Unmanageable Pain

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garystan
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   Posted 9/14/2011 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
 I've currently have  severe pain and skin eruptions due to circulatory problems.  In the past a medical tech,taking a scan of my legs found that I have a problem with the "valves".  He said they don't function correctly.   Due to that......I'm in severe pain.   And run the risk of permanent damage to the skin cells if this problem isn't taken care of.     My doctor prescribed Vicodin (not sure if he'll refill that prescription....being it's a "Controlled Substance").    But, other than the pain medication,  he told me that  there's really nothing that can be done.
  So I have to "just deal with the pain".     Which is quite severe.
  Just wanted to let everyone know that  "Modern Medicine"  isn't worth too much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
                                                                                    garystan
   

tmjpain
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   Posted 9/14/2011 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Garystan and welcome to HW. I am glad you found us but sorry you are suffering from this severe pain you have.

What kind of skin problems are you having? How long has this been going on for? So is this poor circulation in that the blood

is not able to be pushed back up to your heart from your legs? have you seen any specialists? If you can give us a bit more

detail then perhaps some of the members will be able to give you some helpful suggestions. Please keep posting. We all suffer

from some type of chronic pain so everyone here is very understanding and caring.

More members will be by to help you i'm sure.

Hang in there
Suzane

momtofourangels
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   Posted 9/14/2011 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Graystan Welcome to our chronic pain forum. I'm so sorry that you're having such bad pain. I don't know what to suggest as I've never had the issues that you have, but I wanted to let you know that I do care. Please give us more information so we might be able to suggest something to help you. Take care.

hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

mtgman
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   Posted 9/14/2011 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
all i can say is don't give up and check with another doctor- or another 10 doctors if that's what it takes. Sometimes we forget that it's our body we're dealing with and although the doc may charge us $200 for that visit- s/he might be just as clueless as we are. Sometimes I know I know more than my doctors due to the rediculous amount of research i tend to do on things that affect me. You might also try a pain management clinic- those docs specialize in pain and are not scared to prescribe narcotics like a lot of PCPs are. good luck and keep us posted.
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Currently on 20 mg prednisone. still taking Asacol. Done with Remicade- antibody level was over 8! Waiting for scope results to see about Humira or Cimzia.
In the middle of a bad flare now for 2 years...it's been one heck of a ride!

damouthy1
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   Posted 9/14/2011 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Garystan and welcome to Healing Well. I am so sorry you are dealing with so much pain right now...I know how frustrating it can be to hurt so bad and not get any answers as to why.

In fact this whole forum is jam packed with others going through the same. I wish I had some suggestions for you, but I don't have any experience with what you are dealing with.

Hopefully someone will come by to give you better info. If nothing else just talking to other people with chronic pain can help some...knowing that you are not alone.

I hope you can find a Dr. who will put more effort into helping you. Please keep us posted and once again, welcome to the family!~ Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Undetermined Auto-Immune Dysfunction (probable MCTD, sero-negative RA and ?), Trigger finger, Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Celebrex, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

sore42long
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   Posted 9/14/2011 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
HI,Garystan maybe your dr can send you to a pain clinic where its easier for them to give controlled substances ,I have been in tons of pain and sometimes narcotics is the only answer ,and Ifind it only lessens the pain not takes it away,also hot bath or heating pads ,some creams help. If the pain meds help tell the dr. Ido hope you can get the script filled again but you might need to see the dr to do it ! don't give up keep a log book of the pain and keep asking if more can be done for you ,it might take just finding a specialist or the right dr .Take care

garystan
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   Posted 9/16/2011 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
 
   tmjpain (Suzanne) :
 
                      Thanks for your reply.   So far, it's the same........."really nothing can be done".    I've got a appointmet with a Pain Management Specialist.  I'll see how much help he can provide.   As far as I know,  he can prescirbe pain medication.    I was informed that, for further treatment, I'd have to see a Dermatologist.     Hopefully,  they won't tell me the same thing  ("there's nothing that can be done").       The only other aspect of this deal is that some people that know me, and some   "friends"  are starting to  gossip.  Saying that I'm a lazy so-and-so.........  Because  I'm not (right now) able to  run around my house  (I live in a mobile home) mowing the lawn [I paid a lawn guy to do that],   do needed repairs around the house {this all relates to the fact that it's very difficult to walk with this incredible pain}, and such.
                    Fortunately,  I DO have a room-mate who helps out as much as he can.    I've known him for a long time,  so he's NOT a gossip.
 
                                                                                garystan
 
         
 
 
                                                                         

Alcie
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   Posted 9/16/2011 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Looks like you've got lots of good advice.  I agree with seeing the dermatologist about the skin, a pain management doctor, and getting a second opinion from a vein specialist, also keeping a good log of pain and what you're trying for it, etc.
 
I'd only add that in my case, although I do have bad valves in my leg veins, I found by chance that much of my pain was from my spine.  I went to a podiatrist who correctly diagnosed that the pain in my legs, ankles, heels was from nerve impingement in my lower back and sent me to a pain specialist.  While this may not have anything to do with you, it might be worthwhile discussing when you see the pain management doc.  He was the one who ordered the MRI and gave me the injection that stopped the pain.  Even if pain is from veins, a pain doc may be able to help with stopping nerve pain, not just prescribing narcotics.
 
Best wishes.

straydog
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   Posted 9/16/2011 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi garyStan and welcome aboard to the chronic pain forum. I have poor circulation in my legs, they swell really bad and I do get cellulitis in my legs. I have to elevate the legs and I am suppose to wear compression hose. When its hot like it has been here in Tx the compression hose are out of question, way too hot. I do IV antibiotics for the cellulitis and I have also been hospitalized for it as well.

I am wondering if this may not be what is going on with you, some of it sounds like it. I do hope they can get to the bottom of this and get you some help.

Take care.
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