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Re: Stroke pain

Re: Stroke pain

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Posted by Vicki in Nebraska on February 29, 2000 at 20:12:48:

In Reply to: Stroke pain posted by Kaye Chowning on February 29, 2000 at 14:29:34:

: My Aunt had a stroke about 5 years ago. She is in chronic constant pain & must take morphine for the pain. Her Dr. said the stroke damaged the brain & she is in a 4-6% group who is in terrible constant pain. He called it Thalymic pain syndrome. I am trying to find out if there is any research or anything else that she can do as it is impossible to have a real life other than taking these strong medications every few hours. If anyone knows anything that would help, please e-mail me.
: Thanks,
: Kaye


Kaye - my mother had her stroke in 8-98. (See my message Stroke/Aphasia) .. She, too, is in constant pain - she has a duragesic patch and takes darvocet when needed. She also takes nerotin at night. She is in a nursing home - none of the family is capable of taking care of her - right sid eis paralyzed and has aphasia.
She has had ever exam, etc., I think possible, and we always get the "it's from the stroke" answser. Have come to the conclusion that this will not get better, she'll have to live with the pain. I feel very bad for her, as she has enough difficulty with everyting else, but has to put up with the constant pain, too.

I had not heard of the "thalymis pain syndrome" before - I will investigate that now!!!!

Good luck.

Vicki in Nebraska



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