Are there any discussions for chronic pain?
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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?
Martin R. Lemieux
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Hi I hope I’m in the right place. I’ve had degenerative disc disease since my early 20 ‘s. And have had injury after injury and lost jobs because of injuries. My last lose of job involved 3discs in my neck. While in treatment for that I was getting epidural a and tramedol I got hit by a pickup truck I was crossing a road and she was turning and didn’t. See me. I could have been left in worse shape I’m very lucky. I had a post concousin and I just can’t more as well. The worst thing that happened is I don’t. Travel well at all. So I stay home all the time. But for Easter I went to my son’s. He lives a few miles a way. I have 4 grandchildren. My son bought them kites from me because that’s what I used to always get them. That was so great for me. He bought kites because I always did. How was everyone’s Easter
It sounds like you have had a difficult time, but are still keeping your spirits up. Good for you. Do you experience much pain? I have back problems myself and get pains in my left leg that come from my back. I recently found out that using muscle relaxants when I get pain it helps it go away sooner. As many times as I have complained of this pain and no doctor ever suggested muscle relaxants until I went to a neurologist about another manner and asked him. It just shows to keep on asking. I have had this problem for over 40 years.
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I live in the Adirondack mountains and I don’t have a community pool or physical therapy near I don’t drive. And my son and wife have four kids so it’s to much to go.
I think if you go to a pain clinic and sign their papers making an agreement to follow their rules. If your in sever chronic pain and you can’t function you will be given the appropriate pain relief narconic or not. Has anyone tried epidurals
I live in a rural area and there are few places to swim here or get any exercise if your limited as I am due to disability. The same is true for medication, if your local medical center restricts pain medicine you may not have any other place to go for help, the same is true if your state government put restrictions on. Please consider lobbing your elected officials to make them aware of your needs and the difficulty you are having getting them met.
I have been suffering a severe pain crises for three days I’m hoping I won’t have it tomorrow. Stress and other things maybe. I’m on fentynle patches and Tylenol 4 Meloxacam Effexor and. A new neurologic I missed my epidural appointment. I have a big bag of ice around my neck. It’s my cervical disc desease I wish I could sleep more. I sleep at night because of the trozaldol I’m on. It’s just good to have somewhere to go. When I feel better I would love to talk to Joe
Sorry to hear that you are in a severe pain crisis @suebreen54. I wish we could do more to help, but know that we’re here to listen and commiserate!
@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?
Pain flairs are the worst. I have several funny movies that I try to watch small pieces of. I cant hang in there for long, but when I do I get a few laughs which improves my attitude. Otherwise my attitude would be angry. And……anger makes pain worse!
Has anyone out there been diagnosed with Central Sensitization?
No I have never heard of that what is it?
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