Has anyone tried serotonin (5-HT) for pain management? Serotonin is available on line and lots of information in the literature about serotonin playing role in pain modulation. If you have tried it would love to hear from you.
I have tried Kratom, poppy seed tea, CBD oil & MM. Still looking for alternative to pain meds
What kind of CBD oil, and what milligram of the oil. It does work but you have to use the right one. Most are junk. I have the best, I will get you it, but that is a big problem for people not getting the right does and milligrams. Kava Kava is a better herb, serotonin is a relaxer, but you can through yourself out of brain balance with experiment with brain chemicals. GABA in small does help to regulate the tension and panic, so does KavaKava. So does the THC in a full spectrum CBD oil. It's legal up to .9%. The one I carry is .3% which I have never had problem with testing. Pain is a depressant, and chronic pain cause the brain to tell you to stop, lay, and quit. That is why so many people are committing suicide. The hypo thymus helps to control the reaction to pain. And THC is a master at that, in lower doses. I am a trained RN, and RT, that has studied natural herbs, vitamins, biochemistry, psychology, and Neuroscience. If you don't get relief their is a new pain drug on the market that works with the brain and endomorphine sites in the brain & body.
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@A MyChronicPainTeam Member How much does the kavakava help with pain?
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, Kratom is mildly helpful early in the day. It does not help much with pain above 3/10. It does help postpone taking other meds in the morning which I appreciate. Powder is much cheaper than capsules. I add it to tea to mask the taste. Capsules are more convenient so I have both and alternate depending on the situation.
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Ok, read National Geographics magazine Jan 2020 called PAIN.
And a Book: STOP the Pain, the Six to Fix, Dr. Scott K. Hannen
Best to articles on Pain and helping your self. It damages on if you want to treat symptoms or address the problems. High recommend both. The botanical Dopa Mucuna is very similar to Dopamine, and natural enzyme that the brain uses to feel good. Tryptophan is a protein at the brain uses to relax, kava kava is a herbal that the body uses to reduce stress. Valeriean is a herbal that creates a sleeping pattern for the body. Being that pain alters the brain chemistry, these prior agents are very good at helping to rebalance. There is also a device that is approved by Medicare that is attached to your ear for 1 week, off for 1 week and put back on for another week and is been said to reset the brain chemistry. Pain is a depressant, it will stop you and shut you down that's its job. Knowing this you must understand that pain can cause your brain to shut down and it can cause you to die. Is important to understand how your body reacts with pain, that's why I suggest the National geographic magazine January 2020 to read the most current science on pain. The second book called stop the pain the six to fix is equally important because it set you on a path back to correcting what is creating your pain. Both are important to someone trying to get out from under hurting all the time. It is been stated in more than one place and in history that you can allow your body to heal by doing the right things. Treating symptoms does not heal your body. Being a nurse and RT, studying biochemistry psychology and Neuroscience, I have a greater understanding of how this body works so I'd recommend that you read those two items and build yourself a plan on getting your body back. It is achievable.
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@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, I take a gram/pound of body weight so 175 grams. I like to take less on good days so 125 g in the evening. On bad days take 225g x 2 but that does not seem to help as much as one would hope.
@A MyChronicPainTeam Member I ended up trying Cymbalta, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). By far the strongest drug @ 20mg I have ever taken. Oh my gosh. I was intoxicated, had trouble thinking, light headed, whirly spinny feeling, hit a car in the parking lot, etc. Side note: stronger than any pain med I have taken I only have somnolence with norco or percocet no euphoria. It dulls the pain and that's it. Stuck with it for 6 weeks but did not help with pain. So glad to get off that.
So a lot of doctors order SSRI"s for patients with pain but they are also used for depression. They are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. Meaning they leave more serotonin in the brain by limiting its reabsorption. You must be careful because there is a thing called Serotonin Syndrome and it can be deadly. Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft, Prozac these are some examples of SSRI's.