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Feb 13, 2019 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Spine Health

@oldkarl @grandmar


It turns out that the majority of my pain was contributed for being deficient in vitamin D. I have taken 25,000 UIs for a few months due to the level of 22. The optimal level should be 75 according to the medical professional I visited. I also had to supplement with a normal daily dose of magnesium and potassium because vitamin D can deplete these minerals. If magnesium or potassium become deficient then the side effect is similar to low vitamin D. I wish that doctors would be willing to check vitamins and mineral levels before conducting other expensive tests and surgeries. This only causes the patients stress with medical bills and live in pain longer. It would have been wonderful to avoid the surgeries and significantly decrease (getting more pain free days now) my pain levels.

There has been several people who I have shared my story. They started vitamin D and were tested. They too are seeing results to a better life with less pain, fatigue, exhaustion, and other improvements. One has rheumatoid arthritis amongst other issues. She had a level of 6 as a test result. Of course she will see an improvements due to the level. I am curious if some of the things she has been diagnosed with are actually misdiagnosis since her nutrition (vitamin) levels were only tested because she requested it.

Sep 21, 2018 · Introduction ~ Question on when to try weaning off meds in Chronic Pain

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Sep 21, 2018 · Introduction ~ Question on when to try weaning off meds in Chronic Pain

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Sep 21, 2018 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Spine Health

I will do that. I am feeling good or about the same. I am very active in that I am full time career professional, a mother of 3, and packed schedule. Thank you @lioness.

Sep 21, 2018 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Spine Health

Thank you for sharing. I too wrote couple of books however it was not medical. It was faith base and belief God which got us through the most troublesome times in our lives. Believing in God doesn't change life. It provide the peace God provides as we journey through life.

Sep 21, 2018 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Spine Health

My hysterectomy was at the beginning of May'18. It was a year of dealing with this pain. Some months I don't count as a result of healing from pregnancy & delivery from May'17. I have never been one to have postpartum and I don't think pain a symptom. The pain gradually worsen, improved after the hysterectomy, never completely left, and seems to becoming more of a issue with time. It gradually increase and has random peaks that doesn't make sense. Thank you for the prayers.

Sep 21, 2018 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Spine Health

I have been to a 2 GYNs because other doctors would not have anything to do with me until the female reproductive parts were checked out and cleared. The 1st doctor was the one who monitored me during an extremely difficult and life threatening pre & post pregnancy. Once I was better than before he said all is well and nothing more can be done.

The 2nd doctor was also a GYN who could not find anything. Since I was cleared by one doctor and he couldn't find anything, he started to question me as if I was a person seeking prescription pain medicine. He didn't seem to take into account that I had 3 D&C procedures in 2 months and it was several months post pregnancy. He gave me progesterone pills and said give it 3 more months to see if it helps.

It was the now retired nurse of my primary care physician who requested a referral for me to go to a 3rd doctor. The 3rd doctor is an Oncologist for women. He agreed to to exploratory surgery to get me off the "female issue band-wagon" so I could get seen by other medical specialist. It was after this surgery he admittedly told me that he too did not believe me until he seen that my uterus was not normal. Since, it wasn't normal he agreed to perform a hysterectomy with the comment that it could help. Since the source hasn't been identified for certain he said that it may not eliminate the pain.

Returning to my primary care doctor (whom we love and credit him to life saving responses for my husband) I was giving a clean bill of health and said that only so much can be done then it is up to the Lord. Granted I believe in God, but I also know that letting things sit and relying on religion is rarely an option.

I called 2 Pain Specialist Physician clinics and have been turned down because they do not explore pain sources or treat pelvic pain. They don't seem to think that maybe something in the back or elsewhere could cause the pelvic pain. It seems the work "pelvic" scares physicians away from females who suffer at various pain levels.

I have found an Internal Medicine clinic that I am going to meet with next week for a consultation. They know I am at a loss and am seeking answers. This could turn out to be a money pit. I have another clinic I am in contact with that is in a different state that I will attempt if the Internal Medicine place doesn't help.

Sep 20, 2018 · Chronic Back Pain for Years in Spine Health

@ Justin McClanahan
Yes, I am planning to go to a 4th doctor. Since my pelvic area also has unexplainable pains it has been chalked up as a female issue. Now that I have had a hysterectomy, the new response is religion base. I do believe in God but know sitting back a waiting for a miracle isn't helpful.