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Patients Chronic pain

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Member Carenity
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I have fibromyalgia and so I am in constant chronic pain.

How do people with chronic pain cope and manage life? How do they cope with it emotionally and mentally?

How do people they treat it? What medication or treatments have you found helpful?

Thank you!

Beginning of the discussion - 4/5/19

How do people with chronic pain manage it?
Member Carenity
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I need to get better at managing my chronic pain mentally and emotionally. I just have so much going on that I feel I am lacking giving the dedication in that part of my life. The daily pain causes depression and I also get depressed thinking about everything I ave been through health wise and knowing what I used to be able to do. I need to really make time to see a counselor or do something where I can talk through my feelings.

But for now I am coping with an antidepressant, but wanting to change the medication to something else. I do not take any type of opiod, but I do take certain OTC medications, but I feel like even those don't really do much.

I do take herbs/suplements that I feel have helped some, as well as other supplements.

How do people with chronic pain manage it?
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Member Carenity
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I no it is so hard,looking back all the   things we were able to do. My greatest helper is God.  I take antydepressant. I will never get off  them. We have so much on are plates, my doctor said people with chronic illnesses  should be on them. Send me a message it helps to talk to people who are going true the same thing. 

How do people with chronic pain manage it?
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I have both fibromyalgia and just last year was diagnosed with lupus. I have had a rough time dealing with my lupus diagnosis,I think mainly because my mother passed away about 2 years ago. This was the one person I could talk to about anything and so now I am just not sure who to turn to. I have a lot of people that tell me they are there for me but it just really isn’t the same. But anyway I am trying to adjust to my medications,I don’t take any thing but over the counter pain meds and they don’t help very much but I am trying to live with the pain. My joints feel like they are on fire all the time. My Doctor wants me to start infusion treatments and I have been doing some studying on it so we will see. Having these illnesses takes a toll but I try to push myself. Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes it’s not. 

How do people with chronic pain manage it?
Member Carenity
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I just about have to many health problems to list, my husband has Lung Cancer on the right side and sleep apnea, high blood pressure, and we are both on Cumadin.

How do people with chronic pain manage it?
Member Carenity
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@Hidden username I do not know if this would be ok with your conditions, but Cymbalta a depression / anxiety drug has been shown to help with joint pain. I have seen some benefit with it with RA. It also is supposed to help with brain fog.