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: 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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Comment from: mamamia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have had pain since the age of 2, mainly in my lower back. I have herniated discs, scoliosis, a benign tumor on my spine, stenosis arthritis; my back straightens where it's supposed to bend and bends where it's supposed to be straight! I have had 2 back surgeries. I also have fibro and osteoarthritis throughout my body. I have depression and anxiety disorder. I take venlafaxine, Xanax, Percocet, Ultram and muscle relaxers. The Percocet and Ultram barely take the edge off!

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Comment from: shekhar, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 14

I have been suffering from arachnoiditis for the past 2 years having acute pain in both legs, bladder abnormalities, back pain, weakness and fatigue, headache and sex dysfunction. I am coping with Tramadol 50mg BD, Nucoxia, diclofenac sodium tablets 50 mg, naproxen 250mg, etc. presently but have no result in reducing pain.

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Comment from: Micheal44, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 15

I have been suffering from back pain for over 25 years, I have tried numerous treatments for my back pain, none of them worked effectively. After taking pain killers for over 25 years, I tried a natural pain relief oil from Canada, called Dard Nashak - All Natural Muscle and Joint Pain Relieving Massage Oil. I was surprised at the effectiveness of pain relieving properties of this oil. I used it for 1 month, and I stopped taking pain killers, the results of pain relief was a bit better than pain killers, and pain relief was amazing. I feel good about not taking painkillers and this natural oil replaced them. I fell more refreshed everyday now. I hope this helps some in need of pain relief like me.

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Comment from: sheryl matthews shob, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I had a transplant for which I am very grateful. What I did not like is my doctor denying that my pain was not real because all the tests they ran could not find what was wrong. But when they opened me up, then they said it was very real and apologized. Great – but don't make me feel crazy. My body lets me know when I'm in pain and I am not willing to let any doctor tell me otherwise. I am not willing to go to really strong meds because I don't want to miss my life. So, I take Lortab and trust my body. It never lies to me. But there are doctors out there who will get you addicted. So, if you have pain, then trust your body. Doctors can't always find what is wrong. By the way – my doctor finally told me it was scar tissue pulling on nerves.

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