Patient Comments: Pain Management - Effective Treatments

Please describe the type of pain you suffer from, and what treatments have been effective for the pain.

Comment from: trish, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

I have been dealing with RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy) for 13 years. I have very bad burning pain in my left foot and leg, caused from a surgery on foot, I can't get any doctors to help me where I live and I'm at my wits end. It has taken over my life. My doctor sent me to a pain clinic, put me on a low dose of Percocet and it doesn't help it, and they make you feel like a druggie at those places.

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Comment from: Kutts, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

I have pain from shingles.

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Comment from: Creynolds, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 13

I have pain from fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, bones spurs, and an old back injury.

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Comment from: ladydee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I have been diagnosed with severe Crohn"s disease and the pain some days are so bad and unbearable I do not know what to do anymore. I am constantly going to the emergency room and wake up in the middle of the night in pain. The hospital I visit the most looks at me like I am a bother to them when I go. I try my best to follow the instructions of my doctors but nothing seems to be helping my chronic pain. I have many sleepless nights and scared to go anywhere because I do not know when a flare will occur. I am tired of being in pain all the time and being in the hospital. Any ideas will be helpful.

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Comment from: Joe, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 06

I have Crohn's disease. The chronic abdominal pain is unbearable at times. I have been prescribed morphine time release 5mg BID/PRN. We are struggling to find a Crohn's medication that works. I have tried 6MP, Humira and Remicade. The only thing that seems to help is prednisone 20mg and the morphine.

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Comment from: country girl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

Back in 2008 I had an MRI which showed 4 bulging discs in the lumbar part of my back, along with a annular tear. My legs hurt all the time with numbness and now I'm on disability. My pain is really bad, up into my buttocks, it is hard to sleep. I am on Percocet 10/325, Duragesic patches and sleep-aid to help me sleep.

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Comment from: ava, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 12

I have been in pain since 1995. The first 5 years I took non-narcotics. Then in 2000 I started with narcotics. I have fibromyalgia, DDD (degenerative disc disease), DJD (degenerative joint disease), arthritis, CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This has not been any fun. My pain gets so bad I want to die. I have been on Oxycontin, probably since 2004. My kids had me change doctors. So every time I have seen the doctors, he says to me, you are not getting more narcotics. Guess what, he took x-rays and found my pain was real. It is from head to toe. He has put me on tramadol 50mg every 6 hours. You talk about sick. I don"t know what to do.

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Comment from: Derek A, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

My head injury produces panic attacks for which I take Xanax. To relieve dystonia symptoms, I take Klonopin and for back pain I take morphine sulfate and tizanidine.

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