Patient Comments: Pain Management - Causes

What was/is the cause of your pain?

Comment from: srouse, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I was healthy, felt great, and on a Sunday went to bed as usual. I woke up at 5 am with extreme shooting pain down my left leg. I got out of bed and went into the living room and sat in the recliner. I fell asleep and woke up at 7 am with left leg numb, almost like it was asleep, and shooting pain down right leg. I went to the emergency room (ER) and they diagnosed me with sciatica pain, pumped me full of morphine, and sent me home. The next morning I woke up with no feeling and no control of bowel and bladder. I went back to the ER they sent me to the hospital where I had an MRI and was diagnosed with cauda equina syndrome with 2 bulging discs. Now 2 weeks later I still have saddle anesthesia, and numbness in both legs.

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Comment from: rsutton55, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 17

I'm a 60 year male in good health. I get a pain down the outside of my left leg after I sit for an hour or more. It is like an electrical pain running from my buttock to my knee. Stretching seems to give momentary relief. It gets worse when I lie in bed. It has been occurring for the last 5 to 6 months.

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Comment from: Ben, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 27

I've got six chigger bites and the itching was so severe that I had to go to a doctor for relief. He prescribed a cream and an antihistamine. I'm in my 3rd day and it's getting better. But the antihistamine has caused me to have nausea. Good luck. Also might add, those little critters were in the bushes in the front of my house. I will be spraying that area soon.

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Comment from: Sonya, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 30

I have interstitial cystitis (IC). Doctor said I am the worst case he has seen in years. The IC treatments don't seem to work anymore and pain has worsened with no help from the doctors so I suffer and have to stay in bed, when I'm not urinating. I have severe bladder, lower abdomen, lower back, and sometimes bad joint pain, all I have read is due to my IC and the doctors don't seem to understand just how painful this is. I don't know what to do to get the help I need.

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Comment from: Doc, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 06

Arthritis and degenerative disc disease, from injuries during military service is the cause of my pain. This had been verified by MRI. The level of pain varies a bit, but seems to be moderate. Darvocet (2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours) used to be very effective, but that's been banned in the U.S. Years ago, I took Talwin (same dose), and it seemed to work. The constant pain just really limits my activity, and make for a poor quality of life.

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Comment from: A Powers, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 01

I had hiccups before I was born according to my mom's obstetrician/gynecologist. I still get hiccups. Cure is to drink from the wrong side of the glass. Tip over and/or have someone steady you. You are cutting off air and the liquid squeezes the air out, I guess. I don't know. I just know it's never once failed. Anyway, it's worked on me since 1965, and I've helped many people drink from the wrong side of the glass, and their hiccups stopped.

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Comment from: male person, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 15

I have had 3 surgeries on my back. They removed 2 discs. I have had constant pain for over 30 years. My doctor sent me to a pain management doctor.

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