Noki4

  • Hello MelB,

    It is nice to meet you. I wish it was under different circumstances. I think it is great that you have taken this positive step for yourself. I took this same step many years ago and I have never regretted it. I have met some wonderful people over the years and have made many life long friends and I love to make new friends.

    I see…[Read more]

  • Thank you for asking, my day has been one of increased pain over the last several days. Once my bones get that damp rainy feeling it is hard to get it out again. It is my life so I just keep moving forward a little at a time.

    Hope your pain from getting the car serviced eases soon.

    Noki4

  • The unrelenting bull that we are being put through is not going to stop overdoses. However those in politics do not seem to understand that or just don’t care. It is sad that while there is an absolute need to help those souls who are fighting the demon of addiction that isn’t what is happening. This has become a political issue when it should be…[Read more]

  • Guit30,

    I am so happy to hear that you are now getting your medications filled with no hassle. We have enough to deal with on a daily basis and we don’t need anymore.

    Take care,
    Noki4

  • Hi Tiltnturn,

    Welcome to the TPC family. I hope you are having a low pain day.

    Noki4

  • Noki4 posted a new activity comment 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Welcome to The Pain Community. If there is anything I can help you with just give me a shout.

    Noki4

  • Durango430,

    This is the way it has been explained to me by my health care provider. Regardless of what type of opioid pain medications you are using, it must equal out to be no more than 90 milligrams of morphine, if you were taking morphine.
    The 90 milligrams of morphine is being used as the goal post and the CDC guidelines say that if you must…[Read more]

  • Guit30,

    Do I understand your last post to mean that you are now able to get your medications filled?

    Noki4

  • The same thing is happening here in WV. The state took the CDC Opioid Guidelines meant strictly as guidelines for primary care providers and added to them. Since July of 2017 they have been in the process of trying to make everyone who has Medicaid or Medicare wean off of opioids and go below the recommendations of using at or below the equivalent…[Read more]

  • Noki4 replied to the topic How do you deal with back pain? in the forum Back Pain 1 month ago

    Hi Guit30,

    I responded to your other message about this but I am also going to share what I wrote here in case you miss the other one. There are a lot of people having this issue.

    The CDC came out with Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids due to the opioid of overdoses. Since then pharmacies have implemented new rules saying that they will not…[Read more]

  • Noki4 replied to the topic Hi, I am new in the forum Welcome to The Pain Community 1 month ago

    Hi Guit30, it is nice to meet you. I understand a life of back pain, I have lived half of my life time with back pain (25 years). I have Degenerative joint disease, sciatica, neuropathy, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogren’s syndrome, spinal stenosis and more.

    In 2016 the CDC came out with Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids due to the…[Read more]

  • Hi,

    I had a rheumatologist once tell me about what she called the, “Mediterranean diet” because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    She said to eat foods like fish, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and use olive oil and that these foods help lower inflammation and can help us have less joint pain and morning stiffness. I have never strictly followed…[Read more]

  • Hi, pca3055,

    I am sorry to hear that you are having these issues. I have never had a fusion however I wanted to reply to give you support.

    May I ask when you had your fusion and have you spoken to the surgeon or your primary care about this pain.
    It does kind of think you may have a nerve compressed. I wish you the best of luck.

    Take care
    Noki4

  • Hi, I am so sorry to hear the testing increased your pain levels. I do not have CRPS however I can share that testing for my different disease/conditions has in the past made my pain levels increase from a day or so to a week or more.
    It is so hard when we need to have these tests done in order to form a treatment plan and the tests cause more…[Read more]

  • Hi Mdmc,

    For me having an RA flair can last any where from a day of increased pain to a week or more of additional pain. It is hard never knowing how long a flair may last and how much will the day to day pain increase.

    Take care
    Noki4

  • Hi Saniya,

    My youngest daughter started grinding her teeth as a teenager. It was loud enough that I could hear the grinding from my bedroom that was across the hall from her’s. I took her to see her dentist and he recommended a custom fit mouth guard. By custom fit I mean they took impressions of her mouth and then the mouth guard was made to fit…[Read more]

  • Hi Saniya,

    My youngest daughter started grinding her teeth as a teenager. It was loud enough that I could the grinding from my bedroom that was across the hall from her’s. I took her to see her dentist and he recommended a custom fit mouth guard. By custom fit I mean they took impressions of her mouth and then the mouth guard was made to fit…[Read more]

  • Hi Willowwisp,

    Welcome to family at TPC. I see that TPC YaYa has already told you about the great ways to get and give support using the chats and phone support group.
    I have to share that the phone support group is like talking to old friends, it is so relaxed and I love how it is open discussion. We just get on there and share and support and…[Read more]

  • Hi Ruthie,

    I don’t have the whole body itching from the patches but I do get the itching around the edges of the patches from time to time. One thing that has helped me for the itching around my patches is to clean the spot with an adhesive remover to make sure I get all the old adhesive off. Now with that being said you have to make sure you…[Read more]

  • DaleAdams,

    I am so sorry to read that you have not been fully diagnosed yet. It can be so frustrating trying to deal with the unknown. What medications may or may not help, what therapies may or may not help. I do hope that your healthcare providers are helpful in getting the diagnoses so you can begin to work on a pain toolbox that will carry…[Read more]

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