Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself

Posted by Kelsey Mohring @kelseydm, Apr 27, 2016

Welcome to the new Chronic Pain group.

I’m Kelsey and I’m the moderator of the group. I look forwarding to welcoming you and introducing you to other members. Feel free to browse the topics or start a new one.

Why not take a minute and introduce yourself.

Hi everybody! Thanks for responding back. I still consider my self new to technology, although I used one of the 1st computers in Pasadena. It was the size of two refrigerators on top of each other. Sometimes what I do is copy paste into my email all I wrote b4 I post it. Then I don’t feel like I’m talking to ‘air’ if it disappears & I can come back once the techno problem has been worked out & copy/paste post later. Freakers ~I’d like to know what kind of hypnotherapy you used too. Was it self hypnosis, bio-feed back or tapes? I’ve heard some people shouldn’t try certain types of hypnosis if they have any susceptibility to, or worry, about mental health issues. It can cause a break (of varying degrees) in some people. I’ve heard of tapes you can listen to at night, but I think that’s more subliminal messages. I know I have a long road & would like to explore different methods.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @freakers. Thanks for your post and sharing what is helping with your pain. Sounds like the hypnotherapy helped a lot.

Can you tell us more about what was involved when you did the hypnotherapy?

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I know the feeling. Sometimes it’s the cat! Since she is eighteen years old she gets anything she wants & gets away with everything.

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@colleenyoung

Hi all,
I’m Colleen, Community Director and part of Connect’s moderator team along with Kelsey. I want to say a special thank you to @leh09 @19lin @seanbeck @suebreen54 @mlemieux @ladyjane85 @lolomarie @zjandre @briansr @salena54 @sharonmay7 for all your contributions and making new members feel welcome.

Cheers to continued connecting on Connect.

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@charlton,

I think you may find the following discussion worth your time to read through and to jump in on regarding peripheral neuropathy,
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/anyone-here-dealing-with-peripheral-neuropathy/.

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My initial post states it was a one on one with the hypnotherapist for 2-1/4 hours

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@briansr

Hi 19lin. I’m to the point that I can’t take this much pain. Surgery or
pills are a waste of time. I’ve always said , no offense to people that are
suffering with cancer, but after 33 yrs of this I’m backing in to a corner
with no way out. This is like cancer but no dr can tell me how long I have.
I’m now looking into marijuana use in my state. The govener is
decriminalized as of Jan. 2017 and there is a large push to make it legal
for medical use. I want to try it but if my dr tested me I will lose him,
we’ve had that discussion. I just don’t know if it would help, so I’ll wait
and see what happens in November when the people in this state will be
given a chance to vote for or against medical use. Both bills won’t make it
until Jan. The federal government. has all the the Drs scared because of
the misuse of narcotics. To many people pretend to be in pain just to sell
there medicine, I’ve seen it add 4 to 500 to there monthly income. This
puts narcotics in the wrong hands. Excuse me for rambling I’m just lost and
don’t know which way to turn. briansr

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Hi Jim
Yeah my family physician is how I got on the hydrocodone then fentynol and wasn’t supposed to be that long but I kept putting off the surgery til I couldn’t hardly do anything. Now I had the surgery done at Mayo and I live in Kansas so surgeon is the one who came up with the withdrawal plan they told me I could go somewhere else. If it gets too rough I may check out a pain management center.
My friends and some family have offered to get me some medicinal pot, that’s another option

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Pain control and management is a rough edge for most in this group. I went to a pain control place just once. The guy offered me pot, said that nothing else but fentanyl would help. Then I tried hydrocodone, and had hallucinations. So I am back to super tylenol and super ty PM at nigh, total 4000 /day, . The rest of the time I just swear under my breath.

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@oldkarl

Pain control and management is a rough edge for most in this group. I went to a pain control place just once. The guy offered me pot, said that nothing else but fentanyl would help. Then I tried hydrocodone, and had hallucinations. So I am back to super tylenol and super ty PM at nigh, total 4000 /day, . The rest of the time I just swear under my breath.

