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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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Yes….

posted about 2 months ago

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:

I have never had to sign a contract like that one
I am a Certified Counselor, and I never have had any one who needs my services sign such a contract, nor will I
I welcome those, who see different… read more

posted about 1 month ago

National Pain Report...a Must Read For Everyone Fighting Back For Medication!!!!!

National Pain Report...a Must Read For Everyone Fighting Back For Medication!!!!!

I happened upon a survey/Questioner from the national pain report. They are fighting back amongst the effects the opioid crisis is having, tying our doctors hands in properly treating us with the medications we need. They collected 1700 questioners along with each patients stories. A few weeks ago their findings and recommendations were brought before the F D A. We are fighting back!!!!! The findings and recommendations can be found in part one and part two of the report. They do have a… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

How do I find this news?

posted about 2 hours 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:

I’m always hot. I bought this fan that you wear around your neck. Crazy thing works I found it on line.

posted 5 months 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:

Much of the issue is Big Pharm. They should also not be involved.

posted 5 days 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:

They don't help in wv either they want it gone and the people that use it the rite way and the other way

posted 4 months ago

Not Totally Pain Related ...and More Of A Comment

Not Totally Pain Related ...and More Of A Comment

More of an WISH.... I wish this site had a "Chat" component". Sometimes I stay on here for awhile, and like to look for responses to mine or others posts, etc. BUT.... I would love to able to talk to people in REAL TIME, and not have to wait to see responses, etc. Since my entire social life is now online, as I am sure is true for many of us, I would find a chat extremely beneficial and therapuetic. I belong to an artists chatroom, but that is public, and people come in all the time who we have… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Im also up all night i believe caused by my pain meds so yes it would be nice to be able to talk to someone or in my case as i live with my mother, we could txt so not wake up other members of the… read more

posted about 2 years 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 they hit rock bottom?

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Well I looked back again to remind myself what we had all been talking about & here is my musings... Don't give up. I have not been here much lately. I had a small stroke 28th May I had been going to… read more

posted over 1 year 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:

Thanks for response

posted 4 months ago

Is There A Movement To Join To Increase Awareness And Get Laws Passed To Protect The Chronic Pain Patient?

Is There A Movement To Join To Increase Awareness And Get Laws Passed To Protect The Chronic Pain Patient?

Chronic pain patients are being forgotten about and punished with all these new laws and pressure from the government and states regarding opioid use
Chronic pain patients need help to get the medication they need. Drug addicts now use meth, heroin, etc. They no longer use opioids because they are so hard to get. Help is needed. I am so tired of being treated like an addict. I want my life back, I need help. Opioids is all that helps. Why should I and so many others like me continue to… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

No I wish more like under 300 for disability and Social Securitiy under 600. They have to keep us in poverty or their not happy. They could have gave us enough to live on but it might take a dollar… read more

posted 2 months ago
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