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    Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Living day-in and day-out with chronic pain can wear you down. No matter how hard you try, you may not feel like yourself. Join in the Pain Management Exchange to talk with our experts and other members about the latest conventional and alternative treatments as well as coping techniques for pain management. Share your stories and offer your support to others who are also living with chronic pain.
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    lindasusan05101 responded:
    I was diagnosed with moderate arthritis to the right hip a year ago....



    I was diagnosed with moderate arthritis of the right hip a year ago. I have had moderate to severe pain which I have never had in the past. ( I am 59years old female). I've had emotional pain, but never physical pain. I just wanted to share that I symphthasize












     
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    lindasusan05101 responded:
    I just wrote a little and I made a mistake in spelling and stopped to correct and stopped my blurp. I just wanted to say that I understand what people are going through with arthritis pain. I will never say "it's just arthritis"...... I have a very good doctor and orthopedist who can help me as much as possible and that helps a lot. The pain can sometimes just be too much. Thank you for listening to me. lindasue05101@comcast.net.
     
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    VAMAGR responded:
    My biggest fear is that my doctor insists that I lose weight and do NOT want to re-injure anything that does not pain me at the moment.
    I have started walking again, but hesitate when it comes to the actual exercising (expecially since it is such an ordeal just to get to the ground to do situps, etc.
     
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    Geradine4733 replied to VAMAGR's response:
    You say, "I hesitate when it comes to the actual exercising (expecially since it is such an ordeal just to get to the ground to do situps, etc.

    You can do situps in bed. You can do many wonderful exercises including Yoga from a chair. Get a rubber stretch band from your physical therapist and do exercises with the rubber band. You can buy an exercsise ball from a chiropractor. It helps if you exercise to music.

    You will not have to get down on the floor to do any of the exercises.
     
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    ricwag1142 responded:
    How much is too much?

    At this point I'm in continuous pain and it's new to me. My Primary Care has prescribed Vicodin in a low dose no more than twice daily. He indicated that we may have to go to morphine tomorrow if things don't change (and they haven't). My question is how much is too much in two parts. I know that, ultimately, I have to decide but I'm hoping that there are general rules that will keep me from months of trial and error.

    1. When I'm out and about I do far too much and wind up paying for it. How do I determine what's too much?

    2. Once I have strong medications for pain, how do I know that I'm not causing damage because I can't feel the problem enough?

    Thanks!
     
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    Lainey_WebMD_Staff replied to ricwag1142's response:
    Hi Ricwag1142,

    Part of pain management is to prevent pain. Finding some low impact exercises may keep your osteoarthritis from progressing. Here is a link with information about exercising.
    Also, a discussion about exercises on our community.
    Changing your diet may also be helpful. Here is a link with information about diet.

    Considering your tolerance to pain is important. You might do more than your body can handle. Movement is very important to all arthritis suffers but consulting with your doctor and knowing your own limits will be the only way you know what your body can tolerate. More information about pain management here.

    Maybe members can share how they have dealt with their pain.

    Take care,

    Lainey
    It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys. Emil Zatopek
     
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    jamesfriend replied to ricwag1142's response:
    I too have chronic neck, and back pain.. There are many meds. that is time released, such as Opana (morphine based drug) If the Vicodin, helps you I wouldn't go on the morphine., Ever person is differant when you start taking new meds. Somtimes it may,, or may not take you a week , or so to get "use" to the medication side effects, such as getting sleepy etc.. Morphine, is a good pain med. If you take it as prescribed you will be fine, You have Chronic pain, so you always need to be aware of what your doing that could possibly injure you, or make you hurt worse., Just be extra careful of what you do. also ask your Doctor, before you do anything strainous. he will let you know how many lbs. you can lift, and don't go beyound that. I use to be very active, but I, have had to stop due to the Chronic pain. It's very frustrating when you have to change your life style due to the pain, but you must take care of yourself... I wish you luck my friend. God bless
     
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    Refaat1 replied to jamesfriend's response:
    A new hope for patients with rheumatoid arthritis or joint arthritis is stem cell therapy.

    Healthcare Network made up of World Renowned board certified surgeons who are experts in the field of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapies.

    Stem cell therapy assist with repair. Think of stem cells as the most basic components and building blocks of cartilage, muscle, bone and vasculature. By directing this concentrated "building blocks" in an area of degeneration, pain, or injury, we stimulate healing, growth, and RE-generation of new growth in the area needed.

    Although repair is a slow process and may take 2-3 months majority of the patients note an improvement before then.

    For more information about stem cells and what they are please visit this facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stem-cell-therapy-treat-your-chronic-medical-condition/292211720910607

    or this website

    http://www.stem.md/
     
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    An_251444 replied to lindasusan05101's response:
    A new hope for patients with rheumatoid arthritis or joint arthritis is stem cell therapy.

    Healthcare Network made up of World Renowned board certified surgeons who are experts in the field of Regenerative Medicine and stem cell therapies.

    Stem cell therapy assist with repair. Think of stem cells as the most basic components and building blocks of cartilage, muscle, bone and vasculature. By directing this concentrated "building blocks" in an area of degeneration, pain, or injury, we stimulate healing, growth, and RE-generation of new growth in the area needed.

    Although repair is a slow process and may take 2-3 months majority of the patients note an improvement before then.

    For more information about stem cells and what they are please visit this facebook page:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stem-cell-therapy-treat-your-chronic-medical-condition/292211720910607

    or this website

    http://www.stem.md/


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