how do you deal with chronic pain...
Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:46 PM
ANY sort of chemical pain meds make me an angry SOB....I assume they have the same effect on you?
Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:38 PM
there's no real way to not be angry about it...it's how you channel & deal w/ that anger that makes all the difference imo.
as far as reducing the pain...strength & mobility are key. sounds painful & most definitely will be in the beginning, but you must build back the strength in surrounding areas. strong muscles protect joints & bones. constant mobility is just as important. even healthy individuals without injury end up w/ pain & stiffness in certain areas from not moving & stretching enough. gentle yoga has done wonders for people.
if i were you i wouldn't try to do anything too intense w/o the advice or supervision of a dr/therapist. hopefully soon you'll be able to start seeing a physical therapist. it's not easy & requires a ton of patience, but i think it would greatly enhance your quality of life
Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:10 AM
I was actually just thinking to myself how grateful I am that my pain is mostly gone. Pain itself makes you generally miserable and lowers your tolerance for anything else.
Have you tried a chiropractor? Is it your hip?
I never really believed in chiropractors, but I tried one for my shoulder as a last resort and I am a true believer now.
This past week my neck was killing me after drilling overhead for 8 hours during the day... both times I stopped at the chiropractor on my way home from work and the pain was gone instantly.
Now, it did take almost a year to finally get to this point with regular adjustments and doing prescribed exercises, but the juice was worth the squeeze (I've been waiting to use that expression ever since I heard it not too long ago, thanks)... I'm really amazed because when you're in pain, it feels like it could never possibly go away but believe me it can.
I don't know the specifics of your problem... I hope it isn't too serious.
Oh, and the anti-depressant Cymbalta is indicated for chronic-pain relief. I'm sure it helps some people and not others. (It raises the serotonin in your brain like E, only all the time)
The opiates can give you a temporary feeling of elation, and the miserable mood is when they begin to wear off.
When you first start taking them, I believe you get miserable right away and sometimes sick.
The thing about those is, if you take half as much twice as often you get the same levals but without the swings.
Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:43 AM
but basically i have the opposite of arthritis...where my bone joints decay. theres no cure...ill always have it. and the hip is the most problematic spot for it to occur. the other joints dont require treatment...but the hip, being the hip...its obvious to see the sensitivity.
so basically, they drilled up my femoral head (which is that handle looking thing on the top of my femur which goes into my hip socket) and scraped out all the bad bone.
then they packed the hole with new bone they drilled out of my knee....bone graft'd
the problem is only 50-75% of it took....so when i walk around i feel like theres a bunch of jagged edges scraping against my hip socket. thats what hurts.
ive learned to walk and pivot in ways to minimize the pain...but sometimes i just see white
Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:27 PM
oh and tray Pennsaid for the knee. It is a topical anti-inflammatory. You apply it several times a day and it does work.
and for the mood...well... like I said, Cymbalta. If you're having anxiety and you have a good doctor he or she can give you benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax, or Ativan.
But if you can't afford health care then you're totally fucked and we should start a donation fund or something.
Posted 28 July 2012 - 08:10 PM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:39 PM
pushing through pain way past the point where i feel like i cant handle anymore seems to be working. instead of me being in pain 6 days a week...im only bothered by it 1 day a week. ive definitely turned a corner here
What about those people wo hang themselves by hooks and swing around. They meditate and somehow do not feel pain. Same goes with fire-walkers.
Really sucks to hear you are in this situation Auggie. I have always found accupuncture to be a real help in relieving my chronic back pain whenever it becomes debilitating.
And hey, sometimes you just snap. Dont beat yourself up over it when it happens. Sounds excruciating, so I would understand.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:12 PM
I'm not sure where I read it, but in order to walk across hot coals successfully, they actually flip the coals over to the cool side before they walk... it's still hot but it won't give you third degree burns.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:09 AM
Making sure you have no nutritional deficiencies and are getting enough sun and sleep is important too. Don't let he Dr.'s brush you off. Ask for vitamin and heavy metal testing. My illness started as food allergies, arthritis and chronic pain and progressed to freaking Lupus attacking my organs.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:11 AM
If you've had a postive auto-anti-body or ANA/SSb etc tests,especially give the clay a try. Positive ANA is a proven reaction to spilled DNA by inflamed cells.
Also, if you have mercury fillings, get those out. I got all mine removed and it practically stopped my joint deterioration and it did actually stop my body from attacking my kidneys.
Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:58 PM
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:17 PM
So....I am pain free now and don't have to take a single med anymore,not even ib profin! I even started long distance terrain running again! Still testing positive for auto-antibodies, but they are no longer high enough to classify me as having SLE/Lupus and not a single symptom left...and I am beter enough for us to be considered as an adoptive family now (my biggest motivator!)!
I am so thankful I did my own research and didn't leave things up to my Dr.'s! Please share this link and site with anyone you know of in poor health (he has free lectures on PBS, so you don;t have to join , just check your local pbs station for 'immunity solution' )!!!! If you have an Auto-immune disease you CAN'T have the gluten he allows.
Just a year ago, i thought my life was over..... now I got a second chance, and a rad, healthy body as a side-effect!!!! It's not easy, but it is a crap load easier than steroids, chemo and anti-depressants! Plus, the only side-effect is a lot of energy and looking younger!
I hope you are still reading this thread Capt_Morgan!
Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:51 PM
Please consider trying 'Eat to Live' by Dr. Fuhrman. http://www.drfuhrman...ry.aspx?id=1037 I have attached my success story he posted on his website about my journey to prove you can heal yourself.
I have beat every single disease my Dr.'s told me were chronic or terminal and have more vitality than when I was a teenager. I was told a year ago i would wind up completley disabled, possibly on kidney dialysis and not live a long life. Now I am studying for grad school admission tests, off all my perscriptions and was discharged from my specialists because I am now 'normal and healthy'. I miss drinking, smoking and pizza, but man, it's just not worth it. Life is way too beautiful to live it in pain!
Since I've been given this wonderful second chance, my new life mission is to help everyone I can live a pain free life. If you ever want to talk, or need some support, or advice, please message me and I will be happy to give you my email or FB and pass on the articles and research Dr Fuhrman sends me.
I would buy the book eat to live. It is a 99 percent vegan diet and it will not be easy at first, but YOU CAN DO IT! You owe it to yourself. If you don't want to buy the book yet, message me and I will send you enough info to get you started. I don't know you, but I would like to be your friend. I have friends and eve strangers who are now on the plan after seeing my success, we formed a group and we can all take and continue this journey together . You can wait to go off your pills until the diet starts lowering your inflamation and need for them.
Much love to you my friend. Stay strong and remember, you can do anything, including healing yourself! You are an incredible being and your purpose here is to do wonderful things without being in pain. *Big big hugs*
i am soo tired of being in this busted up meatsack of a body
Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:21 PM
I'm sorry your pain has not gone away as I see this thread has gone on for over a year. Many of the suggestions are great, especially stretching because the muscles around a chronic painful area will shrink to protect the damaged site. Short muscles =pain. A good chiropractor will help you learn to stretch properly and will help you feel the subtle differences in position. also....
This may sound a little out there, but energy healing has a lot of followers (including me) and EFT is one great, free and natural thing to try. It's in the category of 'it can't hurt' so...I have fibromyalgia, screws and plates in my ankle fro a fracture, pretty severe arthritis in most joints, and when I can't partake in magical herb I EFT it. Do a little research on your own, but this guy (the link I sent) is my fav. EFT deals with the emotions behind the physicality of your problem.
I sincerely hope this helps, pain is a bitch.