It's a pain being in pain

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I have, for the past 7-8 years been in constant pain. I'm only 53 and I never thought it would happen to me.

After a operation on my lower spine I have never been out of pain since.

If it isn't hell on earth with my back then it's my neck, arms, legs, chest .. sharp pains, dull pains, hard to move pains.. I'm just so sick of it, I can understand how people top themselves.

And the drugs..!! Tramadol, Codeine Phosphate,Diazepam, the list goes on, Am I the only one? is it all in my head?....

Who knows...

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    Hiya Jim no its not in your head pain is your bodies way of telling you somethings not rite I'm in constant pain sick of taking pain killers that do god knows what to your internal organs I've tried everything apart from acupuncture tens machines are good but you have to give yourself 4 treatments a day hope that has helped your not alone pain is so annoying take care jo xx
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    Perhaps something was disturbed during surgery.  Has your doctor suggested further investigations to establish the cause?

    I had chiropractory and massage to help back and shoulder pain.  I ended up with more widespread and chronic pain and fatigue after the slightest exertion and I developed costochondritis. Then I was left with constant pain in my arm after a blood test to diagnose my post chiropractic symptoms.   A short time afterwards I got IBS.

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    Hi Jim2911,

    I totally understand how you feel. I had been in constant pain and still am since 2007. That was my first car accident. Then in 2012 I had another one and the pain got worse. I went through muscle relaxers, pain pills of all types, lyrica, diazepam and the list goes on and on. I also tried massage therapy, tons of chiropractic treatments and acupuncture.

    I think you should get an MRI. I mean a complete MRI and see a neurologist. Don't bring up any of your meds not working unless you are able to stop. They might try to take them away if you say they are not working. I quit all of the pain meds. I have a broken foot and I am in a brace and taking advil. It was through no fault of my foot, but your stomach and body will eventually get messed up from the opiates and pain killers. I'm only allowed advil. Miraculously I take Trazodone and Clonazepam and the doctor told me that they work very well for pain by calming your mind they relax the body as well. It worked for me. I'm at 2 mg clonazepam and 100mg of Trazodone per day. I hope this helps. I had to see a therapist to get them because they are psych meds but they have tons of other uses as well.

    Good luck!

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    Thanks for your replies,

    It's just when your younger everthing is so easy at least that's what I thought, never did I imaine I would be in this situation CONSTANTLY.

    When I was younger I NEVER even took over the counter meds as I thought I could manage without..Very Different from today.

    This morning, awake at 2.30am painfull neck and upper spine, I keep thinking is there something else the matter with me like Lyme's diesease (Just seen on tv) ANYTHING that can be pointed out and they can say "we can fix that"...

    Pain free that's all I would like.

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