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Looking for others with widespread chronic myofascial pain

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,731
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:22 AM in New Member Introductions
Hello everyone! I have had chronic pain for just over 8 years. I have the following pain issues:
Widespread Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)DDD - 9 bulging/herniated discs (at last MRI)Stenosis,Spondylosis,Peripheral NeuropathyI have an amazing PM doc, who I have seen for the past 7 years and I thank God for him every day. I am married to an amazing, supportive man for 20+ years,  2 daughters (One still with us, aged 24 and one with the angels, would be 8 years old) and am just trying to live the best and most productive life that I can. My current med regimine is:Oxycontin 20mg. 4x/dayNorco 10/325mg. up to 6/daySoma 350mg. 3x/dayXanax .5mg. as needed for anxiety and as supplemental Muscle Relaxer, occasionally, PRNI've had a bit of difficulty finding others with CMP on any other forums and would appreciate hearing from any who have this condition. I also suffer from back and spine issues, so you'll surely see me posting in several forums. I look forward to getting to know the members here and finding out each person's story and personal journey with chronic pain. Please bear with me, as I learn to navigate this site. Looks similar to another forum that I participate in and hopefully, I should pick this one up quickly. I'll probably be doing more reading than posting for a bit, so that I can get aquainted with this forum and the people here.I wish you all peace and comfort from the pain.  Blessings, Mitzi
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  • We are glad to have you here and I am sure that you will find much support from the members. Good luck and I will see you around the forum.
  • :) hi and welcome to the forum! we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. please just look around and make yourself at home. the location may be different but we all have pain in common. good luck and i hope to see you around the forum! Jenny :)
  • Sorry I haven't been back on in a few days. My ISP had some tech difficulties and we just got back on line.

    Hopefully, I'll have the time to post a bit of my history/story, one of these days. I am no expert, but I have an excellent PM doc, who takes this disease very seriously. (The AMA has recently upgraded it from a syndrome to a disease, by the way) I'd be honored and happy to answer any questions that I can.

    The really sad thing is that so many in the medical community think of Myofascial Pain as one of the "wastebasket" diagnosis'. It is a very real, very painful thing to live with. I do OK, because of a lot of factors that I mentioned in my origional post. A supportive family and a great doc are worth their weight in gold.

    I'll be reading and probably posting a bit more in the near future. I have felt very welcomed by all of you, and look forward to more interaction. Thanks again. Blessings and Peace, Mitzi
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