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My Dr prescribed Gabapentin 300mg caps last Friday. I took one at bedtime & woke up at 3:30a.m. in horrible pain. Has anyone else experenced anything like this?
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@rwinney Hi, again, Ms. Rachel….Just thanks for everything. By the way, 9 Kratom pills, in theory, are about 2 and 1 half grams of Kratom. I think I will weigh them, next time. Keep forgetting. So, if they are that much, it is not a lot. Seems like a lot of pills, to only weigh what they say it does. But that is what I need for pain, and today, I used CBD tincture with them. Pain is subsiding, but I am sleepy…..time for a nap??? Maybe…..zzzzzzzz……..Lori Renee
Have you tried vaping your dope? Spring for a device and tun it on the lowest of the 3 settings. Does your store carry vaping pens? Be careful, theypack a wallop.
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@rwinney Rachel, You are so damn cute and funny! I have mustard all over my feet, as we speak, and it ain't doin' anything. Maybe I should try horseradish. Is it possible to love strangers? Cause I love you. I think about you. My heart gets heavy from all our pain. Made me cry today. It's just not fair. I took 9 pills of Kratom already today, so the day is a bad one. Maybe we all need CURSE therapy. You just CURSE your pain away. Post another giant picture of you. So darn cute…..I wish you a day you can cope with. D@MN!!!!! Lori Renee
By the way…the mustard made me laugh!
TO ALL IN PAIN; All of your stories are truly breaking my heart. Why do us human beings have to go thru this? Life has enough challenges, much less having a body that is in a state of chronic pain. I can barely read your posts today, it gets so sad. May everyone's day have a pain level that you can tolerate. My heart feels broken for everyone. May God give you peace…I do not even know what to say…..Lori R.
I have/had arthritis in multiple areas and have surgeries for same. No, it isn’t fun, but I think back to how my one grandma walked sooo slowly and had to do steep stairs to use only bathroom they had. She had misshapen feet, hands, etc. I am grateful that in today’s times we have surgical and medical options! It has gotten cold and rainy and I am laying on a heating pack. Another thing they didn’t have back in her time. My spinal cord stimulator for spinal stenosis nerve pain is a god given miracle, IMO! Yay for modern medicine!
Don't Drown yourself with others misery. This whole thing is hard enough living with and coping with pain. Nothing can be improved by feeling badly about it. Find something positive to do. Do you meditate, do yoga, Tai Chi or some other form of mental exercise? They can really help. Perhaps try this. Picture your pain for our pain or everyone's pain as a person. See that person standing in front of you. Say to that person I love you and I forgive you. If it feel stupid do it again. Do it over and over until you actually mean it and you actually believe it. Do the same thing with anyone or anything that tends to depress you. This technique is really intended for dealing with your enemies, actual people you can identify but it might just work on a situation as well. If you want to know more about this kind of approach, Google Spring Forest Qigong and read a little bit about it. It can be a lifesaver.
How long have you used a spinal cord stimulator.? I my do. Is yours a tens electrode type or inplant
I would like to hear more about stimulators as have heard horror stories with battery problems and no relief. Please share
Are you telling us that you're having no pain and that you're doing normal activities or is there another side to the story because I've heard some terrible stories with stimulators and also some good ones. Please share
@wsh66 …here are a few things along the lines you speak of. I've needed such today.
So much of this we already know but, gentle reminders help me.
@rwinney Glad you posted this a good reminder for us that use these and for those who never have for them to start .
A responsible pain clinic will give you a trial before they give you a permanent stimulator. They can test to see if you're going to be responsive to this type of therapy before you have surgery. I was tested and it was determined that a simulator would not be helpful to me. I was then tested by having a spinal tap where tiny amounts of Narcotics were leaked directly into my spinal fluid. This proved to be very successful so I had an intrathecal pain pump and catheter installed surgically in my abdomen with a catheter running up my spine. Search these haunts for wsh66 I've written extensively about the pain pump. For me, it was the way to go. Very pleased.
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