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I have been active person in my life and now 87. I have gained about 15 pounds. I suffer from low back pain and it has worsened since a I had another knee replacement last year. The old one was 21 years and was put in in 1992. It still hurts and with my back painful for sitting, I wonder what can be done to be more comfortable? I take strong pain pills and exercise twice a week with a group. I also have stretch and other ways of trying to rid of pain. What do you think of the back injections? I do try to keep going and see and do many things, but I am also a writer and an artist. This means sitting much. I believe waiting to see a good specialist makes it worse. Why is Canada so terrible for waiting for a specialist?
I have been having severe lower back pain, along with pain in my lower abdomen and distended belly for the last month or so. My bowls appear to be fine, and have had x-rays and ultra sound done. They only thing they have found so far is arthritis in the back and air in the colon. Can these two symptoms be related, and if not, what it could possibly be?
Have been suffering severe lower back pain and was asked to do an MRI scan . The report suggests that: Sacralization of l5 vertebra - lumbo-sacral transitional vertebra posterior protrusion at l4-l5 level is intending the thecal sac. NO root indentation or foraminal compromise. What is the exactly? and is it anything serious or to be worried about?
A child I know, 7 years of age, has an extremely large umbilical hernia (about the size of a tennis ball). He has now been hospitalised with chronic pain in his left thigh. Could there be any connection between the umbilical hernia and severe thigh pain?
had horrible pain in upper abdomen for 4 years ... gastro did two upper endoscopies ... tried nexium, zantac ... had two spine surgeries ... said the pain was referred ... didn t help ... told it was fibro ... have chronic fatigue and pain ... liver labs elevated ... kidney labs elevated ... told inflammation, gastritis, celiac ... all this happened at the same time: high blood pressure, hypothyroidism, chronic pain, insomnia, headaches, couldn t lie, sit or stand ... had to sit up for months to sleep ... pain worse on right side ... but on left side, too - gastro said may be where the intestines loop under the ribs on each side ... have too many doctors and too many diagnoses ... getting colonoscopy next month ... should I go to a university hospital? i was on percocet for 2 years ... 13 visits to ER for skeletal/muscular pain ... strange lines on my abdomen - looks like ribs are swollen and then a line that matches rib line 2-3 inches below ... a little bumpy and goes from left side to right side of body ...
Hello, I am from Canada and suffer chronic pain and fibromyalgia for 25 years. I am on methadone as one treatment and it has been recently altered here. Methadose solution for pain 10mg/ml Methadone HCI 10 mg/ml. Dose, drink 1.5ml four times daily. I can not take this as I said it has been changed. Now the government has made it sugar based cherry flavored, gag reflux crap. I have tried to wean my self off but have experienced anger, smashing plates, cried out for doctor assisted suicide as the pain and withdrawal of this drug is making me crazy. I am on subcutaneous lidocaine infusions weekly, nerve blocks in neck and shoulders, cortisone injections in both hips for bursitis and nerve blocks in lower back, L4,L5. I suffer with herniated, degenerative discs, c5,c6 too. I have osteoporosis, parathesia, IBS, awaiting surgery for bladder prolapse, endometriosis which required hysterectomy and oophorectomy and numerous laporoscopies leaving me with adhesions which are a constant cause of further pain. I am a chronic pain disease sufferer and to the world I look great...haha! I initially started to write to you only for advise on taking myself off methadone but here I went on and on. The list is long and I see many doctors and pain specialists however my quality of life is nil and I am only 55 years young. I can not seem to find answers, help or hope other than being prescribed opiates, methadone which has been changed to suit the government not the patients needs and numerous medications that make me worse. I am on a roller coaster of hell and pain and now I am withdrawing off this horrible new recipe of methadone as I throw up trying to take it. Why change something that was easy to take to this horrible sugar based cherry cough medicine taste that burns to the pit of my stomach whereby I need gravol settle? I am frustrated, in pain and have talked to nurse on line tonight...she told me to go to the hospital...LOL! Right! I can not live in this pain...my doctor retired, great guy...now I have a woman who has nine kids and never can catch up or give a you know what about her patients. I give up! This is only the tip of the ice berg...you have now idea many health issues I have! I have to leave my city to go for help to Vancouver, thank God for HOPE AIR! They took me to the last appointment with my Neurosurgeon and he has ordered another MRI, will be seeing me after or before if I can not take the pain! I am a mess...What happened to good doctors??? How did we get FIBROMYALGIA??? I have a clue...DDT spraying all over the playground I grew up in...playground was a gas line and electric power field...what do you think of that? Five out of six women who played there as children were not able to conceive!!! Gee, I wonder! I am on a quest to find answers and thought perhaps I would start here...I doubt I will get an answer though...Great! Off to cyber space this goes...I am from Canada and You are in the States! Nice! I was on a Canadian site...how all of a sudden does it go here and now I need to pay! Well, thanks for nothing....I will proceed elsewhere because I will find an answer and from you...obviously not!
I have spinal stenosis lorodisis degenerative disc disease I have had two lumbar surgeries a cervical fusion. Nerve damage to my left foot. Nerve damage at my c6-7 level. Suffer from headaches, chronic pain, depression , spondylitis what can I do for pain. Currently taking cymbalta ?
I can't get to sleep tonight. I have severe butt pain especially whn I lye down. Excursion. It shoot lik a knife. I'm on steroid , doesn't or didn't help Went to a pain doctore but he seems to thinks it a muscel and want me to do physical therapy...
HELLO I HAD SUFFERED A STROKE IN 2016 AND WAS SUBSCRIBED CHLOPIDOGREL/PLAVIX ANTICOAGULANT WHICH I TAKE DAILY ONCE A DAY. NOW...............I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF I CAN TAKE IT EVERY OTHER DAY WITH NO PROBLEM. I BELIEVE TAKING IT DAILY IS MAKING...