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 am sorry to hear about your condition. If nothing has worked you or your doctor might look for help in Europe or other countries. I remember seeing the story of a boy about 13 or 14 years old who had a neurological condition which could not be treated here. Any movement or even a slight breeze blowing on him would cause extreme pain for him and the pain shots were not helping that much. His family took him to France where they tried some experimental treatment that is not used here and he finally got relief.
What I am trying to say is don’t give up until you have tried every possible method and even some impossible ones. You never know when you might find relief. Did you see the earlier post about someone who got their doctor to try stem cells injected into their back and with time this caused the back to rebuild or regenerate her nerves. Of course this was expensive and took time, but it helped her. I will pray for you to find relief soon.
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Don’t know if there is a permanent group….there should be….so many of us suffer and each have ways of coping and meds to try.
Given the interest in talking about pain management and the amount of activity on this thread, we will be making a group dedicated to pain management soon after we have completed the next phase of updates. I’ll keep everyone here informed as these changes are made.
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I have been in chronic pain for 33 years. I have had 8 spinal surgeries, c-2 to c-7, l-1 to s-1. Now they want to go after t-1to t-3 acd hook on to bottom or c-7, I don’t think I can take any more pain. All the surgeries did was to stablize my back but it keeps collapsing? Brian
Thank you, but I don’t see a way out except death. The only thing is my
Grandfather lived until 98. I don’t want this kind of pain that long.!!
Colleen – how do I access any threads regarding Multiple Myeloma?
Thank you crazycroatian60
We have to look to the people who understand our pain. People who are on
are side. They are there. I am not an addict. I have never been addicted to
anything except running eating healthy because they make you feel so good
you are at your bodies optimum. Now I can’t do a lot of moving. I was
getting injuries while healthy, while in physical therapy because I have
a degerative desease, that is hereditary. I used to drink socially. I grew
up in the 70s I grew up with a little drugs I never did anything alone or
to get wasted I just didn’t. When you grow up and have kids you hopefully
don’t have the genes for addiction and you don’t do those things.
Everything I have read opiots for severe chronic pain is exceptable.you
have to be responsible and so that there is nothing to indicate you are
addicted. So really if you were it’s better to find out how to treat your
pain within that. I do a lot of reading about my desease and my situation
you should too
I take two rx’s from my doctor plus a pain pump and still can’t control my
pain. I’m 60. and have been dealing with this for 33 yrs. And I’m seeing a
surgeon on the 22nd. C7 t1 to t3 will only have t4 to t11 left if I have
surgery, which I may refuse. Surgery makes me worse and I can’t take much
ladyjane replying – I am in your same round robin or 25 years –
3surgeries with fusion on lumbar and above, numerous epidurals which
do not woork, and cannot take over 40 pain meds. Had to have
neurostimulator removed bec no help, last hope was pain pump. But have
side effects to drugs so refusing that surgery. 4th and last pain
management dr says there is nothing more they can do for 20 odd years
of 8 to 9 pain if I get off the bed and get physical – dressing,
making a meal. I am a young 85. They cannot believe my age. I agree
no more surgeries – have had 5. Some of us do not respond to meds or
end up in hospital w/ side effects. One just has to be strong and
make sure you socialize some or depression is bad. Meditate, by
clearing your mind to peacefulness.
I understand your feelings, but I can only advise here that you do not give up without a fight. If you would like to discuss it feel free to send me a private message.
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