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.

@babette

@lisash I'm so sorry to hear you are in such pain! Have you sought out an area hospital's Pain Center/Pain Clinic? I got 0 help for excruciating back pain from my PCP but choosing to see an anesthesiologist affiliated with a large teaching hospital made all the difference.

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Thank for the feed back…any info. Will help me. I have a hard time describing my pain. Also finding time for me. As I am a care giver, and i am last.
Family will be taking care of me soon as I'm ready to give up. Not knowing where to go after my last 2 attempts at professional help. Will go look into that shortly before today is through.
Again. Thank you

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@lisash

Pain. I'm in so much pain I am ready to give up. Stinging in my finger is so bad it brings me to tears. It radiates to my other fingers and now also into my hand. Been dealing with it for years. Every doctor has done or said not one thing helpful. My husband got me a tiny shocker deviselike $$25.00. Last week we got CBD oil (no help) $$35.00 too late. I have wrapped it. I get massages (free) but possibly more damaging from my husband. My quality of life hmmm

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@lisash I found a CBD that I like it is tea . CBDtea from Barr catalogue which is a Cayce product . I use the oil and tea but like the tea it works really fast in the system.

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@pfbacon

May I ask: How many drops of CBD do you do, and did you start with one drop and go up from there? It makes you 'punchy'? Like marijuana makes people high? I'm considering trying just one drop – scary for me – I had a bad reaction to pot when I tried it in college (in the 70's, statute of limitations is up). The pain in my feet is breaking through the lyrica and gabapentin and I'm at maximum doses of those; I don't want narcotics or anything that might make me sleepy, so, the pain doc and I are discussing the options. I'm okay with 1/2 of a Tramadol, nothing else I've tried works. Peggy

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This is a very interesting topic to me also as I am beginning to deal with fairly extensive feet pain, especially in one foot and I am not excited about the thoughts of the Lyrica, Gabapentin route. I cannot use CBD with THC as I am drug tested at work, but is there any effectiveness known for CBE oil or balm without it?

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@lorirenee1

@pfbacon CBD drops are an utter life saver for my severe foot neuropathy. Gabapentin, very high dose, did nothing to help. I take a dropper full of CBD oil and hold it under my tongue for about 30 seconds. Utterly fantastic stuff. Also, the best, a CBD salve on my feet. Amazing stuff, but only lasts an hour or so, so I need to reapply. If you want the names of the companies I buy from, let me know. I buy right on line, from two different companies. The one that makes the drops is third party tested, and the company has won awards. The oil I buy only contains .03% or less THC, so you absolutely do not get high. Let me know if you want info. Good luck, Lori Renee

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Could I get the names of the companies please?

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@lioness

@lisash I found a CBD that I like it is tea . CBDtea from Barr catalogue which is a Cayce product . I use the oil and tea but like the tea it works really fast in the system.

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Does this product have THC in it?

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@migizii

Does this product have THC in it?

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Are you asking about PEMF?

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@migizii

This is a very interesting topic to me also as I am beginning to deal with fairly extensive feet pain, especially in one foot and I am not excited about the thoughts of the Lyrica, Gabapentin route. I cannot use CBD with THC as I am drug tested at work, but is there any effectiveness known for CBE oil or balm without it?

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@migzii I use the CBD cream or balm and rub it in the sore spots and I do get relieve from it . I also use the CBD tea I really like it and get immediate relieve .

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@migizii

Does this product have THC in it?

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@migzii No it doesn't have THC in it as I tried that once and had a headache every time I used it , so I just use the CBD . I get it from Barr catalogue. This is a Edgar Cayce catalogue . I really like the almost instant relieve I get from the tea in fact I need to order some more . You can go online I think to order it Edgar Cayce.org look for the catalogue

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@migizii

Could I get the names of the companies please?

