Dealing with chronic pain
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Hi, my name is suesherry!

suesherrysuesherry Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited January 2018 in Dealing with chronic pain
Hi had ddd , nerve pain bulgeing diss for 11 months now been on tramadol  now gabapenti and 8×30mg codeine /500mg paracetamol. Had all the nhs physio aloud +trying chiropractic. Walk for a few hours each day to try and stop some pain but still in agony.  Any help please .


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @suesherry

    It’s great to meet you this evening!!!

    I do hope that we can help/support you in anyway???

    Yes I can sympathise with you with your “Pain”

    I have had “Chronic Nerve Pain” since 2005 following Radiation Treatment.

    Yes all off those meds & more ring a bell to be honest.

    Please please let me know if I can help you in anyway???
  • suesherrysuesherry Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi steve, I don't know what to ask my doc about in asking about different meds or selfhelp .Doc I think has prescription writen before entered the room . I have headphones on most if the time playing music or listening to books to try to detract . Only works for short while.
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @suesherry
    Have you seen anyone from a Pain Clinic?

    Also you say you find music or books help, have you tried any meditation or relaxation recordings? There are lots of free apps that offer these sort of things.
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  • suesherrysuesherry Member Posts: 7 Listener
    How can a pain clinic help.what can they do . Does it take a long time for an appointment,  do all hospitals offer pain clinics as wondering why my doc hasn't surges ted this. 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @suesherry, if you check out the link Sam provided above, there's some in-depth information on what a pain clinic may be able to offer. Not every hospital or organisation has a pain clinic, but if you're interested then the first step would be to discuss this with your GP, and they may have a better idea of what services are available/right for you. Hope this helps, and do keep us updated! 
  • TopkittenTopkitten Member Posts: 1,263 Pioneering
    Pain clinics offer courses in how to deal with chronic pain and most have a pain nurse to help with medication. The wait is usually a long one 3-9 months.

    I take what you take except for the cocodamol. Instead I use much stronger fentanyl patches. Unless your problem has a surgical option or repairs itself you will always be in pain as they cannot remove all the pain and leave you functional.

    GP's are notoriously slow and cautious with medication.

    I hope you get some relief soon.

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