Chronic pain vs Acute pain???

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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 12/19/2007 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know the difference.  I started taking cymbalta last July for joint pain.  Worked great.  Started having tailbone pain shortly after and found out I have a dislocated tailbone. I asked my doctor how come the cymbalta helped with my joint pain and not my tailbone pain.  She said something about it's a different kind of pain...Chronic vs acute.  Does anyone know anything about that?
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 12/19/2007 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Chronic pain is long term pain where as acute pain is rapid onset as in the pain post op. Chronic would be like arthritis pain. As far as understanding Cymbalta sorry I have no ideas. I used Remicade for my joint pain before and on Humira now. My arthritis is inflammatory arthritis therfore the meds for CD help my joints even though I do not have RA.

I dont know how you can help a dislocated tailbone I assume it is on the idea of dislocating another joint but those are typically easy to fix by holding the appendage that is dislocated...cant do that in your situation.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 12/19/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks DF. That's what I thought but when I read up on it, the literature says acute pain is considered chronic after 3-4 weeks. I've had my pain for almost 5 months. Maybe it's considered acute because it only hurts when I sit down unlike my joint pain which hurt all the times.

I asked my doctor about what I can do about tailbone and she said "nothing really". I can go to an orthopedic surgeon, have that area deaden and try to manipulate it back into place but the chances are that it will just pop back out again. If it gets to bothersome than I can have surgery and have it permanantly removed. Don't want to go there. I have had too many things permanently removed. LOL

If anybody else has any thoughts please let me know.


Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

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