Mayo Clinic Connect
We share what works (and what doesn’t) for us as far as medicines and surgeries,etc.
What works for you to give yourself a little break? I’m presently researching family history from the comfort of my recliner.
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I had to quite nursing,L.P.N ,I fractured my back, of course the Dr.in ,05 , put me on diff.narcotics I’ve since weened down to 1Tramadol at night but take a lot of herbal medicine A tea,Arnica tea helps me with the pain I found it ,at Rite Aid.Good luck
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I wrote it down and will try The Health Ranger I follow has many herbs and has chamomile tea listed, just saw tonight. He has many diseases and problems that use diets, herbs, vitamins, etc (listed on a big chart and aides to help). I drink the tea at times for sleep…can’t say it works great but try and stay positive it’s important! Chronic pain is always affecting my sleep so maybe when I do fall asleep after I drank it, it did work. So I will try the Arnica tea. Don’t know if you use green tea but years ago I was told it is good for anti-inflammation so I drink that. The only problem is as long as you are not on blood thinners. Thanks so much. I am willing to try anything not harmful that could make a positive difference!
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I listen to the Health Ranger also Yes I like what he has to say I studied Holistic medicine there are some good herbal medicine .But if your on Coumadin you take cant some.
I am on Arixtra. It is an injection. I just took a tramadon. I’m hoping That I can sleep tonight. I also have sleep apnea. I do have a device and I use it all the time. Last night my legs were jumping all over the place. Then my butt started. I was shaking all over and then I couldn’t go back to sleep.
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Do you have restless leg syndrome? I take Klonopin so I don’t kick my wife in my sleep. It’s the one medication she wants me to keep.
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Thanks for the welcome. I have a great husband, wonderful animals that calm me. Ice cream, most specifically Blue Bunny Mini ice cream cones (with caramel). I try to take my mind of of it with coloring. I started this before it became a fad.
I understand what you’re saying, edieguinn. My husband takes my chronic pain out on me by ridicule, and being plain outright rude and cruel. I’m 5’2″, reaching is difficult for me. I’ll place items in the cupboards in reach for myself, items which he knows I use often, then find he’s moved them out of my reach! If I attempt to talk and explain, it gets worse. I end up keeping pretty much everything inside of me, because no matter what, it doesn’t matter. I see your posting was October of 2016. I hope the pain you had been experiencing is gone, or much less than it has been. Also, that your husband is much kinder and understanding toward you. Blessings…
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No i donr believe so. It all nerve rela
No I dont believe so. Its is all pinched nerve related.
Sorry about previous post hit a button. Nerve damage.
Hi I love to draw or anything in art.Right now when I need to take my mind of my pain I color with he adult coloring book.I’m presently coloring a calender I’m into June now so half way through.It takes my mind off myself
Your welcome I live in a senior building and have started a coloring, class lots of fun we food ,we dove the world’s problems Lol
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I soak feet in Epsom salts and use a hot washcloth wring it out apply till it cools this soaks in.I’ce is good for inflammation and for swollen areas. Did the Dr. have you on an diuretics to get rid of the water?If you have high blood pressure maybe he should put you on a diuretic?Hope you feel better.
Magnesium is most helpful. Many do not get enough. Good suggestions.
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Glad it’s helping I wouldn’t go a day without it
Hello @jomo2000, welcome to Connect. I am sorry that you find yourself in a difficult situation, even with the little things. I am glad you found us here on Connect as I am sure you will learn, there are many great and supportive members.
@jomo2000, if you don’t mind sharing, what causes your chronic pain?
Hi @JustinMcClanahan, thank you for your greeting. My chronic pain comes from a severe blow to my cervical spine. I worked with higher functioning special needs people at the time. I had taken 2 clients grocery shopping and was placing their groceries in the rear of the work van, when 1 young man had an anger outburst slamming the van hatch down on my neck. This occurred in October 2012. Since, I’ve had 3 c-spine surgeries. The 1st didn’t take, the 2nd surgery did take, however, I continued with severe pain and numbness. The doctor told me what I was feeling wasn’t happening, it was all in my head. My continued complaints resulted in the 3rd surgery. The doctor found the screws he placed were protruding into my nerves! I continue with chronic pain and numbness. I’ve taken PT, and other treatments, which gave limited relief, up to 6-8 hours, which was wonderful! But, with our health insurance rates upped, and benefits more limited, I’m not able to afford these luxuries. This is probably more than you wanted to know! Thank you..
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Hi can you tell us if the Dr. removed those screws and put smaller ones in?
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