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Nov 14, 2017 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

I have not, haven’t even heard of it before I found this website yesterday. I will ask my Dr. Next appointment. I have to see him every 30 days so it won’t be very long thankfully. Off to work, hope eveyone has a nice day.

Nov 14, 2017 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

My primary is for medical marijuana band would like me to use it. It is legal in Az with a medical card. The problem is I run a federally licensed business and carry a firearm. You lose you right to own firearms by getting your card and I would lose my job. I have in the past tryed it and did receive some relief however I don’t like how my head feels. I couldn’t function the way I do now.

Nov 14, 2017 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

Small world I’m from Tucson but now live in Show Low. My Dr is in Tucson that’s where I drive down to every month. Where do you do accupuncture in Tucson?

Nov 13, 2017 · Chronic pain - Let's talk in Chronic Pain

I completely agree. I’ve seen some many studies and documentaries where people end up on heroin because they can no longer get what they need from a Dr. Or because they have no insurance and the prescriptions are too expensive. Its becoming disgusting how the government is trying to take away our rights to try to live normal lives. My primary had the best saying when I first started seeing him. When I told him about my previous primary not willing to prescribe me anything more then muscle relaxers and ibprophen he said “well obviously she has never had a back ache”. I’d been complaining of lower back pain over and over to her. He wrote me a script and ordered xrays. We then found my fusion had failed and my rods were fractured. She never listened enough to even order an xray. Back to the point I believe many people will turn to illegal drugs and or suicide if they ban these modern day miracle drugs. Without the relief I am given from these small pills I doubt I would be able to get out of bed, let alone live a half way normal life raising my daughter and supporting my family.

Nov 13, 2017 · Moving and need to find a new doctor who will provide pain meds in Chronic Pain

I have the same problem. Moved 200 miles away from my Dr. I now am forced to drive 400 miles round trip once a month just to pick up my refills. Its so frustrating not being able to find local help. Every primary care doc here refuses to take a new patient if they are on any narcotic pain medicine. The only pain Dr. Up here has a 3 month wait to get in and that’s only after he gets a referral from your current Dr.

Nov 13, 2017 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Spine Health

Hello, New here. After reading every one of your stories I don’t feel so alone. I also realize many people seem far worse off than myself. I too have been worried about all the new regulations on pain medicine. It makes zero sense to take away drugs that often can and do change people lives for the better. I would not be able to get out of bed let alone keep working 50 hours a week without help. It drives me crazy that a few bad eggs ruin it for all of those who need them. I have a failed fusion currently. Found out about 18 months ago. My rods fractured in 3 places and a few screws have also detached. The pain I have been experiencing is excruciating and some days seems unbearable no matter the amount of pills I take. My next step is acquiring insurance and finding a neurosurgeon that isn’t affraid of touching me. Dealing with the stress and anxiety daily is also very difficult. I constantly worry that even if I Can find a Dr willing to help that I won’t be able to support my family while I recover. Life is so hard sometimes. I have incredible pain tolerance but I’m really getting tired of dealing with this every day of my life.

Nov 13, 2017 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hello, just found the site while looking for others who are living with broken Harrington rods in there back. After looking I decided to join up. I fractured my l3 l4 in an auto accident in 2001. I had many other injuries that I have recovered from quite well. My back went 10 years without any major problems after my L5 thru S1 fusion. However now it appears I have fractured the rods in 3 places and have screws that are no longer attached. I started experiencing pain about 6 or 7 years ago, it has progressed to needing to take morophine every few hours now to cope. I still work full time 50+ hours a week. I found out the rods were fractured March of last year when my primary asked for a set of xrays after I started complaining my back was hurting more and more and I felt I needed more medication to help. That’s when we found the rods were fractured in multiple places. I was told to stop working immediately, no lifting, no bending, twisting, reaching basically do nothing. I being stubborn have kept working and going as normal since. I feel now that my back is becoming worse every day and I don’t know how much longer I will be able to get out of bed in the morning. I’m trying to get insurance currently so I can possibly get my rods removed, however I’m beyond scared to lose my job and not an able to support my wife and daughter while I recover, if it can be corrected. I’d love to know how other have delt with similar problems and how it has worked out for them. Every day seems to be harder and harder to get up and get going. I’m 36 and feel like I’m 86.