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    I stopped gluten because of fibromyalgia. I used...

    I stopped gluten because of fibromyalgia. I used to get really bad pain in my forearms and it got about 50% better also my digestion got better too. I stopped eating it for two weeks and then ate a...
  2. Thread: How long

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    Hi Alex, Only you know how you feel. There is no...

    Hi Alex,
    Only you know how you feel. There is no special time limit for wanting to love someone again. It’s what gets us through our hardest times and helps the good ones be better. You have mourned...
  3. Hey Rose, My thumb is doing great, got my...

    Hey Rose,
    My thumb is doing great, got my strength back and no pain. Hopefully the other one will wait for a while. My neck keeps getting better and better, so glad I got the new disc. I was able to...
  4. I used a 1% THC, 16% CBD hybrid to help come down...

    I used a 1% THC, 16% CBD hybrid to help come down from 48 mgs of dilaudid a day to 3 mgs. Unfortunately that was too low and I had two surgeries this year so I'm back in pain management, no Cannabis...
  5. Thread: What Next?

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    Hey Steve, Nice to see you here, I check once in...

    Hey Steve,
    Nice to see you here, I check once in a while. Definitely get another opinion, most docs give meters for free and you can get one for around $14 at a drug store. What gets expensive are...
  6. Hi Earth Mother! The cervical is still improving...

    Hi Earth Mother! The cervical is still improving but the fibro is a bear. The weather changes really get me. I had to stop Cannabis and go back to opiate due to some other issues and now I'm getting...
  7. I found out I had type 2 diabetes from my last...

    I found out I had type 2 diabetes from my last p.m. doctor. He had ordered some blood tests for me and called me on a Saturday and told me to go to ER because my blood sugar was 500. I started meds...
  8. Hi Alex! I finally found a pain doc who is...

    Hi Alex! I finally found a pain doc who is helping me. I called or made appointments with 7 others and was turned down because "too much going on" with me. My surgeon who did my artificial disc told...
  9. Hey All, I was here in a looong time ago. Since...

    Hey All,
    I was here in a looong time ago. Since then I've had two discectomies each, cervical and lumbar plus I just had cervical disc replacement c-5/6 in Feb. Best thing ever. Most of my left...
  10. There are strains that are very similar because...

    There are strains that are very similar because they are hybrids. Also the THC and CBD content is pretty close in some strains so the effects are similar. I use AC/DC and HarleTsu which are similar...
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    Not all generics have gluten or not enough to...

    Not all generics have gluten or not enough to matter. I use generics and haven't had any problems. Even brand names can have wheat or corn. A compounding pharmacy could make them without gluten or...
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    Call them and ask which forms they need. Ask your...

    Call them and ask which forms they need. Ask your doctor to write you a short synopsis of your medical conditions. Do they (SS) know you have MS? They are doing this a lot if you're relatively...
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    I had my PM for 12 years and the new rules said I...

    I had my PM for 12 years and the new rules said I couldn't pay him cash anymore. He is getting out of treating pain patients. I went from 48 mgs a day to 3 mgs. It took a year. I started medical...
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    Most of us have tried everything possible and had...

    Most of us have tried everything possible and had surgery as a last resort. The first thing they do is blood tests to rule out infection and other causes such as viruses. Most people here have a...
  15. Hi Mark, Glad you had a good holiday, mine was...

    Hi Mark,
    Glad you had a good holiday, mine was as well. Didn't do too much but had a great family visit. My Mom (88) and I last about the same amount of time so now that she's with me its not always...
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    While I'm glad N.Y. is going the way of MMJ,...

    While I'm glad N.Y. is going the way of MMJ, there is no way in hell that it should cost up to $500 a month! I use a tincture, that is liquid MJ, so does my daughter and the cost is maybe $300 every...
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    My husband had a stroke 10 years ago at age 45....

    My husband had a stroke 10 years ago at age 45. His was caused by a hole in the top chambers of his heart. At first he could not talk and his right side was affected. Now he drives and is doing well...
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    Good site with info on different strains

    The site www.leafly.com has excellent info about the different strains and what they do. I use AC/DC for general muscle pain and feeling like ass. There is one called White Widow which is very good...
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    Hey HBTroll, There is a spine center at St....

    Hey HBTroll,
    There is a spine center at St. Mary's in S.F. I went there when my journey first started. They are very good and especially James Zucherman. I would also recommend the Laser Spine...
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    Hi Alex, Supposedly they are setting up guide...

    Hi Alex,
    Supposedly they are setting up guide lines for opioid use for chronic pain patients. They have realized that punishing compliant people just to keep it out of the hands of addicts isn't...
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    Lyrica works well for Fibro, I've been taking it...

