"Some people recover from whiplash with little permanent pain and it is those cases that most doctors will draw their prognosis from. In other words, the chances of your having a permanent issue with your neck are higher than your doctor ..."
""..., having more control over my time and getting the rest I need further than relaxation and physical therapy exercises ever did."
" Not worrying about sick days, not worrying about driving home while in horrendous ..."
"If I have one hard day working away from home, or work more than two days in a row, my pain increases.
I used to try relaxation exercises and the like, but finally moved to substitute status ( I work with special needs students). Not..."
"When a doctor says they are not comfortable refilling your meds, or flat out refuses, take a look at the policies set forth by your state government:
Directory of State Medical Boards: http://www.fsmb.org/directory_smb.html
"You may experience these symptoms if your pain is severe and you let the percocet wear off between doses. You might also be having muscle spasms that affect blood flow, which can also cause the symptoms you have mentioned.
"Once you stop looking for a diagnosis and embrace management, I am not one for putting on a brave face and fighting to keep life the way it was before pain hit. You can have more control over your life, arranging it to encompass your lim..."
"While it is good that you have distance yourself from someone you are not comfortable with, disregarding her statements about the "rush" is the wise course of action.
Regardless of what someone says about their first moments with pain..."
""So this is how manic drug addicts justify their actions. "
While I understand your need to emotionally distance yourself from those you can't abide, use caution when dehumanizing those who refuse to embrace your concerns for them. In..."
"While I understand your frustration, I am not sure how the medications are killing your body.
Has your doctor performed blood, or other, tests showing that the medications are physically damaging you?"
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