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I Have Chronic Pain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F Jun 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I will never sleep again.

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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I have severe chronic pain in both feet, ankles and hips. I am 21. I had 5 surgeries on my feet between the ages of 15-16. I never fully recovered and I suffer daily.
    thatonecxnt thatonecxnt 22-25, F 1 Response May 20

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    I'm 21, it's been just over a year now that I've had chronic back pain. It's stopped me from developing a promising basketball career. But today I've been allowed by my physios to...
    TallThing TallThing 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I broke my neck oh 28 years ago, in the years that followed I started being more and more uncomfortable. I have been diagnosed as a pain sufferer. It appears that when I broke my...
    bluezy261175 bluezy261175 36-40, M 2 Responses May 11

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    I'm only 21 and I've been suffering from back and neck pain for nearly 2 years now. i was in a bad car accident last june that had made my back pain even worse ( i had already...
    darnswell13 darnswell13 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am 17 years old. I have danced (ballet, tap & freestyle) since I was 3, I also do other sports activities. I work in an office so am sat down a lot of the time. I will admit I am...
    AHelpfulLover AHelpfulLover 16-17, F May 12

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    I used to be a competitive swimmer (My stroke was Butterfly) but between that and lifting things that weighed near my own weight at a horse stable I volunteered at, I injured my...
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11 18-21, F May 18

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    I just want to say thank you for everyone who is posting their experiences on this website. Until today I thought I was alone. My husband who is a truck driver has gone through a...
    klchipman klchipman 51-55, F 6 days ago

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    I have a question for everyone, does anyone go to a support group?
    klchipman klchipman 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    After a day in the ER. I lay in bed with 10 million thoughts running through my head. How can I be mad or frustrated and show my emotions when I know it will only hurt his feelings...
    lovewillkeepus2gether lovewillkeepus2gether 36-40, F 3 Responses May 6

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    I haven't been diagnosed yet. my Dr is trying to eliminate anything else it could be, but I am suffering. I'm having a hard time going to work everyday cuz i can't get out of...
    kareenmarie kareenmarie 36-40, F Apr 30

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    Hiya. Ive just found out I have hepatitis c, and as well as feeling quite unwell, im really scared, because my son has had a liver transplant for a different liver disease, and I...
    Propsta84 Propsta84 26-30, M 2 Responses May 18

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    Hi I wanted to post that I am with a company in the US for all natural products for various medical conditions, one product that helps inflammatory issues, another product that...
    carolgem carolgem 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Hi wanted to share my facebook page www.facebook.com/healthyproductswithcarol where I try to keep up often with testimonials from past users to show how our products have helped...
    carolgem carolgem 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I have felt the worst pain I've ever felt. How could this be more painful than anything else I've ever experienced in my life?.. More painful than my dad having a mini-stroke...
    MissNexp MissNexp 26-30, F May 10

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    8 Painkiller Overdose Risks Guys Should Know Immediately (http://luv2sex.theblogpress.com/?p=4287) Before you take any pain medication, there are some very important painkiller...
    how2stayyoung how2stayyoung 51-55, M 3 days ago

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    My ex and I were big into the swing scene of the 70's and once, while in Nuevo Laredo, we came across a guy the did paintings while you waited. Unfortunately, his studio was far...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 2 Responses May 14

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    I do have a nude painting of my wife in our home and which people can see. It was done a long time ago, and it is painted from behind so she can't be recognised. But I'd love to...
    samd4b samd4b 51-55, M 3 Responses May 19

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