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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.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Caffeine free tea/coffee/sodas/soft drinks, drink camomile tea

edited, originally posted 5 days 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:

I take several medications that make you gain weight. I finally decided that if I wanted to be in less pain and happy in life I had to accept the trade. I could quit taking them then I would be in so… read more

posted about 3 hours ago

Some Help Finding A Dr.

Some Help Finding A Dr.

HI! Ii need held to find a doctor who will take me as a patient. I'm currently leaving in Quebec but will be moving to Frederecton NB with my fiancee. Whi is from there. I will have my medical file with me. Anyways the doctor I have has no clue how to help me i would also need a friend cause I'll be leaving everyone and everthing I know. So please if you can help me find the help I need I also cant work and have time be on disability. So have to go and have my welfare transfered. Well… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Best bet is to google what doctors are available in the area of which u live. Here in the US we have different insurances so we have to find one that our insurance will let us use. Hopefully someone… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Pain Management Doctors

Pain Management Doctors

Does anyone know a good pain management doctor in Euless/ Southlake or Plano Texas? All everyone wants to do is additional surgeries
I have seizures and they want to do some kind of pain stimulator. I fall on my back during a seizure. The neurologist afraid it will injure my spinal column. I had a really good pain management doctor but got injured at work and his staff laughed at me then accused me of being rude. The orthopedic surgeon had to drain blood off of my left hip do to the injury. I… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Eventually you will have to say "NO". Im sorry staff was rude. Their day will come around 40ish

posted 13 days ago

How Do You Lift Yourself Up From Feeling Hopeless?

How Do You Lift Yourself Up From Feeling Hopeless?

How can maintain a sense of hope when there isn't any left. I've exhausted so many different medications for nausea, vomiting, pain, I feel like a human science experiment. Doctor after doctor... there's nothing left I can do for you. I have pelvic adhesion disease, andometriosis and Allen masters syndrome. I'm in pain constantly, pain meds only make it tolerable and I'm on nausea medicines they use for chemo patients and none worked except one until my body got to used to it now it doesn't work… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Hi Kaitlyn
I’m sorry about your condition. I only have the pain, severe enough to certainly feel like there is no hope at all. I hope somehow you are able to find some help to allow you to feel… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Anyone Feel Meds Working Better After Weight Loss?

Anyone Feel Meds Working Better After Weight Loss?

As many have experienced my meds were cut down over the past 2 years per the CDC and DEA nightmare attack on chorionic pain patients. Well, in an effort to help my meds help me better I decided the only thing open to me was to loose weight. I had ballooned up and over 400lbs. and I knew that couldn’t be helping all my problems
For the next year my wonderful wife created and is feeding me a salad and fruit bowl once a day for dinner. And that’s all I eat for the day
Now the salad is a… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I would suggest getting into physical therapy now that you are thinner so you can learn some stretches and strengthening. EXCELLENT JOB on you weight loss!

posted 10 days ago

Was The Challange, Mac Snow Angel Stay Safe To All.

Was The Challange, Mac Snow Angel Stay Safe To All.

-13 C today we have Sun Shine, tonight -28 C

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member I can easily get down in the snow to make a snow angel but then I'd have to call the EMTs to get me up again!

posted 1 day ago

How Do You Find A Good Pharmacy?

How Do You Find A Good Pharmacy?

I'm new here so plz forgive me if this has been aked. I've been to all the big name pharmacies
In Idaho and I feel like I'm being judged and treated like a drug addict every time I fill a prescription. Does anyone else have this issue? It's already exhausting to have to go pick up the paper script and sit there while they fill it. I understand there are abusers out there but pain patients are being negatively affected by these strict new laws.

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Yes at Walgreens they treated me like that...But CVS is pretty ok once they get to know you...

posted 11 days ago

Weight Gain And Constipation Issues From Meds For Severe Ddd And Fibromyalgia And Osteoarthritis

Weight Gain And Constipation Issues From Meds For Severe Ddd And Fibromyalgia And Osteoarthritis

I am taking 4.5 mg of hydromorph contin twice a day .I take 1mg hydromorphone twice a day for break thru pain and 60mg of Cymbalta once a day and baclofen 30 mg 2 or 3 times a day . I keep gaining weight and constipation is a huge issue need some guidance here !!!
I am 51 years old and feeling worse about myself than I ever have because of the pain mobility issues and weight

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I have a lot of the same issues that you have. I have DDD, RA, Spinal Stenosis, spondylolisthesis, cervical spondylosis, synovitis, (all those are diseases of my spine) Osteoarthritis, Osteopenia… read more

posted 3 months ago

Listen Up MEN...

Listen Up MEN...

how many of you were told that using Oxycontin and Oxycontin and oxycodone would give you low Testosterone? Are you aware that weight gain is a side affect of low Testosterone? So if you are trying to lose weight and can not, get your Testosterone levels checked!

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member, Marty, I am trying to eat using the Mediterranean Diet...no white bread, no pasta and no rice. More fish and less red meat and water, water, water! George is hard… read more

posted 4 days ago