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crystal pistolccrystal pistol Posts: 1
edited 12/27/2015 - 9:55 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Hi I'm new to this site and desperately seeking advice. I have severe neck pain that I've been experiencing for 4 months. It varies slightly in intensity but never goes away. It gets to the point daily where I vomit from the pain. I live on ice packs and heating pad, and find my self taking 4000 to 5000 mg a day of ibuprofen or acetaminophen. I know that's not good but I'm desperate. I find myself thinking of suicidal thoughts almost daily because of the pain and inability to sleep because of it. I have no primary care physician or insurance. I am literally at my breaking point...any advice would be greatly appreciated

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  • LizLiz Posts: 8,835
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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Not sure where you live.
    I live in the States. Social workers, or Social Services would be able to help direct you.

    They can usually be found in county where you live, and any hospital.
    There is always a way for help, just not always easy to find.

    Places of faith are usually good resource, also. Even if you do not attend, they geared to help people.
    Often times you may have referral to somewhere with payment on sliding scale.
    And often times that means ...you pay nothing.

    Because you are depressed, you can always have yourself admitted, as you are already having thoughts of harming yourself.
    They would get the balls rolling to provide for all your needs.

    I did that!... kind of accidently, while having honest conversation with my therapist at the time.
    Next thing I knew, I admitted myself for my depression and suicidal thoughts.
    Best thing for me!

    It was like a 24/7 available crash course in learning how to cope with my pain filled ....and other ...issues.
    And hospital, doctor, and therapy are geared toward doing their best to help in all areas of your concerns.
    Then was the time for me to let people see the suffering...and then they best able to help you.

    I don't know about you, but I tended to withdraw and esp when I was pain filled.
    That made it harder for anyone caring about me or for me to truly understand what I was living.

    And I can't think of any hospital with a psyche unit that would turn away anyone with suicial thoughts!
    During crisis, insurance would be included in needs...and hospital helping you to care for all your needs....as they first address your crisis and much of what brought you to this point.

    My tendency was to minimize much of what I was going through..living with.
    Until something changed...and I thought of it as if it was happening to someone I loved.

    I started crying, and thinking of the non stop talking I would do until someone listened and my loved one received care.
    You are best advocate for that loved one which right now.... is you!

    Please keep us posted!

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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

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