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Nov 3, 2016 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

May I ask why he wanted you to use an ankle brace. I am in no way seconding guessing the Doctor but this sounds a little weird. Did he or she say why

Lorrie

Oct 8, 2016 · Need help! Depression and anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

@overwhelmed, I can certainly understand your pain. i have previously mention that I have Thoracic Outlet syndrome. I had surgery to repair this hideous illness. I my case it is hereditary and surgery was the only soloution. Unfortunately as I have previously mentioned this surgery did not work and was left with the CRPS you referred to. I am one of those who do not fit with these guidlines. Not to complain but my pain was excruciating last night, I slept with 4 ice bags and could not wait for my 1 am alarm to go off for my oxymorphone dose. i am going to beg my doctor not to drop my medication level this month due to the new “guidelines”. I cant type anymore because I hurt. Hope to communicate soon.

Oct 8, 2016 · Need help! Depression and anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

I have always been a compliant patient and like you said to be willing to give it some time to see if it works helps with your doctor/patient relationship. The doctor is usually willing to be more helpful if you appear to be more cooperative. My pain doctor has explained to me that when lowering a dose of medication it often takes sometime for your nerve endings to adjust. This was the case with my last decrease. As I am preparing for my decrease (and I am scared as the new clinic is not likely to restore it to my current level if the drop doesn’t work.) I been having bad pain this week and am praying that things are going to work out ok.

Oct 7, 2016 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hello Fran, I’m pretty certain no one hear cares about your language they only care about you and how you feel. I will keep you in my thoughts (and prayers if that does not offed you). Please take care of yourself and let us know how you are doing.Lorrie

Oct 6, 2016 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

The doctor who prescribed this is one of the reasons is one of the reasons other doctors won’t prescribe a safe and proper dose of medication for those who need it. I am so sorry this has happened to you. On top of your very bad pain in your back you will have to deal with this. I hope you get some good help.

Oct 6, 2016 · Need help! Depression and anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

Hang in there. I don’t know what your pain level has been but I take a similar amount of a morphine equivalent. I think your comment about weaning off 90mg but then going back on because of the pain is an enlightenment for me. I do have to wean down per doctors instructions to adhere to guidelines, but I don’t have to wean all of it. I really want to, but I don’t want to get myself it trouble. My husband continues to tell me to take it slow. Let us know how it works out.

Oct 6, 2016 · Need help! Depression and anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

Pain doctors consider “Guidelines” the same as “Rules and Regulations”. They are not. However I understand their predicament. If a person overdoses and they are following the “guidelines” there is a much smaller chance of sanctions and even the possibility of losing their license. Still, it leaves those of us with Pain issues left to fend in large degree for themselves.

Oct 6, 2016 · Need help! Depression and anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

At my new pain Doctor I now have to bring in the bottles every month. Is this the same thing? Maybe it’s just coincidental that happened at the same time I changed clinics. Lorrie