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Chronic pain for around 9 years

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Welcome to our new group on dealing with chronic pain.

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  • garyk
    garyk Member Posts: 7 Connected
    I've had Chronic Pain for around 9 years.It included shoulder & hernia surgery etc.Recently saw a Pain Psychologist.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @garyk how are you doing? 

    What is a pain psychologist and did it help you?
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  • Honiepots
    Honiepots Member Posts: 1 Listener
    Hi every one Ime new here. I suffer with a lot of pain I have 4 types of arthritas all so I have copd & broncal astmatic. I've heard they are going to stop pain killers is this true ?.
  • Pippa_Alumni
    Pippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,793 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2018
    Hi @Honiepots, and welcome to the community!

    Is it the opioid debate that you've heard about? If so, my understanding is that there's currently work going on to ensure that people who are prescribed opioids aren't misusing them, and that they're not being given out when they're not needed. So it's not necessarily that they're going to be stopped (and there are other painkillers which aren't opioids and which wouldn't be affected), but there is ongoing work looking at how they're used. I hope that makes sense, and do correct me if it's something different that you've heard about!
  • tonimella
    tonimella Member Posts: 10 Listener
    Me too hun since 2001..lower back..

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