In your case, I would direct you to speak with both, Annette, and C.T.Beth!
They both have experience I never had, and they have been here a lot longer than I. All I can say is, I hope you find some relief from all this?! NO ONE wants to be in pain, and all we ask is for some relief from it?! I hope you get that!!!
I checked on the Calmare as you asked, and then read your posts here. Oh wow! Will this work for nerve damage, as I am not sure to what extent your spinal cord is effected? Do you also have nerve damage?
I have to wonder if my Pain Mgmt. Spst. has heard of this yet? He also mentioned massage therapy, and chiro. to me, so, this may be something I can use, also???
Congratulations on the success!!! 170? Amazing!!! By the photo, you look very slim? Again, congrats!!!
Sorry about the pain! Some of us will never get any relief! I suffer from nerve damage and nothing seems to touch it??? I tried those nerve blocks, it lasted maybe two hours, then back to full on hurt!!! I take 4-100mg. ms.contin, (Full morphine) plus 5- 5mg. oxycodone per day. Also, I have to take 600mg. of Lyrica per day. All laughable at best?! Nothing they know of will touch the burn?! So, I suffer, day in, day out! Sleeping is the worst!
I thought I had responded to this before, but maybe not? Anyway, I have taken the Gabapentin for years, 900mg.s a day. Once it no longer worked, I was traded over to Lyrica. I am up to 600mg.s a day, and still feel some relief.
I never had the upset stomache, but I did have some weird things at first. I thought people were around me, but when I looked, of course, no one was there. This all subsided about two weeks in?!
Absolutely!!! If the Tens Unit was prescribed by your doctor, then yes, you should get one!!!
You will have to try it for yourself. Everyone I have ever talked to about the Tens, have all loved, and swore by it! I absolutely adore mine!!! It can take my pain away for as long as ten minutes after shut off? A little piece from heaven, that's it!!!
Its good to see you again, also!!! I am so sorry to hear that! WEEKS??? As in weeks, or more like months??? I hate to say this, but I am glad I can still move about, and get around fairly well. The nasty burning pain is the only thing I want stopped, I can deal with the rest!!! I know you don't want anyone to feel sorry for you, but I can't help it! I wish there was some way I could help, but that isn't happening!
Calmare therapy??? I will of course, look that up!
Please take care!
P.S. I live in Iowa!!! Yep, the deep freezer! LOL!!!View Thread