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Contracts
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

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.

posted March 7, 2018
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A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Contracts are malarkey. We are treated worse than injured animals and pets.

posted January 4
Spinal Steroid Injections
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

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!

posted January 5, 2018
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Same here Kathy 1943.. I don't have cord stimulator nor will I ever have it
I'm in constant pain. I've had 4 cervical surgeries. With the last 2 being within 24 hours of each other. I also had the… read more

posted August 25, 2022
Has Any One Else Had Their Pain Meds Cut Because Of The Phoney CDC Report On Dosages 90 Mmg Morphine Equalivent ?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

My doctor quoted some CDC report that was intended as a guideline for general practitioners that said no chronic pain patient should be prescribed more then 90mmg of morphine equalivent for chronic pain patients irregardless of pain levels or time on opioids. The DEA jumped all over this reccomdation and is using it to force pain doctors to drasticly cut medications, leaving millions of us in dire pain without help or hope.

posted May 16, 2018
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Medicare is also limited pain procedure. Can't have but 2 epidural and RFAs per year
Those used to keep me somewhat active. Of course nerves grow back. But used to get at least 10 a year...I'm having… read more

posted April 20
Does Anyone Else Suffer Weight Issues Due To Medication?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

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.

posted June 14, 2016
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A MyChronicPainTeam Member

Thanks for response

posted January 30, 2022
Do You Feel Like You Are Just In The Way?
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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.

posted November 26, 2017
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Yes. I'm always either in the way or completely invisible 😢

posted March 12
Is Anyone Else Being Forced To Get Off Their Pain Medications?
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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 options being considered or offered, no plan if… read more

posted May 29, 2018 (edited)
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To be honest and frank. No I dont feel that. What Ive experienced is a support system offering alternatives to drugs which in my case had some horrible side effects and didn’t really work. So no… read more

posted March 15
Do You Have Sweating Issues Regardless Of The Temp In Your Environment
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

posted May 23, 2017 (edited)
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A MyChronicPainTeam Member

so hemp seed helps?

posted August 27, 2022
What Are Your Hints To Get The Best Rest?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

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.

posted February 18, 2018
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Yes, that should be the definition of normal :) Each individual is totally different from another one, even identical siblings, which is perfectly normal.

posted May 12
How Do You Cope When You Feel Physically And Mentally Exhausted?
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

I struggle daily with various pains but usually push through and continue to work my 8hour days at work. More and more recently I am struggling with not only the physical tiredness but the mental tiredness. I spend most of my days complaining how tired I feel get home and physically feel like I can’t move or do anything else. I cannot seem to shake this feeling

posted February 6, 2018
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@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, I will eat the passion fruit 1hen it's ripe.

posted May 18, 2021
Do You Ever Feel You Are Losing Control
A MyChronicPainTeam Member asked a question 💭

Does anyone else feel that they are getting worse pain increasing feeling a bit anxious & paranoid.
The control you usually have to manage what is wrong is just slipping away. Doctor does not seem to understand "Well it's a degenerative condition" & you worry that the day will come when you are out of options
I think winter is probably worse for this. Folk say you will be fine!! NO you know what I wont be "fine" I will never be fine again. What do others do when they hit rock bottom?

posted January 30, 2018
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The one good thing about hitting rock bottom is that there is only 1 direction to go, and no, I'm not talking about left or right but up up up. If you feel your doctor isn't giving you what you need… read more

posted February 1
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