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  • By MKMcR

    Has anyone found an effective pain relief. I don’t know how many variations of pain relief I have been prescribed but am not having any luck. It’s mainly due to the side effects effecting my digestive system with stomach pains, heartburn and reflux. Mindfulness only provides sanity for so long. Alternative/complimentary treatment options welcome too. Cheers.

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  • By Richard Faust Moderator

    Thanks for writing MKMcR. Sorry to hear that you are having difficulties finding an effective pain treatment regimen. Here are some articles that may be of some assistance:

    This article from our editorial team looks at different aspects of pain and potential treatments: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/symptoms/joints-pain/.

    This article from one of our contributors looks at non-drug pain relief options: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/drug-free-pain-relief-a-sardonic-review/.

    This article from the editorial team looks at different types of pain relievers: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/treatment/pain-relievers-analgesics/.

    I hope this information is useful. Know that the community is here for you. Please keep us posted on your progress.

    Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

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  • By Cooter

    I was told I probably go to a Pain Clinic. Has anyone had any experience with being sent to one of these places? Good/Bad??

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  • By Erin Rush Moderator

    Hi, Cooter! In addition to any community feedback you may receive, I wanted to comment on your question. I know some of our members have found reputable pain clinics to be helpful when treating their chronic pain. A good pain clinic will take a multi-disciplinary approach to managing pain. That means they will use a variety of methods to help; perhaps including physical therapy, treatments involving meditation/relaxation/massage, conventional pain medications, and possibly, opioid pain medications. As it becomes more challenging to get certain prescription pain medications, some people have found going to a pain clinic enables them to get the stronger pain medications they need to function. I hope you get some more feedback and I just recommend that you research local clinics and see if anyone you know can recommend a good clinic near you. Thank you for reaching out and best of luck! Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

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  • By Eebtool

    MKMcR,
    Hope that by now you are on your way to getting some good results with any modified or new pain relief treatments. If things are looking up for you, please post an update on what is helping.
    If you are still suffering,Sorry, hope you at least are finding some help on how to get by best as possible and make it thru each day.
    We may may not be able stand along side you, but we stand here in support for you and others who are having a hard time.
    Come on back and tell us what you have tried, what has worked and what you left behind never to try again.
    Looking to hear from you soon, eebtool.

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  • By 2rasinapeartree

    Hello, I’ve been taking Suboxone from my pain specialist. It’s amazing! When I take it. Which is only when I’m in dire straights & have to. Opiods really do not work as well without my prednisone & nsaids. Get your insurance card out, go to it’s website, and find where you look up pain specialists in your network. Read the reviews, look for forums on specific doctors and see what other patients are saying locally. Don’t go to a pill mill. They do not care about your disease, they care about your money & getting you hooked on opiates keeps you coming back begging them to take your money because it’s very easy to become physically dependent on opiates. The best thing to do is see Dr’s who your doctor recommends. You can ask for a referral to another pain doctor and he may give you the referral, but that doesn’t necessarily mean its a good thing….

    Good luck & MSG me if you have any more questions,
    Kay Rich

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