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    Colonoscopy

    Anyone out there have had a colonoscopy done? I'm 60 and a T-5 para. I had one done before my injury (2012), but have concerns about it now. Not so much with the actual colonoscopy, but with the...
  2. I don't have your areas of pain, but almost from...

    I don't have your areas of pain, but almost from day 1 of my injury (7 years ago, T-5 complete), I have had pain in a tight band around me at the break level. It is there ALL the time and often...
  3. Thread: AD in ER

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    My experience with AD and the emergency room is...

    My experience with AD and the emergency room is not good. They haven't a clue. My spinal cord surgery and most records are at Ohio State's medical facilities. Several years ago I began a treadmill...
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    Have you had your surgery yet? A few years ago...

    Have you had your surgery yet? A few years ago (I'm a T-5 complete with severe pain in a band around me at the T-5 level), I had a trial spinal cord stimulator put in; it was a total failure. It...
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    Get an Easystand. I try to use mine at least 4...

    Get an Easystand. I try to use mine at least 4 days a week. Great for my spasticity.
  6. Thread: Baclofen

    by MikeRobison
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    My hand controls included a shell plate in the...

    My hand controls included a shell plate in the shape of a gas pedal. This prevents my feet from accidentally hitting the gas or brake.
  7. Thread: Baclofen

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    I take 20 mg right before I go to bed and then...

    I take 20 mg right before I go to bed and then again soon after I get up. I don't mind them during the day, but my legs will jerk me awake if I don't take my bedtime dose.
  8. "Mike", as another "Mike" I certainly understand...

    "Mike", as another "Mike" I certainly understand your misery. Although I haven't contemplated suicide, I have asked the good Lord to take me at least once a week. Opiods (dilaudid) are the only...
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    I was able to make an appointment with a doctor...

    I was able to make an appointment with a doctor that has been certified to prescribe marijuana here in Ohio. Unfortunately, its not until early October. Its really my last hope as I have tried...
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    Good for you! My daughter, Natalie, got married...

    Good for you! My daughter, Natalie, got married over the Memorial Day weekend. I was kind of dreading the "father-daughter" dance segment of the reception. But we winged it and it turned out...
  11. I am sorry for your loss. I may soon be in the...

    I am sorry for your loss. I may soon be in the same situation. I live in Ohio, my father lives near Folsom, California. He is 84, doing pretty well, but still aging. When he passes, I am actually...
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    I feel your pain, pun intended! I have a band of...

    I feel your pain, pun intended! I have a band of tightness right at my SCI level (T-5). It is there continuously, gets worse with movement (exercising, even riding in my van). I have tried...
  13. Sorry for the delay in replying. I am a T-5...

    Sorry for the delay in replying. I am a T-5 para. No side effects.
  14. I had this done in an effort to reduce my 24/7...

    I had this done in an effort to reduce my 24/7 pain. It worked only on a small band of hypersensitive skin just above the break line. No relief otherwise.
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    I know exactly how you feel. Today, I have my...

    I know exactly how you feel. Today, I have my normal continuous pain encircling me. But also my shoulders ache, my wrists are sore, my neck hurts and I have spasticity strong enough to throw me...
  16. I'm going to have to talk to my pain doctor about...

    I'm going to have to talk to my pain doctor about this. I had a pump trial using morphine several years ago - it didn't give me any relief. But maybe I will try it again using dilaudid. Thanks for...
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    Not so much addicted as dependent. I essentially...

    Not so much addicted as dependent. I essentially got off them for about a month, but the pain did not recede. So, I have begun to take them again but with some selective use. For example, I will...
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    Medical marijuana has been approved in Ohio, but...

    Medical marijuana has been approved in Ohio, but none of us are going to have access to it until next September at the earliest. Lots of hoops that have to be jumped through.
  19. I have a somewhat similar pain issue. But my...

    I have a somewhat similar pain issue. But my pain goes from a steady 7 to a steady 6 after a #2. I do not use chemicals or insertions. Its a simple two finger swirl for about 15 seconds as the...
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    I am now trying to wean off the opiods. For the...

    I am now trying to wean off the opiods. For the last few days, I have taken 1/2 of a 4 mg dilaudid when I start to get really really anxious. However, the pain has ratcheted up. I'm going to try...
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    I tried this. Either the pain is too great or I...

    I tried this. Either the pain is too great or I doze off!
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    Wish I could. I used to be very, very active. ...

    Wish I could. I used to be very, very active. If I wasn't working out, I was playing softball, jogging, golfing, yard work etc. Now when I try to work out my pain level goes from 7 to 8 or 9. Its...
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    I am on Effexor and have been for months now. ...

    I am on Effexor and have been for months now. Helps some, but I still have crying spells every day....
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    Can't take it anymore!

    Almost from the first day of my injury (June 2012), I have been in constant pain. I've tried everything. I just cannot take it anymore. It's overwhelming. I cry almost non stop. I have no joy in...
  25. In the hospital I know I hallucinated, but was on...

    In the hospital I know I hallucinated, but was on IV meds then. But today, they have few side effects - except for constipation.
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