• Hi Confused Me,

    I have never had braces but one of my children did. When she first had the braces put on, she did have some pain and discomfort. I was told when I consulted her dentist that it was normal and that the pain would ease off after a few days. She was told she could use over the counter pain relievers as needed (please consult your…[Read more]

  • Hi Not2424,

    I am so sorry to hear of your increased pain. Have you seen an orthopedic or a neurologist doctor?

    I have a very progressive form of degenerative joint disease and have had my disc’s deteriorate, so I am bone on bone. I have seen both the orthopedic and neurologist doctors and they have been helpful with idea’s of dealing with my…[Read more]

  • Noki4 replied to the topic New here! in the forum Welcome to The Pain Community 3 months ago

    Hi Ger,

    I am happy to hear that you are back on the medication that you feel comfortable with and your pain levels are under control.

    Take care,

  • Noki4 replied to the topic Meditation in the forum Spirituality & Pain 3 months ago

    txgal1960, I also have a hard time with meditation. My mind never seems to allow me to slow down long enough to grasp the good that meditation can be. I have had good results using things as a distraction and mentally healing for my pain. I am enjoying the Healing Arts Experience that The Pain Community has launched.


  • Noki4 replied to the topic New here! in the forum Welcome to The Pain Community 3 months ago

    Hi Ger Bloom

    It is nice to meet you. I am unable to answer your question personally about Morphine as a daily pain management. However I wanted to welcome you, The Pain Community. The only time I have taken morphine is when I broke my arm. It did help the pain. I hope some others who be able to answer your question more in-depth.

    Take care,


  • Hi Jrasted, I am so sorry for what has happened to you. One thing I do not understand is how that doctor can tell you that you cannot see your primary care provider again. I just cannot see how the other doctors in the practice would be accepting of this guy taking their patients. Even though I would be scared, worried and so much more, I would…[Read more]

  • Thank you for helping us to understand what our spouses may be dealing with. Sometimes I think we forget that our pain can and does affect our caregivers directly.


  • Hello,

    I recently started a yoga program and I am finding it helpful. I cannot say that it is decreasing my pain levels yet however it has gotten me out of house and socializing again. I also enjoy doing it and the instructors are fabulous and took the many health issues I have into account and are always watching out that I do not do something…[Read more]

  • Noki4 replied to the topic Post-axial polydactyly in the forum Specific Disorders 5 months ago

    Hi CecilHester,

    I do not know how to help you but I did want to welcome you to the TPC family. I hope you are able to find a treatment that can ease your pain.

    Take care,

  • Noki4 replied to the topic New to site in the forum Welcome to The Pain Community 6 months ago

    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.


  • 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,

  • Hi Tiltnturn,

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


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

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


  • 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?


  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

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