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May 20, 2019 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

Recently I have had several people suggest that I might try CBD oil made from hemp. My pain doctor, my liver doctor and my neurologist have all said that they did not think enough testing had been done using CBD oil. They all three suggested that I not use it. That being said, has anyone tried it? Does it provide any pain relief? Or, does it not give any relief at all? Thanks for any of your comments.

May 20, 2019 · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I had a permanent stimulator implanted in January 2019. The rep and I have met approximately every two to three weeks. It is hard to believe that none of the programs seem to be working on the areas which I need. My pain is specifically at L3,4,5. In addition, I have pain on my left hip due to a torn gluteal tendon. So far that is the only program which seems to work. All of the other programs are working on my legs, not on the specific lumbar area. Due to profound and remarkable spinal stenosis, I have been in severe pain for the past 27 years, I have had five surgeries on my spine. My pain doctor has done countless numbers of blocks, epidurals and nerve ablations. She said at this point I have so much hardware on my spine that there is nothing she can do to help relieve my pain. My neurologist refuses to give me any more hydrocodone 10/325. Currently, I take 3 to 4 hydrocodones per day. At this point, my neurologist feels that I should be titrating down on my hydrocodone, however, I still take them to help with my severe pain. I have strong confidence in the rep and all of my doctors. All of my doctors are tops in their field. I am at my wit's end and I am so very tired of dealing with this pain. I am now seeing a psychiatrist to help me deal with the depression. We have yet to find the right combination of drugs which work. I wonder frequently if I have made a mistake having the stimulator implanted.