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Re: Coping with Chronic Pain pinkeye

Posted by Ilene on August 11, 2004, at 18:05:10

In reply to Re: Coping with Chronic Pain, posted by pinkeye on August 11, 2004, at 13:41:23

> Pinkeye.
> > There are pain clinics throughout the US (and elsewhere!) where they deal exclusively with pain.
> >
> > This is necessary because of the laws governing "regluar" docs as to how much pain med they can prescribe. Pain clinics are regulated differently.
> >
> > These clinics will very often have a psychological component to the treatments.
> >
> > You could see if there is one in your area you could contact.
> >
> > I hope you are in some kind of treatment that makes the pain bearable. There are some really good meds out there, and some fine, compassionate pain specialists, if you can find them.
> >
> > Best of luck with this.
> >
> > ShortE

I'd like to second ShortE's recommendations. I also have a chronic condition (chronic fatigue syndrome) that is sometimes quite painful. It was years before I actually got it diagnosed, and then another couple of years before I got a painkiller that controlled it. (I can't take that painkiller anymore, but the pain isn't as bad either, possible because I take Neurontin.) Some ADs are effective against pain, too.

By "long term effects" do you mean addiction? I've read that most people who take drugs for pain don't become addicted. You shouldn't suffer needlessly.




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