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Hello everyone. Like the title says, I am new to this serious chronic pain. I have always had some sort of pain since I hurt my back when I was twelve diving into the shallow end of a pool. But as bad as any of it has been, it waxes and wanes, and it has NEVER been as excruciating as this. The worst part is, it has been all of a week and I already feel like I can't get through this. I have an MRI next week before my visit with a spine doctor. The orthopedic guy said it looked like cervical radiculopathy (sp) from the x rays and the symptoms. None of the pain meds, including a shot of fentanyl at the hospital, even touched the pain. Now I am on just two nerve meds that help a tiny bit during the day, but at night, nothing. I can't sleep at all, which is why i am on here at this hour. I can't even type on here without excruciating pain, so I am hoping to set up a voice recognition deal so I can not type. I would like to hear more about managing this pain, during the day, but more importantly at night. I can't go on like this, not sleeping. I appreciate any help you can offer. I now having a positive attitude is key, but right now it is hard to feel positive when I am beyond exhausted from the unremitting pain and lack of sleep. Thank you.
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