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.

@gingerw

@grandmar I hope that your appointment with the doctor will be fruitful next week. It is my hope that as you look back at your recovery time you can see a trend towards recovery even though you are still suffering extreme pain.
Ginger

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@gingerw
Hi!
Thank you for your good wishes.
I truthfully already see a lot of improvement , especially the last 2 weeks.
I am hoping if the pain doc can do the procedure on my knee, I will be that much better!
Ronnie

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@barbarn

@lioness – just wanted to tell you that Amazon has Trader Joe Ginger-Turmeric tea, which I ordered and it should be here today!!! Also, I get ginger-beer at Costco (it's cheaper there than any other I've found!) – and "Stash' makes a great lemon-ginger tea – neither of those has turmuric, so I'll be interested to see the difference!!!!! barb

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@barbarn thanks I,ll check Amazon its getting harder for me to go shopping I like ginger beer have to get some Im out

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I would like to know if anyone has burning thigh pain Dr told me its nerves being impinged from back the only thing I do is get injections in lower back but does anyone know of anything else @lioness

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I have constant burning on right thigh pain with the swelling going down to my ankles. Now I'm having numbness on my left foot. I've been to several doctors and they all tell me something different. I have lower back & pelvic arthritis which I was told from the last doctor i saw. I don't believe this would be why I have the swelling when I'm sitting and standing. It feels better when I lay down.

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@pkindron

I have constant burning on right thigh pain with the swelling going down to my ankles. Now I'm having numbness on my left foot. I've been to several doctors and they all tell me something different. I have lower back & pelvic arthritis which I was told from the last doctor i saw. I don't believe this would be why I have the swelling when I'm sitting and standing. It feels better when I lay down.

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@pkindron I have found that lower back exercises from P.T. has helped with lower back but the pain in groin isn't helped by this method I found using an ice bag does ,temporarily .Out side of injections I don't know what will help with the nerves Have you tried chiropractic?it could be your sciatica ,sounds like it as mine acts like that and the chiropractor does help Wish you luck .

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@hopeful33250

I think you can also get a 30 mg Cymbalta, @franle. Another conversation to have if you want to keep your meds to a minimum.

Also, don't forget about the benefits of non-med pain activities, like Tai-Chi, yoga, etc. These are both gentle ways of relieving pain and there are no prescriptions needed, no side-effects and they can be relatively inexpensive, especially at community centers. 😊

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@hopeful33250 I can attest to Tai Chi! I do Yang style long form and have been doing it since the mid-90s. In the periods when I do not do Tai Chi there is a marked increase in discomfort, sleep issues, and depression. My preference is outdoors, either alone of with a few people.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@hopeful33250 I can attest to Tai Chi! I do Yang style long form and have been doing it since the mid-90s. In the periods when I do not do Tai Chi there is a marked increase in discomfort, sleep issues, and depression. My preference is outdoors, either alone of with a few people.
Ginger

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Yes, I just love the gentle movements of Tai-Chi, @gingerw.

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@gingerw

@hopeful33250 I can attest to Tai Chi! I do Yang style long form and have been doing it since the mid-90s. In the periods when I do not do Tai Chi there is a marked increase in discomfort, sleep issues, and depression. My preference is outdoors, either alone of with a few people.
Ginger

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@ginger what is the Yang style I tried it but have 2left feet Im not coordinated but do Yoga

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@lioness

@ginger what is the Yang style I tried it but have 2left feet Im not coordinated but do Yoga

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@lioness There are many different styles. Each major region in China has their own form. The style I practice has 108 movements in three sections, and is "Shanghai" style. It can take from 20 to 40 minutes to complete, depending on how fast you go. The slower you move, the more difficult to maintain balance and focus, but more rewarding. Tia Chi is considered a martial art form, and when done rapidly, you certainly can see the defensive motions.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@lioness There are many different styles. Each major region in China has their own form. The style I practice has 108 movements in three sections, and is "Shanghai" style. It can take from 20 to 40 minutes to complete, depending on how fast you go. The slower you move, the more difficult to maintain balance and focus, but more rewarding. Tia Chi is considered a martial art form, and when done rapidly, you certainly can see the defensive motions.
Ginger

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@ginger thanks for the information

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@hopeful33250

Yes, I just love the gentle movements of Tai-Chi, @gingerw.

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@hopeful33250 I was reading about Parkinson's research are looking into nto the appendix they think this has something to do with the disease wanted to pass along

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I was reading about Parkinson's research are looking into nto the appendix they think this has something to do with the disease wanted to pass along

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Thanks for that information, @lioness. I have heard about a connection between the gut and PD but not specifically related to the appendix. I had my appendix out at age 8, so that probably is not a factor for me, but it is an interesting thought. I'll have to look into that some more.

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@hopeful33250

Thanks for that information, @lioness. I have heard about a connection between the gut and PD but not specifically related to the appendix. I had my appendix out at age 8, so that probably is not a factor for me, but it is an interesting thought. I'll have to look into that some more.

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@hopeful33250 I found it interesting also do you take probiotics?wonder if that helps ?

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@lioness

@hopeful33250 I found it interesting also do you take probiotics?wonder if that helps ?

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That is a good idea, @lioness. I do not take probiotics, however, given my history of NETs and three surgeries of the duodenal bulb, GI doctors have recommended it. I suppose I should add that to my daily routine. Any probiotic in particular that you feel is good?

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@hopeful33250

That is a good idea, @lioness. I do not take probiotics, however, given my history of NETs and three surgeries of the duodenal bulb, GI doctors have recommended it. I suppose I should add that to my daily routine. Any probiotic in particular that you feel is good?

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@hopeful33250 The best I use is Stonehenge Dynamic Biotics this has alot of CFU,s in it you can go to http://www.Stonehenge.com/probiotics

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