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    treatment questions and pain management

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      BoiseB

      Pain management is a very personal thing. Some people tolerate pain better than others. One thing is for certain your Dr.s both your PCP and your oncologist need to know about your pain. I always ask the Dr. what is causing the pain and can it be fixed. Then I look for alternative ways to control the pain I have used hypnotism, music, acupuncture, and The Nanny Cat (she gives great massages and she is a living vibrating heat pad. If I must resort to painkillers, I ask the Dr. how the pain killers work. Right now I have a great deal of pain and it is not cancer caused. I have opted for pain patches. I am also taking gabapentin which actually prevents the problem from becoming worse. I go very easy on the pain relief because I want to know if the cancer is comming back or in a new one is growing,

      about 5 years ago
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      BoiseB

      I just read this excellent article in my Mayo Clinic Newsletter.
      http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/in-depth/cancer-pain/art-20045118/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=living-with-cancer&pg=1
      It really explains it all

      about 5 years ago
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      barryboomer

      Good Article Boise.....Pain is a Cancer Promoter through leaking out Adrenaline and Cortisol which are stimulators of Tumors....Growth Hormones....SO I say do EVERYTHING to get pain down to very minimum....Take a LOT of Water and Stool Softeners and you should be fine. Addiction worry is a non starter.

      about 5 years ago
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