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Pain Clinics

Postby deathvalleydemon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:14 pm

got my first appointment on friday coming, anyone got any ideas about what happens at them?

i suffer so bad with pain i doubt i'll be able to do much :(
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby stephanini » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:27 pm

ive been with the pain clinic for about 6-8 months, and i find them brilliant when they all work together...

ours are very friendly and insist we call them by first name basis etc...

we have chris who is the pain consultant, dave who does physio, kate who does accupuncture, becky who is the psychologist and sue who is the pain nurse who specialises in pain management and medication etc,,,,

there are other staff too but i dont see them

i hope it works well for you xx
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby denys » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:08 pm

Sorry never been to one :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby loubie » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:18 pm

not been sorry.
but if you don't go you won't know :D
hope you try it and it works out good for you.
might be other fibro sufferers you can talk to and get to know :dunno:
let us no how it goes :hugs:
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby Tilli » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:59 pm

Funny enough, off to my first such appointment this afty, seeing this post I was hoping for an insight as well. Let you know what happens - hope it's acupuncture, I've always fancied a go :mrgreen:
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby Tilli » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:21 pm

No go, a very nice man but he just confirmed I'm on basically the same meds he'd have prescribed, there's nothing else to be done and he's referred me to a Pysch/Counselling practice. Oh well, I was so looking forward to the pins and needles. Hope it goes better for you.
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby Adele » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:24 am

sounds like my pain clinic!

i've been on a pain management course which concentrated on graded exercise which did not help as i have m.e. i was the only person with fibro there and it wasn't designed for people with it.

i've been to see the pain specialist who treated me like an idiot. he refered me to the pain psychologist. i had one session with the psychologist who said almost straight away that she didn't need to see me as i had a good insight into the effect of pain on my life.

i went for an assessment for hydrotherapy at my local hospital and was told i am too ill for physio or hydro. there is no accupuncture available here. so in conclusion i'm in loads of pain, the drugs from my gp do little and i am too sick to be helped.

p.s. i had chinese accupuncture privately and as it turns out that the more things wrong with you the more it hurts. i had needles in the sides of the balls of my feet, in my eye sockets, in my face, the insides of my wrists etc..... and they all hurt. i did feel some wonder benefits but it was just far too painful.

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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby Adele » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:27 am

.......i had a nurse at one pain clinic say to my face "oh what a waste" because i am disabled at 35.

happy days :tongueout:
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby viota » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:51 am

my doctor told me it was all in my head and refused to treat me.he said deal with it.=/
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby Ldyalb » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:06 pm

Not been to a pain clinic either, if the physio and hydro don't help me I'll ask for a referral to one. I hope the pain clinic can help you, let us know how you get on - if you get a good team there you should find you improve.

Adele - she sounds like a charmer!! The guy who sacked me who is 32, smokes like a trooper, drinks like a fish looked at me a few months ago and said 'such a shame, so much to cope with at your age... I mean you've always been so good, you don't smoke, you don't drink and you've got all these problems and you get people like me who smoke and drink so much their liver should be wrecked and who are 10 years older and I'm perfectly healthy' - cheers mate!

Someone I used to work with insisted on me trying accupuncture, I haven't though as I'm scared it'll be too painful to do. Maybe if/when I have more money I might give it a shot but I can picture myself being too scared to do it.
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby deathvalleydemon » Sun May 01, 2011 12:27 am

got my second session this coming tuesday, the first one was nothing but patronising and i'm really in two minds wether to bother going or not to be honest, just end up in agony for the rest of the day if i do :(
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby deathvalleydemon » Thu May 05, 2011 6:11 am

well i went to the second session and deary me what a waste of time, an hour of being told how to sit on the toilet properly to do your business.....

like thats gonna solve any pain and fatigue!!!!!
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby denys » Thu May 05, 2011 11:35 pm

WHAT :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: :swear1: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:
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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby bestnan » Sat May 07, 2011 9:28 pm

I had my referal for the pain clinic and attended my first meeting on Wednesday, which was with the psychologist, who doesn't have a sense of humour. We talked about me, family, pain, work etc and in the end he said,"not only are you having to deal with constant pain, every day, you also have to deal with two potetially life threatening diseases". :yikes: :yikes: That made me sit up and take notice as I don't think of the asthma and heart disease as being dangerous. He sent me home with a book full of questionnaires to fill in for Tuesday, which is my next session.

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Re: Pain Clinics

Postby loubie » Sat May 07, 2011 10:12 pm

oow :shock: sounds like being at school

now sheila :nono: make sure that home work is done for tuesday :nono:
or you will have to sit for an hour listening to how to sit on the loo propperly :yikes: :tongueout: :lol:
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