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    Because daisy, the surgeon said he can't...

    Because daisy, the surgeon said he can't guarantee surgery will fix what's wrong and said in all candor I probably would be worse off. I've already been through seven other surgeries to repair other...
  2. Thread: Oxy's obtaining

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    Lin & T8, you're both right, I guess this is part...

    Lin & T8, you're both right, I guess this is part of my process resigning to the fact I will be on something forever. I've never really had the opportunity to settle in and process what's happened to...
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    Oh snap, I went from pure mental relaxation back...

    Oh snap, I went from pure mental relaxation back to nervous again! :help: I don't know what the solution is, I know I can't function without pain relief, I tried that and it was a living nightmare.
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    God Bless you for your post, really puts my mind...

    God Bless you for your post, really puts my mind at ease. I have been really scared by all the posts of withdrawals, etc.. I have never gotten a buzz from any drug I have been put on, it eases my...
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    Daisy, your response was amazing, thank you,...

    Daisy, your response was amazing, thank you, makes me feel somewhat better about the extra IV. I'm not sure if these things are working or not, I have been getting them so long. Perhaps they are...
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    Exactly, I could buy all my meds, cover all...

    Exactly, I could buy all my meds, cover all copays, go out to eat, buy new shoes, and a dress for that price. I'm still seething at having to pay that much money!!:evil::evil: If it helped I would...
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    Becky, I feel for you and empathize. I can’t...

    Becky, I feel for you and empathize. I can’t imagine having to sit in a classroom all day, be in pain and having zero to little sleep doesn’t help --it’s got to be hard to concentrate.

    It’s funny...
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    I think I've noticed a mood change for the...

    I think I've noticed a mood change for the better, since starting the TRAM, I am doing more things (my urge to lay in bed is not so great). I think it is helping, I just haven't reached the right...
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    Are you on the 100, 200, or 300 ER dose. ...

    Are you on the 100, 200, or 300 ER dose. Wondering if the 100 ER taken in the am, added with additional 50 mgs as needed would do the trick? I tried the Lyrica and can't take the sides associated...
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    I hate the fact we have to drug test, it's almost...

    I hate the fact we have to drug test, it's almost like saying we are liars and drug addicts. I'm not doing anything I shouldn't and wish to be treated as such. My first pain clinic didn't test me...
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    I smoked a little bit in my college days and have...

    I smoked a little bit in my college days and have to say it amplified every fiber in my body. I wasn't in pain then, oh to have those days back, and can't imagine smoking it now for fear it would...
  12. I think a day in pain should be calculated x2! ...

    I think a day in pain should be calculated x2!

    I had reached a point where all I did was go to work, suffer to the point of twisted blindness, go home and crawl into bed. Weekends were spent in...
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    Tramadol experiences

    I have been meaning to start a new thread on Tramadol experiences, but was sidelined with reading all the other threads. There is so much information in here, really good reading.

    Anyway, I am on...
  14. Thread: Oxy's obtaining

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    Thanks for your post Lin. I have been...

    Thanks for your post Lin.

    I have been prescribed Tramadol and in doing my research came across some pretty disturbing revelations of addiction and withdrawals. I'm torn about the research and...
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    I probably should add Trigger Point injections...

    I probably should add Trigger Point injections (TPI) into the thread. In between the other injections, to manage the continuing pain, I had TPI's done. These really hurt (moreso than the Epidural...
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    In my research, trying to understand why these...

    In my research, trying to understand why these pain docs jump to give the epidural shots, they are a huge money maker for the doc. Also if they can shoot you up and give you less pain meds it keeps...
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    I actually did some light leg lifts today, I...

    I actually did some light leg lifts today, I haven't been able to do that without tremendous pain in a few years. My lower hip would crunch when trying and then shooting pains would set in for a few...
  18. Thanks Lin: I heard about Chantix from the...

    Thanks Lin:

    I heard about Chantix from the local radio station, one of the DJ's wife was taking it and then callers started calling in with their side effects. Pretty scarey stuff. I think I...
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    I never heard of this, googled, very interesting!...

    I never heard of this, googled, very interesting! I lost my battle with endometriosis well over 20-years ago, this type procedure wasn't around. Anything to bring relief to the nightmare of endo, I...
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    I take both, but not at the same time. During the...

    I take both, but not at the same time. During the week I take Ambien (SUN-THUR), and the weekend (FRI-SAT) take Traz. Basically if it is a work day the next day, I take Ambien. The reason I take both...
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    I took Lyrica a whole five days, it was not a...

    I took Lyrica a whole five days, it was not a good drug for me.

    Day 1, ok nothing to report
    Day 2, I felt like someone had poured hot oil into my hand and feet joints
    Day 3, my right nostril...
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    I do like a good burger, it may not be exactly...

    I do like a good burger, it may not be exactly fast food, but I really like Ted's Montanna Grill. Yum, their Naked Beef burger w/fries is tasty. I also like Fuderuckers, although haven't eaten...
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    LOL, I'm assuming the smile is because it is your...

    LOL, I'm assuming the smile is because it is your hair, I like your humor! Sure, OK, if it's mine might depend on how hungry I am, but if it is someone else's hair:puke:I'm done!
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    I am the same way, it's an offensive mixture to...

    I am the same way, it's an offensive mixture to my taste buds!

    Sadly enough though, due to whopper headaches after drinking, I rarely drink anymore. It's just not worth it.
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    Thank you Rex, I have read about that and frankly...

    Thank you Rex, I have read about that and frankly that did scare me, I will say that from what I read the ones that were addicted, appeared to be addictive type people, i.e. addicted to other drugs...
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