    Lyrica works well for Fibro, I've been taking it for a long time. Very expensive if you aren't covered for it and I'm not but it has been worth it. I have switched to medical marijuana from opiates...
  22. Thread: finally Legal

    by Lil E
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    Here in California we have MANY dispenseries and...

    Here in California we have MANY dispenseries and most deliver. I use a tincture made from MMJ soaked in Everclear to extract the needed parts. I have found two, one that works well for sciatica and...
  23. Thread: Pain block

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    I have had several blocks some work some don't....

    I have had several blocks some work some don't. When they work its great but you need to follow after care instructions. It isn't pleasant to get but better than nothing. Nerve pain is very hard to...
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    I'm hoping for the same thing after I finish...

    I'm hoping for the same thing after I finish getting off dilaudid. My daughter uses a tincture she makes but I think eatables will be better for me. What is mostly used for pain is an indica strain...
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    Yes. There are numerous videos on You Tube...

    Yes. There are numerous videos on You Tube discussing this and other things cannibis is good for.
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    I've been watching videos on you tube about...

    I've been watching videos on you tube about withdrawal and MMJ. So much knowledge out there. I know how you feel, HC, I was with my doc over 10 years and am having a hard time finding one who will...
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    You might try getting your D3 checked and some of...

    You might try getting your D3 checked and some of your symptoms sound like Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue. My daughter and I have both and have also had low B12, D3 and migraines, muscle weakness...
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    I didn't lose my insurance, I was forced to buy...

    I didn't lose my insurance, I was forced to buy insurance that I can't afford and no doctors take. I got it from an Anthem/Blue Cross agent. The doctors out here won't take it due to not being paid...
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    Thanks guys I always count on you to at least...

    Thanks guys I always count on you to at least commiserate. Alex, I don't qualify for anything because my husband gets too much from state disability plus disability insurance he had from work. Too...
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    Just lost my pain Doc because of Obamacare.

    It wasn't bad enough that I had to buy insurance I can't afford and can't use anywhere, now my pain doctor can't prescribe for me because I pay him cash. The powers that be consider that to be the...
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    Just lost my pain Doc because of Obamacare.

    It wasn't bad enough that I had to buy insurance I can't afford and can't use anywhere, now my pain doctor can't prescribe for me because I pay him cash. The powers that be consider that to be the...
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    Books by Bette Hagman, she has three, my favorite...

    Books by Bette Hagman, she has three, my favorite is her second one "More from the Gluten-Free Gourmet". Lots of bread, cookie and main dish meals, she also gives alternatives to using eggs and other...
  33. Glad to hear your got your teeth done Alex. I...

    Glad to hear your got your teeth done Alex. I lost both uppers and lowers due to softening and breakage. I found a good doc not too far from me, 1200.00 for the dentures but 2,400.00 to be put out to...
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    Ran into the same thing and switched to CVS who...

    Ran into the same thing and switched to CVS who are more than happy to order them for more me. It takes two days and I can take it there three days before its due. Walgreens got into trouble over...
  35. Wow this thread is huge! Been off for awhile,...

    Wow this thread is huge! Been off for awhile, Fibro kicking up and affecting hands and arms. You really have to watch out for sunburn Mark, some meds make it worse. Always nice to see old posters, I...
  36. I get that pain from time to time but not as bad...

    I get that pain from time to time but not as bad as yours. I use lidocaine patches for it, it helps some. I can't lay on my side for too long. Have you tried laying down with something elevating your...
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    Not too bad.

    Hi Alex,
    I had my uppers removed all at once. I got put to sleep because I'm terrified of dentists. I wore my denture right away with minimal pain. Of course you can't eat much for a few weeks,...
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    You think thats bad?

    In California we have Prop.46 on the Nov. ballot. Its sponsored by lawyers to make it easier to sue doctors, hospitals and to get rid of the cap on the amount they can sue for. They're trying to hide...
  39. Thread: Pain in My Hands

    by Lil E
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    My hands and forearms hurt a lot. I use heat and...

    My hands and forearms hurt a lot. I use heat and wrist braces, try not to use them too much.
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    Jury duty

    My husband and I are disabled, he had a stroke and mine is my spine. Even though we each sent a doctors letter they STILL send us notices. In six years we have gotten called at least four times each....
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    Hi all! Been down with recurring pancreatitis....

    Hi all!
    Been down with recurring pancreatitis. ER doc is getting tired of me, just glad he is in the minority. Nice to see you guys, so much bad stuff going on. How are we to get our meds? Luckily...
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    Hi all, I'm usually at Chronic pain but I...

    Hi all,
    I'm usually at Chronic pain but I started GF four months ago as my daughter is severely allergic to gluten and corn. She said most close relatives would have some degree of sensitivity and...
  43. Thread: Roll Call

    by Lil E
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    Glad to hear something is going well for you and...

