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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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I was type 2 diabetic i have had it twice in past years and i lost about 15Kg and my Blood reading went back to normal .On the opioid i have been on for 23 years i have a check up every year with my… read more

posted about 1 month ago

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!

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I have been tho every treatment known the only thing I have not done for my lower back which a Dr screwed up twice is the spinal block and I refuse that treatment because I've heard of very bad… read more

posted 2 months ago

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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Yes most Definitely tested it out before my gastric sleeve in 2017. I take one daily 300mg because when I take two I gain weight.

posted 10 months ago

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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thank you @A MyChronicPainTeam Member 💙 and likewise!

posted about 1 month ago

Has Any One Else Had Their Pain Meds Cut Because Of The Phoney CDC Report On Dosages 90 Mmg Morphine Equalivent ?

Has Any One Else Had Their Pain Meds Cut Because Of The Phoney CDC Report On Dosages 90 Mmg Morphine Equalivent ?

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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thank you I love it ,I am doing fine , I had joined Planet Fitness about 6 days ago and I enjoy it, I feel better also from quitting smoking at 8:30 am ot will be 5 days , how are you doing

posted about 1 month ago

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 options being considered or offered, no plan if… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I think it is awful that insurance companies are making the decisions regarding any medicine the doctor orders. It happened to me

posted 6 months ago

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

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thanks for the tip. I've been using Evening Primrose Oil and Red clover. It's good to see there's an alternate 🙂

posted 20 days ago

How Do You Cope When You Feel Physically And Mentally Exhausted?

How Do You Cope When You Feel Physically And Mentally Exhausted?

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

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

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

posted 7 months ago

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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I use tizanidine to get 3 hrs & about 40 mins a sleep a night. That’s the only thing that’ll help. Hope anyone that’s looking for rest to find something that’ll work. Hang in there.

posted 9 months ago

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 laws or the national CDC Guidelines for pain managers and their use of opioid. Thanking you all in… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I hope this doesn’t offend anyone, but it reminds me of Hitler’s strategy. First get rid of disabled people. They know they can’t just put us in camps or line us up and just shoot us. They are doing… read more

posted 4 months ago
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