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Ketamine infusions for pain

Can anyone share your experience with ketamine infusions to treat chronic pain (fibromyalgia, CRPS, neuropathy, general pain, etc)? I have severe nerve pain that really limits my functioning and I would like to try ketamine infusions if I can find a way to access them. I’m speaking to my pain specialist next week and am wondering how to approach this topic with him? He has been very hesitant in the past when I’ve asked about this as he is concerned about side effects. I’m in Canada and not sure if these treatments are available in my city (let alone if they are covered or out of pocket), but I’m willing to travel if necessary. Any advice or thoughts you can share would be very appreciated!! Thanks so much!

#ketamine #Ketamineinfusions #ChronicPain #CRPS #Fibromyalgia #nervepain #severepain

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Pain, pain and more pain

It’s been a while since I’ve been here. I was doing quite well until recently and now I’m sadly back needing support from those who understand.

Just over a week ago I was taken to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. I spent 12 hours in the ER only to be told it was likely a ruptured ovarian cyst (due to my history of PCOS), given painkillers and sent home. This was on the Friday evening into Saturday morning. On Sunday evening I returned to the ER with the same pain, and waited 9 hours to be told it was a UTI, be given antibiotics and sent home. Wednesday I saw my GP and was referred to gynaecology, where I was inpatient until Friday. I had an ultrasound which revealed nothing, and the only abnormalities they’ve found is the UTI, which doesn’t explain the amount of pain I’ve been in (an amount that requires morphine). I finished my course of antibiotics and still being in pain, went to see my GP again today. My GP gave me more antibiotics and painkillers but still doesn’t know what’s wrong with me. I’m incredibly lucky to have the most amazing friends who will sit in the ER with me for hours on end, as well as answer their phones at all hours of the day should I need them, but it’s incredibly frustrating that nobody can figure out what’s wrong with me and they’re still just throwing drugs at me. #ChronicPain #UndiagnosedIllness #severepain #EmergencyRoom #Hospital #gynaecology


The pain I tell you! 😫

So, literally since the day I was diagnosed with hEDS my body has been going down hill. The thing that’s bothering me the most is my knees clicking and feeling like they’re about to pop out and my right arm. Shoulder down to my thumb, index finger and middle finger. If I even lift my arm up for a few second my fingers become numb. It’s always sore and achy no matter what I do. My wrist hurts like no other and my elbow is always shooting pain into my forearm. When I get my husband to massage it there are large knots in my hands and arms. Does anyone experience severe pain in between the thumb and index finger? It hurts so bad that I can hold a pen or color with my kids or lift anything really. I’ve been having to do things with my left which is sloppy for me. It always feels like I need to pop my fingers and wrist. 24/7. My elbows are hot and swollen and if I press on them it has a deep shooting pain. Please tell me someone else experiences this?! I’m feeling pretty alone. #HEDS #ChronicPain #Painsomnia #crackingbones #hotjoints #Fibromyalgia #severepain


#Fibromyalgiaflare #rarediseaseflare #severepain #choledochalcyst #gipain #Insomnia #Painsomnia #Anxiety #Pain

Having a severe fibromyalgia flare. Hurting so bad. Have not slept in almost 2 days. Having severe GI flare. I’m laying in bed w heating pads, massage gun, acupuncture matt, meditation playing into my earphones.
I need some love please. I’m hurting so badly. Need this pain to calm down.
When I do not sleep from pain
It makes me feel crazy. Plus all of my chronic pain is so much worse.

Has anyone heard of an online support group? Or is there someone I can talk with.
Idk if the Mighty has human to human calling.
I sure could use some compassion,
I hurt so bad. 😱🤬😭
Hugs 💛🧡❤️💫

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A little love and distraction #severepain #StayStrong

Today is can’t get out of bed due to pain kind of day happy to not be in the hospital but the pain has been endless feel free to send me pictures of your fur babies or non fur babies this is my cat potatoe I’m not sure what I’d do with out her ♥️

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Please help

In beyond severe pain about to leave for urgent care any distraction helps whether it’s funny ones or tips on pain really need a sympathetic friend I have a high pain tolerance but not today #DistractMe #severepain


Rough Day #POTS #severepain #RA #Hypermobility #Fatigue

I feel so achy, sore, and exhausted. Every time I move it sets of a chain reaction of subtle aches, or sharp pains in my joints. My left thumb shifts from throbbing aches to sharp pains. My feet and toes and ankles are stiff and cracking when I stretch out my toes. My knees are warm and just feel like they’re expanding...when I’m just laying here. Exhaustion RACKS my body, and I’m sooo tired. Today is a hard day :(


is anyone familiar with ketamine infusions for chronic pain? #RheumatoidArthritis Fibromyalgia #severepain #Opiods

today after a 5 month wait was my pain clinic evaluation- I was told NYS will not give opioids to Chronic Pain patients - only Cancer, surgery, and terminally ill-
I am devastated- without writing a novel- my pain is so bad I don’t know how much longer I can go on- especially after 28 yrs of this and being told to try a Tens unit??? I need legit help with pain control or I’m going to actually start vomitting from pain rather than gagging- teeth chattering etc- I feel defeated.