New things to try for pain?

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ShyAnn29
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   Posted 3/1/2017 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
hello, I haven't been here for quite a while, anyways, I was wondering if anyone knew anything new that helps with pain? Right now I am on Lyrica, Fentynal pain patches, Oxycodone for breakthrough pain, and I get a Depoprovera birth control shots due to really painful cramps! I know that medical marijuana can help but it is illegal here so that's not an option. So if any of you know of something, please let me know, thanks!

straydog
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   Posted 3/2/2017 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ShyAnn & welcome back. I don't remember what your chronic pain stems from, sorry. Off the top of my head I don't know of anything new that may help you considering the current medications you are on.

The few people that has posted here quite some time ago about MM, still used pain medications & found the MM to be too expensive. So, for what its worth, if they still required pain meds then the effect from the MM was not all that great in my opinion. Add in the fact of it not being legal in every state that is a whole new set of problems to deal with.

Take care.
Susie
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ShyAnn29
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   Posted 3/2/2017 4:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply, my pain is from digestive problems, here is my story, I may not have all the details right because I kind of blocked them out:

I got colonic inertia when I was 13 and had my colon removed, then at 16 I got rectal inertia and had my rectum removed and had a j-pouch made, my small bowel was connected to the j-pouch, I had a temporary ileostomy done while the j-pouch was healing, so when it was all healed, I had the ostomy reversed, then at 18 I was having problems again so I got an ileostomy again which is permanent.

straydog
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   Posted 3/3/2017 9:30 AM (GMT -6)   
ShyAnn, you have an awful lot to deal with no doubt & for it to have started at such a young age. Does your current medication help with your pain?

I am sure Evah.Linear meant well, but apparently this member did not read the part that MM is illegal in your state.

Keep us posted on how you are doing. Take care.
Susie
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   Posted 3/3/2017 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
ShyAnn:
I have had several abdominal surgeries myself and am a firm believer in the benefits of yoga and/or pilates for reducing residual abdominal pain associated with adhesions.

You need not be highly flexible nor a human pretzel to derive meaningful benefits from yoga. My favorite yoga poses and posture are the more basic and gentle postures. Yoga acts like an internal massage, mobilizing adhesions and promoting motility of the GI tract. Yoga also quiets the mind and is a good medium for centering one's thoughts and promoting relaxation.

There are lots of options for practicing yoga. You can purchase a beginner's DVD, join a class in your community, practice with a You-Tube video, purchase a yoga magazine or book with illustrations and helpful tips.

If you have not tried yoga for pain control, give it a try. Start slowly with basic postures and poses. I consider yoga part of my daily routine, like brushing my teeth. Especially on days when I am my most fatigued and pained, I know that I will feel better for the effort.
- Karen -
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)

ShyAnn29
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   Posted 3/3/2017 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I appreciate you all for your thoughts. The medicine I'm on does help but even after being on all of those I still have pain, which is very irritating!

I haven't tried Yoga but it sounds like a great idea!
• Never Give Up •

*Total colectomy due to colonic inertia at 13 years old.
*Had my rectum removed due to rectal inertia at 16 years old.
*Got small bowel inertia and an ileostomy at 18 years old, which I still have, and I'm 31 years old now.

straydog
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   Posted 3/4/2017 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
ShyAnn, you are so right the non-stop pain just wears on a person. I have lived so many years with pain that I have forgotten what it would be like to be pain free. I also realize even with meds it simply is not possible to make me pain free either.

Is there any room for increases in any of your meds?

Take care.
Susie
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   Posted 3/4/2017 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
ShyAnn:
Give yoga a committed try.

I am a yoga enthusiast, but I am by no means highly flexible. You do not have to be limber to enjoy and benefit from yoga.

The benefits in easing abdominal pain are many. Postures that incorporate rotation of the thoracic girdle and pelvic girdle are an effective way of mobilizing and stretching adhesions/scar tissue. Tethering of adhesions can be a significant source of pain but is often discounted as adhesions are not visible on x-ray or CT/MRI imagery. Yoga is also a great way to massage the intestines, promoting better motility and less pain due to backed up digested food material.

Once you begin to feel the benefits of yoga, you will be inclined to make it a part of your day - like me.
- Karen -
Pituitary failure, wide-spread endocrine dysfunction
Addison's disease
Mixed connective tissue disorder
Extensive intestinal perforation with sepsis, permanent ileostomy
Avascular necrosis of both hips and jaw
Receiving Palliative Care (care and comfort)
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