About Me: Male, 49, Gilbert, AZ, member since Feb 2013
After complications from an outpatient procedure to control acid reflux I ended up on life support, not expected to survive. Thankfully I did survive but it has left me with a very challenging life. I've spent a good share of the last 8 years trying to find solutions to
[More] a myriad of problems (a lot of money too). I suffer from nerve entrapments in my abdomen from multiple surgeries. I also suffer with problems with my digestive system from top to bottom. Joint and muscle pain have become a daily thing also. I have PTST and a brain injury from my time on the ventilator (8 weeks). Some days seem impossible. My pain doesn't come and go. It never goes away. Oh yeah I have 3 herniated discs in my back.
Well, thanks to the Lyrica I am taking for nerve pain, (it has a "dumbing" effect) I cannot figure out how to post a message! I have "post surgical nerve pain" from a breast reduction surgery I had 7 months ago. My pain is across my chest and is aching, burning, sand paper under the skin, barbed wire pain. Fun! Just wanted to tell you that narcotics do NOT help this pain. I am actually relieved because that is a road I don't want to go down. I do get some help from Ultracet/Ultram. It can be addicting but for some people but so far I have dodged that bullet. Hope you find this info helpful. Best-Perriwinkle57
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