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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  • Tracy

    What is going on?!

    Hello. I am new to the group. I have RSD/CRPS in my right foot & leg. It has been a little over a year now since the ATV accident that crushed my right foot & started the CRPS nightmare.My husband called me this morning and told me his sister has been diagnosed with RSD/CRPS in her shoulder. She dislocated it 3 months ago. Last summer when I was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS, none of us had ever...
  • So I posted earlier about a kidney stone that had me sick for two weeks. Because I had pain, illness, and blood in my urine, my doctor was sure it was another stone. But Tuesday night I started bleeding. I spent all day yesterday in the ER because my doctor insisted. They found that I have abnormal uterine lining. Today I see an OB/gyn for some uterine tests. The ER doc called and got me in...
  • Jonsparky


    Hi everyone,been a while since i posted...Had cubital tunnel surgery today, my ulnar nerve was getting pinched, and swelled to almost a 1"diameter!They gave me Norco 5-325 for the pain, one pill is not cutting it so I will up it two two every 4 hours, now that the local is worn time was supposed to be 12:30 but i didn't get in until 3pm, and didn't get home until 6:30. I find out...
  • Orangey123

    Hip pain

    my pain started after childbirthwhen I walk barefoot or in anything other than a Chaco my hips knees shins calfs all hurt. Whats going onim hypermobile
  • equinegurl

    Hip replacement

    Hello,Long story short, I have been struggling with severe chronic pain in my left hip for 7 years. It has substantially worsened over the last 6 months. My doctors refuse to prescrib me anything stronger than a mild NSAID for the pain which means most nights I get 4 hours of sleep tops, and that's not secquental. I have seen 5 different orthopedists, two pain specialists and two GP doctors....
  • KayleighMarie

    Facet joint Injections

    I have recently started seeing a pain managment doctor for my upper back pain. The new medications I've been trying have helped a bit but I really hate being on so many medications so I am considering trying some injections. My doctor has recomended getting facet joint injections and possibly considering ablation if the injections help. Has anyone had any experience with either of these? I would...
  • jenthalia

    Kidney stone delays medical tests

    So I go to my family doctor about some frightening ovary twinges and pressure that I've been experiencing & put off for too long. Because I've had a tubal pregnancy, PCOD, and menopause at age 34, my doctor wants me to have some tests done. But while explaining additional symptoms like flank pain since last weekend, she found blood in my urine and said I was passing another kidney stone. I have...
  • catskyn

    Pain Contract Scare

        Went through a big scare last week. I am currently on a Pain Management Contract. I am also having dental surgery. When I filled out the paperwork at my dentist I told him that I was currently taking 3 10/325 Oxycodones a day. When my surgery was over he prescribed me (20) 5/ 325 for pain. After 2 weeks he did the other side of my mouth and prescribed (10) 3/325 Oxycodones. After he gave me...
  • happychat

    Fatigue from meds

    I have RA which causes extreme tiredness and I have had a time getting my pain under control. A couple months ago the pain doctor finally believed me or whatever and put me on a LA ms contin then I have break through med norco, and still on steroids which I am attempting to wean off of. Anyways I thought things would get better pain more tolerable and such. I was sick for about 2.5 months so I...
  • jayceee

    Yeah. !!

    Don't know if this will post..Haven't been able to get on DS,OR post on side group.For those who remember me.. hope you see this, and know I think of you with Luvnhugs.My " Yeah!" .. is because I got referred for palliative care !!!! This will, hopefully, put my medication decisions back into my Doc's hands, rather than the CDC.  :-)ALSO, referred for home health care. ( kinda hard on the ego.....
  • ChickenTikka

    Aspercreme 4 % OTC

    i have been trying this for a few weeks, didn't expect it to do much for osteo arthritis, but was hoping it would help with fibro pain. It doesn't make any difference, i guess the lidocaine just isn't strong enough.
  • fallingleaves

    too much

    Hello everyone.I'm not sure if I have posted here before.My memory is that bad lately.I have chronic pain from  disk disease in my back.It affects my lower back and also my neck where I have a herniated disk.I also have widespread arthritis that moves around and comes and goes.I have auto-immune thyroid and also osteo-arthritis,the drs are saying possible lupus,but that its low grade at this...
  • owlinatree

    Nerve blocks

    Hi my doctor said that within the next month I'll be exploring the option of a Celiac Plexus block. Can someone who has had this done explain they're experience? Does it really help? Is the risk of paralysis high? I really want pain relief. I don't want to get my hopes up if it doesn't help.Thanks for your time.
  • loralp

    Did a dumb thing!

    So I woke up this morning in major pain. I felt like my blood had turned into liquid razors and I just layed in bed crying. So I got up, took some pain meds, went back to bed. After a couple hours, I took an extra dose of my pain med. Nothing unusual. I take Opana for long acting. So like I said, I took 2 know g it was going to be one of those days. After I got up, I eventually took my regular...
  • OK here it is. A challenge and a chance to get outside the box. Let's see if we can get this thread over 100 posts!!!!!!If you need a hug....say it.If you are here......say it.If you are just watching........say it.If you need to talk or have a it.If you feel bad, good, sad, mad, blessed, happy,etc......I think you got it.I'll start.