Pain management clinic

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Hi All

I got my first appointment for the pain management clinic. Has anyone been in the UK as i would like to know what to expect.

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    Hiya ive been to 2 pain management clinics the one gave me pain killers the other offered me facet injections there is also the pain management prog were you sit with others and discuss your pain I didn't fancy that myself
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    Hi Lisa, I go regularly to pain management clinic. I sit with my consultant and a nurse, and we just chat as to how I have been managing pain, and am offered either to carry on with my meds or change them if I don't think the ones I am taking are working and have also been offered injections in my back. I tried the injections but they didn't work for me. 
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      Thanks Cathy I am a bit apprehensive to have the injections. But need an alternative to the pills i am currently on. Causing me to have blurred vision and feel like a zombie all day.
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      Hiya lisa what meds are you currently on I've had 2 caudal epidurals was givin gabapentin at pain management didn't have the facet injections had enough of bein messed about with have you tried a tens machine
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      Hi Joanne i am currently on 150mg Amitrityline and Tramadol 2X50mg at night. The night is when my pain is at its worst. No i havent tried the tens machine can the pain clinic lend you one to see if it works? Whats The Gabapentin like just dont want that awful spaced out feeling

       

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      I borrowed mine from the physio then my x hubby brought me one I take naproxen and tramadol it makes me really tired I've had diclafenic co codomal makes me feel nauseous gabapentin is pretty good
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      Thanks Joanne Co codamol doesnt even touch it. I will try anything that doesnt make me feel groggy. I am still trying to work on my feet all day and need to concentrate (hairdresser) Dont want to cut anyones ears off! Just finding it really tough going at the moment

      Thanks for your help much appreciated

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      sorry joanne didnt read your last question? my worst pain is in my back and right hip, bit of Arthritis  2 hernaited discs and something wrong with sacro illac joint.  Physio found that one. Also suffer with neck and collarbone pain all linked think my job doesnt help!  So having physio as well dont think its doing much good
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      I know I feel for you unless you've suffered chronic pain people don't understand how it gets you down. Stay strong Hun just make the most of the better days and allow yourself to relax and take time out when it's bad.. I get sick of myself moaning about it let alone my family putting up with me. So it's good to chat on here and know your not alone

      Take care

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      Morning Lisa,

      Watch the Tramadol.I was on it after having a knee op.After several months I felt like a zombie ,too.This sounds ridiculous but I felt as though there was sand in my head, rattling around like a shaker.Was told by different doc to get off it, which I did. Also I have had Pain Management where I spent 3weeks in a clinic here in Australia, paid for by the Government, with 10 others....home at weekends.The course covered every aspect of life..twice a day we had to walk several km if we could.An excellent course and my neck and head pain  doesn't worry me like it did.Now it's the hip pain! I have had several injections in the bursa (hip) and it is better than it was...at least I can now walk! Go for ot!

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      Hi Joanne, bloody hell no wonder you feel spaced out. That's a hell of a high dosage amitrityline, I take 50mg at night and tramadol one in a morning and one at night. At the moment I am having problems sleeping so been cutting a pill in half for the extra but that's not working, I have got restless legs syndrome too. I have often wondered what the Gabapentin was like too. X
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      Hiya Cathy your not supposed to cut pills in half apparently it reduces the strength I got in trouble in hospItal for that I was always getting in trouble one way or another trying to reduce my painkillers has they are no good for your internal organs but the pain is unbearable at times in my head and neck after my lumbar puncture from hell
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      Didn't know that Joanne, thanks for the info. I know they are not good long term but how are you supposed to cope with pain. I have been having hip problems now for four years, and now as a result have had my hip removed. They can't put another one in as there is nothing there to attach it to. It feels very wobbly at times, and therefore am now left disabled x
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