Chronic Pain Support Group

Physicians and professionalsdefine pain as chronic if it lasts longer than three to six months and is persistent. It's distinct from acute pain that is a direct result of injury or trauma. This support group is dedicated to those suffering from chronic pain. Discuss treatments that have worked for you, find advice for your specific experience, and find support. You're not alone in your pain.

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  • rahasbun

    all in one migraine symptom reliever?

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    Hey y’all! I was wondering if anyone here knew or had advice for finding the best solution to relieve migraine symptoms
  • MeganElaine

    Sent Home From Work

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    My boss sent home from work today because of my pain. Or, more accurately, my inability to mask my pain level. It's been off the charts lately and it shows on my face. I was practically in tears after making the long climb down the hill to my office, and a few of my colleagues noticed and said something to my boss. I was supposed to go represent my agency at a state-level meeting today, but was...
  • MeganElaine

    When is Pain an Emergency?

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    How do you know when increased pain warrants emergency attention? How do you arrive at the decision to go to the ER? I've had terrible experiences in the past, which I posted about here a few years ago. Now I find myself in the same situation... with the same snapping hip problem... not knowing what to do. Pain hit 9/10 on Tuesday and has stayed there since. Extreme loss of function... not...
  • Joneszayyy

    New to the group

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    Hey guys, I'm new to this group, but not to DS. I suffer from severe chronic pain due to endometriosis and pelvic floor dysfunction. The only thing that I've found works for me right now is cbd oil. Just thought I'd pop in and introduce myself a bit :) What are some things that help you guys with your chronic pain?
  • HeadNeckInjured

    Severe Nerve Pain in Neck

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    I am down in West Palm Beach for work and the extra travelling has put such a strain on my body... to top it off I didn't bring enough of my breakthrough meds.  Really having a hard time coping and focusing on work.  I have been battling chronic pain for 4 years now.  10 surgeries later and it has lessened some.  I am more upset that my doctors didn't give me any warning on the dangers of...
  • lucillegem

    Inescapable Pain

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    I dont think its that I keep getting the same answers: "oh, thats normal", "other people have that too", go sit in a waiting room for 6 hours, waiting waiting waiting.. for i dont know what, anymore. I think its that for the last 2 weeks, I have been in constant pain, off and on.I am just fustrated dealing with this chronic pain... I think its taken its toil on me emotionally, as ive been...
  • SarkyCow

    Norco

    Hi All, I have chronic pain down one side of my body as a result of a car crash 7 years ago which I haven't taken pain meds for these last few years (international student with crappy ins). But these past few weeks I've have horrible back pain alongside my usual pain. After many trips to the campus health centre, the ER, and a Dr. outside of the school I found out I have a bulging disc in my...
  • deleted_user

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrom

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    I'm finally getting checked for TOS. After I had rotator cuff surgery that didn't relieve my pain I had researched this and asked my orthopedic surgeon. His answer (I'll never forget) was your MRI shows a herniation so don't look for another cause. Well I had spine surgery and that didn't help either!!It took 2 1/2 years of asking one doctor after another to finally have one say hmmm. A 2 minute...
  • MeganElaine

    Struggling with PT

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    I began PT about two weeks ago and things have gone steadily downhill since. I'm doing all the stretches three times a day as suggested. By the end of my first set of exercises, my pain begins to spike. After the second round, I'm barely able to walk for the rest of the day. I do my third round in bed, then toss and turn for hours trying to get comfortable. Sleep seems like a distant memory. I...
  • remainpositive

    DDD & Bone Spur

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    PLEASE HELP! Has anyone had DDD with serious pain and severe symptoms or have had surgery on c5 c6? Im meeting with the neurosurgeon tomorrow... I'm only 25. I'm so scared!!! 
  • akacountrygirl

    Rizotomy.

    Just had a rizotomy on my left lower back.  Wasn't as painful as I thought it would be.  I just hope this helps.  Anyone else ever had this done?  I have had it done on my neck and lower back.
  • deleted_user

    Anterior Cervical Disectomy w/ fusion

    I was told by the Dr. I went to see for my 2nd opinion that I am a candidate for surgery. I have seen a neurosurgeon that prescribed therapy, and meds. Then I saw a pain mgmt specialist and had 3 epidural shots. Now it has been about 3 weeks since the last shot. My neck is very uncomfortable, but is it so uncomfortable that I want to have this surgery?, If anyone has had this surgery please...
  • jptexas

    Dr. Drew's take on narcotic use after 2 weeks.....

    I hope to get a lot of input on this issue as I have been struggling greatly with going back on opiods.  Because of the opioid dependency/addiction rampage, the scare tactics on this issue are quite irritating and disconcerting.  I weaned myself off of oxycodone after my gallbladder surgery this year.  One, because I was so sick I couldn't get to the pain doc and Two, because one of the ER...
  • Sly

    Dear, God...

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    Thank you for all of this pain that never leaves my body. Thank you so so much for helping me find this forum and friends on DS, and all of the other wonderful people doing their "Time" in "Hell on Earth" with me! I am considering my "Time" as a full payment for my castle and automatic gate opener to Heaven! In Jesus Name I Pray. Thank you! Amen.  I am a True Believer in God and Jesus Christ!...
  • jonbonvovi

    new here

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    Hello everyone, I was just diagnosed with neuropathy. It was the weirdest most uncommon thing that started with vulvodynia. I was having excruciating pelvic pain to the point where I was advised to go to the ER twice. It was like if (I am a female) a male were to have an erection that wouldn't go away plus a persistent urge to urinate while someone is pressing on your bladder plus if someone were...