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I Have Chronic Pain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 18

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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 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 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I will never sleep again.

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    There are many brings about of back again pain. Pain inside the lower back can relate to your bony lumbar backbone, discs among the vertebrae, ligaments around the spine andA...
    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Hello, this is my first ever post. I found this site as I was researching what to do about the chaos in my marriage and the excruciatingly quick turn of events that I have caused...
    strugglinglove strugglinglove 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Hello and so grateful to know I'm not alone. My husband had a hernia surgery about two and a half years ago and was diagnosed with chronic pain last year. The stories on this site...
    pressingon314 pressingon314 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have hepatitis B. But I don't know where, when, or how I got it. I just turned 27 in June. And just a day before my birthday, I woke up feeling like I have been crushed by a lawn...
    confusedHepB confusedHepB 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Since age 10, I have been diagnosed with a deceptively painful chronic condition know as Interstitial cystitis. The pain since that day has steadily increased with age. I am at a...
    CJPain CJPain 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    I've had chronic back pain for years.Had all tests doctors tell me nothing they can do.I like to know ways of managing my pain.
    mikeud mikeud 51-55, M Aug 31

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    I will be having a cervical (neck) steroid epidural on the 18th for my chronic neck pain. Then on the 22nd I will be having my the carpal tunnel release surgery on my left hand...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    I have Endo and I'm in pain everyday. It's like deep pain inside me and some days are worst than others, but the pain is always there. I might get a few hours without this dull...
    Sorasai Sorasai 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Well, I am sick and tired of hiding and pretending it isn't there... It started out as back pain that won't go away with basic procedures. And I thought after the months went by...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    In the past four years, I've had two work-related back injuries and one serious car crash. Without prescription medication, there isn't much I can do without suffering from pain. I...
    Jononymous Jononymous 26-30, M Aug 25

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    Forgotten memories Gliding, flying and soaring I was willfully free. I stand still Fettered,shackled and smothered Like a caged bird. Invisibly tethered Wings, feet and arms...
    greycells greycells 36-40, F Aug 26

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    Hey I just found this site. It sounds cliche but I thought I was alone. My man has 5 discs out had surgery and was paralyzed for three months after. We have only been together for...
    Onlythelonelt Onlythelonelt 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Been reading about this leaf/extract-stuff from Asia, and it seems to be a pretty good source of relief for people with anxiety, or pain, or opiate/heroin addiction even. There...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M 6 days ago

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    I made the mistake of going for a run around town in my electric chair on a day with the weather front moving in. (it just started raining). It made for an extreme pain day.
    zeroOut zeroOut 56-60, M Sep 4

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    many days it is very hard to act happy and be positive. f'ing hurts and pain pills do very little. any one else?
    Willy987654 Willy987654 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    Each day gets harder and harder, coming into work, having no motivation, feeling like I am moving in really slow motion. I see everyone around me being successful yet I feel like...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'm pretty sure I have Lyme Disease... And after reading everyone's experiences, I am almost positive. I pulled a tick off of me about three years ago and developed the signature...
    Efmatthe9 Efmatthe9 22-25, F Sep 13

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    The change of weather really gives me intense flare ups & muscle spasms. I am hoping tomorrow is better day
    zelda14 zelda14 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I contracted q fever while visiting farms looking for a baby goat for my son for Easter in the spring of 2012. I was fatigued and my joints hurt something terrible. When it was...
    myfamilymatters myfamilymatters 36-40 Aug 27

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    Undertreatment inside the elderly could be due to a number of good reasons including the false impression that pain is a standard Component of aging, thus it truly is unrealistic...
    Noelict Noelict 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    My husband is the sufferer, but doesn't use a computer. He was on Celebrex for years until it started causing stomach bleeding. His GP finally decided to have him try prednisone...
    Babo140 Babo140 70+ 1 Response Sep 7

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    Wow...Just a bleep of a journey. Here's my story. I was working at a doctor's office in an eyeglass store. January 2013 came around. I started noticing increasing pain in my lower...
    Slayme Slayme 36-40, F 25 mins ago

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    I'm currently undergoing tests/scans etc to figure out what's going on with my health, and the next scan is looking for Endometriosis. I'm having one of those moments where I'm...
    GeorgieW2 GeorgieW2 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    A man and a women fall for each other, combining their love for welding, horse racing and polygamy. They depart small town USA and head for Bangladesh in a rubber raft with nothing...
    jimk1234 jimk1234 51-55, M 10 hrs ago

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