Living with chronic pain

Gastroparesis and Fibromyalgia

  • By lewism33 · Posted April 18, 2014
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  • Does anyone have both GP AND Fibromyalgia? I do and it is very hard to determine if my pain, especially back pain, is from GP or the fibro. I have received trigger point injections in the upper back in ...

Can’t fill opiate Rx? File ADA complaint

  • By Zyp · New reply April 14, 2014
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  • A suggestion from Steve Ariens, a pharmacist, pharmacy advocate, blogger, and National Public Relations Director for The Pharmacy Alliance ( "If a patient is denied a medication ...

Started the epidural flood injections

  • By Goldie21 · New reply April 12, 2014
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  • Went to the back specialists today and started th injections and am put on 300mg of gabapentin 3 times a day along with the norcos I've already been taking, guess ill see how this works out now! Doing ...

Help!! Love your doctor but his staff treats you horrible?

  • By mymichelina · New reply April 11, 2014
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  • I have been seeing the same Primary Doctor for over 20 years. My husband is his patient, as well as my children as they became adults. He is very mild mannered and reassuring. He will "fight" for the ...

New script called metaxalone 800mg

  • By Goldie21 · New reply April 8, 2014
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  • I'm wanting to know if anyone has ever had this before? My doc prescribed it to me this morning to take 3 to 4 times aday what will I benefit from this, does it help? I'm also taking it with my hydrocodone ...

Pain Management

  • By gimpy55 · New reply March 30, 2014
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  • Any suggestions for sleeping with chronic pain? Medication schedules, sleeping positions, bed manufacturers, etc? I cannot sleep on my left side because my shoulder will dislocate. Thanks ...

RAIN! I guess I should've been a meteorologist.

  • By elizabeth_sterling · New reply March 30, 2014
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  • As soon as I woke up this morning, without opening my eyes, I knew it was raining, and it wouldn't stop for at least 24 hours. I checked the weather report and was spot on! I couldn't even squeeze my ...

Signed a contract

  • By Goldie21 · New reply March 26, 2014
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  • Well this morning met with my doc and he made me sign a contract for my meds I'm taking 5/325 norcos and had me take a urine sample which came back normal of course, so I can keep taking my pain meds ...

Can somebody give me some advice please

  • By Goldie21 · New reply March 25, 2014
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  • Can somebody give me some advice on my discussion? I'm just worried that's all. I need some reassurance ...

Switching to a higher dose???

  • By Goldie21 · New reply March 25, 2014
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  • Tommarrow is my I visit with my doc before I get my MRI on wed this week and get my pain meds refilled. What I'm wondering is if I should ask him for a higher dose as of currently I'm taking 5/325 norcos ...


  • By Goldie21 · New reply March 24, 2014
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  • Hello everyone! Last week I talked bout how I lost all my meds and called my doc requested for more well he gave me just enough pain meds to last me from Monday to Monday a me they are. Ow all gone as ...

Great pain-tracking App

  • By elizabeth_sterling · New reply March 17, 2014
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  • After realizing that I couldn't remember further back than the last couple of weeks, I knew I needed a better way to track my pain/symptoms. I have FM, MCTD, and other AI diseases that cause chronic pain ...


  • By sunshine2020 · New reply March 16, 2014
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  • Hi this happened to me yesterday....was the scariest and worst day this year...I am tired of being abused by the medical profession....and the USA should legalize all drugs so we don't have to be treated ...

Tarlov Cyst Experiences

  • By Seekeroftruth · New reply March 15, 2014
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  • Hi, I am very interested in learning about other people's experiences with Tarlov cysts -- symptoms, pain management, medication, surgery, post-op, recuperation period (how it went), when improvement ...

More than just pain, "Pain with it's own mind"

  • By boogysue · New reply March 12, 2014
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  • Living with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is the worst. Being a "rare Disease" which I already had to explain to Dr.'s now since they have decided to put it in a group of painful diseases named CRPS ...

fentanyl patch

  • By mm9 · New reply March 10, 2014
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  • Hi ive been living with extreme pain in my starting to spread to my hands have tried lyrica, gabapatin andmost recently put on morphine..but no relief. Has anyone tried fentanyl patches? Feeling ...

Pain Doc Jerk ~ HELP!

  • By BinkyJ · New reply March 5, 2014
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  • Goodmorning! I'm seeing my rheumy this afternoon, and I'm gonna ask for more and/or better pain pills. Mt Pain doc dumped me because he wanted to do procedures (epidural shots) on my back, but said because ...

Sudden stoping of cymbalta

  • By aliveagain51 · New reply March 1, 2014
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  • Last week at my dr appt. we discussed if cymbalta(off chart dosing 120mg-his idea) was doing any good. I already knew it was not relieving enough pain to tolerate side effects. My depression was getting ...

gastroparesis pain

  • By carmenrichardson · New reply February 28, 2014
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  • I need someone to relate to me.ive been hving gp pain all day everyday..wat can I do.I feel like no one understands.ive in n out da hospital cause I have been enduring painful stomach pain n nausea n ...


  • By carmenrichardson · New reply February 26, 2014
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  • I have "gastroparesis"can anyone tell me how to manage pain...I got a j tube cause I couldnt eat..n im on oxycodone n the mg is not strong enough..can you give me remedies on how deal with this PAIN..I ...

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