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I Have Chronic Pain

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have chronic pain, fatigue, migraines, sinus infections, etc. Not to mention I'm allergic to nearly everything. I'm sick of taking 20 pills with each meal. No one believes me...
    magicalenby magicalenby 16-17, T 1 Response a week ago

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    Before having treatment for unbearable chronic pain I think that my life will be spoiled but I am lucky that my friend recommends me chronic pain relief doctor.
    RobinConnors RobinConnors 31-35, M Jan 14

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    I am at wits end. I found the love of my life. the kindest, warm , loving, man only to see my relationship being torn apart by his chronic pain. I am the sole breadwinner...
    cryptgrrl cryptgrrl 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Hi! I've been married for 16 yrs to a man who has suffered chronic pain for 32yrs of his 44yrs of life. We now have 2 children 8 and almost 5. There are days like today I want to...
    mariahswind mariahswind 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Do you ever get tired of being the cheerleader? Most of the time my husband is a happy go lucky guy, despite his chronic pain, but sometimes he gets in these Debbie downer moods...
    lovewillkeepus2gether lovewillkeepus2gether 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Do you know the feeling that you need to be strong when around your family and also maybe friends even if you worried or sad... That you can't show it? I have crps and have had...
    kristhy kristhy 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    im suffering from chronic back pain for three years..i visited more than 15 doctors for my back pain..my MRI & Xray reports all are normal..some doctors told me to take...
    zarin006 zarin006 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I hate when people think I'm faking or am a baby when I'm in pain all the time. I'm a wrestler and pain is normal but that doesn't make it hurtles. Non wrestlers cannot understand...
    soccer4life777 soccer4life777 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Im 40 yrs old and have endometriosis I have been suffering for almost a year I was diagnosed in oct. I also have pre cancer cells on my ultrus the pain is so bad I cant even get...
    lesliedblevins lesliedblevins 36-40, F Jan 3

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    I'm not sure what to do anymore. My husband has two slipped discs and sciatica and I'm slowly losing patience and compassion for him. We have been married for almost 10 years and...
    freckledlady freckledlady 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Hey all.. I have been having really bad nerve pain in both of my legs.. It getting worse and I'm worried.. :(
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I have had CRPS/RSD since 2002. Initially in left arm following Ulnar nerve transposition for cubital tunnel syndrome, but in 12 years it has spread to both feet/legs and small...
    eticketride eticketride 51-55, M 21 hrs ago

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    So for many reasons I'm weaning off of my medication for my migraines. Surprisingly it's going pretty well. I've been on keppra for about 2 years my dose was 1000 mg extended...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    I have had it for a year along with Raynauds. I leave Monday to go to Children's hospital of Pittsburgh to try to get help for it.
    itstiffanylea itstiffanylea 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As if being bi-polar and having insomnia wasn't enough, I've had to deal with chronic migraines since the age of seven. Yeah there's a good enough reason as to why they probably...
    PepsiPlunge PepsiPlunge 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    My greatest fear is there is no bottom. When I think I've hit bottom, that wasn't really bottom. Chronic depressed is eating me alive.
    Stephnobody Stephnobody 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I'm not going to try and write down how I feel because It's hard to explain what's going on in your head to someone when you don't even know your self. I was diagnosed with...
    whatevestbh whatevestbh 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I have had CFS for about 12 years and am sick of people either not believing that I have it or giving me "helpful" advice (such as: oh, just push yourself a little more each day...
    TealGirl TealGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    Ok so this is important for anyone who has CFS or anything like it. I have had this illness for 4 1/2 years now, and I've been to a fair number of doctors. But it took awhile to...
    Invisibleninja12 Invisibleninja12 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Usually I wake from an uncomfortable pain 5 am sometimes. Other times it would be around 7:30 am. I would feel nauseous next and my feet would get cold. The pain would become worse...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    This begins 5 years ago. I met a girl 5 years ago and we became close. I was young &full of life. Overtime, we decided that we would marry and perhaps have a family one day. I...
    waqman1 waqman1 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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