dx'd with chronic pain?

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damouthy1
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   Posted 4/11/2010 6:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I just have a quick question. I am going to be moving soon and asked for my med records. Listed as one of the things I'm diagnosed with is chronic pain (along with fibro, migraines etc.) I thought chronic pain was a symptom not a diagnosis. Anyone else been diagnosed with chronic pain? Is it just used as a catch all? Wierd question I know, just curious though. Thanks.
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   Posted 4/11/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Not a weird question at all, a very important question! I'd like to know the answer to that, myself!
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   Posted 4/11/2010 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder along with many other diseases and disorders. Maybe
your doctor listed chronic pain disorder because you have multiple chronic pain conditions...
Just a guess.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 4/11/2010 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I know in the beginning with fibro I couldn't say I had chronic pain with it but I sure do now so I guess for some they can have fibro without chronic pain. I don't know at what point pain turns into chronic pain in a doctor's eyes, will have to look that one up. Although few and far between anymore there are still times when I'm aching and sore but I wouldn't call it chronic pain. I can't remember the last time when I was pain free though.
 
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damouthy1
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   Posted 4/11/2010 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. Robin I didn't think of that at all, and Marlee I guess I kind of forgot that not everyone has really bad pain with fibro. I will be asking my doc why it's on my dx. I mean I know I have chronic pain, I had just never heard of it as a diagnosis.
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Oxycontin, Percocet for bt/pain, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Famotidine, and Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines


Chutz
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   Posted 4/11/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi damouthy!

I did some searching around for definitions and on Webmd found this:

Hope it helps,
Chutz

Chronic pain may originate with an initial trauma/injury or infection, or there may be an ongoing cause of pain. However, some people suffer chronic pain in the absence of any past injury or evidence of body damage.

What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Pain?

The symptoms of chronic pain include:

* Mild to severe pain that does not go away
* Pain that may be described as shooting, burning, aching, or electrical
* Feeling of discomfort, soreness, tightness, or stiffness

Pain is not a symptom that exists alone. Other problems associated with pain include:

* Fatigue
* Sleeplessness
* Withdrawal from activity and increased need to rest
* Weakened immune system
* Changes in mood including hopelessness, fear, depression, irritability, anxiety, and stress
* Disability
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damouthy1
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   Posted 4/11/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much Chutz! That is very interesting and explains why my doc has that in my records. Those have all been my complaints over this last year and a half. Very interesting to know that it can be a diagnosis.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Percocet for bt/pain, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Famotidine, and Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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