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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Chronic Pain
I'm new to this forum and hope I can get some direction here.

About six years ago I started suffering chronic pain. It feels like I have the flu all the time. Muscles, joints, ache, back, neck. etc. Some days are worse than others.

When I was first looked at by a doctor at the Grady Clinic in Atlanta (where I lived at the time), I was told they thought I was in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis, a couple of years later another doctor told me I had fybromalgia, and then most recently another I had "Chronic fatigue syndrome."

The only medications they have had me on, during this time, have been anti-depressants (can't spell them so won't try here), anti-inflammatory meds (most recently prednisone) and a host of other minor medications.

The only pain med they have had me on is tramadol. Tramadol seem to help some in the beginning but then quit.

I have tried to take lyrica (had a bad reaction to it) and muscle relaxers,which make me feel like my skin in crawling and I feel worse when taking them.

The only thing I have not had is any kind of narcotic. Now, I want to try a narcotic approach since nothing else works. However, I live in NW TN and there seems to be a total war on against any one needing or desiring to try any type of narcotic.

I don't know what to do at this point. Nothing I'm doing works.

I don't drink alcohol, have no history of drug abuse and don't understand why I can't find a doctor willing to test this method with me.

My other problem is I don't have insurance and my funds are limited, but I'm at the end of my rope. I am so desperate that if I kne where to look I would go to the black market. But, then I might have even more problems.

I am open to suggestions. Thank you for your consideration and input.

PS: I've been to chiropractor's as well, to no avail.


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