Originally Posted by spine95
The pain is just unbearable but I will just have to learn to deal with it.
Getting your adrenal hormones tested (pregnenolone, cortisol, testosterone for starters). The adrenal hormones have a lot to do with pain & stress, and how (well) we handle them.
Testosterone? For women? YES
. Women make, and need, testosterone too - just in much smaller quantities, and being too
low in it can definitely effect how you perceive & deal with pain.
Both longterm chronic pain and opioid medications can deplete and suppress these adrenal hormones, and pain, left untreated, can have even more dire consequences.
Google: effects of untreated intractable pain
I don't ask that anyone take my word for this. Check into it. Talk to your doctors. I've posted the pertinent article links here:
(To skip the off-topic posts, just read the first and any I posted that are titled Update
This therapy is working so well for me I want to scream it from the rooftops! It is not a cure-all nor does it end pain
, but it can make the pain and coping with it much easier by up to 1/2. Some patients have been able to decrease their medications by up to that amount, but realistically, I think it would be better to expect less and take what comes.
"You can learn to live with it
" and "You’ll just have to tough it out
" are two of the phrases NOT
to say to peoople in chronic pain.