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    When Your Pain Medication Isn't Working
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
    More than 100 million Americans have chronic pain . If you're one of them, controlling it will likely require searching for treatments beyond medication .

    That's because pain medication, while helpful, often cannot provide complete relief of pain. It may reduce but not eliminate pain.
    We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
    ~Joseph Campbell
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    dfromspencer responded:
    The biggest thing i found to help me was, to take my mind off the pain. Be more active, if possible. Read an engrossing book. Watch a good movie. It works for a little while, anyway.

    Be well, all. Dennis
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to dfromspencer's response:
    I'm with you on distraction being one of our most powerful weapons against pain, Dennis.
    We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
    ~Joseph Campbell
     
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    HighnLoLita replied to dfromspencer's response:
    I'm a big baby but, my 74 year old Grandma says she has the same problems as me. DDD, Arthritis, Gout, Sciatica etc.... and she says that she wakes up with pain every day and there's nothing like mowing the lawn for her and her lawn is BIG. She can't take narcotics but, she will take Ibuprophen, tylenol and Lidoderm and/or Voltaren gel. She thinks I ought to do more and that will make me feel better.

    For me a walk down the block is to far and 'cause more pain. I do have a routine of stretching and light excersizes. I also walk every day. I have to walk Skeeter my pug. This does help with strength but, it cause more pain. I in now way shape or form can mow any lawns, I would die.

    Distraction is a very good tool to keep in mind and I will add it to my long list of tools....thanks Lita
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Maya Angelou.
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to HighnLoLita's response:
    I'm glad you have your pug, LIta. Pets are so good for us in so many ways, including keeping us moving even if it's just a little bit.
    We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
    ~Joseph Campbell


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