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@pfbacon Hi. Glad to help. I get the CBD salve from anandahemp.com They sell only one salve, so that is the one! It is about $25.00 I get the cbd drops that I put in the dropper from cbdistillery.com I get the 2500mg. drops, that do have the minimum dose of .03% THC. I find that these drops are quite relaxing, and take pain away. Both companies are very reputable, and ship products to your home. Let me know if you need anything else….. Lori Renee

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I'm so sorry to butt into this conversation but does this really work for you because if it does I would like to get a dose of that to how much do you take how many times a day and how do I know what I can take and what the side effects might be I'm sorry for asking so many questions and I'm sorry for getting involved in your conversation but I'm in so much pain today I can't walk and I'm hurting so bad that all I do is cry all day so I read your blog and I just I'm interested

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@jimhd

@1prettymess

I feel I need to say something about opioids and antidepressants. They don't make a person"euphoric". I've been taking both for a long time, and I definitely have never experienced anything that is close to euphoria.

If a person who has chronic (also called clinical or major) depression is taking an antidepressant, the medication helps to level out the mood. Bipolar depression and bipolar disorder are another subject. Medication helps to make the mood swings that go from dark depression to a hyper, manic high, level out so the downs don't go as far down and the high doesn't get to a manic episode.

I've been taking a fairly low dose of morphine sulfate contin for several years now, specifically for the neuropathy pain, and it has helped take the edge off the pain. I stopped taking it yesterday because I started a new medication that seems to be helping a lot. My hope is that the Imipram will treat the pain enough so I can get off opioids. I've willingly taken it because it's the only medication that has treated my pain without unacceptable side effects.

Just wanted to add my two cents worth.

Jim

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Thanks, all of you. Jim, I will ask my doc about Imipram. I was given morphine once, it gave me a blinding headache and put me to sleep – no euphoria that's for sure. I have had codeine cough syrup and codeine tablets, I take 1/2 the recommended dosage and go right to sleep – no euphoria with that either. I can take 1/2 of a Tramadol during the day, it doesn't make me sleepy or any kind of high, just dulls the pain so I can get on with my life. Lori, I will also ask doc if I can try the lowest dose of digestible CBD oil possible. I had a terrible reaction to pot (in the 70's) and I don't know which ingredient in the pot caused it. I tried the cbd cream, did nothing. Lioness, I have been to the Edgar Cayce Center in Virginia Beach, I will look online for their cbd tea. Anything is worth trying – the condition is advancing so quickly in me that my prescriptions are constantly changing. It's wearing me out – it's a full time job just keeping track of all my medicines and when they are due. Humana Insurance just started requiring patients to make 4 trips to the pharmacy to pick up Tramadol – they will only pay for 7 tablets at a time. Peggy

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@pfbacon

Thanks, all of you. Jim, I will ask my doc about Imipram. I was given morphine once, it gave me a blinding headache and put me to sleep – no euphoria that's for sure. I have had codeine cough syrup and codeine tablets, I take 1/2 the recommended dosage and go right to sleep – no euphoria with that either. I can take 1/2 of a Tramadol during the day, it doesn't make me sleepy or any kind of high, just dulls the pain so I can get on with my life. Lori, I will also ask doc if I can try the lowest dose of digestible CBD oil possible. I had a terrible reaction to pot (in the 70's) and I don't know which ingredient in the pot caused it. I tried the cbd cream, did nothing. Lioness, I have been to the Edgar Cayce Center in Virginia Beach, I will look online for their cbd tea. Anything is worth trying – the condition is advancing so quickly in me that my prescriptions are constantly changing. It's wearing me out – it's a full time job just keeping track of all my medicines and when they are due. Humana Insurance just started requiring patients to make 4 trips to the pharmacy to pick up Tramadol – they will only pay for 7 tablets at a time. Peggy

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Peggy,
If you don't mind me asking…why do you only take 1/2 tramadol? Doesn't sound like it causes side effects. Might a whole go father for your pain?
Just asking as my goal is to get off hydrocodone but exploring back up, safe, affordable options.

Thanks for any input.
Rachel

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