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Old 10-27-2013, 06:15 PM   #1781
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I suffered from that for about 6 weeks one year. A friend booked me in to see her massage therapist who also has an MD in acupuncture. I kid you not, 10 minutes after she put the needles in, the pain went away and has not returned (it has been 10 years). If you have access to an acupuncturist, it might be worth a try. Nothing else I did worked. Since it is nerve pain, acupuncture might be the answer.

I'll check into that. It's driving me nuts!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:05 PM   #1782
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The pain that goes down my leg is what I can't handle...dull throbbing, makes me nauseous. I have a TENS machine for some pain relief and BioFreeze for bedtime. Not perfect but they help. This pain can't be handled by tylenol or pain meds...darn it! I hate nerve pain.
I know aspirin is much maligned these days but when I have problems with my hip in cold damp weather aspirin is the only thing that really gets to it. Paracetamol doesn't work on me and ibuprofen only works for me in conjunction with codeine which is not a good thing to be taking. I don't have to take as much aspirin as Nurofen and codeine.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:19 PM   #1783
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I can't take anymore aspirin than I already do or risk bleeding problems. Same with ibuprofen. Even the narcotic I have does not help very much. My TENS unit is working okay, along with the biofreeze and some therapy exercises I got from the therapists at work. Being in healthcare, I have several routes I can research without it costing me my leg.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #1784
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I can't take anymore aspirin than I already do or risk bleeding problems. Same with ibuprofen. Even the narcotic I have does not help very much. My TENS unit is working okay, along with the biofreeze and some therapy exercises I got from the therapists at work. Being in healthcare, I have several routes I can research without it costing me my leg.

I would love to try accupuncture for my lower back but cost is an issue with me, too. I am OK throughout the day but it kills me during the night.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #1785
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I would love to try accupuncture for my lower back but cost is an issue with me, too. I am OK throughout the day but it kills me during the night.
I'm very upset that I can no longer take ibuprofen, it has always been effective for me. I really do not like being dependent on narcotics that don't work well.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:01 PM   #1786
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I'm very upset that I can no longer take ibuprofen, it has always been effective for me. I really do not like being dependent on narcotics that don't work well.

I can no longer take ibuprofen either, and I'm upset that I can no longer GET narcotics.
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A friend of mine had her gall bladder removed. They gave her oxydone. It just made her dopey, without helping with the pain. She smoked a joint and that worked.
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A friend of mine had her gall bladder removed. They gave her oxydone. It just made her dopey, without helping with the pain. She smoked a joint and that worked.
Shrek couldn't handle morphine, it's a last resort for him if you need him to make sense. I can't work if I am taking narcotics, so I have to try other avenues to deal with the pain.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:12 PM   #1789
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Shrek couldn't handle morphine, it's a last resort for him if you need him to make sense. I can't work if I am taking narcotics, so I have to try other avenues to deal with the pain.

Do you mean you can't function? Or you're not allowed to work with narcotics in your blood.
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A friend of mine had her gall bladder removed. They gave her oxydone. It just made her dopey, without helping with the pain. She smoked a joint and that worked.
Although Cannabis is a Class B Controlled Drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, in the UK under certain circumstances a medical drug created from cannabis is legally allowed in the UK but because it is produced by only one company it is too expensive for most patients to pay for on a private prescription or for the NHS to provide free so in fact it is rarely prescribed.

While looking this up I came across the Ed Rosenthal case. I was quite shocked that someone could be convicted and sentenced because the Judge declared that the evidence which would clear him was inadmissible!

Apparently Queen Victoria used cannabis for "period" pains (that would be before it was made illegal, of course).
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