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Are there any discussions for chronic pain?
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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
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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
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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.
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.!!
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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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.
Hi Bruce (@user_ch715bb07),
Welcome to Connect.
Please post a message to this thread about multiple myeloma to reactivate the discussion. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/multiple-myeloma-299aae/
You can see other discussions in the Cancer group as well. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/cancer/#/!tab=discussions I’ll get you connected with others.
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I’m not sure about pot taking pain away. If it did and was legal I would
want my Dr to OK it and my pain Dr and I don’t want to be high . I have my
son and daughter in law and grandchildren and I don’t want to be high
around them. T could maybe see if you are having a severe pain crises even
though you are on the most medications you can be. Pot might relax you
and help you sleep and stop the pain crises fast. But I’m sceptical. It
has to be excepted by the medical community for me .
I have read that there are certain elements in pot that help and you do not need to smoke it, but can take it in pill or some other form. I never smoked so I never used pot, but I have been exposed to second hand pot smoke and it always made me sick like I wanted to throw up, so I had to leave the area where anyone was smoking it. I do not know if it would work for me or not? I would be willing to try it in pill or some form if my doctor wanted me too. 19lin
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Good luck on that!!
I have EMGUS which can turn into multiple myeloma, could you tell me how
your multiple myeloma affects you please? briansr
The pain pump will help and the meds can’t get into your system. Had mine
for five years and it helps my lower back, but that’s all. briansr
I will never hurt myself but am not worried if a natural death comes my
way. I fight every day and will continue to fight. Thank you for the info
if I want to reach someone. How do we get a chronic pain group started?
Keep trying to find some relief. Try everything! I hope so much you find relief somehow!
Have a beautiful Aloha Day!
I understand what u mean! Depression goes had in hand with pain!!!! I always say “I don’t want to live this way for the rest of my life!” It’s not that I want to die!! I just don’t want this pain!!!! It’s a hard thing to explain to others who are not in our shoe’s,they just don’t understand!! But we have to stay strong! Good luck to you!!! And God bless. Sharon
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Thank you Sharon. I’m now facing a surgery consult on the 22nd. After my
last spinal c-3 to c-7 my disk below, c-7 thru t-1, 2, 3, is what their
after. It happens every time and if I don’t have to have the surgery I
won’t. I never get relief afterwords and more disk crumble above or below.
The other surgeries were have tos, I hope this one is not. This is like
having cancer, and I’ve taken care of alot of cancer patients, but the
doctor doesn’t tell you how long you’ve got. I would like to just be
comfortable, but my dr. doesn’t get it. Anyhow how can we set up a real
time discussion group on chronic pain? Have any ideas. Thank you briansr.
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