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  • 1 day ago

    Living with Degenrative Joint and Disc, Osteoartritis, Fybromyalgia.

    I have been living in severe chronic pain since 1992. I'm now have just had my 15th orthopedic surgery. I NEED answers.
  • 13 days ago

    Living with chronic back, neck pain. NEUROPATHY, SLE, NARCOLEPSY, ATAXIA, ANXIETY ATTACKS. HOMEBOUND BUT NOT HELPLESS!

    Medications and an excellent Pain management Doctor saved my life. Yes I tried PT, steroid injections, chiropractors, and SURGERY. After 3 failed surgeries on neck and lower back, I gave up a normal life. Thank God for the pain management DOCTOR, he "listened to me" and we tried different meds. Now I am on meds that make the pain tolerable. I have an aide who assists me in my daily routine. Otherwise I my husband does everything for me. Being wheelchair and homebound can be depressing but....
  • 13 days ago

    Back Pain

    I see that i'm not alone when it comes to back pain. I'm a 36 year old female who has been dealing with chronic back pain since 2010. I have a herniated disc (L5) which is pressing on my sciatic nerve. It has been a constant struggle every day. I've tried numerous things such as physical therapy, getting into water, steroid injections, muscle relaxers, and even prednisone. Nothing has helped. I've gone to the neurologist, but he could not give me a guarantee that I would be pain free....
  • 16 days ago

    Opioids

    I was on opioids for 15 years then suddenly got cut off cause they are now dangerous. It took me 3 years to get back on opioids and I'm allowed 1/8 of what I used to take daily. So the 17 chronic pains 5 genetic disorders that cause pain. Are not being assisted on an average day my pain is a 7 out of 10 and the meds if I'm lucky will drop the pain to a 6 for a few hours. Add nerve pain that no doctor I've seen is willing to provide because their only solution is an opioid increase and....
  • 27 days ago

    27 years of unexplained treatment resistant Joint pain

    Hi Everyone, I am 27 and have had severe joint pain for 12 years and acute pain for 15 (yes, that means my whole life I’ve been in pain) I am hypermoble, I have seen all the specialties, no one has been able to find a treatment/management that works. I have been on nearly all the opioid options in addition all the non-opioid options. I have had a spinal cord stimulatator. Almost every treatment plan has either cause more pain or had no effect on the pain. I have tried pt, Aqua therapy, Pilates, hypnotherapy....
  • 30 days ago

    Recovering knee surgery patient

    Knee injuries such as meniscal or ligament tears, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Just had meniscal knee surgery a week ago. I was instructed to start a vitamin supplement daily regiment intake during recovery period assisted w/ light impact exercise program to build up strength. My great QA> What's the best recommended and measured Glucosamine + Chondroitin or like supplement that’s workable with a vitamin supplement to nourish and strengthen a healthy knee joint after a meniscal....
  • Re: What to do with the diagnosis, "Failed Back Surgery?"

    I was hit while by a car while riding my bike back in 2015. I've had 3 back surgeries now on L4,L5 to correct the problem. I'm in far more pain than I was before the surgeries. The quality of my life has decreased significantly. Before it was discovered that I could not carry through with the my job duties, I resigned from my job recently. I have never quit healed from the day of the accident. I was referred to a pain management dr. However, I do not trust my pain mgmt dr. Although he is....
  • 1 month ago

    Educated guess for a diagnosis?

    I know that the WebMD community cannot legally diagnose me with any medical condition, so I will hereby hold everyone harmless of legal liabilities who will be kind enough to help me at least get an educated guess on what is causing me so much debilitating pain, that any kind of strenious activity for more than a few minutes makes me feel like I am about to be seriously injured. You see, I have been diagnosed with at least three debilitating diseases already: Fibromyalgia, mild Scoliosis, and I have....
  • 2 months ago

    finding effective affordable help

    I have extreme back problems that no doctor has been able to decipher. I also have a litany of other health problems that no doctor has been able to decipher. What I’m looking for is someone who can point me in the direction of an effective, affordable medical professional close to home (NE Dallas suburbs) who can provide real solutions to my health problems. Here is the long list of my health problems, things I’ve tried, and restrictions on what I can try next: Health problems Upper back and neck....
  • 2 months ago

    Gabapentin, tapering off safely? Do I need to?

    I started on Gabapentin on July 5th, with 100mg at night. Each week I increased 100 mg until I was at 300mg at night. The next week (last week) I started an additional 100mg in the morning. So total is only 400mg /day. I have been dizzy, lethargic, a little double vision, having headaches, irritability, anxiety, and some depression since just a couple of days after initially starting. Not sure if I need to give it MORE time and LARGER doses and GET OFF. Family wants me off this med (taking it for....