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   Posted 7/13/2011 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
SO ive been gone for a while feeling like this pain will never end but i thought it had got better with all this time 2mnths of back pain herniated L5 S1 and because of a cold ive not been able to do cortisone injections , because i lay down i cough..they wont do it
well i start pt on friday hope it helps, nothing is helping the back pain im still moving and doing stuff kinda living with the pain now dont know what else to do, hurts everyday , i cry alot because its taken a told on my happyness my work my marriage ect, i just wish it would all go away this has become a nightmare, tired of being on pain meds!!!
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   Posted 7/14/2011 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chelsey~

I'm sure glad to see you back... how about a big, gentle hug? (((HUG))) I do understand the sadness that chronic pain causes. I have areas of my life that have been forever altered in a negative way because of the chronic pain. Most days I can deal with it by keeping busy and working on having a positive attitude. But there are those days when I just can't pull it off...and that's OK too.

If you find that your sadness and crying is becoming more frequent that it should be you might talk to your doctor about it. I know I did and he share with me that it's often part of depression. I tried some medications until I found one that worked well for me with a small dosage. It's doesn't make the pain in the body go away but it can change the pain in your heart. Also, one thing that might help some people is to ask your spouse to sit down and talk about what's happening. It's almost impossible for me to get hubby to talk about emotions/feelings but at least I am able to share my side of what's going on. If he chooses not to ask questions or add his 2 cents then there's not much I can do.

Also, there are pain counselors...something I never knew until I came to HealingWell. We have many members who either have gone or are currently going to a pain counselor and it's helping immensely in dealing with not only the pain but how it affects our lives.

Just some ideas to consider...I hope you are happier tomorrow~
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   Posted 7/14/2011 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning Chelsey! wink

There is a lot of truth to what Chutz just wrote here. Also, PT may help some, but it will not be easy, and you may feel like you have been run through the mill afterwards. However, don't give up on it, and make sure you give a good go at it.

I think most all members here will agree with you about the pain med's. I don't think a single person here wants to be on them….and I'm with you on this one!….I hate taking them around the clock too! However, given the choice of moderate to severe pain, or a little relief by taking the pain med's….I will opt for the med's.

A little advice…would be, keep quite about what, and how much pain med's your taking…...meaning, don't tell anyone your on them. I think it may save a whole lot of negative comments, from friends and or family, who may simply not understand, especially with all of the media hype plastered all over the country.

Are you getting at least some sort of relief, from the med's? ….and if not make sure you report this to you're PCD. I hate to see patients suffer needlessly! White Beard, just wrote a very good response to one of our other members, concerning pain medications, and I think you would benefit reading it. The topic is: "Work Opioids and Pain" …please take a peek at it. There are so many options that can be considered when taking these med's, and again, Chutz makes a very good point about the depression, that often accompany's chronic pain. Make sure you treat it as well, if you are suffering from it. There is nothing to be ashamed of, if you are suffering depression.

If you are still working, and it is a desk job, make sure you get up and move around frequently, as sitting places a lot more stress on the lower back than one might think. I'm sure inflammation may be playing a large part of you're back pain, so do what you can to keep it to a minimum.

Take care, and Im glad you came back to check in and update us here. Let us know how the PT goes as well.

Good Luck!….and hang tough!

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   Posted 7/14/2011 9:05 AM (GMT -6)   
My pain clinic has a pain psychologist that sees patients that have problems with depression. It does help to have someone to talk to about the problems that chronic pain causes. I was also taught biofeedback and that can help to lower your pain level at times - it just takes a bit of concentration.

Good luck!
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   Posted 7/14/2011 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
  I guess i posted in the wrong place to start  Hi everyone.. I was upset about the SS..The above comments describe myself  to a T  I am so tired of being in pain and trying to be a good wife and its so hard when others cant ssee what is wrong,, Ty for all the info

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   Posted 7/14/2011 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   


         Yes!....Hello Kimshee!

       Please do start a new thread if you will. We will welcome you there.

     Good luck! If you have any trouble getting there, just come back here, and we will help you out.

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