    Glad to hear something is going well for you and yours Alex. We've been taking some hits but finally getting things in order. Our plan is to move to No. Calif. to become organic farmers, veggies and...
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    I'm still here though I do not visit often. I...

    I'm still here though I do not visit often. I remember your posts Brion, always ready to help in spite of your own problems.
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    Hey Mark, Have you tried Lidoderm patches? They...

    Hey Mark,
    Have you tried Lidoderm patches? They work good for for localized pain, I use them on the knots in my ribs and on my elbows and knees. They can be used for 12 hours.
  46. This is what I do

    I can't take decongestants so I use a product called Simply Saline. It irrigates your sinus with mist and you can blow your nose pretty good. Steam works real well too. I also gargle with warm salt...
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    Eve, As far as I know the conversion is five to...

    Eve,
    As far as I know the conversion is five to one. Different companies use different amounts in the formulas and pharmacies buy at the lowest price so its not consistent. I cannot take morphine it...
  48. There are Avinza and Kadian, 24 hour drugs which...

    There are Avinza and Kadian, 24 hour drugs which I believe are morphine based, the Fentanyl patch which is stronger than morphine and there is a new long acting Dilaudid. Dilaudid is five times...
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    Welcome RustyBonz! I got "retired" at 42 and...

    Welcome RustyBonz!
    I got "retired" at 42 and still have long hours when I can't sleep. I still do the things I enjoy, just a lot slower! This is a good place with nice, intelligent people who get...
  50. Hi Karri, First of all anybody in your position...

    Hi Karri,
    First of all anybody in your position deserves some respect for just getting up in the morning! Don't listen to anyone who belittles you for needing pain meds. The problem is not your...
  51. Hi Mark and Alex, welcome Beader! I've been very...

    Hi Mark and Alex, welcome Beader!
    I've been very lucky, got a great guy. My issues started after we'd been married three years and escalated from there. Hes never said anything except we knew the...
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    Web site is www.arrl.org. Email is...

    Web site is www.arrl.org. Email is membership@arrl.org. Phone #1-888-277-5289, find a club at www.arrl.org/clubsearch. The name is National Association for Amateur Radio. Hope this helps.
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    My DH is a HAM operator, he helps give the...

    My DH is a HAM operator, he helps give the classes and tests to get your license. I'll see if he has info for you, I have to type for him since his stroke in 2006.
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    Thanks Alex. Nice to see you still here. This is...

    Thanks Alex. Nice to see you still here. This is an issue that is only going to get worse I'm afraid.
  55. Thread: Apology

    by Lil E
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    Apology

    Apology to Jo6 and the Mod. I was replying to Jessica. Can't help it sometimes.
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    You've already insulted someone and you're the...

    You've already insulted someone and you're the one who said " When will this stop and go back to the way we were before this." I'm asking, why should your opinion apply to others as well? And its...
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    Most docs will say "you're taking a very strong...

    Most docs will say "you're taking a very strong drug" even when talking about vicodin which is NOT the strongest pain drug around. Those that do say that are usually against opiate use. I went...
  58. Some of this is a result of Obama's medical...

    Some of this is a result of Obama's medical revamp. Random urine tests, having to show improvement, no off label drug use. I don't know if the "showing improvement" applies to people whose condition...
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    I've found that that 25 days is the general time...

    I've found that that 25 days is the general time whether you are insured or not, I'm not, but some pharmacists think they're god. Definitely fill out the complaints Steve has recommended its the only...
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    I get massage for mostly upper back spasms, it...

    I get massage for mostly upper back spasms, it works very well but ii hurts some when you first start and you need to stick with it. Also a steroid injection may help stop the inflammation causing...
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    Greetings AnnieK! My son used to live in Cairo,...

    Greetings AnnieK!
    My son used to live in Cairo, GA, been there myself, beautiful place. Don't give up! The best advice is get another doctor. It took me two years to find a good one, I went through...
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    Why should this apply to others? Because you...

    Why should this apply to others? Because you think it should? A little draconian don't you think?
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    My signature doesn't show and there's no way for...

    My signature doesn't show and there's no way for me to edit it help!
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    You are paying doctors a fee for a service, if...

    You are paying doctors a fee for a service, if you can't work with one get another. It's your right to choose a doctor who will actually help you. I've found that GP's and internists are the most...
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    There are many drugs for blood pressure, MAOI...

    There are many drugs for blood pressure, MAOI inhibitors, ACE inhibitors, beta blockers, calcium blockers to name a few. I use a combo lisinopril+hydroclorothiazide, its ACE plus diuretic.
    It helps...
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    A good chair

    I use one made by Invacare called the At'm. It weighs a total 70+ pounds but it comes apart in three pieces. The bottom weighs 34lbs., the battery 26lbs. and the chair 16lbs. I can put in the bottom...
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