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Chronic pain - Let's talk

Posted by @leh09, Mar 23, 2016

Are there any discussions for chronic pain?

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I take 200 mg Tramadol and 900 MG of gabapentin throughout the day. for pinched nerves and arthritis pain. I also take a full aspirin every morning and stil, I cannot walk more than 2 blocks without severe back pain. I am soooo tired. Anybody else who is just fatigued from constant pain?

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I also take 900mg of gabepentin and robaxin. I’ve been through Mayo’s Pain Rehabilitation Clinic. Yes, chronic pain is very tiring! Studies have shown that mild aerobic can be helpful so no matter how painful it is KEEP WALKING!

Hi I have chronic pain since 2015 I go to a pain clinic. I used to be involved in the pain association. I’d love to talk anytime. We can do it right here

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

Regards,
Martin R. Lemieux

I am with you!

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Im new to texting and things because of injury and illness

@excentrk

I take 200 mg Tramadol and 900 MG of gabapentin throughout the day. for pinched nerves and arthritis pain. I also take a full aspirin every morning and stil, I cannot walk more than 2 blocks without severe back pain. I am soooo tired. Anybody else who is just fatigued from constant pain?

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I have fatigue. I sleep for 10 to 12 hours. And i don’t have energy to do much. I read a lot. I do research and i like to share information. I moved 5 hours away from my friends. I used to be a clinical nutritionist in a hospital. So i have to motivate myself. How do you handle your fatigue.

I have been really sick so I’m starting over to try walking. We could do this together and encourage each other. I live in the Adirondacks in NY and its been col frozen and snowing but today sunny and40. Who wants to join ? We can kind of start around the same time. We should decide when we want to start. And give each other time to walk for however long for the first time before moving on. Small steps. Everyone will be going different distances i won’t be going far we could go a little bit everyday up to a week. But we can talk and encourage each [ther along the way. I know i need it whose in. I need this or i’m going to sit with my cat and dog and read

I have had chronic pain for over 40 years and use strong medicine to fight it. My concern is that there are groups trying to ban opioids for everyone except cancer patients and temporary short term use. 19lin

@19lin

I have had chronic pain for over 40 years and use strong medicine to fight it. My concern is that there are groups trying to ban opioids for everyone except cancer patients and temporary short term use. 19lin

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Hi @19lin. Welcome to Connect! I understand your concerns and this is a great forum in which to discuss them. I’m tagging @mlemieux, @suebreen54 and @leh09 who may be interested in discussing this as well. I’m also moving your post over to a thread called “Chronic pain – Let’s talk” as I think it’s a good fit for this discussion.

I’m concerned about the new recommended guidelines for opioids. My need is genuine, my dose is low for a chronic pain patient, but I don’t want to have to nearly beg every time I see my pain Doctor. Yes I understand that opioids are not the best choice for chronic pain, but I’ve tried everything else and what I’m on right now works! I haven’t had a dosage increase in a long time however every time I’ve tried to back my dose down the pain is unbearable. I’m so frustrated with it all.

@excentrk

I take 200 mg Tramadol and 900 MG of gabapentin throughout the day. for pinched nerves and arthritis pain. I also take a full aspirin every morning and stil, I cannot walk more than 2 blocks without severe back pain. I am soooo tired. Anybody else who is just fatigued from constant pain?

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The thing that takes away the pain the most and helps with the fatigue is an indoor swimming pool. I joined a community center and try to get into the pool 3 times a week. Of course, when I get home I am exhausted but just being somewhere I can move without pain lifts my spirits. What I hate is the way the fatigue from pain has changed my personality. Grumpy, irrational and angry at the world. I don’t sleep well since I worry about everything, including the cuts in prescribing opioids since I’m not dying from cancer. Why don’t docs understand that pain causes fatigue!

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@leh09

I’m concerned about the new recommended guidelines for opioids. My need is genuine, my dose is low for a chronic pain patient, but I don’t want to have to nearly beg every time I see my pain Doctor. Yes I understand that opioids are not the best choice for chronic pain, but I’ve tried everything else and what I’m on right now works! I haven’t had a dosage increase in a long time however every time I’ve tried to back my dose down the pain is unbearable. I’m so frustrated with it all.

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I agree, I could have said the same thing about my conditions. Even worst for me as a veteran they are trying to pass a law making very difficult if not impossible for veterans to use opioids.

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I wish I could go swimming as I am disabled and swimming is about the only exercise I could do, but the only swimming pool is too far away and too expensive. Also it is not doctors who are restricting opioids although some doctors are involved.
Due to untimely deaths from over doses the thinking is that eliminate opioids and stop the deaths, but in some journals on pain their are studies that show a high rate of suicide among chronic pain suffers. The limiting of opioids is more likely result in increased suicides as well as more suffers going out side the law for dangerous illegal drugs. I do not see anything good coming from these restrictions.

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@19lin

I have had chronic pain for over 40 years and use strong medicine to fight it. My concern is that there are groups trying to ban opioids for everyone except cancer patients and temporary short term use. 19lin

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Thank you, I though I was in the Chronic pain group?

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