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Jun 24, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

yes but no headache. I was shocked because of inability to do even as much as pull the blankets off to get up.

Jun 24, 2017 · Chronic pain and trying to find the cause, going mad in Chronic Pain

hello, sorry about the pain and no answers, have you seen a GYN ? Some of your complaints are familiar to myself , I had lower abd. pain and it would go to my leg in front when I had tube and ovary infections. Now this was 1963 so there not the advanced as today. After many antibiotics I still suffered then finally success, I had trichinosis, and I still had bad luck as at the time the only med to fix this was flagel and it was not available in USA. long story but I agree you need to see a new Dr. there are many more tests than ultrasound.

Jun 3, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hello, Maxine here. amongst all my problems I also have polymyalgia and as you say it is like having the flu because it attacks all the muscles and nerves and leaves you feeling helpless. after I got on a prednisone regime and now maintain with 5mg. a day. I have lived with chronic pain a long time from different occasions. my cervical spine is fused C2,3,4,5,6,7,with t1. a result of being rear ended. then I have l5 screws and 3 plates. Next got hurt lifting a patient and that resulted in lumbar fusion of s2,3,4,5. fusions are not so bad but then we age and get arthritis and scar tissue etc. I only take ultram but the muscle relaxer at times gives relief {stelizine] by itself, I use a heating pad when things are worse and ice when needed. My pain radiates in my legs but I have found that no matter where it is, it is pain and get little help from Drs. so what we must do is accept that we will be like this as long as we live and move on from there. My best relief is from smoking Marijuana. I also am a Christian and prayer is our power. I enclose love for every one of my fellow chronic pain pals, xoxo

Jun 3, 2017 · Has anybody had an implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain? in Spine Health

my son had a medtronics ns and worked well. still has it in but not using due to unrelated problems

May 27, 2017 · Perineural or Tarlov cysts in Chronic Pain

Jennifer, My name is Maxine, I have lived in chronic pain for many years so it is a day to day thing. But then I read your letter about the cysts and all the trauma involved and once again I should never complain again. I am going to pray for you as soon as I disconnect. keep up your good attitude; also do you have pain and if so is it kept under control? I am a retired nurse and this is all new to me. Please reply if you would like!

May 8, 2017 · My depression never seems to end in Depression & Anxiety

after I read your story I thought it was my daughter with a fake name. Please know this, the first thing is you need to love and forgive yourself and if you are a believer ask God for the same love and forgiveness. You must walk away from past mistakes and those thoughts, step in to this day and smile as it a new day. you do not know me but know I love your spirit. When we stumble and fall we only need to get back up, shake off the dirt and go on.

May 8, 2017 · Chest pain conflicting diagnosis in Heart & Blood Health

an internist is a Dr. that specializes in Internal Med. usually a regular Dr. is referred to as a family practice Dr.

May 8, 2017 · Sciatica pain in Spine Health

Hello, sciatica is a symptom that something is pushing on a nerve which gives the pain referred to as sciatica, now you have to find what will reduce this inflammation. Epidurals worked for me about 5 years then I was rear ended by a truck while waiting for a red light so finally had a fusion of lumbar 2,4,5. I know what folks say about fusions not helping but they do but you must abide instructions, like I have a limit of lifting only 18 pounds which is equivalent to a gallon of milk and so to make it simple I only buy half gallon jugs. Yes I have pain daily but know now that sometime I can get along with Tylenol plus muscle relaxer rather than using the ultram. the only person that can help you best is yourself. If you have a bad disc they now can replace it, I do not know your location but I do know of a super ortho surgeon in Minneapolis, Dr. Amir Mebod. I also smoke mJ and it helps to relax the body and help to tolerate pain. I am a Christian and will by prayer give you great help. Please keep in touch about your progress. Sent with love and concern Maxine