The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has officially designated tramadol as a Schedule IV substance under the Controlled Substance Act, effective August 18, 2014. On the federal level, until this action, tramadol was an unscheduled prescription medication. However, a number of states had already proactively reclassified it as a controlled... Read more
I have been living with chronic pain now for 10 years, lacinectomy, fusion l4-s1, fusion c4 c5, poly neuropathy, cervical headaches and now a buldging disk c5 c6. In the last year and maybe longer if I'm honest with myself I have endured emotional abuse from my husband of 19 years who is a unmediated bipolar/alcoholic. Things have gotten so bad... Read more
I've been going to the same pain specialist for the last 11 years. At my appointment in Feb he told me he wasn't going to see pain patients anymore. He is closing his office at the end of May and is just going to see inpatient rehab patients. I totally freaked out. The only other pain specialist where I live doesn't believe in strong narcotics... Read more
I have been diagnosed with degenitive disc disease in the thorasic, lumbar and cervical. I have fibromyalgia also. I get injections in my back every four weeks in the neck,shoulder's, as well as my lower back due to spasms/sciatica. I am post menapause as well, and am going to be 49 years old. I would like to share my recent... Read more
For most of us with fibro wearing a bra is a.......pain in the ...... I discovered a way to wear a bra for a longer time even the wired ones.
I added to the thread about the bra file...http://www.healthcentral.com/chronic-pain/c/5949/144427/comments but in case of it doesn't get on, here is the story: I found a bra wearing helper from a... Read more