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Cholesterol medication and severe muscle pain

I have a problem with high cholesterol yet when put on any type of cholesterol medication, statin or non-statin I have severe muscle pain. Does anyone else have this type of problem and if so, what have you done about it?? I have tried herbal medication and otc medication, but NOTHING works for me. Does anyone have a solution??

posted 1 day ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User

treatment for stenosis of the spine

Low back pain gotten much worse even with physical therapy. Doctor ordered an MRI and I was diagnosed with Stenosis of the lumbar spine causing severe pain in legs. Doctor recommended surgery. I am afraid of back surgery. Have heard all kinds of horror stories about pain becoming worse. My cardiologist said surgery is simply opening up the narrowed spine area to free the nerves that are being crushed by the stenosis. Otherwise it gets worse. Is it really that simple? Anyone… read more

tags: Hope someone can respond to this and give me some peace of mind.

posted 3 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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I had lumbar surgery August 2015 and I can't be happier with the results! One less pain issue to have to deal with! I was walking pain-free hours after… read more

posted 1 day ago

Best supplements for Osteoarthritis ? What about Essential Oils?

Have taken turmeric but dont see any improvement. Also Chondotronin (probably spelled incorrecty) and no improvement either. My pain is primarily in knees and ankles going down stairs or even stepping off a curb. I got to take 1 step at a time. Going up stairs isn't as painful and I can walk up easier as long as I'm holding hand rail. Osteoarthritis in knees and ankles and feet have made me a very slow walker. I guess I walk slower so I won't fall .… read more

tags: Osteoarthitis Stiffness Walking downstairs Bending over Bending knees

posted 5 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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That chond was proven a few years ago to be worthless, save your money

posted 4 days ago

Information on CBD oil or there's a patch I have read about for diabetic neuropathy pain?

| am looking for any and all feedback on people that have either tried CBD oil or the patch (not sure what's it's called) that helps with fibromyalgia pain and diabetic neuropathy pain. I have seen adverts for the CBD oil but not sure if it works or not and before I invest a lot of money I would like feedback. I would especially like feedback from people in BC, Canada as to where to get these products.

tags: #CBD oil #fibromyalgia #diabetic neuropathy

posted 7 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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I use CBD,go to HEALTHY HEMP OIL,you can get a free order to see if it helps,after that order if you want or not,hope this helps!

posted 4 days ago

Does anyone but me see why Nevada is known for being the state having the most opioid "abuse"?

When I moved from the L. A. area near the ocean to Las Vegas, I noticed a dramatic decrease in joint pain (I was diagnosed with degenerative arthritis and DJD in 1982). A lot of medical professionals and law enforcement officers have spoken out about the "opioid crisis " being the worst in Nevada than in any other state.
Doesn't it make sense though, because many people with chronic pain due to arthritis have moved here… read more

tags: Opiates opioid limits Dry climate Humidity

posted 8 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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My pills are locked in a safe as is next months rx. We have had one of my husbands relatives steal his Gamapentin. At the time I was not taking it and… read more

posted about 21 hours ago

What do you do for pain

About the only thing i take is aleve for pain i hate taking pills of any kind most of the time i just deal with the pain i don't have insurance and working only 20 hour's a week so i can;t afford to go the doc the one place i was going to don't deal in chronic pain the visit's was only 25.00 a visit but with working only 20 hours a week is just enough to pay the rent thank god water,electric is included i have found that soaking in epsom salt help's some

posted 9 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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Icy hot, also but not while using the keynote ointment a heating pad 20 minutes on 20minutes off
Same with ice pack
Use ice pack always for a new injury… read more

posted 4 days ago

Withdrawal from oxycodone

Does anyone have experience with withdrawal symptoms from a reduction in dosage of oxycodone - 15mg to 10 mg with 12 hour interval frequency? I have voluntarily requested this reduction because I feel I am becoming addicted and I am suffering in various ways over the last few days. Any suggestions or help out there please?

tags: Withdrawal symptoms from oxycodone

posted 9 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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@A MyChronicPainTeam User, I didn't realize that I was addicted to it! I was almost shocked! I have tried CBD oil, 2 different kinds. I don't get any… read more

posted 2 days ago

I am wondering if any one is using CBD Oil?

I have been using cbd oil for 6 months and I have been able to cut way down on my opiate meds. It is really helping with my fibro. However, not so much with my joint pain right now. May have to have hip replacement. Any way if any of you are using it I would like to know how you like it...

posted 13 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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I would be lost without medical marijuana. Since they took away my pain meds, this is the only source of relief I have available. I find a decrease in… read more

posted 11 days ago

How do you find getting time off work for hospital appointments?

I was called on Monday being offered an appointment for Wednesday morning to have my impacted wisdom tooth removed. I requested to take Thursday off work and my boss wasn’t too happy with this due to the fact it was such short notice. I understand it totally for her point of view that she would be loosing money (i am a beauty therapist working in a salon and did have clients booked in). She basically asked if i could change the appointment for the… read more

posted 13 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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I'd wait until afternoon the day b/4 and see how I feel. Just because it's normal in 48 hrs. doesn't mean it will happen to you. If you have to you have… read more

posted 13 days ago

How many here have siblings and extended family with RSD

IN doing some research I have found out that there are. 3 out of 6 siblings(mine)that have RSD...7 OUT OF 10 Aunts also have it...not including cousins.....THIS IS ON MY MOM'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY

So I'm wondering if it runs in anyone else's family...

It's a question to make your brain hurt.......think about all the old folks back in the day diagnosed with arthritis...


tags: Family diagnosed with RSD

posted 13 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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@A MyChronicPainTeam User

Oh, yes, I know about ALS/Lou Gehrig's. And Stephen Hawking. The Big Bang Theory actually began with a priest (Georges… read more

edited, originally posted 11 days ago
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