy is progressing, and along with that the pain. I take morphine sulfate contin, which is the only thing that has ever helped, along with Meloxicam and NSAIDS.

I've tried marijuana, which is legal here in Oregon, but it didn't help with the pain, and is too expensive. I have prescription lidocaine cream that I put on my feet to numb the pain. That gives me short term relief. Capzasin cream is said to help with nerve pain, but it didn't help me. My sister is sending me a spray that she has found very effective for pain control. I tend to be quite skeptical about anything that purports to be a miracle cure. But I'm willing to give things a try.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others have to say in this discussion.

Jim

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Oh Jim you lucky person. I left Oregon a year ago. Marijuana on every corner.

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@jimhd

Right now, the pain that I'm dealing with is peripheral neuropathy pain in my feet. I tried without success every medication for neuropathy pain, as well as a number of other meds not specifically for neuropathy. I was happy if all they did was nothing. So many of them had side effects from minor to serious enough to be hospitalized. I had a spinal cord stimulator implant in June of last year and the pain was greatly reduced, but not eliminated. Over the past few months, I believe that the neuropathy is progressing, and along with that the pain. I take morphine sulfate contin, which is the only thing that has ever helped, along with Meloxicam and NSAIDS.

I've tried marijuana, which is legal here in Oregon, but it didn't help with the pain, and is too expensive. I have prescription lidocaine cream that I put on my feet to numb the pain. That gives me short term relief. Capzasin cream is said to help with nerve pain, but it didn't help me. My sister is sending me a spray that she has found very effective for pain control. I tend to be quite skeptical about anything that purports to be a miracle cure. But I'm willing to give things a try.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others have to say in this discussion.

Jim

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Try hemp oil. One dropper every day. I bought 1000 mg. It's legal

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@jimhd

Right now, the pain that I'm dealing with is peripheral neuropathy pain in my feet. I tried without success every medication for neuropathy pain, as well as a number of other meds not specifically for neuropathy. I was happy if all they did was nothing. So many of them had side effects from minor to serious enough to be hospitalized. I had a spinal cord stimulator implant in June of last year and the pain was greatly reduced, but not eliminated. Over the past few months, I believe that the neuropathy is progressing, and along with that the pain. I take morphine sulfate contin, which is the only thing that has ever helped, along with Meloxicam and NSAIDS.

I've tried marijuana, which is legal here in Oregon, but it didn't help with the pain, and is too expensive. I have prescription lidocaine cream that I put on my feet to numb the pain. That gives me short term relief. Capzasin cream is said to help with nerve pain, but it didn't help me. My sister is sending me a spray that she has found very effective for pain control. I tend to be quite skeptical about anything that purports to be a miracle cure. But I'm willing to give things a try.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others have to say in this discussion.

Jim

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@oregongirl, you used the verb "Try". How? Is this 1000 mg all at once under the tongue, or rubbed on the area that hurts, or what? Thanks a lot. @cognac

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@jimhd

Right now, the pain that I'm dealing with is peripheral neuropathy pain in my feet. I tried without success every medication for neuropathy pain, as well as a number of other meds not specifically for neuropathy. I was happy if all they did was nothing. So many of them had side effects from minor to serious enough to be hospitalized. I had a spinal cord stimulator implant in June of last year and the pain was greatly reduced, but not eliminated. Over the past few months, I believe that the neuropathy is progressing, and along with that the pain. I take morphine sulfate contin, which is the only thing that has ever helped, along with Meloxicam and NSAIDS.

I've tried marijuana, which is legal here in Oregon, but it didn't help with the pain, and is too expensive. I have prescription lidocaine cream that I put on my feet to numb the pain. That gives me short term relief. Capzasin cream is said to help with nerve pain, but it didn't help me. My sister is sending me a spray that she has found very effective for pain control. I tend to be quite skeptical about anything that purports to be a miracle cure. But I'm willing to give things a try.

I'm looking forward to seeing what others have to say in this discussion.

Jim

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One dropper a day. Only took two days for me to better but I am assured I will be even better. You can buy it in 500 mg but I fired I suffered enough. I got the 1000 mg. Of course I am still tired. I am trying to more info but was told marijuana is curing skin cancer. Now these products are not Marijuana but close it is Hemp..look it up. I have a rash that comes and goes from my RA. I am going to try lotion on it.

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