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I had an ulcer so I can't be on any NSAIDS. After I posted that question I found this
There is a difference between taking a med chronically, and occasionally. Some meds, especially narcotics cause a tolerance when taken chronically. If taken occasionally, then you may have a greater effect from a lower dose.
John Hopkins have a dedicated pain management centre see here:http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pain/blaustein_pain_center/index.htmlThey have found some visualisation techniques to be extremely effective. Also has anyone checked your Vitamin D3 levels? - us Westerners rarely get enough D3 from the sun and deficiencies can cause extreme joint pain.
Quote from: Pmb on 06/03/2013 15:51:19I had an ulcer so I can't be on any NSAIDS. After I posted that question I found thisWhen was the ulcer diagnosed?Have you been tested for H Pylori?
Ok,H Pylori has been known for over a decade. I would think if you had an ulcer diagnosed recently, the doctors would have tested for it, but it never hurts to verify. It is believed to be associated with a large number of tumors. Hiatal Hernia, of course, is a different issue.
Helicobacter Pylori is a bacterium which lives in the acidic conditions of the stomach. In some individuals, it can cause stomach ulcers, and is associated with an increased risk of stomach cancer.The story of its discovery is an interesting one - at the time, the prevailing theory was that stress or spicy food caused stomach ulcers, and the discovery was met with disbelief by the medical profession. One of the discoverers dosed himself with H.Pylori, and developed an infection. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helicobacter_pylori
I was wondering if anyone here has chronic pain. If so how do you handle it? How is it being treated? Is it being treated or do you just "suck it up"? I have degeneraive disk disease and live with terrible chronic pain. It has driven me over the edge several times wherein I did some crazy things. I want to avoid that so I'm looking for ideas. I'll be starting pain medication in a few months. My pain specialist wants me to see a shrink for at least 3 months before he puts me on narcotics. Not sure why though. All thoughts welcome!
It's good to be alive ANYTIME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have never been able to do this. The pain manages me. That fine distinction being made, I will tell you that most of it these days is done in my mind. My attitude defines my day. Pissed at the pain - BAD DAY! Good attitude (indifference) - OK day.
I have taken narcotics for a long time. They take the edge off the pain.
But meditation is the best resource. I can place the pain in the box and leave it there to be whatever it wants to be. I does not need to be part of me.
I have had sever rheumatoid arthritis since 1965.