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Severe Chronic Pain Trochanter
Where is pain:
If the breast are large and causing the pain, that might help.
If the pain is from ligaments that are weak in the upper back, see a prolotherapist to treat these ligaments.
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When does severe chronic pain require hospitalisation to get it under control? Diagnosis in progress.
Is pain controlled?: Chronic pain can have flare ups so that it cannot be controlled at home with any of the normal means of controlling the pain. If the pain is debilitating and intractable, the pain cycle can be broken with IV pain medications and injections in the hospital. Workup for the pain can also be done quickly and if something is found that needs surgery, then this can also be done. ...Read more
Had severe chronic pain for 3 years. Got help, but nothing we can do. It can get tough at times and was wondering if you have tips on be positive? Thanks!
I understand your distress of chronic pain of 3 years.
I commend you for wanting to be positive.
•Go to a nearby National park and Feel Wonder of Creation.
•Walk or hike in a State park
and become part of Universe.
Then Release all feelings of worry, fear, sadness, hurt, guilt, resentment helplessness and hopelessness.
•Feel the Relief.
•Believe in Healing Powers of your body and mind. ...Read more
I have severe chronic pain in my thighs for the past 10 yrs. No cause has been found. They say I just feel the pain. Please help?
Get another opinion: There has to be a cause. If you have not done so already, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
The use of opioids to control chronic nonmalignant pain is a complex and somewhat controversial issue. Pain conditions differ with respect to their sensitivity to opioids. Most of the debate about the role of opioids in chronic pain management is based upon both the safety and efficacy of these drugs and the potential for abuse. Also dependence and addiction.
Rec.: see pain management specialist. ...Read more
Narcotics/Neurologic: For several reasons some people have severe chronic pain who need narcotic pain meds and nerve stabilizing or neurologic meds like Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). For chronic pain issues your primary care physician will advise you and is a good practice if seen by a pain management specialist. Several types of meds taken orally including long acting, or patches transdermally as out patient. ...Read more
Need more info.: Where is your pain and what is the cause of it? That would help determine the answer to your question. Consider a consultation with a pain specialist. ...Read more
I have severe chronic pain. Could Drs on here cut me some slack for being on morphine and start focusing on the questions I actually ask?
Chronic Pain Syndrom: I have severe chronic pain. Could Drs on here cut me some slack for being on morphine and start focusing on the questions I actually ask? ANS: That is what we get paid for. Chronic pain has many causes and requires a detailed listen to what the patient is saying to try to get to the source of the problem. In my experience many are misdiagnosed. Trust you have good pain Dr? ...Read more
Can u be pregnant on morphine sr and baby be okay? I have severe chronic pain. Feel pain on meds. Off is 10 unbearable. Suggestions if I want own kid?
What are the negative effects of remaining on low dosage, long-term pain medication such as tramadol for moderate to severe chronic pain?
I have severe chronic pain however one of the medications does not offer any relief at all. My dr won't change the opana er. What can I do I need help?
Second opinion: There might be a reason behind the selection of the particular medication. You can have an open discussion with your physician and can always get a second opinion. ...Read more
My whole life I have had a severe invisible itch under a single point of 1 fingernail. I spend hours a day ripping the nail off trying to get at it, causing extreme chronic pain. What could this be?
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Unlikely: Thoracic outlet affects lateral neck, shoulder blade, lateral upper chest, and radiates down the arm typically to digits 4 and 5 of the hand, if the neurogenic variety. A more distal variation seems focalized to the lateral chest and armpit, (pectoralis minor). T-6 is too low for tos. Severe pain there is more likely of discogenic origin, if within the spine, or referred pain from internal organs. ...Read more
Constipation Concern: Chronic pain management will most assuredly lead to constipation due to the receptors present in the gut, which are affected by the opioids used for pain control. This is physiologic and unavoidable. To help, increase your fluid intake dramatically, increase soluble and insoluble fiber sources and consider a mild stimulant laxative like senna. An osmotic laxative may also become a chronic need. ...Read more
Is it reasonable for a doctor to recommend somebody with severe chronic pain syndrome to move to a warmer climate?
Yes: The reason why elderly people tend to be “snowbirds”, is that they feel better in warm weather. In my observations, it is the combination of cold and fluctuating air pressure but causes increased pain. Warm climates, such as the desert, have less changes in both temperature and air pressure. We are all familiar with people that can predict a storm coming by increased joint pain. ...Read more
58 yr old mother - short-tempered, brooding. Has severe chronic pain, diabetes, apnea. Used to be agreeable, happier. Should we just accept change?
Absolutely not!: Assuming she is getting the very best medical care possible, she needs additional help. Could she be suffering from a side effect of one of her medications? Might she be self-medicating (i.E, make sure she's not drinking)? Is she open to psychological support? These are rough times for her (and you), and I hope she finds the help she needs. ...Read more
Polycystic kidneys led 2 transplant 5 yrs ago. Works & labs great. Still severe chronic pain from cystic kidneys. Would mj 4 pain hurt transplant?
. Surgery: I am not sure what mj is, but your history shows you are taking rx meds for pain so otc meds may not work. If you are still experiencing pain after all this time you may need to have surgery to reduce the size of your kidneys. I would recommend talking to yor nephrologist and/or transplant surgeon for further guidance. ...Read more
I have always thought my cause of severe constipation is pain meds, ., I live in chronic pain, take 24/7, but if I go7, 8 days w/out a bm unless lax, IBS?
you do have it correctly, many pain medications cause significant constipation.
Most people on round the clock pain management are given instructions to take stool softener on a daily basis. Some doctors, in the most severe cases, would prescribe a stool softener for this.
Your colon health is important and you need to be on a daily regimen to keep your bms regular. ...Read more