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@oldkarl,

I can appreciate your last sentence, “The rest of the time I just swear under my breath.” I must admit, I do this quite often myself on my bad days with pain. Unfortunately, sometimes I think it is under my breath but in actuality it is loud enough for others to hear and I get some strange looks.

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Qh, yes. Especially in church

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@oldkarl

Pain control and management is a rough edge for most in this group. I went to a pain control place just once. The guy offered me pot, said that nothing else but fentanyl would help. Then I tried hydrocodone, and had hallucinations. So I am back to super tylenol and super ty PM at nigh, total 4000 /day, . The rest of the time I just swear under my breath.

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@oldkarl – I’m really glad that I have been seeing a pain specialist. He knows more about pain than the other doctors I see, and he’s been a great listener. He’s had me try several medications, and pushed for the spinal cord stimulator implant. I think that he still has a few on his list for me to try if I need more at some point. Finding a good doctor – the phrase reminds me of a verse, blessed is the man who finds a good wife – for he’s found a good thing. I’ve been fortunate to have had some great ones. PCP, neurologist, pain specialist, hematologist, orthopedist, ophthalmologist, ENTs, surgeons, speech therapist, psychiatrist, therapists, cardiologist, internIst – have I missed any?

Maybe pot would be what you need.

Jim

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All chronic pain endurer’s-we all need help and encouragement. Chronic pain is a challenge and I find myself cursing and mumbling as well.

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@oldkarl

Pain control and management is a rough edge for most in this group. I went to a pain control place just once. The guy offered me pot, said that nothing else but fentanyl would help. Then I tried hydrocodone, and had hallucinations. So I am back to super tylenol and super ty PM at nigh, total 4000 /day, . The rest of the time I just swear under my breath.

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K. Vienna 

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@parus So true, friend. At one point I was hurting very much in my heart. I made an appointment with a highly renowned cardiologist. He called me “Psycho” in the meeting. Then he stormed out of the door. He never even left a record that I had approached that research and specialty facility in Oregon, where was a supervisor, for help. PPHHHHTTTT!

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@oldkarl Did you get to thank the jerk for the compliment. I once went to a a pain clinic and was banned from there for asking an arrogant doctor if he was familiar with the Hippocratic Oath and that I felt he was harming me by negating my pain-called me a headcase. His face turned red as the veins in his neck bulged. He stormed out slamming the door. Guess the truth hurt. Later learned that pain clinic was closed down. I continue to gird my armour on…
Not drug seeking but I am in search of answers.
Advice to others-do not use the Hippocratic oath approach.

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@parus

@oldkarl Did you get to thank the jerk for the compliment. I once went to a a pain clinic and was banned from there for asking an arrogant doctor if he was familiar with the Hippocratic Oath and that I felt he was harming me by negating my pain-called me a headcase. His face turned red as the veins in his neck bulged. He stormed out slamming the door. Guess the truth hurt. Later learned that pain clinic was closed down. I continue to gird my armour on…
Not drug seeking but I am in search of answers.
Advice to others-do not use the Hippocratic oath approach.

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Now that made me laugh! Thanks @parus

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@parus

@oldkarl Did you get to thank the jerk for the compliment. I once went to a a pain clinic and was banned from there for asking an arrogant doctor if he was familiar with the Hippocratic Oath and that I felt he was harming me by negating my pain-called me a headcase. His face turned red as the veins in his neck bulged. He stormed out slamming the door. Guess the truth hurt. Later learned that pain clinic was closed down. I continue to gird my armour on…
Not drug seeking but I am in search of answers.
Advice to others-do not use the Hippocratic oath approach.

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I took my self of all pain killers as they were not working that’s when I tried the hypnotherapy and I haven’t looked back and it is mentioned in the Mayo book re pain
It worth the effort

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