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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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Acceptance, although difficult most of the time, is a must. We are not promised pain free lives here on earth. The Bible says in Matthew 5:45 that "He… read more

posted 10 days 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 had 2 or 3 and the last injection didn't really help much at all. But you have to weigh your options and maybe try one to see if it helps. Hope… read more

posted 4 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:

Y'all have hit everything u have been through. I feel like i am a hindrance. I also, get moody & testy. My husband tries so hard to understand, but… 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:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member
Oh yes ankles swelling, difficulty breathing with the added weight, sore back hips and knees. Just to name a few things med… read more

posted 6 months 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… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

If you are being taken off your pain meds cold turkey go to your task force in the area of your Doctor N report them !!! They CAN NOT DO THIS TO YOU !!!… read more

posted 20 days 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:

Absolutely, chronic pain and perimenopause don't mix. I get hot flashes all the time related to both issues I mentioned and sometimes they overlap. At… read more

posted 12 days ago

Losing Interest In Hobbies Due To Chronic Pain?

Losing Interest In Hobbies Due To Chronic Pain?

During the last ten years since my diagnosis I have found myself losing interest in hobbies more and more.
Has anyone else lost interest in things that they used to enjoy due to their chronic pain?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Yes i stopped riding my 2008 1800cc goldwing motor bike i spend my time playing with my grand son its great my daughter is having a boy in march can not… read more

posted 8 months 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:

Fortunately I’m not working. I usually get about at least an hour and a half maybe two hour nap. Most times if I don’t stay moving in the morning, I may… read more

posted about 2 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… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I'm with you..after chemo my body just hurts. .muscle pain. Arthritis. .neuropathy. .they took all my pain meds away I'm suicidal for sure.can not find… read more

posted 5 months ago

Do You Ever Feel You Are Losing Control

Do You Ever Feel You Are Losing Control

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… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Here goes another long day with doctors. Three appointments. One with my breast surgeon once with my family doctor and one with my radiation doctor.… read more

posted 2 days ago
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