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Old 07-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ouch. Did you damage vertebrae in your back just curious? I know bone deficiency or damage to vertebrae is excruciating enough to require opiates. Acupuncture would really only be of help to soft tissue. At least in my only experience it was.
I had hip x-rays done but not my back, I'll see how it goes once I get some physio again so I can strengthen my back muscles up to support my body. I have a double jointed body with the flexibility of a gymanist. I need better stomach muscles as well to control my top part of my body putting all it's weight onto my back. Opiates are the only way I'm getting into study each day and keeping my back bearable. I even have sleeping pills to knock me out if I need it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had hip x-rays done but not my back, I'll see how it goes once I get some physio again so I can strengthen my back muscles up to support my body. I have a double jointed body with the flexibility of a gymanist. I need better stomach muscles as well to control my top part of my body putting all it's weight onto my back. Opiates are the only way I'm getting into study each day and keeping my back bearable. I even have sleeping pills to knock me out if I need it.
I would certainly recommend getting a second opinion. It doesn't hurt to have a second opinion. Sounds like you need to get some more x-rays done and maybe see a specialist or chiropractor.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would certainly recommend getting a second opinion. It doesn't hurt to have a second opinion. Sounds like you need to get some more x-rays done and maybe see a specialist or chiropractor.
I think that might be a good idea although to see a back specialist it may take 6 months to get an appointment! Basically if I get this sorted out, that's one less thing to need opiates for and I will be able to reduce what I'm taking so that I can focus on working on my Endometriosis pain.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think that might be a good idea although to see a back specialist it may take 6 months to get an appointment! Basically if I get this sorted out, that's one less thing to need opiates for and I will be able to reduce what I'm taking so that I can focus on working on my Endometriosis pain.
I would certainly recommend a second opinion, Doctors aren't perfect. Definitely take care of your body you're in it for the long haul.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I would certainly recommend a second opinion, Doctors aren't perfect. Definitely take care of your body you're in it for the long haul.
But I am seeing specialists from the pain clinic at a hospital. My GP can't do much for me but prescribe opiates and refer me to physio where I have half of the fee to pay but cannot afford right now. I just found out that my pay is wrong and I can't even afford to get to school, buy food or pay bills or rent possibly. I'm so freaking stressed out!
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But I am seeing specialists from the pain clinic at a hospital. My GP can't do much for me but prescribe opiates and refer me to physio where I have half of the fee to pay but cannot afford right now. I just found out that my pay is wrong and I can't even afford to get to school, buy food or pay bills or rent possibly. I'm so freaking stressed out!
Perhaps mention that the pain is increasing even if it is not. They may delve a bit deeper and have some more options for you. I'm sorry to hear that. The worst thing to do is stress about it. Keep going over your options and let the stress go. Being overly stressed out about it won't solve anything it will just compound the problem. I hope you work it out, and i'm sorry to hear of your problems and pain.
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Vanilla, sad to hear about your back problems. Of course I remember you've mentioned them before. Unfortunately, I don't think that acupuncture is an effective treatment for back pain (even if the resulting placebo might help a bit) .. How about excercise? I know people who keep their back pains in check by excercising. They're fine as long as they do it regularly, but when they stop for a while, it comes back.

Needless to say, you shouldn't have to rely on opiates and sleeping drugs to have a normal, pain free life If you do, that needs to get sorted out asap!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Perhaps mention that the pain is increasing even if it is not. They may delve a bit deeper and have some more options for you. I'm sorry to hear that. The worst thing to do is stress about it. Keep going over your options and let the stress go. Being overly stressed out about it won't solve anything it will just compound the problem. I hope you work it out, and i'm sorry to hear of your problems and pain.
Aww thanks Fred! I missed two days of opiates and I was in excruciating pain in the weekend. Once I have an appointment with the Pain Specialists I may be able to get some physio by someone who's used to dealing with people with multiple pain issues. My last appointment they told me that it's common for women with Endometriosis to have back pain (along with IBS and allergies). I think my fall may have increased the stress on my back. I will not stress but honestly I'm stressed about other things in the mean time.

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Vanilla, sad to hear about your back problems. Of course I remember you've mentioned them before. Unfortunately, I don't think that acupuncture is an effective treatment for back pain (even if the resulting placebo might help a bit) .. How about excercise? I know people who keep their back pains in check by excercising. They're fine as long as they do it regularly, but when they stop for a while, it comes back.

Needless to say, you shouldn't have to rely on opiates and sleeping drugs to have a normal, pain free life If you do, that needs to get sorted out asap!
I find that if I run my back can get really sore. My physio told me I need to strengthen my back and stomach muscles up so that my back can support my body first. Once I'm into a routine of stretching and strengthening then I can move on to excercising more. At this stage I walk everyday for decent periods. I may never have a pain free life because of the amount of issues I have. I definitely try to be positive about it thought. It's so weird because as a teenager I was really healthy and had no problems or allergies etc.

I will keep the opiates up until I've got regular physio because I need to get my studies done and I can't do that unless I'm not in so much pain and can sit in a computer chair. I'm finishing off my sleeping tablets this week and stopping for a while, I don't want to get dependent on them or have them screw up my sleeping patterns.

Thanks for your concern though it's nice to hear that people are understanding!
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:45 PM   #19 (permalink)
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one time i was in a hotel and got acupuncture. he was like 'ugh i hate needles'. i was like wow that must make it tough for you to do your job. then he laughed and was like 'nah lol i deliver paninis for a living'


really though its prob just placebo
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I feel the same way about reflexology, there's no valid science behind it.
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