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5 days ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Keeping in the frig works very well for me. Absolutely no burning. I promise.

5 days ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@lioness , good morning. The only side effect goes away if you keep them in the refrigerator. Then….no irritation upon application. As I was told, we have lots of small fibers in our eyes. The only thing they can do if not calmed down is to send pain signals. Add the gel during the day and an overnight strength preservative free ointment after the evening application. Remember that the
treatment keeps the cells in your eyes from dying. We can’t replace them. That is why the Ziidra is necessary. Have a pain free day. Be safe and be well.

6 days ago · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@frank, @anniebrook Just a suggestion for you….. keep your pippets in the refrigerator. Then the application won't "sting like a buggar". The newest dry eye treatment is Xiidra. After several years of deteriorating cells even with Restasis, my ophthalmologist had me try Xiidra. Within a few months my eyes, according to him, "looked the best I have seen them in 3 years". I am thrilled. We need every cell we can muster to be able to have good eyesight. I am just adding info, not making a recommendation. I also use the doubling up method to save $$$$. That works well for me. I add a preservative-free gel during the day and a nighttime ointment when I go to bed. My only other option was to go live in a rain forest………where the humidity is above 80%. Be safe, be well, protect your eyes.

Sun, Jan 13 2:29pm · Anyone here dealing with peripheral neuropathy? in Neuropathy

@edwhalen, Good afternoon Ed. Thanks for becoming a contributor on "Connect". I use Medical Cannabis as my total pain control regimen. Before I launch into options that might have validity for you, would you please tell me if you are in California. You mention Loma Linda and that prompted the query. I look forward to hearing from you, be safe and pain-free today.

Thu, Jan 3 10:07pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@peggyella Thank you very much. I have let my daughter know of your compassionate offer. She will, of course, make her own decisions.
Chris

Thu, Jan 3 11:07am · Security in Neuropathy

@pfbacon I seldom see mention of Delaware. Where do you live there? Bethel?, Laurel, Seaford, Milford, Dover, Fenwick Island? Rehobeth Beach. Did I get it yet. Have a great, sunny day.

Thu, Jan 3 10:22am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

What a history! I have learned so much from your post. In addition, my daughter is suffering from 15 years of abuse. May I share this with her?

Wed, Jan 2 8:46pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

@anniebrook Good afternoon and dare I say Happy New Year. In this case, I am glad you are able to elucidate your feelings or what we might call lack thereof. Sometimes when the pain is so bad, it just takes control and as a person, you disintegrate, you feel numb, you just want to crawl into a corner. Interaction with others, social discourse, even a smile. is sometimes just way too much to handle. After about 15 years of succumbing to pain, I made the move to medicinal cannabis. I had a "coach" and the acknowledgment of my professional caregivers as I began the journey into integrative medicine. It has taken about 3 years and I am now in control of the medication that provides a big boost to my quality of life. I have had some help from a traditional medication, nortriptyline, to get me over the suicidal thoughts and overwhelming depression I felt at the beginning. I now find joy in every day, and in every new adventure, in spite of the pain. It is still there, that pain, and it still prevents participation in the things I used to do. Yet, I am doing something, every day, to be able to say that my day included moments of love, laughter, and joy. Be safe, be mindful and find just one reason to be joyful. That's a beginning.