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Jan 10, 2015 11:40 PM

Dear friends, I am currently seeking for pain management programs either in the USA or In Europe. I higly appreciate any reference you might share! I particularly suffer from fibromyalgia but i would kindly thank any person that has had chronic pain and have an experience to share regarding this sort of programs!

Jan 11, 2015 1:59 AM

Hello angelachacin 😊, can you clarify what you mean by 'programs'? I am currently being seen by a pain medicine doctor in a pain management practice. He's a bit unconventional, but as my condition is rare, he's exactly what I need.

Jan 11, 2015 2:03 AM

I can say that this is my second Pain doctor. My first experience with one was a terrible, horrible, humiliating mess and I was extremely wary of trusting a second Pain doctor, especially because it's been a rocky road with him so far.

Jan 11, 2015 9:07 AM

It's suspected that the FDA has taken away Pain killers and have the doctors subscribing non addictive meds that don't work. I have had to turn to a pot tincture to relieve the pain.
I'm seeing a pain mgt team and they are no help but because its the VA I'm stuck. Hope you are having better luck then the vets.

Jan 11, 2015 9:14 AM

Im so sorry you had a bad experience. My first experoence at a pain clinic left me in tears - there are bad ones and good ones out there. I am glad that I gave a second one a shot though, my pain doctor is my partner in trying to figure out my pain. Do your research before going, make sure they are reputable, make sure they have treatment options available within their practice, check out their reviews, and keep pushing for answers.

Jan 11, 2015 9:20 AM

I had a great pain Mgt doc for 3 years. I lost him due to the red-tape med changes going on in the insurances.

Jan 11, 2015 11:41 PM

Dear friends,
Thanks for your comments and expiriences shared. Actually what i am looking for is rehab-like program, an inpatient training to control my chronic pain and help my fibromyalgia simptoms with nutrinion training and management of the little energy that i do have. I have seen a few programs recommended on the fibromyalgia magazine and from 2 users here in catchmypain( mostly programs based in UK) but i was wondering if any of you have had an actual expiriences from this sort of programs.

I live in Venezuela but i am looking for this sort of training so that i can get back to a sort of normal life, i know that the pain would not go away, but i do need some help to get along with this longterm partner... I was diagnosed in may 2012 in Dallas, and i have tried several treatments but none have work until know. Not even pot helps, since i have tried ( in cream, on drops, in patches and smoked) but apparently i am inmune to it. So meanwhile that brilliant savor of we sufferers from fibromyalgia gets his work done in order to find a cure or a treatment that alleviates the pain, i do need to learn to manage the pain in a way that allows me to live a "normal" life. I am 33 and still have a loooooooooooot of things to offer to the world so i hope to help and be helped by sharing with persons that have a similar situation, like you guys here in catchmypain.

Jan 12, 2015 7:34 AM

Angelachacin, I am not sure I understand what you're saying in your last post. Do you want a physical fitness program that will help you maintain the good health and work around or improve your bad? If so I am not sure I know of any. The pain clinic I've been to offers only prescription meds and/or injections. There may be some orthopedic sports med facilities somewhere that do more for all over well being.

I'm 53 with fibromyalgia, but its not my only issue causing pain. They've tried the core training but due to increased spine pain, while doing them, I couldn't continue. You are young, and if you don't have spinal issues I would suggest starting with Ortho. Good luck & God bless you through the process of regaining as much of a normal life as possible.

Nov 02, 2016 5:14 AM

There is an inpatient pain management program run in Bath by some specialists. I believe it is a 6 week program but best to research yourself as I have only heard about it - no direct experience

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