Has anyone else decided to go with pain managment instead of pain killers?

Has anyone else decided to go with pain managment instead of pain killers?

At one point I was on 12 T3’s a day for the lower back pain from the collapsing discs; especially S1-L5. The next step was to go on Opiods (hope I spelled it right) anyway. I decided to go for a breast reduction and pain management instead. Anyone else?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member
My bladder doesn’t know it has to go either, because my scs has turned off those nerves. I haven’t used it in 4 weeks, I may have been able to turn them back on...

Enjoy those littlest!

Blessings

Cheryll

posted about 1 month ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I have tried everything under the sun except pain pump or stimulator. I do NOT go to a pain management doc because they are either pill mills or refuse to give you any sort of help and treat you like an addict. From the beginning my doc started me on the heavy duty meds, fentanyl patches, oxycontin, and we worked our way down to hydrocodone 7.5. Along with that I took tramadol up to 400mg a day. I still tried acupuncture, acupressure, pool therapy, pt, breast reduction surgery (biggest regret of my life as the dr was an arrogant ass and did not care about his patients. He forgot to do a lift and I have the most horrendous scars from it) , steroid shots in neck and low back for scistica.( those work for s year for me). The biggest thing that has helped me is God and my attitude. I find the positives in everything. My pl is now normally at a 3. I even worked my way out of a flare a few months back without going in. The issue I have that my positivity is not helping is incontinence. As soon as my breathing issue is figure out I will be getting an interstim put in to stimulate the nerves so I know I have to go.
Hugs & prayers Susie

posted about 1 month ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Got good news yesterday; pain dr is going to try steriod shot at the S1 nerve site to see if it is inflamation!! If it cits down on the pai lwvel that would be great!!!

posted about 1 month ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member
It's a fair question. Much has changed in the last 3 to 4 years due to a report by the CDC. Many doctors are running scared of using any opioid medication. As a result, it's not the "first line of defence" it used to be. It's not all bad. A healthier outlook from the beginning can avoid cases of addiction when there are other ways. I spent almost 2yrs going through alternate means. It started without any hard meds to start with, but resulted in 7 hospitalizations in the 1st yr. The next were an attempt at a mix of medications and non-med options. Before going long in telling, let me say, I started that 2nd yr with the wrong doc. Not because of his specialty, but simply him. Didn't know for 7yrs after leaving, but mine is a long and complex journey. Mostly, I wanted you to know what's behind your question. Hope it helps.
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posted 20 days ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Arent pain killers used for pain management? Your question is confusing.....

posted 20 days ago
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