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Looking For A Good Pain Management Dr./Clinic in the St. Paul, MN Area

Hi To All! I have severe and chronic pain as a result of degenerative disc disease. I've had a total of 4 surgeries including two where I was fitted for titanium rods in my back. I have recently found I have another badly herniated disc. I have been treated over the last couple years at a pain clinic here in the St. Paul area but I just found out I'll be getting yet another PA to take over my care. This will make 4 in approximately 18… read more

posted about 23 hours ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User

Diarrhea from neuropathy or pain

Does anyone else seem to get diarrhea when neuropathy or pain levels are high. This happens to me several times a week. Food is not related..some days I eat whatever I want and I am fine( I do have a problem digesting fats but some days I seem to tolerate them better) I am looking for all sorts of triggers and there is no pattern..any thoughts?

tags: SMALL FIBER PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY Diarrhea

posted 1 day ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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Yes I find there is an increase in diarrhea, when the pain increases. My digestive system works very slow. Ice cream is the only trigger food. I figure… read more

posted about 5 hours ago

Has anyone else used the Painscale app? If so was it helpful?

I've been using and seems very insightful.

posted 2 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User

What's the name of it. I'd like to take a look at it and maybe even use it.

posted 1 day ago

How do you guys deal with having to do manual labour

I have been fighting with the doctors about a diagnosis for years. Finally come up with fibromyalgia they haven't given me any pain meds except naproxen and amitripline and I have to waitress and I'm in a great deal of pain. Is there anything else you take that doesn't have to be prescribed to help you.

tags: #Fibromyalgia #working #work

posted 4 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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@A MyChronicPainTeam User
Amitriptilene is a very old treatment for fibro..there are many others like lyrica or neurontin...many others too. It sounds… read more

posted 1 day ago

does pain keep you up at night or sometimes keep you from getting a good nights sleep or does pain even get elevated at night for you?

Also, I cannot lay flat. I have to sleep upright in a recliner. i don't even own a bed anymore it's been years since i've been able to lay flat. anybody else have this challenge? i met one other person here.

tags: night pain sleeping upright pain elavated at night

posted 5 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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@A MyChronicPainTeam User i understand. i have no bed can't sleep in one anymore. Hope you get a recliner soon or a medical bed where you can sleep… read more

posted 3 days ago

Has anyone tried Chiropractic? Has it helped reduce any of the pain?

I just found out my straight medicaid will pay for 18 visits with no co pay then medicare picks up for ten dollar co-pay. I cannot start until next month because no-funds for transportation but willing to give it a try. Even if it takes only a 1 down on the pain scale i'm ranging from an 8 to 9 lately. So very willing to get that scale lowered.

posted 7 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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@TrishScruton-Hello,I can't do any chiropractic at all!! I have such Bad osteoperosis,that It could break my back if I tried to have an alignment!! I… read more

posted 6 days ago

Whats a good muscle relaxer for fibro ? I already take flexeril and its not helping anymore .

posted 7 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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Tizanidine, I believe you build up a tolerance for some muscle relaxers, not the same ones work for everyone. Sometimes you have to try several before… read more

posted 4 days ago

Are there any foods you avoid to reduce developing a flare?

tags: Avoiding foods

posted 9 days ago by A MyChronicPainTeam User
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Hi @A MyChronicPainTeam User, I have C hrons disease and have had it for 17 years. My gastroenterologist gave me Remidil by IV. I had to go to the… read more

posted about 14 hours ago
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