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Old 05-09-2017, 06:45 PM   #16
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The husband is pretty cool. He was the one who suggested I come here. In my senior year of grad school, I was stressed out, had looked like a skeleton and was trying to deal with school pressures, a two year old and a very bad marriage while dealing with a 24/7 migraine. I had to take a month off of school to just be able to get around. After the divorce, they took me in. I just hate to make them feel like I am pulling away and shutting them out. That seems to be a normal reaction to severe chronic pain. You just want to be alone because everything causes more pain.

You sound like you are on a lot of medications. I know that look when you tell another Dr. what you are on and they raise an eyebrow. Right now I'm on two opioids with a third injectable (ten a month), an anti-anxiety and a neuroleptic. Plus, I have a peripheral nerve stimulator around my eye on the side of the migraine. The problem with most of these meds is that tolerance builds fast and before you know it, nothing works anymore. The opiold were not the firs drug of choice. We just had gone through every other one with now relief.

I'm guessing that most people have thought about "throwing in the towel" when they are in chronic pain. You look at your future and see more pain ahead. You lose almost everything, and I know for me I'll never get them back again. It is a day to day existence.

Do you have a good pain management clinic near you? They aren't afraid to prescribe things others won't and are used to dealing with chronic pain and its effects on your life. If you don't, see if there is one in your area.

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Old 05-10-2017, 09:56 PM   #17
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Old Soul I am totally in the same boat as you. I have suffered from Chronic Daily Intractable Migraine for nearly 25 years now. I had them before that as early as puberty but I was brought up that if tylenol or ibuprofen couldn't fix it it didn't exist which was funny as both my mom and dad had migraines with prescriptions for them. I have been through 3 headache specialists and now have my 4th headache specialist. There was a time when I would go to the ER when my headaches were at they worst but I stopped that after an ER neurologist was giving me a list of possible treatments for my headache and offered up amputation as a permanent cure. Some doctors and some medical facilities both have forgotten the idea that they are there to help and heal not to humiliate and degrade.

 
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:02 AM   #18
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Thank God for the Dr.s that can keep working with chronic pain patients they know may never get better and also for oncologists who see so much death. I can't imagine how emotionally draining that would be. They can't help but get close to some of their patients. Before I had to quit work, I was a veterinarian who saw patients no one else would take. The owners were poor, had little or no help and sometimes they were completely alone except for their pet. Sometimes the pet belonged to a deceased spouse and the pet is the only left of their spouse. We didn't charge for a lot of things we should have, and refused to euthanize a pet due to lack of money. I feel incredibly guilty having to leave them behind. Still, there came a time when I felt that my abilities were not as sharp if there was pain, and I couldn't wait until I injured a patient or didn't give the best care I could because my head was half on the pain. It doesn't really help the guilt though.

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Old 12-26-2017, 07:08 PM   #19
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I feel that way somewhat. Especially being a young female chronic headache patient

 
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Old 01-12-2018, 12:40 PM   #20
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I have suffered with Chronic pain for many years. I too am blessed to have a wonderful PM doc. This last year I have been really struggling. I got divorced 4 years ago and live alone, no kids. I worked a little nitch out for myself and at least was plugging along. I can relate to the whole what is the point. I am usually pretty good when things are managed, but I find myself getting more and more anxious about life in general as time goes by. I never sweated the small stuff, was very independent. I am frustrated that I find myself stressing over things because I know it makes my pain and everything worse. I donít know, I guess it just helps to know you are not alone.

 
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