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John

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Greene

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TN

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Bone, joint, and muscle disorders, Caregivers, Chronic pain, Healthy Aging, Healthy Living, Immune disorders, Men's health issues

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Mon, Jul 29 10:28am · Caring for Mother: She doesn't trust my care. Suggestions? in Caregivers

Jake, your account indicates that your mother is overwhelmed, regardless of what changes of life she is going through. She is afraid. You are going through this with her. Continue to reassure her of your love and commitment, that you are devoted to her, including her ability to be her best self at any given moment, whatever that is. You must also take care of you, notably where sleep in concerned. This must be shared with her to the degree that she can understand. Sleep in snatches, but sleep you must, or neither her needs or yours will be met.

Mon, Jul 29 10:09am · Caregiving: I’m frustrated and exhausted. in Caregivers

I pray that all of you are able to defuse your own personal tension and mine the depths of your love to get you through each day. You are already living out your grief, which is part of your daily pain. It helps to know this. Know that you really can't control anyone else, only love and help them to the best of your ability (which is often never enough). My wife had vascular dementia and in the last few years became a "rage-a-holic" – a situation that at times was hardly tolerable. At times, I had to lock myself in a room. Near the end she was beating doors and walls, throwing things, pulling knives, stabbing furniture and taking her therapy dog on mystery drives around town, professing to search for the police to report my ill treatment of her dog, which was in her mind. It was nothing less than the worse that I could imagine. In the end, I earned the support of the community and the police, which helped to take away some of the heartrending agony, self-doubt, and the feelings of guilt of never being able to do enough. You must forgive yourself for being human, and take a measure of healing in knowing that you are able to truly help, when few others would, or could. In the end, you have and continue to supply what is required in the moment.

Sat, Mar 30 7:45pm · CRPS Question: Itching in Chronic Pain

One more thing: have you been able to find a doctor to help get pressure off of your neck or back – or able to try an inversion table? I failed to ask that in my post. These might appear to be long shots, but if you are able, you could find relief. Blessings to you!

Sat, Mar 30 2:48pm · migraine type headache for more than 15 years! in Brain & Nervous System

What you are generally describing is similar to what I experienced when I first moved to Texas. Ultimately, what solved the problem was the continued use of nasal saline, either Ocean, or generic saline nasal spray. Please try this before you spend any more money on diagnosis.

Sat, Mar 30 2:18pm · CRPS Question: Itching in Chronic Pain

I must confess that I would not rely on the absolute correctness of your diagnosis. Think more along the lines of symptoms. I am not diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, but have spinal stenosis with foraminal narrowing, osteoarthritis, et al. and have been allowed the co-diagnosis of fibromyalgia. All of this was brought about by a gall bladder infection and the resulting sepsis. If I cease taking a regular dosage of Gabapentin (and on occasion otherwise), my skin begins to tingle and then to burn. It can be sheer agony. Pain patches and cream do nothing, nor do the latest medicines that doctors proffer. I would be reluctant to try Benadril because of ties to dementia or similar. You might want to try a good CBD oil extract. Your doctor may have missed some food that you are allergic to. Stop eating processed food and food that you don't make yourself. It sounds like your autoimmune system is overreacting to the injury as a type of infection.

Sat, Mar 30 1:53pm · Why the sexes don’t feel pain the same way in Chronic Pain

This is a new observation based on a recent study at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. These findings are interesting, but not ironclad, as the testing was done on mice – for the first time on females and males, which is what led to the findings. Have a read and let me know what you think! https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00895-3

Sat, Jan 19 2:43pm · Depression and Chronic Pain in Depression & Anxiety

@parus Thought I would throw in my very recent findings (last Thursday) about CBD gummies. There is a local shop that I buy CBD from. When I inquired about the gummies for someone else who can't stand to use the straight oil, they admonished me not to – that the gummies don't work well. (They sell alot of CBD.) For a shop whose very existence depends on what they sell locally to tell me this about CBD gummies speaks volumes to me. Look at the softgels if you can't stand the oil, but I'll take the advice of those who know first hand from their customers. I'm sure brands matter, but I haven't discovered the "magic" of which one is best, and even when I find out, I won't be able to share that publicly here. Thanks for listening.

Dec 30, 2018 · Relieving Joint Pain Naturally in Bones, Joints & Muscles

Less sweet is a preference, but if you want to kick this into a higher gear and have the budget, use manuka honey. That's the beauty of a recipe – it's just a beginning.