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  • 4 days ago

    Pain Management

    Can Suboxone be used for pain management? Or what about Subutex? I heard in some states it can, and others it can't.....
  • 4 days ago

    Burning pain

    I had open inguinal hernia surgery 2 days. Since I've been home ive been pretty much crippled. I am having this extreme burning pain under my skin in the groin area. It occurs whenever I try to do anything, walk, cough, laugh, urinate. It is at its most extreme when I cough, the pain is blinding. The burning seems exceptionally potent when my bladder is full. At that point when I try to urinate, it burns alot and the urine comes out very very slowly. After it is empty there is a slight feeling....
  • 4 days ago

    Excruciating Back Pain When Lying Down.

    From time to time if I reach, or bend quickly, I will feel a pain on the right side of my lower back. Normally a Thera Wrap, Aspercreme, etc. will alleviate the pain and everything is fine. Right now I am about 4 days into have the flu and have not been able to lay down at all, in any position. When I lay down I can feel a faint pain starting at the small of my back that will quickly travel up the right side of my back. It will stop right below my shoulder and is excruciating and brings me almost....
  • 5 days ago

    Arm pain - multiple causes

    In the last 12 months I've had neuritis, tendonitis in the same spot twice (tennis elbow), tendonitis in a second spot once (golfer's elbow) and osteo-arthritis is showing up on an x-ray all in my right arm. My doctor said that anything ending in -itis is inflammation. Could these all be connected somehow since they are all inflammation problems? Or am I just unlucky?
  • 5 days ago

    Sciatic and neuropathy

    I am 49 year old male that had L5-S1 discectomy approx. 4 1/2 years ago. I have bad pain around plate area and i cannot sit at all without pain killers. Everytime i sit the pain shoots to both feet (neuropathy) its inbearable to walk at all. I have been on gabepentin it knocks some of it down but not much. Also diagnosed with plantar faciatis. Cant win!! Cant do much physically with the pain since i have been off work for last 8 weeks. Any help would be much appreciated
  • In recovery and in pain management

    Im very grateful for many blogs I have read. Im currently taking pain meds for my back as prescribed but do not share about this at meetings. I do however always talk or text my sponsor on where I am at ect. Its hard not to feel guilty as if Im using but at the same time I realize significant back pain when not treating it.. I read the reading in the NA book entitled "In time of illness". I would recommend this to anyone in NA. What works best for me right now is taking it one day at a....
  • 6 days ago

    Advice for years of lower and middle back pain.

    Hello. For at least 8 years now I have had back pain that has gotten too much to bare. The main issue is my lower back and feels like a slipped disc pressing on a nerve, but it doesnt go down my leg. It feels like the left and right sides of the lowest part of my spine. It gets so bad sometimes that I have to lean my body to the left because I cant straighten it out without severe pain. This pain comes and goes and has no real rhyme or reason. Sometimes its when I first wake up, other times its in....
  • 6 days ago

    Vibrating while sitting in recliner

    Hello. For about 4 to 6 weeks now, I am experiencing a very troublesome and at times painful vibrating while sitting in my recliner - even sitting still. I have chronic pain everywhere from the waist down and have had that for many years now. Where I feel this vibrating the most is against my lower back, rear end, and the back of my thighs. I do also suffer from chronic headaches. I wonder if anyone has any ideas to help me? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  • 9 days ago

    Can anyone help, high doses of morphine that just seem to stop working?

    Can anyone help me?? I'm on very high doses of morphine yet still in tremendous pain. Everyday is torture. I've had sporadic control over the pain initially with Oxycodone sr and Oxynorm and Fentanyl patches. This seemed to work for a while then all of a sudden I started to go down hill again. They changed me onto Morphine Sulfate and upped the Fentanyl, this too worked for a while but now I'm back to where I was before. My current pain medication is 160mg Morphine Sulphate pd, 125mcg....
  • 9 days ago

    Knee Pain

    I just recently had a hard fall and fell right on my knee. it immediately swelled up and felt kind of tingly with a slight pain. As time went on it got worse. It has now been 6 hours and its swollen and starting to bruise a little. I can bend and straighten my leg with little pain but it hurts to walk up stairs. My concern is how bad it hurts when I press on the front center of my knee. It feels like a sharp pain. I dont want to go to a doctor if its not serious because I know they will just tell....