I Have Chronic Pain

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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
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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
    3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    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

    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


    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
    3 Responses May 27, 2012


    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

    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
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    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

    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

    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

    I hate chronic pain, I feel

    so trapped inside my own body but I still find the strength to smile through all the pain to come
    Amanda3874 Amanda3874
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015


    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

    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
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    This old ankle injury keeps acting up.

    I don't know if anyone will read this and have an idea about it but I don't know what else to do. The hospital and my family doctor both say nothing is wrong since I got my X-rays but the issue is my ankle locks up and I have to stomp on it to unlock it so I can walk. I get...
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 28

    I will never sleep again.

    This pain is too great.
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014
    preston272 preston272
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    Constant stomach and back pains are great.

    Couldn't imagine my life without em'. Please note the sarcasm.
    AnaSofiaa AnaSofiaa
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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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