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Pain Clinics

Postby leetankers » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:03 pm

Just wondered if anyone has had any experiences with these as my Gp has said he may refer me to one.Are there any major benefits or not?It,s just that I don,t want to waste my time and theirs if I won,t improve much.Thanks in advance.Lee
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby chrisgoneferal » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:25 pm

Not been much help to me...but everyone is different.

I have found them patronising beyond belief...and so did my friend who went recently the gist of it seems to be to tell people that if they 'stop believing they are in pain they won't be'

rate your pain on a scale of 1 - 10.....what is it today 6

now re frame that 6 to be zero and start from there.............hmmm how does that help me I wonder.

Plenty of lose loads of weight and swim in warm waters...........so lottery win required then as local pool only heats up when toddlers pee in it. I found it insulting but then you may have an altogether different experience.

Try it can't hurt can it??

well only your pride...........

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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby lolabolla » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:14 pm

I'm attending the pain clinic and have so far had a course of hydroptherapy and accupuncture. I may try CBT too as it has been mentioned that this may help.

I am prepared to try anything to ease the symptoms and whilst I am not pain free it is worth it just to meet like minded folk and get out of this house which is slowly becoming my jail.

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Pain Clinics

Postby rachel285 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:41 pm

I hope you have a good experience at the pain clinic, but I'm afraid mine wasn't that good. I was told that they do not accept referrals for people with FM, and if any were sent through, they just sent them back again! This is for anyone in Leeds, so don't get FM if you live here!
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby leetankers » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:13 pm

Hi Lola just wondered what part of the uk you were in as it seems that different areas treat you differently.Thanks.Lee
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby Lemonzest2012 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:34 pm

I had one in nottingham and it was a basic "quit your whining and get on with it" course, I left after a week.
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby teresa67 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:47 pm

i was refered to a pain clinic 2years ago and it help me in lots of way was soo encouraging they are there to help you cope and to beleive in yourself i found it extremely helpful just a shame it was only 12week course it should be there for you permently it is worth giving it a try they help get your pain relief right they are in talks with your gp at all times x they teach you to listen to your body and not to worry if you have a you day x
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby leetankers » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:26 pm

It seems that is just how lucky you are whereabouts you live i suppose.The pain i am in i wouldn,t wish on my worst enemy,saying that i am a bloke!Had a bad few days but prior to that i felt ok for a change.Still bedridden though really.Lee
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby lolabolla » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:43 pm

Hi Lee,

I live in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

My claim for ESA and medical assessment went quite smoothly too.

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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby leetankers » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi Lola, glad to hear that your claim went ok but I think you may have got me mixed up with someone else as I never mentioned esa.Lol x :-)
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby lolabolla » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:09 am

Hi Lee,

You asked me what part of the country I lived in re having a good experience with the pain clinic etc.

I just threw in the ESA comment as extra evidence that it just MAYBE where you live as to how you are treated by the NHS or DWP.

Hope that makes sense. :crazy:

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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby charley » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:09 pm

I didn't really see the point in it, my Specialist referred me to one at my local hospital (in case regular visits were needed) I saw a Registrar (after waiting around for well over an hour!!!) and he just said there wasn't much they could do that wasn't being done, and to go to physio which didn't really help me either!

But that was before I had a diagnosis!

I went to a coping skills course specifically for fibro and that helped a lot! Made me realise a lot of what I was doing wrong (like agreeing to work stupid hours with little or no breaks!)
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