Anyone else have pain settle down and then come back with vegence

Posted by Painoftwo (13 posts)
Mar 16, 2016 7:49 PM

Good morning, I feel my body is weird, the last few mornings I been waking up a little better then I usually do, it kind of messes with me, it's like I don't need the stimulater in at all today so far, not sure if it is coz I was just put on a long lasting morphine pill or something else, has anyone else have them days that u have pain but can manage it, I mean most of the time it's just nasty pain so I am kinda of confused,so if u have had really good days and stuff does that scare anyone, I know it does me

Posted by autocrosserdan (44 posts)
Mar 16, 2016 11:26 PM

I believe that is completely normal. My rep told me he has had patients that will turn their SCS on once a week for an hour and that will last all week long. I tend to turn mine off an on through the day and keep it off at night. It makes sense if you think about the science of it too.

Posted by Painoftwo (13 posts)
Mar 16, 2016 4:03 AM

Yeah would make since, I'm I St wondering if I need the stimulater or something, maybe I'm just hopeful that I don't and I'm doing better, but I tend to think that way if the pain is tolerable, when I get a flare up then I want it, usually my flare ups last about a month or two then all of a sudden I wake up one day and say it's finally over till the next one, it's been a couple days feeling decent know pain pills do there job

Posted by liferstudent (2 posts)
May 29, 2016 8:22 AM

Painoftwo, only you will know when a stimulator will be right for you. I used to have flair-ups more often, but now with the stimulator they are less and I take 80 % less pain medication on a daily bass. My liver is thankful for that. It took struggling with chronic pain for over 15 yrs (and several neck surgeries) before my pain doctor suggested a spinal stimulator and I am so thankful that he did. For me it has made a big difference, I still have quite a bit of pain but it is more manageable. But each person is different. Before the spinal stimulator is surgically implanted there is a trail where you can see if it might be helpful for you. It would be great of course if one could time it so that you could have the trial during one of your flair-ups. I guess if you know what causes or brings your flair-ups on you could try your best to get your pain to flair-up the day before your trial to then know if the stimulator could be helpful for you.






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