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.

@smilie

Hi my name is Edyie but I like to be called smilie. I suffer from depression and arthritis. I’m usually in the other group. How does anyone grocery shop, the bags are usually too heavy?

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hi smiley what I do cuz I can't go out and get those heavy bags for grocery shopping what I do is get my groceries from Walmart if you buy over $35 the the delivery fee is free or you can go to instacart also but that's a membership it's $9 and a month but then it's also a $5 delivery fee and it's all over $35 in groceries I prefer Walmart I have gotten a lot of my products from Walmart one of the lady said she couldn't get her meat from Walmart but I've had no problem so I don't know what the what her problem was

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@smilie

Hi my name is Edyie but I like to be called smilie. I suffer from depression and arthritis. I’m usually in the other group. How does anyone grocery shop, the bags are usually too heavy?

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Hi smiley what I do is buy my groceries at Walmart and they deliver them but you have to buy over $35 worth of food or groceries I usually get my heavy stuff from them and and they are very good at delivering mostly on time

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@lioness

Hi smiley what I do is buy my groceries at Walmart and they deliver them but you have to buy over $35 worth of food or groceries I usually get my heavy stuff from them and and they are very good at delivering mostly on time

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Many regional and locally owned grocery stores also provide this service .. all you have to do is ask..

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@smilie

Hi my name is Edyie but I like to be called smilie. I suffer from depression and arthritis. I’m usually in the other group. How does anyone grocery shop, the bags are usually too heavy?

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@smilie I ran the cash register putting myself through college and I remember trying to get as much as possible in each bag. But I can't imagine that any checker would refuse to keep the bags lighter. If you tell them that you can't carry much weight, they will understand.

Another solution could be to keep plastic or cloth bags in your trunk to transfer things to when you get home.

You can also order your groceries from Walmart and drive up to the pick up area and they'll come out and put your purchases in your car for you. I've done the online shopping at Walmart and go inside and someone will bring the things you ordered. That works for a lot of things, but it doesn't take the place of walking around and making your own selections.

Jim

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Thank you for creating this group and making us get more information about our pains. I have been having chest pain for 4 months now. I get the pain whenever I sleep and wake up or when I sit for long. I have done xray and ECG test but they saw nothing. I sometimes feel like food is stuck in my throat too and headache. Pls I need anyone that has experienced this to help me. Thank you

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@lioness

Hi smiley what I do is buy my groceries at Walmart and they deliver them but you have to buy over $35 worth of food or groceries I usually get my heavy stuff from them and and they are very good at delivering mostly on time

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@smilie The above is a repeat . My first one didtnt go through I thought but guess it did

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@smilie

Hi my name is Edyie but I like to be called smilie. I suffer from depression and arthritis. I’m usually in the other group. How does anyone grocery shop, the bags are usually too heavy?

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Hello @smilie,

Regarding the shopping bags that are too heavy:

I usually use the self-checkout (You Scan) aisles at the grocery store. That way I can keep the bags at a weight that is comfortable for me. If you cannot do that, then I suggest that you tell the cashier or bagger to please keep the bags light enough for you to carry. As younger people might not understand your physical limitations, you might specify the limit of canned goods and/or specify a weight for each bag. I usually shop for groceries several times per week so that I can keep the amount I have to carry very light.

I agree, it is not an easy problem to solve.

Do the stores in your vicinity have grocery delivery services? It does cost a bit more but might be well worth the additional cost.

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@henribaai

Thank you for creating this group and making us get more information about our pains. I have been having chest pain for 4 months now. I get the pain whenever I sleep and wake up or when I sit for long. I have done xray and ECG test but they saw nothing. I sometimes feel like food is stuck in my throat too and headache. Pls I need anyone that has experienced this to help me. Thank you

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@henribaai Hi. You sound like you might have an upper gastrointestinal problem called esophagitis. Try there things: Avoid greasy, fried food. No caffeine. Sleep with your head propped up as high as you can, and still manage to sleep. Take 2 or 3 extra strength tums before you go to sleep. (Or any anti acid you prefer.) Go to a stomach doctor and perhaps get an upper gastro intestinal x ray with barium. Hope this helps!!! Lori Renee

