Was on cortisone shots which didn't work, then lidocaine patches and ibuprophen which stopped working after that I ended up with stomach problems and could no longer take any nsaids. Vicodan made me sick so now I am on oxycodone/apap 10/325 and oxycodone 15 mgs. I am sick of taking these meds and would like to figure out something for pain that would not be addicting.
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Does anyone else here have CRPS (type II), RSD, or Causalgia? I have been diagnosed with these conditions, which are one in the same, by several doctors. Has there been anything that has given you any relief? I am to the point of seriously considering amputation of my right foot to try to get some relief. Anyone?
people who do not believe that we have an illness are ignoramuses. my friend's husband did not believe that I have CP and ataxia and neuro disabilities and i am sure if he saw me now he would not believe i also have fibromyalgia and arthritis. part of it is that im very active. i am an adjunct prof of business, phd student, and i go out with friends constantly as well as exercise and im very physically attractive, well-built, and fashionable. but i need arm assistance to get around and this friend's husband did not believe me. his name is Ron and he is ignorant. one cannot tell if one is sick by looking at them. one can look like a model and have a killer body and be sick.
I have been dealing with chronic pain for the past 4 years...(although I've had some variation of back pain since I was 17 and discovered I had scoliosis)...the pain became chronic after I fell HARD on our kitchen ceramic tile floor. I've always been one to fall down and that particular fall put me under. I've had the Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted this past April and the results haven't been as well as when the temporary SCS was implanted almost a year ago. At that time only one lead was inserted on my right side and I had no pain on the right side of my body, but the left side was a different story. Because I have Harrington rods implanted due to the scoliosis and several other lower back fusions, it took a while to find a doctor who...I have been dealing with chronic pain for the past 4 years...(although I've had some variation of back pain since I was 17 and discovered I had scoliosis)...the pain became chronic after I fell HARD on our kitchen ceramic tile floor. I've always been one to fall down and that particular fall put me under. I've had the Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted this past April and the results haven't been as well as when the temporary SCS was implanted almost a year ago. At that time only one lead was inserted on my right side and I had no pain on the right side of my body, but the left side was a different story. Because I have Harrington rods implanted due to the scoliosis and several other lower back fusions, it took a while to find a doctor who agreed to implant the SCS for good. I'm still on pain meds and now I'm back to walking with a cane because we just moved from one end of the state to the other. I'm hoping after boxed are unpacked and we get settled in, I'll be walking without the cane again (around May I was able to walk without the cane and it felt awesome!)
So many people deal with various levels of chronic pain; however, for those who have never experienced chronic pain it is difficult for them to understand or empathize with what we are going through. Many of my childhood friends were uncomfortable to be around me because I walked with a cane and was very, very slow. Pain messes with your physically and mentally. Show more
Hi everyone. I am new to this sight and suffer from physical and mental disabilities. I can hide the mental ones most of the time but not the physical. Today the pain is so bad that none of the pain meds are working. I am so frustrated I don't know what to do. I see my neurologist on the 9th and will insist that he find the source of my pain and/or up my meds so I can function.,
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I like this stream. I have CRPS (type II). My own personal favorite, from my own experiences, is a conversation with a particularly asinine neighbor of mine. He told me " I know you can walk! I've seen you do it! You're just playing some kind of game...." Yeah, sure. I was completely speechless. I have lived in this place for over 5 years now, but the last time I was able to walk without a stick was almost 8 years ago. He's seen me...yeah, right.
I run into so many problems when traveling out of state more than a month. Pain managements docs treat me like a criminal and drug seeker and can't understand the pain I suffer due to MS! How does everyone deal with these things. And what about those who take cannabis for pain etc but still need pain meds? Help!!!!
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Graduated up from Naproxen in the '80s & '90s, to Vicodin, then Norco 10/325. From there it was Oxycodone 5mg 4X daily, and now Oxycodone 10mg, 4X daily. It sort of takes the edge off, but it leaves a lot to be desired. And it is beginning to effect my ability to concentrate, to drive, etc. Also taking Gabapentin 300mg capsules, 3 each (for a 900mg dose) 4X daily. I'm afraid that pretty soon they are going to medicate me into a drooling idiot.
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