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Can Someone Go Into A Coma Due To Pain ? I Even Heard Of Suicide Due To Pain. Doctors Don't Give A Damn They Will Let You Suffer And Die.

Can Someone Go Into A Coma Due To Pain ? I Even Heard Of Suicide Due To Pain. Doctors Don't Give A Damn They Will Let You Suffer And Die.

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I hope you can find the help and pain relief you need. Our sick care system does not know how to treat pain properly. I have been with pain management almost 20 years. So many times been treated like… read more

Muscle Relaxers? Names Of Please?

Muscle Relaxers? Names Of Please?

I often see that people take these meds but don't know what the names of them are so I can ask the doctors if they would help me sleep without so much pain. If you take them please can you give me the name of the medication you take and if it helps. Thank you. X

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I used to be on flexerall but I felt high on it, been on Baclofen for years and helps a lot. Unfortunately not enough to get rid of the pain, so I'm also on other medications but no narcotics yet.

Does Anyone Else Have Spinal Stenosis And Resulting Leg Numbness/pain/weakness When Walking?

Does Anyone Else Have Spinal Stenosis And Resulting Leg Numbness/pain/weakness When Walking?

Does anyone else have spinal stenosis and resulting leg numbness/pain/weakness when walking? I’ve had stenosis affecting my walking to some degree since I was 26. I keep hearing I’m “too young,” so I’m just curious if others on here experience it as well.

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Yes I have Spinal Stenosis, leg numbness,neuropathy along with leg pain coming from my back Sciatica vertebrae on my nerves system My Ortho wanna do surgery. I can hardly walk.Jesus be with us… read more

Does Spinal Stenosis Ever Go Away ?

Does Spinal Stenosis Ever Go Away ?

I have AsL, PSA, PS, OP, AO AS, RA.
I have had neck surgery due to the loss of use of both arms. The spinal column collapsed onto the nerve bundle.
Then I have a 5 inch rod in my lower spine. The disc's collapsed onto each other and when they opened me up they found masses on each side of the spine... Recoved from this....
Now everything in between hurts on the spinal column . Is there pain.absoloutelty but pain meds take the edge off and allow for some function at least.

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Consider us the sisterhood of titanium! Knees, shoulders, neck, lower back. You need biologic therapy!

What is Spondyloarthritis? Read more >

I Am Beginning To Question If The Biologic I Am On Is Working Well Enough.

I Am Beginning To Question If The Biologic I Am On Is Working Well Enough.

When I first went on Cosentyx one of the immediate things I noticed was all of the pain in my left ankle was gone. It had made walking difficult, and rarely went away, just different levels of pain. That is still true, I can even tell when I am getting close to my next dose, as I will feel the beginnings of pain back there
However through some other testing ,xrays ect... I have had to have done it now looks like my unreplaced (good, on xrays 2 yrs ago) hip is failing, and same for my… read more

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Ask your doctor to change your medication. I took Embrel for years and now I am getting Rituxamab infusions.

How Do Biologics Treat Spondyloarthritis? Read more >

Anyone On Humira Or Another TNF / Biologic Have Past Issues With Central Nervous System?

Anyone On Humira Or Another TNF / Biologic Have Past Issues With Central Nervous System?

My concern is that I had meningitis almost 2 years ago. My neurologist said she is sure I also get vestibular migraines. I have read that Humira can cause more problems with central nervous system. Meningitis did a number on me and I got facial drooping, leg weakness / numbness, extreme vertigo, hearing loss. My Dr is checking with infectious diseases to see if Humira is even safe for me to take, but I am curious if anyone has been on Humira and has CNS issues.

Thanks all!

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I was on Humira for 2 years but last June it stared to become ineffective. Around that time I started have some hand trembling, tingling in my feet, muscle spasms in different areas of my body and a… read more

Does Anybody Have Any Advice On How To Convince My GP That I Need A Referral To A Rheumatologist? My MRIs Show I Have AS..

Does Anybody Have Any Advice On How To Convince My GP That I Need A Referral To A Rheumatologist? My MRIs Show I Have AS..

I have seen several specialists over the past, chiropractors, acupuncturists, PTs, and plenty of self-medication, also had MRIs stating I had AS (and stenosis) as read by the Radiologist. Unfortunately, the Dr. overlooked that and honed in on the vertebra with disc bulges and herniation. I was given injections in my spine. and referred for PT. This same thing went on for years, I went to a different Dr. (Neurologist too) and basically, the same thing happened. Except, this time none of the injecread more

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Some of your symptom sound like caudal equina. If they continue do not let them be ignored. It is an emergent condition. Does your insurance require a referral? Some don’t. Perhaps you could make an… read more

Can a Rheumatologist Help With Your Back Pain? Read more >

Can AS Affect My Eyes?

Can AS Affect My Eyes?

Red rimmed for months, light yellow drainage
Eye pain and pressure, gritty.

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Yes, many people get eye inflammation.

What Will Life Be Like On A Biotherapy ?

What Will Life Be Like On A Biotherapy ?

Hello everyone :)

So I’ve been diagnosed and my treatment have failed to work … my rheumatologist evoked the possibility of getting me on bio therapy . I’m kind of scared of what my life might look like during the treatment …. I’m not really looking for people explaining what a biotherapy is , but more for people telling me what life is like when on this treatment .

Here are some questions I’m wondering about :

What kind of changes should I expect from it ?

Will I still be able to go to… read more

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You’ll feel so much better, it saved my life!

Can a Rheumatologist Help With Your Back Pain? Read more >

Heat Or Ice. What Works Best For Your Pain?

Heat Or Ice. What Works Best For Your Pain?

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Heat packs relax the muscles and take a lot of tension away which eases the pain. But now I no longer live in a house the luxury of a microwave to heat the packs up is no longer an option. My new life… read more