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@henribaai

Thank you for creating this group and making us get more information about our pains. I have been having chest pain for 4 months now. I get the pain whenever I sleep and wake up or when I sit for long. I have done xray and ECG test but they saw nothing. I sometimes feel like food is stuck in my throat too and headache. Pls I need anyone that has experienced this to help me. Thank you

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@henribaai A swallowing test told me several things about feeling full and food sticking in my throat. Until recently fluids went down fine, but I'm doing what the speech therapist told me, to drink small amounts, hold it in my mouth and then tuck my chin in to swallow. I have to take small bites of food and chew it a lot. Sometimes drinking a sip will help the food go from the esophagus into the stomach. A couple of other things – no carbonated beverages and no straws.

Eating a meal takes much longer now, so I'm still eating when everyone else has been done a while. I also eat less because it's such a slow process. Sometimes I get tired from chewing so long, and don't eat my whole meal. That's ok if I need to lose some weight.

Have you had an endoscopy? That might reveal any esophageal and stomach problem. Perhaps your chest pain could be connected to a swallowing problem.

Don't give up until your doctors diagnose the problems.

Jim

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@lorirenee1

@henribaai Hi. You sound like you might have an upper gastrointestinal problem called esophagitis. Try there things: Avoid greasy, fried food. No caffeine. Sleep with your head propped up as high as you can, and still manage to sleep. Take 2 or 3 extra strength tums before you go to sleep. (Or any anti acid you prefer.) Go to a stomach doctor and perhaps get an upper gastro intestinal x ray with barium. Hope this helps!!! Lori Renee

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@lorirenee1 thank you. I have taken omeprazole earlier and switched to rabeprazole but non has been helpful. I'm really concerned about this chest pain. Something it's as if I can't breath out completely.

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@jimhd

@henribaai A swallowing test told me several things about feeling full and food sticking in my throat. Until recently fluids went down fine, but I'm doing what the speech therapist told me, to drink small amounts, hold it in my mouth and then tuck my chin in to swallow. I have to take small bites of food and chew it a lot. Sometimes drinking a sip will help the food go from the esophagus into the stomach. A couple of other things – no carbonated beverages and no straws.

Eating a meal takes much longer now, so I'm still eating when everyone else has been done a while. I also eat less because it's such a slow process. Sometimes I get tired from chewing so long, and don't eat my whole meal. That's ok if I need to lose some weight.

Have you had an endoscopy? That might reveal any esophageal and stomach problem. Perhaps your chest pain could be connected to a swallowing problem.

Don't give up until your doctors diagnose the problems.

Jim

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@jimhd thank you. Sometimes I become breathless when I have that feeling of something in my throat. Um scared that it isn't a heart issue

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@lorirenee1

@henribaai Hi. You sound like you might have an upper gastrointestinal problem called esophagitis. Try there things: Avoid greasy, fried food. No caffeine. Sleep with your head propped up as high as you can, and still manage to sleep. Take 2 or 3 extra strength tums before you go to sleep. (Or any anti acid you prefer.) Go to a stomach doctor and perhaps get an upper gastro intestinal x ray with barium. Hope this helps!!! Lori Renee

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I use a 6" wedge bed pilow. Put regular bed pillow on top because the wedge is too firm. This helps me.

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@russy

I use a 6" wedge bed pilow. Put regular bed pillow on top because the wedge is too firm. This helps me.

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@russy please do you know of any test to embark on

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@henribaai

@russy please do you know of any test to embark on

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My gastro doctor did an endoscopy. I have IBS and reflux. I take Linzess for the IBS. The pillow helps with both conditions. When I get too much reflux I put my bed pillow as high up on the wedge pillow as possible. Then I am able to release a lot of the reflux.

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@pfbacon

vklittle61, where are you? I have had trouble getting tramadol and adderall in Virginia and Delaware. Draconian laws made by politicians who don't have chronic pain are hurting real patients who need real medicine. I bought some cold medicine in a drug store and the clerk had to check my I.D. even for that because she said that teenagers are abusing regular cough syrup like dextromethorphan. I don't know what they are doing with it, I don't see how it could make them high, all it does is stop cough and barely that. Peggy

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I’m in Houston Texas the medical center of the world

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