• Why do i have to suffer with all that pain?

    Asked by Jay504 on Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Why do i have to suffer with all that pain?

    7 Answers from the Community

    7 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Have you discussed this with your doctor? When I had some procedures done and had a lot of pain, my doctors would change my meds or prescription to help with it. Hope you can find some relief.

      over 1 year ago
    • SandiA's Avatar

      With RA? I was diagnoised with RA after cancer treatments. So I understand it is not fun. They tired steriods which of course has its own side effects. A little while ago they tried plaquenil and it seems to be working. Right now I am close to steroids free and a lot less pain. I wish you all the best. Hope they find something that can help. Pain is no fun

      over 1 year ago
    • Molly72's Avatar

      I also have RA, diagnosed after my several cancers.
      Most of the new biological RA treatments are not available for those of us who have had cancer as they can cause new cancers.
      What to do? Well Jay504, a little more information on your particular problem might help.

      over 1 year ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Go to a Palliative Doc as they deal in pain. You need a narcotic like a strong Fentanyl patch or Morphine ER.....they have all kinds of doses....Go to a Pain Expert and they will help you with your pain. There are a lot less problems with narcotics especially when they don't have Tylenol in them....Good Luck!

      over 1 year ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      2 cups berries (prefrozen, organic will do, & 2 cups of sprouts,daily, for 3 weeks.
      If you notice a slight difference continue.
      Best wishes.

      over 1 year ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      You obviously need to call your doctor, who is the expert. With all due respect to Barryboomer, before you go to narcotic pain medications, you need to be diagnosed and treated for whatever your problem is. If it's rheumatoid arthritis, there are lots of step-by-step things to try first to make it better, as SandiA mentioned.

      Narcotics only cover up pain rather than improving the problem and are mind-altering, which means you can't safely drive or do things you're used to doing. I would only take them temporarily after surgery unless you want to change your lifestyle. Inflammation is a big part of RA, so first try NSAID's and steroids. Best wishes.

      over 1 year ago
    • MarianneT's Avatar

      I had RA prior to breast cancer. The chemo for cancer put it in remission. I was told prior to chemo it may be a benefit for the RA. I had RA for 10 years before albeit only moderate discomfort. I found diet helped tremendously. It seems certain foods effect people differently so I did some trial and error after doing some reading on the subject. For me sugar caused a good deal of flare ups so I pretty much eliminated it. I also added omega 3 supplements and cut back on night shade vegetables. I used a lot of anti-inflammatory ingredients in cooking, smoothies, etc. These things, while not a cure, seemed to help me a lot.

      over 1 year ago

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