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  1. Hi, I am kitties. I am a newbie here, but not to illness. I have chronic pain 24/7 in my back and neck. Mentally....here are my diagnoses (got a second and third opinion....all objective and a consensus of the exact same diagnoses.) Bipolar 1 with psychosis, extreme, treatment resistant, rapid cycling. Mixed features predominant. Never had a remission to date...just a couple of weeks with my bipolar disorder. “Normal” for a few weeks a couple of times per year. No anxiety remission. OCD, GAD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety disorder, PTSD...I think that is everything. Oh
  2. I'm so fucking tired of this damn war on drugs. The persecution of doctors and even pharmacists (YES - PHARMACISTS are losing their licences in FL for filling "too many" 100% legit scripts - not forgeries, but by doctors with active DEA credentials appropriately medicating -- not some crazy ass amount of oxycodone or worse). It leaves people like me, in chronic hard-core pain (that's only gotten worse) crying in bed from the pain. Doctors are too afraid to treat their patients. Meanwhile.. it's all about the poor, innocent, helpless victims of a world where pain meds exist and they've g
  3. You find yourself beating your shoulder with a household hammer at 5am just to try to get some relief so you can sleep. (Share your ridiculous attempts at easing the suffering. We've all been there...might as well get a head shake and a hear hear out of it. I like to animate mine with quick sketches. ..because it soothes my mind, even if my body won't catch on...where's my hammer...)
  4. dear doctor bipolar 2 + chronic undiagnosable stomach pain EXISTS. there are many forums posts of other hopeless people, ignored by doctors. mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, antidepressants do NOTHING for the pain. cannabis helps but some bipolar folk cannot handle weed, nor is it socially acceptable to be stoned all day. gabapentin helps a little more than whisky or valium. only opiates work...as far as i know. even a small dose of opiates goes a long way. this condition turns people into heroin addicts because doctors won't prescribe opiates. suboxone/buprenorphine does very little for
  5. I have chronic pain (a peripheral neuropathy). The only thing I've found that actually reduces the pain is vicodin. I've tried tramadol, gabapentin, cymbalta, other SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, lyrica, physical therapy, massages, acupuncture, meditation, CT guided nerve blocks, medical marijuana, nitrous oxide, muscle relaxers, ice packs, hot baths, tens unit, topical lidocaine, and probably other things that I'm forgetting. None of these gave me pain relief, and several made the pain worse. Vicodin works, and it's made me a functional human being. I take 7.5 mg hydrocodone pills
  6. Google Doc told me yesterday that the complete loss of appetite i've experienced for months now is in fact part of the whole Diabetes package. It's been almost 25 years since diagnosis. I asked the doctor if that meant I would have to take an injection. Decades later I learn that it was at this moment that the doctor had to distract me while my mum's heart broke down in tears behind me. But it's all good. She'll be right mate. Diabetes, Insulin dependant diabetes, Type One, yes the horrible type, the autoimmune difficiency - means having to explain to people that no... it's not the d
  7. I'm relatively high-functioning but treatment-resistant major depressive disorder started to really disrupt my life about 7 years ago, and i've been in a lot of therapy and sought the help of psychiatrists, psychologists and LMSW's and I had a crisis episode recently. I checked into a partial hospitalization program (FTR I've been inpatient 2 times and this was my second outpatient), and I've generally had a good experience with therapy but this is the first time that my crisis in large part dealt with chronic pain and side effects of the medication keeping me sane enough to even seek treatm
  8. Hello ladies and especially gentleman! I'm Tim. I just recently came across the site, and I've got plenty to talk about. I've suffered from depression and anxiety (with occasional panic attacks) on and off for the last 15 years or so. Wow! That's half my life. In addition, I suffer from chronic pain, partially from a herniated disk in my L5 vertebra and probably one of them in my neck as well. I suffer from cough syncope, which basically means that coughing a lot can cause a vasovagal response which causes me to faint. The fact that I'm way overweight doesn't help matters much. There are also
  9. I have been battling mood disorder - bipolar since a teenager, alone untreated un-medicated. Then all hell broke loose! I had a car crash in 2007 and my knee was broken, I was in ICU for a week with broken bones, deep vein thrombosis & pulmonary embolism. The accident brought me into a severe depression, the physical pain was debilitating and the headaches were so intense I just cried in the dark all the time. Eventually the broken bones healed, I started walking and some light exercise, mostly swimming at the gym but then the chronic pain started, my leg and hip on the broken knee
  10. Hi all.. Just decided to stop being a lurker and post about my situation. I recently acquired health insurance after being without for many years while recently moving to a very pot-unfriendly state from a state where I was going to obtain my medical card. My last two surgeries were done through a county charity program for people with serious illnesses but who were having trouble obtaining Medicaid. After losing charity health coverage last year, I began carefully using pot to control pain/severe nausea, both of which are debilitating without any pain control. NSAIDs don't touch the p
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