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Date Joined May 2012
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   Posted 5/19/2012 1:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jessie and I found this site while doing a search trying to find a site that actually understood what I was going through and where I could find answers to my questions. I am 25 years old and I have DDD (Degenerative Disc Disease) Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I just wanted to introduce myself and say I think this site is wonderful because I can not only find answers to my questions but also interact with people who can really identify with what I am going through!

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   Posted 5/19/2012 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jessie, and welcome to the Chronic Pain forum. I'm sorry that you are experiencing CP at such a young age... I'm 27, have had pain issues since age 14 - I have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and a host of other problems. Do you have a pain management specialist - or other good techniques for dealing with your pain?

I'm sure you'll find plenty of support and friendship here.

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Full body CRPS with spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension,bradycardia/tachycardia, bursitis, CTS, osteoporosis, multiple compression fx, disc bulges.

Oxycodone ER/IR, Topamax, Mobic, Somac, Cipramil, Midodrine, Vit D & C, SCS, baclofen/bupivacaine pump

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   Posted 5/19/2012 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Starfly

Nice to meet you

Sorry that you are having issues. We have a great group of ppl here and we are here to give support to each other.

Keep us up to date with your health and are family will pop in to offer help for you.

Take Care
Age to a woman is like krypronite to Superman.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
Total Posts : 2261
   Posted 5/19/2012 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our chronic pain forum Jessie. I'm sorry you have chronic pain, but I'm glad you found us.

I also have degenerative disc disease and other back issues as well. I know you'll get lots of support and friendship from our family here.

Take care.
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

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 175
   Posted 5/19/2012 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jessie
Just wanted to also welcome you to the site. I have chronic back pain from a failed back fusion. You`ll find alot of nice folks here with a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Nice to meet you.
Chronic Back Pain, Anxiety, A little Depression, Left foot problems...foot growing in length and big toe growing out sideways, Osteoporosis,11 surgeries total..right foot twice, right knee 3 times, right elbow, throat/neck, spinal fusion, left elbow, left knee, currently deciding on whether to have surgery on left foot.
Meds: Oxycodone, Oxyneo, Clonazapam
Birthday July 18th

New Member

Date Joined May 2012
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 5/22/2012 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone! I just found this site while I was doing research on a spinal epidural injection.

as I read some of your stories, I feel like i'm talking to myself.
I'm 33 and trying to go up and down the medical world to fix my back and pain.

After 6 or so years of having pain in my back/ upper trap / neck.
I finally have a diagnosis of bulging disc and pinchy nerves in c-5-c-6 c-6-c-7. and for once I can honestly say I don't feel crazy.
I have done and tried tons of things. acupuncture, PT, Prolotherapy blah blah most of which was done befor my diagnoses.
now I did the spinal epidural injection last thursday. I was sedated. After the fact I feel the bandage and my injection was in the T3 ish area. Do the dr's usually start that low or did this dr maybe forget I had c-5- 6 issues?

also I see a ton of you are at your wits end with pain and management.
I suppose I could offer up something new for you to try if you have not tried it as of yet.

I've been to the man who writes the books on the subject. And I admit my knee is like I had never had arthritis!
So I may do 1 more SEI and see how that feels. and Give the drs a call again.

Have a great day and nice to meet you guys!

Hi KimmyBean, I have edited out the name of the facility that you listed in your post along with the drs name. Please note the administrator/owner prefers we do not list this information in our posts at the forum. You may exchange this info via private email with any member. Thanks...Susie

Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 5/23/2012 1:49:34 PM (GMT-6)

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