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Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

My pain is central cord stabbing pain— Lyrica helps a bit but I am considering cannibis at some point.

Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Jim: my neurologist dismissed the idea of a spinal cord stimulator for my condition. I have consulted with 2 neurosurgeons — both advised pain mgt only. I take 200 mg Lyrica but it has taken over 2 months to increase from 100 mg daily. I had lethargy, sleepiness and some blurry vision. Effects seem to be subsiding and Med seems to ale edge off pain. It sounds as if you have had quite a struggle. I pray a lot!! Judy

Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Thank you. Getting treatment had been a challenging process—and finding a medication to help pain.

Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Maybe an MRI would show real cause of pain.?

Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

My drs thought I had fibromyalgia and myofascial pain for over 40 years before I finally had an MRI —now I know chronic pain from the cyst in my spinal cord. Turning 70 has not been my best year!!

Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Some people have numbness in limbs –feet/hands. It can progress to paralysis. Shunting is the only surgical procedure but very risky and poor results.

Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I have been going to physical therapy along with massage and acupuncture — some temporary relief. Doctor says no treatment for syrinx other than pain management. Luckily, I do not have neurological deficits, just pain.

Sep 19, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hi . I’m Judy -70 years old and diagnosed last November with an idiopathic thoracic spinal syrinx. I have suffered baffling pain symptoms most of my life and finally an MRI confirmed the condition. I have been grappling with chronic stabbing nerve pain and my neurologist /pain management doctor prescribed Gabapentin which I tried for 6 months with many side effects and little relief. I am now on 200 mg of Lyrica and hoping to get some sustained pain relief. I also get acupuncture, massage weekly and have gone to PT for 2 months! I would appreciate any input from members who may be familiar with this rare condition. Thanks