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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  • akacountrygirl

    Pain Doc

    Doctor took my meds away because I am so sick.  Now I get to go thru withdraws, as well as, Being very sick already.  Need to be in a hospital but whenever I do to our local hospital they do nothing.  The fact that I was on pain meds makes me a target.
  • AnnNY wrote 'Some of the states are putting in more draconian laws than even the CDC are talking about and NY is one. My NP told me that they were going to send me to a pain specialist and maybe I should be on methadone, which I think is way overkill. Then she said they wouldn't take me off Tylenol #3. Then she reduced it with out telling me. 'there have come up so many issues on jenthalia's...
  • Hi all,I've been having a very rough time of it these past months since the CDC Guidelines started chaning my meds. I suspect many of us affected have been in too much pain to get up too much. But I wanted to share a wonderful website that I have found. It's PNN- Pain News Network, and there are wonderful articles and comments that I believe, can help many of us. I needed to find out just why...
  • polarbare

    Your story...

    do you ever tire of telling your story? How saying it just once more to someone will help them understand? I was coping with fibro and went to rehab and spent years going to physio and chiro and here I am yet again trying a new physiotherapist in hope of some relief ... Today it was my back that kept me immobile ... Who knows from day to day... I guess having the bipolar stable should be...
  • missbond1230

    Please help!!!

    Hello all. I'm new to this sort of thing. I don't have anywhere else to turn. I was in a car accident in 2008 and have been dealing with chronic full body pain since then. I am only 31 and have 3 children. Some days I can't even walk let alone clean or work. Over the years I have visited numerous types of doctors, had MRIs, X-rays, and all that. The doctors act like they don't care and try to...
  • another thing i saw today whilst driving past the methodist hospital was a sign for $4 day parking.makes me so mad, they are constantly asking for- and presumably getting- donations yet they feel ok about charging for parking for sick people, i am sure many would have to use their cars, there is little public transport here.I guess my main beef is- don't make out you are a charity or a religion...
  • polarbare

    Chronic pain books

    i went to library today to pick up two books on chronic pain how to live well with chronic pain and illness by Toni bernhard and confronting chronic pain by pain Doctor ... I have had chronic pain since 1997 but I'm hoping to gleen something from these books.... Do any of you have a favorite book that's helped?  (( hugs)) polar
  • After waiting for what seemed like monthe i finally had my appointment with a very reputeable nuerosurgeon on the 22nd ! Liked him immediately . He was kind , warm and very concerned and respectful . He wants to run a slew of tests before a determination regarding a plan of action . He put me on mega amounts of vitamind to build my strength and said no excercise except for short walks , no...
  • AnnNY


    I haven't ever taken Kratom, but I know some here or were here have. It was good to know that there was an herbal help. I use herbs for various ills, but I never found anything that helped with pain.If you are going to crack down on opiates (and surely people in chronic pain are writing their congress people, and why are we not getting help from them), then don't crack down on an alternative that...
  • ChickenTikka

    'Obamacare' bailouts?

    1 me, it really does. All this wasted taxpayer money ( the numbers are too big to think in ) every state could have several well-funded hospitals, every american could have healthcare. Instead CEOs pay themselves up to $102 million a year.Complex situations like chronic pain are never...
  • mtb4

    Another day sick from work.

    Was asked to bring in Doctor's letter. My employers don't know of my condition.Read this & felta bit more comfortable. to work, but hate feeling like I'm disappointing folks.
  • Tracy


    This post doesn't have anything to do with pain but.... I just looked outside at the mountains and there is snow on the top quarters of the peaks!!!! I'm not ready for snow! And the cold! The cold makes my foot hurt worse. Ok, so my post has something to do with pain.Oh, well. The snow amoung the beautiful yellow aspen leaves & red & orange oak brush is very pretty. 
  • AnnNY

    Politics and Pain

    This is from the Pain Medicine News, September 22, 2016I've been pretty sceptical with the kind of research that is coming out all at once against opiods. When scientist's careers are threatened if they have a contrary view, science in corrumpted. Politicians shouldn't be involved.Grants and Funding: Is ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Today’s Reality?By Lynn R. Webster, MDThe National Academies of...
  • polarbare


     I'm not new to DS or pain just getting more frustrated lately so I thought I'd join this group... I have fibro .. Osteo in my back and knees and bursitis in hip... I eat healthy but find it hard to exercise with the pain.... But I keep trying ... Today I did a little paperwork and housework and I'm down for the count again ... I have bipolar 1 so depression is part of my life and it's so hard...
  • I am going for a 2nd surgical opinion for very invasive spine surgery I am I know a poor risk for , already having Scoliosis with a complete fusion since 11 years old , advanced osteoporosis , fibro ., severe weakness and fatigue and too many other medical problems to even list ! . After a frax . at L1 in Nov . ,15 I was lucky enough to have very simple surgery that healed it quickly and...