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Tue, Jan 7 5:30am · Chronic migraine relief suggestions in Chronic Pain

@247pain Sorry to hear how migraine affect your life. Had migraine for 21 years, try every medication; suffered terrible side effects. Migraine took over my life, most months 25 out of 30 days. I finally found a doctor who was willing to try a different way of thinking; now on Tompiramate and Aimovig Injection and migraine has been reduce to 2-3 days a month. @247 pain I wish you luck as you try to find relief from migraines; do not give up, you will find the answer it will take time but I believe it can happen.

Fri, Jan 3 2:06am · Holiday and Grieving in Loss & Grief

Condolences. It not easy, just take it one day at a time. Grieve at your own pace, ask for help from friends/family or seek professional help. Starting to learn; cry if you must, or sit and remember the good times or take a day and have a break from everything.

Dec 30, 2019 · Holiday and Grieving in Loss & Grief

Hi, lost my mom seven months ago. Not in a holiday mood and I feel uncomfortable when people wish me happy holidays, not to be rude I wish them back to them but trying to not cry in front of people or strangers. Now it New Year and the feelings are worst. Any word of wisdom?

Dec 24, 2019 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Thank you. I will ask my doctor about Topricin because Pennsaid and the Flector Patch has not been successful.

Dec 23, 2019 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I have tried to talk and if they do not listen I switch doctors. A few examples of what been said to me; lose weight so I did, nothing change so now it because I am older. Try Gabapentin, it worked for a while but then I gained a little weight so the Doctor stop it. Physical Therapist told me my alignment is all wrong and cannot be helped. Trying to stay positive though all this, one day at a time.

Dec 21, 2019 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hi, diagnosis two years ago with kneecap arthritis and due to caregiver duties I push it aside. Caregiver duties had ended seven months ago and it seems the arthritis has worsened and in new places in the last couple of months. As my doctor says it been here all along, I just push it aside. I when from kneecap to back, hands, shoulders and both knees arthritis. In addition, nerves problem in the back, hands and legs. Physical therapy does not help. Trying ice compress, warm compress, anti-inflammatory and steroids. Trying to stay positive but it just seems hopelesss. Any advice?

Nov 30, 2019 · Loss and Grief: How are you doing? in Loss & Grief

It been six months since I lost my mom; just got through mom first birthday and Thanksgiving without her. Now I have to deal with Christmas without my mom. It still hurts, I laugh at people jokes but I feel detached emotionally. It still feels different, life feels different. That besides the questions I ask myself if I made the right decisions in my caregiving duties. I miss my mom a lot, it feels like my heart been ripped out of my chest and the wound will never heal. One day at a time, one task at a time.

Nov 30, 2019 · Can Joy and Grief Live Together? in Loss & Grief

Condolences. Grieve at your own pace, one day at time. It okay to ask for help from friends/ family or professional help. Take your time.