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Oct 20, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 1
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 may be willing to admit. Don't tough it out. Start looking for aggressive treatment beyond physical therapy.
Jun 20, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 2
Hello. Are both of your husband's testicles in the scrotum?
Jun 20, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 11
"..., having more control over my time and getting the rest I need further than relaxation and physical therapy exercises ever did." Should read: " Not worrying about sick days, not worrying about driving home while in horrendous pain, having more control over my time and getting the rest I need works better than relaxation and physical...
Jun 20, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 11
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 worrying about sick days, not worrying about driving home while in horrendous pain, having more control over my time and ge...
Jun 15, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 13
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 State Statutes Database: http://www.painpolicy.wisc.edu/matrix.htm Be sure you have copies of your medical record and make corre...
Jun 14, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 9
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. Since percocet should work for at least 4 hours in most people, it sounds like your pain may be greater than previously thought and the...
Jun 14, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 9
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 limits, once you start building your own management plan...and I caution against letting a doctor do it for you, or try to push...
Jun 08, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 16
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 medication, remember that it is between them and their doctor, and the energy spent judging others is best reserv...
Jun 08, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 47
"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 the end, it is wise to know where one's self ends and the rest of the world begins. There is no tren...
May 28, 2010 in the Pain Management Community - 6
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?