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I Have Chronic Pain

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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 1 Response May 15, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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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 Jul 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

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    First off for all of us suffering, I know your pain is very real, and I believe you and I'm praying for you! I stumbled across this blog tonight while doing research on getting...
    Pancreasfighter Pancreasfighter 41-45, F Jul 23

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    I have been in a relationship for only 3 months with my boyfriend. We are both in our mid 30's and currently trying to work on a long distance relationship. In the first month...
    1234dogma 1234dogma 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have chronic back pain. Currently due to retrolisthesis above my L5,4,S1 fusion
    merrym637 merrym637 51-55, F Jul 20

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    I have stage 4 chronic kidney disease since last nov. Of 2013,right before Thanksgiving. And I do have couple donors to help me but I guess the hospital is still gonna take awhile...
    letsbestrong letsbestrong 31-35, F Jul 20

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    I wish you the best of luck. I'm 41 years old & suffered for years in pain. It was so bad I ended up in the ER every month keeled over in pain. I tried so many different things to...
    mylifeoutloud mylifeoutloud 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My pain started when I was 12. They called them migraines. When I was 16 I had a headache that didn't go away for 2 years. Eventually my headaches were accompanied by joint and...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 Jul 21

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    Pain is bad this week. I've used every natural remedy for pain and a fluoroscopy steroid injection, all to no avail. So frustrated. Suggestions.....
    Kelloggs207 Kelloggs207 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I just found this site. Every story I read sounds like my own. My wife is the love of my life. My everything. The past two years I have seen her go from an amazingly passionate and...
    dempag dempag 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm trying hard to lose weight and get in shape, but my back pain is really making it difficult. I have two weeks until my first Veterans Assosciation pain management visit. I've...
    mohawkmom mohawkmom 22-25, F Jul 30

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    Ugh today has been horrible. I'm in so much pain and I can't do anything to get comfortable
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I hate suffering from this mess and to make it worse is that it was by someone else's hands. Someone who was supposed to protect me and love me. I hate my husband for what he did...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Hello! I need any help I could get. So 4 months ago I had a pretty bad UTI. The antibiotics I was given made most of the pain go away but it did not remove all of the symptoms...
    m4shkaaa m4shkaaa 18-21, F Aug 5

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    I feel like an old person sonetimes but I wont let me rusty joints stop the lifestyle. I will have to party with my spine all cracked. Taking vodka shots with my feet
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I am 25 & have severe endo. I had surgery a year ago where they removed it. It's only been a year & it's back. It is very deliberating! My last option is to go on a Hormone that...
    loloelisabeth loloelisabeth 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've been having more severe pancreatic attacks and seriously considering the Whipple procedure. Please tell me about your experience. What should I know about the Whipple...
    lindatran54 lindatran54 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    It truly sucks having extremely painful periods. No doctor can tell me why I hurt so badly. I don't know if it has to do with PCOS or having cerebral palsy. No doctor has a...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F Jul 20

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    So my back has been bugging me for the past 2 months. What caused this recent flare up is lugging around 70 lbs boxes for my mom when she was going on an international trip back in...
    Imnotreelyhere Imnotreelyhere 31-35, M Aug 7

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    Good reminder for the day - revel In life's small pleasures regularly to feed your soul. For me today it was singing show tunes in my car during a drive. I am an awesome singer in...
    mmjfrank mmjfrank 41-45, F Jul 20

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    is that the world is à place where you should live or suffer or both?
    mido133 mido133 22-25, M Aug 9

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    Lupron shots or Hysterectomy??
    loloelisabeth loloelisabeth 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I've wondered it for quite a while, I do suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder so there's a bit of me that think it's more than that than CFS. I tend to ache all over on a...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    Hey if you want to be ok and not worry change diet!
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Well right now as I type this, I am laying in bed listening to the Enigma Station in Pandora Radio- hopefully that helps give a better of idea of what all common chronic pain...
    thekid2010 thekid2010 22-25, M Aug 9

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    I have IC and PFP. Had a total historetomey in the 90's at a early age. This was due to endometriosis. In the late 90's I became . Incontinant and never ever having any bladder...
    MaryBarbie MaryBarbie 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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