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Does anyone else suffer weight issues due to medication?

Does anyone else suffer weight issues due to medication?

Hi, I have been on Lyrica for about 6 months and have put on about 12 kgs. The problem is it is mostly around my middle section and added to the chronic pain it is getting me down. Has anyone else experienced weight gain while on Lyrica and how do you combat it. Really need to be able to lose some of this weight as the extra kgs are making my back pain worse.

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was on 120mg of Lyrica for two years and i put on so much weight.It just added to my back pain which wasn't good for me and my pain levels.It can… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Spinal steroid injections

Spinal steroid injections

I have been assessed at the pain clinic as a candidate for spinal steroid injections every six months. I have severe spinal stenosis on several levels in my lumbar spine.

Has anyone had these injections, and if yes, what are some of the side affects and also what are the positives?....I'm seeking a balanced picture.

Any information will be extremely appreciated!

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I had nerve blocks a few years ago and I easnt as bad as I am now! My advice...try it but the it did feck all for me and was painful operation.Would I… read more

posted 12 days ago
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Have you in any way been impacted by the new CDC guidelines that pain managers are using to require reductions in opioids?

Have you in any way been impacted by the new CDC guidelines that pain managers are using to require reductions in opioids?

I am collecting information in an attempt to contact those that are making our laws about opioid addiction. I have already contacted some law makers. When the new proposals are announce, I want to be very ready to get active in trying to be sure that those of us in chronic pain are not ignored in the process. Please be very specific if you feel that you have already been affected by new state… read more

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I am effected & my problems aren't all addressed yet but because of the new laws I've had to cut back & in the process of getting off the… read more

posted 5 months ago
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Is anyone else being forced to get off their pain medications?

Is anyone else being forced to get off their pain medications?

I have been having a rough weekend with my pain and my depression/anxiety and more so, far of what is to come, after recently finding out I’m being forced off of my pain medication. My health insurance is stating that they are tapering me down due to the obvious opioid crisis going on in the world which I completely understand, but to leave me with so many questions, no choice in this decision, no non-opioid medications or alternative treatment… read more

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

It's totally fucked up and they could care less how much pain anyone is in. Government says it's ok for the doctors to kill us literally to shut us up.… read more

posted 16 days ago
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Do you feel like you are just in the way?

Do you feel like you are just in the way?

Does anyone feel like all you do is get in the way and slow everyone else down? As though everyone wants to get somewhere yesterday and you can't do so until tomorrow and so they are all ready and waiting at the door and you sometimes just end up passing on the trip, or activity, because you are still trying to get on your shoes and coat, so to speak.

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Your right the world full of holes. That’s why I stay inside. No one can bother me

edited, originally posted 11 days ago
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Do you have sweating issues regardless of the temp in your environment

Do you have sweating issues regardless of the temp in your environment

Regardless of how cool/cold it is around me I will sweat a ridiculously large amount and my ears get red and actually feel hot. It's like my internal thermostat is out of wack, I can just be sitting for this to start so I was wondering if any one else has dealt with this and if so how do you deal with it

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I can certainly empathize. I'll be fine for a while, then boom...sweat beads area forming all over my head! I HATE it, and have hated it for the past 35… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Contracts

Contracts

Did anyone else have to sign a contract with their Dr.? I had to sign a promise that I would not accept any controlled substance from any other Dr. Or his service will be terminated.

When I was taken to the ER with a fractured clavicle I had no idea what they were giving me in the IV. I FOUND OUT LATER.

I found out from my family Dr. That CBD drops will affect your urine test and will show up. BE FOREWARNED.

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was using CBD lotion but that had thc in it to. I am on a pain contract so it is a no go for me but it did work good. Going to bed now God bless
Geri… read more

posted 27 days ago
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Can you do more sharing through books

Can you do more sharing through books

What types of books to you like to read. Who are your two favorite authors. What is the best book you've read in the past year? Perhaps this sharing of books well help us to find great new books and authors. It would nice to have like minded readers be able to share and talk about books. We certainly could use some fun distractions in our lives. Jean

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I have had a lot of authors that I liked over the years I think you go through phases of what you enjoy reading just now I like who dun its, sci fi,… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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What are your hints to get the best rest?

What are your hints to get the best rest?

We all rest. I am almost professional at it. I awake some times feeling well rested, other times I am immediately ready to go back to sleep again.

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was joking MicheleGraziano

posted 4 months ago
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Has anyone tried Kratom for pain relief?

Has anyone tried Kratom for pain relief?

Kratom is a plant being used for pain control. It is illegal in some states, but not in mine. I've heard it's good for pain control. Anyone here in this group ever try it ?

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A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thank you

posted over 2 years ago
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