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I Have Chronic Pain

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    Chronic Pain Blaaaaa

    It has been 15 years since I had the accident that left me with broken arm, rotary cuff , neck, pelvis broken 7 or 9 times, etc...I was pretty messed up, had no insurance was sent home on a stretcher, as they took me in. I was determined to make it, and did, raised my kids,now...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I Finally Admitted Defeat...sort Of

    I have had uncontrolled spasms in my neck for a few weeks now. The initial "hit" of pain after the tension had been building was horrible. It died down some to a general on-going high level of constant pain. I kept trying to work but was actually sent home twice because of it...
    HidingInPlainSight HidingInPlainSight 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    The Fight Is Over, Yet Newly Begun

    Maya Angelou once said, “… I do know that if you butt your head against a stone wall long enough, at some point you realize the wall is stone and that your head is flesh and blood.” I’ve come to a point that I always come back around to. And I think it’s time to stay...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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    A New Day

    The never ending fire in my back has cooled. Thank God, the pain has become more bearable and makes me long to go on back to work. I had one good day, a full day, Of course then you are at least I start thinking maybe I am just crazy???I have become so depressed, I don't want to...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 1 Response Feb 28, 2012

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    I broke down and just had to refill my

    prescription for oxycodone. I had hoped that I wouldn't have to do that. The drug kind of scares me. I feel good for a little while, and then I want more. I deny myself the drug, but fill that need with food. That's counterproductive too. Weight goes up, and pain gets worse. It...
    gmeza98 gmeza98 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    I will never sleep again.

    This pain is too great.
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2014

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    Chronic Back Pain

    I have had a three level fusion in my low back from degenerative disc disease and herniated and ruptured discs. The surgery helped alot but I still suffer from chronic pain and need epidurals. Would be interested in talking to others with the same.
    diggerswife diggerswife 46-50 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Ganoderma For Pain It Helps!

    I have been taking ganoderma and drinking coffee with ganoderma extract in it the company that makes the coffee is Organo Gold Im not sure about the pills. Ive been drinking and taking this stuff and have realized that it realy does help the soreness and pains of everyday...
    Samuel23 Samuel23 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23, 2012

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    Fibromyalgia

    I am 27 and Ive suffered from fibromyalgia since about the age of 20.  I am having problems right now with depression and I also have anxiety and both or rather all three are making me not ever wanting to leave the house.  I was prescribed a medication recently called...
    JacindaHope JacindaHope 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2008

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    There Is A Cure

    I suffered for 4 years with chronic, neck pain. I thought that I would never be able to stand up straight again and end up a hunched over cripple. I found a cure. I read a book by Dr John Sarno called "Mind Over Back Pain" Dr Sarno contends that all pain is caused by stress and...
    kbgloves1 kbgloves1 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Don't Want To Try Anymore Today

    Didn't get up this morning, didn't ck the sugar, didn't take the medication, just stayed  in the bed. now it is 10:40 am and I had to get up. to lie in the bed makes this pain worse. I am normally up at 4am because so many years I got up for work at this time. I want to to...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    Results Or In! Yee Haw, Yea Right....

    Just want to write today, why? oh who knows. lol..... I have searched through every clinical trial on this computer today, I have sent applications in for two. Will I hear any thing back, that I don't know.  I have researched a lot today and they all say the same thing, my...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Apr 3, 2012

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    Never Give Up

    I have always had pain ever since I can remember. It gets so over whelming that I am not sure what to sometimes. There is no such ting as a quick fix or even relief for me. The and only memory I have of no pain was right after they injected my spine and I still probably was...
    fallenwife fallenwife 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    Feeling Better!!!

    a simple thing like isometric neck exercises has made such a marked improvement in such a short period of time. I am amazed and so very grateful! check out this site http://www.orthomd.net/medInfo/CervicalSpine/Isometricneckexercises.htm I've also had great improvement in...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F Apr 3, 2009

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    Step-step-step

    This pain in my body has its days...days full of tears....days full of nothing but pain....days of being alone....days of longing........ These days in my life of pain are long and hard.Every day brings less movement, and pain just leaves you drained of energy...Pain has taken...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    I'm always in a ton of pain

    for the last 2 years. It started in my upper neck and has been spreading through my shoulders and collar bones. And now it's also in my jaw :( I don't know what to do about it though
    venusstar venusstar 18-21, F Dec 2, 2013

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    Suffering Everyday In Pain

              Have you ever suffered so much you wish your life would end? Not in suicide, but an unexpected and wished for peaceful death. You feel your heart filled with sadness and despair. And just when you think you've suffered as much as humanly possibly, you sink...
    collegestag08 collegestag08 26-30, M 8 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    Constant stomach and back pains are great.

    Couldn't imagine my life without em'. Please note the sarcasm.
    AnaSofiaa AnaSofiaa 16-17, F Feb 18

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    Yet One More Can't Help You Lady

    After a month of three times a week of physical therapy they tell me today it isn't helping, the pt was for my neck and shoulder. But it was in vain, so disappointed I really was hoping that I could at least fix my hair again, oh well pony tails will be my new do... LOLI so...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

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    I would love to be able to fall asleep with

    absolutely no pain. I guess that's what death will feel like for those of us with chronic pain.
    FunNewAddiction FunNewAddiction 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Ugh!!

