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   Posted 4/11/2010 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I want to know about pain clinics. Has anyone ever gone to one? Do they just give pain meds or what? I don't like taking meds, but I've tried everything and I'm wondering if I should go to a pain clinic. I'm very active because I'm 18 and go to college and I race dirtbikes... So I frequent lots of pain. So I would be willing to try something like meds if I don't have to worry about weight gain or addiction. Those are my 2 major fears.

Any advice? Or anything at all... Thanks
TRIED: Lyrica (15 months-quit Feb. 09), Paxil (10 months-quit 6-4-09), Cymbalta 6-6-09, Rozerem, Melatonin, Prozac (july 09-feb 10)
Currently taking: Trazodone 50mg, Focalin XR 5mg, Klonopin 1mg, Wellburtin XL 150mg, Lexapro 20mg, Abilify 5mg, Zantac 150mg, Prilosec 20mg  
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 4/11/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I think that everyone has had a different experience. I went to a pain managment clinic and the Doctor there did not prescribe any pain meds, he left my medications up to my regular doc. He did however give me botox injections in my neck and temples and performed a facet nerve rhizotomy on the left side of my neck which gave me no relief at all so I did not have the right side done because the procedure is painful. I have heard from alot of people that pain managment docs like to give injections of different kinds which do help some people.
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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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