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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/3/2010 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
   Hi and happy < less pain >new yr. Im new, im 36 and live in australia and new to taking medication.Fed up but try to stay positive. I suffer from nerve damage,pain in both legs usually on left side along with sciatica.Anyone else like me - would love to chat, im open to new ideas and offer support to all in return.  have a great day and dont be hard on yourself.yeah

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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 1/3/2010 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Had sciatica a while back maybe five years ago and used a chiropractor and found it helpful it took awhile to work through it but in the mean time it was very painful. It went down my left leg and I could put my shoe on with out help. Walking was a treat to say the least. I spent a great deal of time in bed and on muscle relaxers. I don't wish that on anyone as it is a painful condition to have. I hope that you can find some relief and I hope warmth as here in NY it is about 5 degrees out. I have CP in my lower back and the cold dose me no favors. They have taken me off all pain medication except the two hydrocodon I take at 3a.m. for pain in my sleep. I wish you all the best in this New Year strong positive thoughts coming your way......

White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 1/3/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi fairytale

Wecome to Healing Well Chronic Pain forum! Well of course I am sorry that you are having such bad pain, that is never any good! But I am glad that you have found this site! As I think that you will find the people at this site are the most caring and compassionate people that you will find anywhere! I know that, that is really saying allot! But Honestly I believe it to be true! The people here really are Great! So again I Welcome YOU! and I do hope that you will stay around and be an active member of our family here!

Good Luck to You!

White Beard

P.S. Linx I just noticed that you are also a New Member, so this Welcome also is extended out to You as well!

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Date Joined Feb 2003
Total Posts : 16799
   Posted 1/3/2010 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Fairytale,
I too would like to welcome you to Healing Well. I am so sorry you have to be here but very glad that you found us. As WhiteBeard said in his post this is the best CP forum around. We have a great group of people here and the one thing we all have in common and understand is CP. None of us are drs but we do often share experiences of what does or does not work for our own situations. Its a little slow right now because of is being a weekend but others will pop on from time time.
Sciata is a very painfull condition. Unfortunately medications and sometimes physical therapy are about the only things I know that can help it. Have you been tried on any of the medications specifically for nerve pain such as Lyrica, Cymbalta or Neurotin? Most pain meds will not help with nerve pain. None of us like to be on medications and yes we all get fed up from time to time, so you are not alone in that respect. But, sometimes medications are the only way we can get a little bit of relief.
Again welcome aboard and I hope you will decide to hang out here with us.

crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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