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Sat, May 18 5:52pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hi @harleymama! I've gotten steroid/cortisone injections too and the caudel block but haven't had any luck with them. I am sending you positive thoughts that this works for you. My body likes to be odd so don't pay any attention that it did not work for me. Here many positive thoughts for you! Susan

Sat, May 18 5:47pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I agree, it would be terrific to have a remedy for this chronic pain. Thank you for your service. Two helicopter crashes is two too many. Blessings to you.

Sat, May 18 5:45pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

My dogs are also wonderful medicine! I have Cream Golden Retrievers. I train one to be my support dog that goes with me everywhere. This is such a special bond and shine dogs are better at it than others. I start them immediately if I will them or when I get pick them up from the breeder. They go through multiple levels of manners training, get their Canine Good Citizen Certification, learn how to stay on a mat when in public, do not greet unless given permission, etc.; there's quite a bit of training that goes into this. My current boy, Ryder, is at my feet right now. I get anxiety attacks and he can help so them. He wasn't with me 2 days ago when I was out of town and did not take him because I was bringing my daughter and her many animals home from college. I ended up having a bad one. As he ages, he'll help me more, but he's only 15 months. My prior boy, Tucker, helped me physically too. I'm getting a puppy, Ducati, in June that's related to him and am very excited as he was a heart dog which come rarely. He died at 2 from Osteosarcoma and that was so painful. The genetics from this line are awesome as they're large, loyal and very calm.

Sat, May 18 5:30pm · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Hi Scott, I have the pain going down my right leg and have had it for years. It does go ask the way to my foot and neuralgia and numbness are both included. Sciatica has been diagnosed as responsible for most of this but I've also broken my SI joint 3x, and have had my L4& L5 replaced. I have chronic lumbar, piriformis and bursitis pain. I've recently been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes and highly suspect that I also have a form of Neuro-Muscular Disease. My muscles are melting away while I continue to use them. I have a ranch and feed cattle daily and clean out stalls. It's very frustrating to go from a person very active go where I am now in 5-7 years.

Mon, Apr 29 9:34pm · Costochondritis in Chronic Pain

I'd like to be added to this discussion too. Sounds like I've stumbled onto what is going on with my chest pain that I've been told is arthritis. I looked it up and it describes perfectly The pain that comes and goes. I feel and broke several ribs 5 years ago. Now I get these pains and sometimes it's so acute that it makes me catch my breath. I'm a small framed, light weight, female, 58 yo with Fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, neuropathy and lumbar replacement. A totally messed up neck.

Sat, Apr 20 5:20pm · Sciatica in Chronic Pain

This sounds a lot like me and I've been chasing these pains for years with massage, stretching, foam rolling and physical therapy plus natural supplements. When I go to the gym, it's a painful experience that only allows a couple of exercises with a trainer and the following days are horrible. I'm a former workout addict so this is very depressing. I had my L4&L5 replaced, rods and screws inserted for support. I'm going to try some of the exercises that you've recommended. I'm adding hiking in now to increase my mileage. Looking to try out kayaking which is great for core strength and upper body. Refuse to give up my active life and adventures.

Oct 26, 2018 · Vertigo in Autoimmune Diseases

@oregongirl I've been told the same. I'm not going to stop living over it as I still have too many plans! Stupid body throws it's curves like tonight I was going to turn off the gas grill propane tank and attempted to bend my right knee, and down I went with a loud cry. A tendon connecting my knee and femur was at fault. Now there's a small pocket of fluid now on the outside of my my knee. My left knee feels stiff so there's some issue affecting both knees. My Shoulder Orthopedist has decided that there's no more to be done after his follow-up exam on Thursday – I'm now weaker which makes no sense. My cervical injection is having limited success and not enough at that. See the surgeon Monday. I'll see what he has to say. I've asked for a referral from another doctor for a second opinion. I don't live near a Mayo Hospital.😟 Got to get some sleep. Hope this makes sense!

Oct 23, 2018 · Vertigo in Autoimmune Diseases

@lisabeans I didn't know that Vertigo was possibly linked to Auto-immune diseases! I have several and have been having a rough time with Vertigo for the past 4-5 months. In thought it would be more related to my Cervical stenosis and muscle spasms. What testing did they do?