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: 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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Comment from: chacha12, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

My doctor and the physiatrist I have seen believe I have neuropathic pain. Nothing yet has helped the pain. I have severe, excruciating pain in my buttock on the right and going down my right leg and into my foot. The pain is unbearable when I have it. I also have a feeling of horrible tingling down my entire leg and into my foot. I am on morphine and oxycodone for the other painful conditions I have, i.e. polymyalgia rheumatica and fibromyalgia. They do help with this new neuropathic pain to some degree. I have also just been put on Gabapentin and am slowly titrating it up, right now at 900 mg per day. I am quite miserable and am worried that this will never go away. I have to use a cane to ambulate and I don't like that. I do not know what the next step will be with this.

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Comment from: vic1364, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 13

I am a 44 yr old female. I've suffered with pain for 25 yrs. Severe TMJ, neck and shoulder pain. Herniated disks, back pain, sciatica, and fibromyalgia. I'm sure if I think about it there are probably more. I have taken various narcotic's, (not OxyContin), methadone, NSAIDS, muscle relaxers, anti-depressants, anti-seizures, hypnotics, and all OTC products. I have been a human pin cushion with Botox, lidocaine, and steroids. I live in Texas and I can remember when the doctor's would make you feel bad for even asking for pain medicine. A lot of them still do. And insurance...I use to spend my whole paycheck on doctors and meds. I am still suffering. I wonder if there is any real help for someone who is (low income) in agonizing pain every day. I hope that help will come soon.

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