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Mon, Jun 3 1:41am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I understand my husband is very protective and it can get very frustrating at times, but I find I am just as protective of him. Congrats on 45 yrs Wow good for ya. And having medical issues makes it even harder to make a marriage work. Thanks Ronnie, I love reading your posts, Kathryn @lillee

Mon, Jun 3 1:05am · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

My daughter is 4 years old and very active so I really need sleep lol

Mon, Jun 3 1:04am · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

I am new here also. My name is Kathryn I am a double amputee after 98 surgeries from a car accident and I have lupus. My car crash was a result of not sleeping. I had been up for 3 days and feel asleep. Thank God I was the only one hurt. I have a lot of pain issues but like I said my sleep problem started before my accident. If anyone has any advice on sleeping well or any good experiences with meds or etc. please share with me. When I was in my 20's it wasn't this bad I am in my 40's and just adopted my God daughter I have had for over 3 years now and need to know how I can get a good nights sleep.

Mon, Jun 3 12:58am · Weaning off zolpidem (Ambien) in Sleep Health

I have a big insomnia problem. I haven't slept 8 hours in years. I have tried Ambien and it works at times but it seems to make my mind wonder even worse. I do believe you can become addicted to it. My friend has a huge addiction to it but there are a lot of sleeping meds that are so much worse. I tried a new drug called belsomra , I think that's how it's spelled. and it worked great, but my insurance won't pay for it yet.

Mon, Jun 3 12:48am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

By the way my name is Kathryn and it's been a honor meeting you all

Mon, Jun 3 12:46am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I want to just say thanks to you all. This group really helps when I am having good days and especially bad days. when I have tried to talk to others about my pain they act as if I am getting on their nerves. My husband is great bless his heart he has really been there for me and saved my life more that once. We knew each other 4 days and got married that was 19 years ago. Yes there was drinking involved after the 4 day fling lol, but there is nothing he wouldn't do for me. I know I am truly blessed. It's hard to have a friend or even keep a friend in my experience when you have severe chronic pain. You all are so special and I hope one day we find the answers to beat our pain or at least ease it where it's not hard to enjoy our lives.

Sun, Jun 2 12:37am · Car crash in Brain & Nervous System

I was in a car crash years ago I have had 98 surgeries lost both legs, plate in my right arm. and plate in my neck, with screws in my back. I agree with @shanamarie22 I have no compassion from doctors instead they have allowed me to hurt and because I lost my legs I get labeled as a drug addict.

Sun, Jun 2 12:28am · Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself in Chronic Pain

I hope everyone's weekend is going good. I have been busy. I am looking for a window unit air conditioner for a young family that has a week old baby, and went to my dad 's Work always helps me out.'s to pull weeds and clean his flower bed up.