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Chartreux
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   Posted 7/25/2008 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
My pain management doctor, has me trying this MUA (Manipulation under Anesthesia) it supposed to help with the fibro. I'll have to let ya know later as today was my third session. I'm so sore and stiff, they had to give me a vicodin right after I woke up today. It's not been so easy, it's very hard on the muscles. Plus I've got rashes where ekg leads were placed, it took 'em three tries to find a vein today and the first time they didn't numb me and went fishing, now folks that plainly hurts like wholly c *** !!!!
So, hopefully I'll be back with y'all soon
Oh yeah make sure you get plently of water if you get this done.
Hugz and here's to hope y'all have a pain free week.......
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Statgeek
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   Posted 7/25/2008 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
A friend of mine did that. It sounds really painful! Hope it works for you and is worth it.
~Sue

Sherrine
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   Posted 7/25/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I know I wouldn't agree to that.  I do hope it helps  you, though.
 
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solar powered
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   Posted 7/26/2008 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, how are you doing after your treatments? I was reading about MUA on the net after reading your post. It sounds wicked to say the least. Did an MD or chiro do it? Did your insurance cover it? Will you be doing follow-up physical therapy? How is it supposed to help fibro? Please do tell us more about it when you are feeling up to it. I wish you the best of luck with this therapy and will pray that the effort and pain will be worth it to you in the long run. Lisa

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   Posted 7/26/2008 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I would like to hear more about this too. It sounds a little scarey to say the least. I hope that it helps you.

Hugs, Karen...
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kelly71
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   Posted 7/26/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Chartreux,
 
I have never heard of this treatment.  I have the same question that Lisa (geckogirl) has.  Was this done by a doctor or chiropractor?  I'm assuming it was a doc since they gave you vicodin and they put you under anesthesia.  Anyway, I would really think about whether or not you want to continue doing this. confused
 
It sounds like you are possibly having a latex reaction to the EKG pads.  I would ask them if they have any without latex.  And, they couldn't find a vein?  Have you had a lot of IVs?  If so, your veins may be sclerosed.  However, trying to hit the same vein 3 times is ridiculous.  I don't mean to toot my own horn, but if I can place an IV in a 6 week old kitten (one handed, I might add), then nurses can get one in a human being.  LOL-I guess I did toot my own horn. tongue    BTW-if this ever happens again, I wouldn't let the same person try to place the IV.  Or, after the 2nd try, ask for someone else.  Just my opinion.
 
I hope things go well for you! :-)

FINALLY dxd on 06/13/08
Vicodin, Neurontin, Ibuprofen for pain-which doesn't help, BTW
Zoloft & methadone (NOT for pain) for sanity-which doesn't help, BTW
Klonopin for anxiety (Guess what?  Doesn't help!)
 
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solar powered
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   Posted 7/30/2008 12:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Chartreux,

How are you doing after your treatments? Please let us know that you are OK. Lisa

Chartreux
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   Posted 8/1/2008 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Well after the first session of the MUA I was okay just a little sore, But right after the thrid session I was so very sore they had to give me a vicodin cause I couldn't move!
After that My upper back started getting better and the tension had gone away for a couple of days. It did nothing to really help my lower back pain. Then the Doctor tells me it's just to help with the fibro.
I would say as each person is different it might be worth a try if all you have is Fibro pain. But for me, I'll not do it again.
It's done by a Chiropractor at a pain management clinic, at least mine was.
Plus you'll need an additional 3times a week physical therapy sessions as follow up for a total of four weeks. I'm just doing two PT sessions a week as it's a long drive for me to this clinic.
Yes might be worth a google search on Munipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA), also talk with it to your doctor as its not good for everyone..
Soft Hugz
If your insurance covers Chiropractor's it might cover this too, but ask up front if it does, don't just get it done without knowing anything about it!!!
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* Asthma
* Allergies
* Osteoarthritis
* Spinal Stenosis
* Mild DDD
* Enlarged
Pituitary Gland
* Fibromyalgia
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Patient: "I always see spots with my eyes"
Doctor: "Didn't the new glasses help?"
Patient "Yes, now I see the spots clearer"


solar powered
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   Posted 8/1/2008 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear back from you. It had been awhile so I was starting to get worried. From the reading I did on the net, I don't really understand how it can help reduce fibro symptoms. From what I understood they use it to break up scar tissue along the spine and various other parts so maybe the theory is that if you solve some painful issues that your overall fibro pain will decrease also? I don't know. If you have more info on how it helps fibro, please share it with us. I may never do it but sure would like to understand how it works. Thanks and best wishes for improvement. Lisa

Chartreux
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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep that's it in a nutshell it's supposed to break up the fibro knots and scar tissue, pretty much.. But after that third session no way I'll do it again, but hey I'm different from others who've had it done, according to my PT, most people feel good after the third session and I'm the only one so far to have had a bad time with it. Sure did help with the tension though!
Thank you for the welcome back, I've been here but had to think of a good answer to your question, This was my first go at this new procedure, I think most people get a couple of weeks of pain free days, but then again I'm just so messed up....(a car wreck 10 years ago!) maybe if I'd had this treatment back then after that car wreck I'd be feeling a whole lot better, who's to say...
like I said might be worth a shot going thru, remember cause your under Anesthesia you'll need a driver to take you home and it's three sessions in a week plus 4 weeks of PT (3x a week) after that.
Good luck and here's to hopeing y'all get a painfree day soon...
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* Asthma
* Allergies
* Osteoarthritis
* Spinal Stenosis
* Mild DDD
* Enlarged
Pituitary Gland
* Fibromyalgia
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Patient: "I always see spots with my eyes"
Doctor: "Didn't the new glasses help?"
Patient "Yes, now I see the spots clearer"


solar powered
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   Posted 8/30/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Charteux, Now that you are a month post MUA, I was wondering how you are doing? You didn't seem to think it helped immediately. How are things going now after you have had some time to heal up? Please let us know. Lisa
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