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  • 1 day ago

    Boston Scientific Neuro Stimulator

    I've read everyone's posts. I too filed with the FDA and am paying for them to investigate. The so called Surgeon, who shouldn't be one, put a stimulator in me. The lines, battery pack and leads were bulging through my skin. He put the lines up from the battery on a 45° angle. I knew within days something was drastically wrong. Without it on, I was in excruciating pain. With it on the lowest setting I felt like I was being electricuted. I complained to the rep every day. On my 3 week....
  • 1 day ago

    Neck pain, headaches, sinus pressure. 40 yr old male.

    About 1 year ago I moved from Phoenix to Kansas City. Shortly after getting to KC it all started. Multiple times throughout every day I experience severe pressure in my head that seems to be related to my neck. The symptoms start when I turn my head up, down, or sideways, or when I bend over and blood rushes to my head. Symptoms include headache, sinus pressure, a feeling of pressure waves that affect my hearing in waves that seem to be in conjunction with my heartbeat, visual disturbance usually....
  • 1 day ago

    Alternative Treatments

    I have a herniated disc at L4 and L5. It's sitting on my sciatic nerve. I'm so tired of being in pain every day and I've taken so many steroids I feel like I should be the Hulk by now! The inflammation just will not subside! All of the nerve meds and pain pills do nothing for my pain. I also had a lumbar injection which didn't help at all. I'm not looking forward to a surgery but it seems it may be my last resort. I would like any suggestions on other things I can try instead....
  • 1 day ago

    Chronic left low back pain

    Hi guys I'm at a lost here so any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. So I have had back pain (left low back) for over a year and a half now. It started with waking up with back stiffness, but over the past year its been getting worse. I am a 32 year old male who is pretty active. I don't feel any pain when I'm at the gym. I went back to school so I am currently a full time student and there was no major traumatic event to cause this pain. I have been waking up throughout the night....
  • 3 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....
  • 3 days ago

    Tylenol or Ibuprofen

    For me it's an easy choice. I have fibromyalgia, and serious arthritis in my knees, hands, feet, and shoulders. Tylenol does nothing for my pain. And if you take to much, you can hurt your kidneys enough to end up in the hospital, or the morgue! Ibuprofen or Aleve both provide some relief. My rheumatologist told me I can take up to 2000 mg. of ibuprofen a day. Not sure about Aleve, so I follow package directions. Hope this helps. Fellow sufferer. Debra
  • 3 days ago

    Tyenol / Ibuprofen

    Sorry I should have said... Any INSAID & Motrin will cause what I had. So still, what do we do?
  • 3 days ago

    Ibuprofen/Tyenol

    I recently was hospitalized due to blood in my stool. Short version- I passed out, was rushed to ER had an Exray, Catscan & my stomach pumped. By the time that was done my stool had turned black and tarry. Okay, then I received 3 units of blood. Come to find out I had an infected ulcer that HAD BEEN bleeding for who knows how long. THIS WAS DUE TO MOTRIN! I have been in chronic pain for awhile & had some relief from MOTRIN. Now the Doctors only want me to take Tyenol, which does NOTHING for....
  • 3 days ago

    Excruciating Leg Pain After Bowel Movement

    Hello, for the past two weeks I have been experiencing excruciating leg pain after passing a bowel movement. Just sitting on the toilet does not cause discomfort; only at the point that my stool begins to exit is when the discomfort occurs. My stool frequently comes out as pellets. The discomfort feels like a sharp muscle pain that runs from the top backside of my thigh to back of my knee. The pain is very severe and debilitating, it forces me to lay down for about 20 minutes. After 20 minutes the....
  • 5 days ago

    Pain

    Since my operation in 2005 my doctor and pain management doctors have been able to keep me upright and working however they have brought my pain medication to an end now I am back in serious pain and it's almost impossible to work it's not like I abused my medication I take the medication as directed and they keep trying to cut me down what works for one might not work for the other it has not done me any harm anyone know of a good pain management clinic that I might be able to go to