    So, my nightmare started over 4 years ago with a work related injury. Since then I have suffered from chronic pain, gone thru multiple injections, several rounds of p.t. & medications that did nothing but make me feel like crap & gain 40 pounds. Last year I was diagnosed with...
    2tiredmom 2tiredmom 36-40 3 Responses May 27, 2012

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    oh the battle with the body has been a living

    nightmare from hell as you all know so well. I have so many physical problems, I just get that look from the doctors. urggg So I have now lost the battle of ever going back to work, I thank God daily for my disability, yes got it started one year ago. Insurance went in effect...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Apr 19, 2014

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    I was diagnosed last year with a chronic pain

    condition that formed from me passing 4-8 kidney stones a year. Since I keep passing the stones I will always be in agony and when I pass stones it is even worse. luckily the brain is able to repress the memories of extreme pain of the kidney stones, but I still live in...
    dirkablaze dirkablaze 26-30, M Mar 30, 2014

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    Be Wary Of Pain Relievers Containing Tylenol

    Such as Norco, Tylenol 3's, Hydrocodone, or Percocet. Be VERY VERY careful about taking more than the prescribed dose. Norco contains usually 5 or 10 mg of codeine, but ALSO has usually 325 mg of acetaminophen (Tylenol). When people use these drugs for pain, they tend to take...
    joseygurl23 joseygurl23 56-60 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    A Split Second

    One second my life had little pain and then the next, I felt pain I could not even have even imagined. From that day January 4, 2007 until today I have hurt. At least every day I am uncomfortable. Ughhhhh
    Amala82962 Amala82962 46-50, F 2 Responses May 15, 2012

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    Chronic pain is like having your own personal

    vampire that sucks the life blood from you. You can do things you enjoy but will pay the price of awful pain later or the next day. You can't just 'suck it up' or 'push through.' If I'm hurting really badly, I'm irritable and easily annoyed. I can't play with my son like I...
    micmer micmer 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    Testical Pain

    I have been suffering with Testical pain for years now. I have had a opp on my testical to remove a cyst But after a while the pain as come back. This as been going on for years now and i think the doctor now takes no notice when i go . The pain is real to me but they do nothing...
    mallard1964 mallard1964 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    Help From The Healthy Back Institute

    MIXED PAIN SYNDROME Is It Keeping You In Pain? By Steve Hefferon, CMT, CPTA Despite advances in medical technology and breakthrough self-help programs for pain, people are still suffering. Here at The Healthy Back Institute we pride ourselves on being in the know, at the very...
    RavenLee RavenLee 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2009

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    I been in my home for 2 weeks waiting on doctors to call me due to my pain in my hip on my right side. Yesterday after I turned off my TV I went to my terminal to do some laundry...
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    I am 25 and struggling with having so much pain. It started 4 years ago. I have been to doctors. I've been on every meds. nothing is working and I have become worthless. I cannot...
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    Dear CFS: **** you! I hate not being able to think clearly. I hate not being able to play with my kids Saturday *and* Sunday. Instead, I have to pick one day and then use the...
    LookingForIt987 LookingForIt987 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Have any of you kept up with news recently? Apparently, there are studies now that show this is a disease and the medical community will start treating it as a disease. Looks like...
    awesomesauce2 awesomesauce2 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    In fact... I have it! When we moved together I used Photoshop to create a painting of my wife. I used one of the sexy picture of her and It looks she is ridding a horse in the...
    lahistoriadeB lahistoriadeB 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 5

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    I am in a lot of pain. I could barely walk down the steps today. My legs, my stomach have terrible cramps. I will use a hot water bottle instead of pills. Once in a while I get...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F Feb 21

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    In my heart...almost everyday...but it never kills me...ugh...so frustrating...
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    In January 2012, I was a runner, hip hop dancer and did Tai chi. I was 38 yrs old. My feet began to hurt. Move forward to today, February 7, 2015, I use Smart Crutches to walk...
    TinkTimperley TinkTimperley 41-45, F Feb 7

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    Ehh. I wouldn't say it's messed up, but more like a scattered sleep schedule... I never get to sleep around the same times, or get the same hours of sleep every night, simply...
    LostandFading LostandFading 18-21, F Feb 12

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    I Have Had Pectus Carinatum since I Was Born AND I was always made fun of my entire life I couldn't take my shirt off at the swimming pool I couldn't do anything at the gym when I...
    TnHollywood TnHollywood 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had rotator cuff surgery six weeks ago. Post up, I had zero pain! I had a completely torn tendon. And bone spurs which had to be shaved down. Four plugs were required. I asked...
    karenlinc karenlinc 66-70, F 2 days ago

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    I am 13 and got diagnosed with AS 4 days ago. It was a real shock to the system because I have had pain in my legs for years but just got told by the doctors that they were growing...
    Squirrel100 Squirrel100 13-15 1 Response Feb 20

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    basilkhan basilkhan 18-21, M Feb 18

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    Hi, I'm 21. I slipped a disc in December 2014. I had CES symptoms for 2 weeks before having my disc removed as I was on a cruise ship. I guess I'm lucky as I can walk normally with...
    sdavis313 sdavis313 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 15