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How Is Everyone Doing Right Now?

How Is Everyone Doing Right Now?

Just wondering how everyone, is doing right now.
Looking forward to reading your answers.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.

posted about 4 hours ago

Occipital Nerve Injection

Occipital Nerve Injection

Just wondering if anyone has had an Occipital Nerve injection due to have one next month and wondered what to expect?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Sorry I do not. No I have not have the injection, that your going to have. I would suggest two things, talk to your Dr and make Google your friend. I hope this helps.

posted 3 days ago

Massage Therapist Recommendations For Los Angeles Area

Massage Therapist Recommendations For Los Angeles Area

Does anyone have a massage therapist who they would recommend in the Los Angeles area (preferably in the valley) for severe chronic pain due to cervicothoracic neuromuscular spasms? Preferably someone affiliated with a medical clinic/who can bill to insurance, but any and all recommendations are appreciated!

No

No

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I have been having trouble with my computer & now that's fixed. But it shows my husband 's name instead of mine. It should be Linda Zieske.

posted 8 days ago

How Is Everyone's Emotions Right Now?

How Is Everyone's Emotions Right Now?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Feeling tired and in pain today...was careful not to do to much during p.t. sessions so I will not be in agony! How are you doing Rev.?

posted 13 days ago

Is It Legal For Doctors To Refuse You As A New Patient Because Of A Complicated Medical History?

Is It Legal For Doctors To Refuse You As A New Patient Because Of A Complicated Medical History?

I had 3 separate doctors refuse me as a new patient because of my complicated medical issues and taking morphine which I have been on 12 years. I have never been accused of abusing my meds when asked to do pee tests every test was my script meds. I have a great doctors now I see him once a month and get all meds at once. I go to a small family owned pharmacy and I get to know them Jane when I couldn’t get my script during Covid he refilled all my meds no issue.

Pain patients should also have a… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Poodle, unfortunately it seems they are looking for any reason to kick people out. Chairs are the same in most of them. The worst part is that this mess with restricting opioids was simply… read more

posted 24 days ago

Does Anyone Know What Pain Meds Cause Weight Gain?

Does Anyone Know What Pain Meds Cause Weight Gain?

I used to take Aripriprazole 10mg per day but came off it last year to see if it would help me loose weight, it hasn’t helped & my mood has been affected, I feel so low & am thinking of seeing if I can go back on it.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thanks Lawrence & Revdrgeraldjol
I take 600mg of Pregabalin per day which takes the edge off the nerve pain but I think that is a weight gainer medication too. My Doctor has put me back on 5mg of… read more

posted 9 days ago

Is Anyone Suffering From Emotional Pain Right Now?

Is Anyone Suffering From Emotional Pain Right Now?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, are you a doctor?

When pain meds are taken correctly, they are most helpful and do not mess with one's emotional health and well being. In fact, the opposite is true.

I… read more

posted 20 days ago

Is It A Psychologist Who Does Diagnosis For Mental Illnesses?

Is It A Psychologist Who Does Diagnosis For Mental Illnesses?

I've attempted to search it online but it just confuses me. Does anybody here know?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I refuse to ever go to the er I don't care if I'm dying after being treated like a drug addict for going to get my shoulder checked after I fell and tore my rotator cuff being refused medical… read more

posted 24 days ago

How Many Medications Does Somebody Have To Take Until They Are Officially A Drug Addict?

How Many Medications Does Somebody Have To Take Until They Are Officially A Drug Addict?

I'm generally interested because people are starting to call me one. ☹️

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was accused of drug seeking behavoiur because I keep telling the doctor that the medication is not helping. I took a Pharmacogenetic DNA test. Turns out I metabolize medications ultra-rapid, and I… read more

posted 3 days ago
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