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Chronic Pain Disorder

Welcome to my newest condition that was added by the Neurologist!

He could give me no firm answers….there is very little understood about this conditions/disorders that involve chronic pain.  Fibromyalgia and Polyarthralgia are in this classification.  As he described, it is a malfunction in the brain….where ALL input is “read” as pain….thus the nasty pain….everywhere……

I am to start a new medication in addition to my current med…..a mixup at the pharmacy has resulted in a delay….so Monday will have to call the Neurologist’s office so they can get it taken care of…..hoping by Tuesday to start introducing the new med.

The plan?  Slowly ramp up on the new medication at night….while continuing with my morning med…..and try to continue to move/light exercise as I am able……

My “light exercise” you ask?  It can be as simple as walking from the living room to the restroom….or if able walk from the man door of the garage to the front door….baby steps!  With a lot of rest as well!!!

He was very honest….there is no cure.  The goal is to get the pain to a “manageable” level that will let me do the basics of living…it will be a very long and slow process.

I am also to see a counselor that is familiar with chronic pain issues….to further help me…..(will be interesting to see if there is more that he/she can add to my arsenal!!!).

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Comments on: "Chronic Pain Disorder" (1)

  1. I have really been wanting to see a counselor familiar with chronic pain. I’ve seen some excellent, well qualified people, but I wonder what I could learn from someone who could help me understand the emotional and psychological side of chronic pain. It’s just unreal to hurt every single day year after year. It’s a different and specific kind of experience. I’ll be interested to hear what you learn!

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