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    jaws86 posted:
    Hey guys. I know I keep complaining about pain issues but it is getting to the point where I am going to have tro do something drastic. I STILL HURT SO BAD.I know women can take more pain but enough is enough. The two pain meds I have been on are not working and it is pushing me to the edge.
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    chez1 responded:
    Hi J, is there anyone you can phone to stop you taking anymore meds today?? Anyone at all, your sponsor, a hospital?
    Is your wife feeling better, can she help?
    We are here for you and will help in whichever way possible but I really urge you not to take anymore, you know in the long run it doesn't work.
    I know this will sound patronising but can you have a bath (i understand that may be difficult with mobility). Have you tried alternative medicine as in hypnotherapy???
    Please keep yourself save, people here care for you and want to see you better
    Sending healing thoughts
    Chez x
    People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily....... Zig Ziglar
     
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    jaws86 replied to chez1's response:
    I am taking them as directed, but nothings working. I have been hurting for 3-4 years and tried different meds.I went to church today but had to get up twice re: pain and stiffness. I am sorry to keep complaining about this (as I know yall do). I know I sound like a wuss of a man.......
     
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    chez1 replied to jaws86's response:
    Oh no J, you are not a wuss of a man, it takes courage to ask for help and share your feelings, none of us here are fed up hearing from you.
    I wish i could take your pain from you, you deserve a break from all that you are going through, try and stay strong,
    sending caring thoughts & hugs
    Chez x
    People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily....... Zig Ziglar
     
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    susiemargaret replied to jaws86's response:
    hello, jimmy --

    C expressed my thoughts exactly. nobody here thinks you are unreasonable when you talk about your pain. and you are not "a wuss of a man!"

    are you under the care of a pain management specialist? if so, it is time to call him/her and say what is happening. you may also get some good advice and emotional support at the pain management community, http://exchanges.webmd.com/pain-management-exchange .

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    jaws86 replied to susiemargaret's response:
    Yes I see a pain control specialist every month; he writes my pain prescriptions and monitor for other drus in my system. They are the only ones who can write for narcotics for pain, nobody else can according to the contract.
     
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    MyRain responded:
    I'm so sorry J. How awful. I used to have pain issues (herniated disk in my back), but it was only one disk, so nothing like you are experiencing. Pain would go down my back to my leg. Ugh.
    Sorry you are not getting relief.
    Hoping the pain will lessen or you will be able to somehow find a comfortable position (very difficult, I know!) or be able to sleep.
    Thinking of you.
     
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    susiemargaret replied to jaws86's response:
    hello again, jimmy --

    OK, it is time to call your pain control specialist. i know that you need to have your med use monitored, but surely the point can't be that you just have to suffer until it's time for next month's apptmt? perhaps your pain control specialist can switch you to some different meds.

    please don't take extra meds; it sets into play a whole series of undesirable consequences that are complicated to counteract. you know this. write here every 10 mins (or even more) if you have to, in order to distract yourself. call your sponsor too.

    i send you caring thoughts and the hope that your pain will subside soon.

    -- susie margaret
    what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
     
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    jaws86 replied to susiemargaret's response:
    I'm not going to complain about pain anymore. Iam tired of hearing it and I know yall are.Literally, if I have to curl up in a little ball I will. My wife is starting to wise up to my ways of getting medicine. Thank goodness.Welcomer newcomer, my NA group is called NEWCOMERS.
     
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    chez1 replied to jaws86's response:
    Hi J, I have had this said to me here before and I am going to say it to you, you don't get to tell us when we have had enough or don't want to hear more, that is for us to decide, not you. Your job is to post how you are doing, we post back if we want to!
    I am glad your wife is getting to grips with your methods, she just wants to help you feel better.
    Can I suggest that you do what SM said and phone your pain control dr tomorrow, they need to know the level of pain you are in, they are after all the experts in pain management.
    Please take care of yourself and try to avoid taking other meds
    Chez x
    People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily....... Zig Ziglar
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Jaws,

    It sounds like your pain is poorly managed at this point. There is more that can be done than simply medications.

    Along with posting here, I hope you will consider posting about your pain issues on our Pain Management community .

    Being in debilitating, severe, chronic pain is awful, I know (I'm there too), and it can often take many many approaches to help ease it at least somewhat.

    Please keep taking steps to take care of yourself, all the way around.

    You've also talked about your battle with addiction (and keep on fighting!); it may help you to hear from others and/or Betty Ford experts on our on our Substance Abuse community . It's a quieter community there so responses can take a while but it may be worth looking in.

    One day at a time, Jaws, whether it's about depression, pain or addiction. (((hugs)))


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