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Cure for pain?

Crystalbowl
Crystalbowl
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Earlier today I was reading a local health magazine and noticed an ad for something called OldPain2Go technique. I looked it up online and have contacted a local therapist offering this but .i am wondering if anyone else has come across it or tried it? I have PHN on my RH torso following a bout of shingles a year ago.

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Bananas5

Yes I am aware of it and I believe was mentioned on this forum several years ago.

Please note: This does not constitute medical advice nor is it a substitute for it. You must have been diagnosed by a medical professional who has prescribed or advised pain relief. An OldPain2Go Practitioner will work with you to help you access the part of your mind that deals with your own healing processes and help you ask for it to review your pain messages. It is a non-medical intervention of self work.

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Crystalbowl

Thank you for your prompt response, Banana5. Might I ask if you have experienced this therapy yourself or know of anyone who has? I understand that it is a non-medical intervention. Like many others on this site and other sites, I have tried many interventions both medical and non-medical since the PHN started but have not yet found anything that works but this does sound potentially quite interesting although fairly expensive but worth it if it works as I have already spent way more than what it costs so far on my pain journey. The best my GP has come up with so far is paracetamol and Amitriptyline neither of which do much for the pain but the Amitriptyline does help me to sleep I think which is a blessing. I am limited in what meds I can take due to a heart condition.

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Bananas5

No not experienced it myself and I am trying to remember the comments from the last post!!! So far blank.

There are a number of non invasive techniques...mindfulness being the most common

Have you ever had a referral to a pain clinic? Or to give it its correct title....pain management? They can help you manage your pain using, or suggesting. many alternative techniques and/or meds.

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Crystalbowl

No, I have never been referred to a Pain Management clinic nor has it even been suggested by my GP. However, I do know quite a lot about the techniques that they use like mindfulness, meditation, trying to exercise, breaking tasks down into small chunks and not trying to be overambitious especially on days when you feel better, etc. I do find that these things help but have not eliminated the pain although they may make it easier to live with so I was interested in how the oldpain2go works and thought it would be interesting to experience it.

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hosbay
hosbay
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I tried it last year but I do not think it helped me. I was already making small improvements to my pain symptoms with the techniques you have mentioned. I suppose success of the technique depends very much on how susceptible individuals are to the power of auto suggestion. I am an engineer with a predominantly analytical logical brain. Someone posted last year (ScottishMisty) that they were virtually pain free after one session.

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SecretlyDisabled7

Pain management clinic saved me. Honestly. I think I might have considered death as an alternative to severe daily constant pain. Now I am managed. That's all. Just managed and get by very well, but might have still been suffering or gone without these specialists, not the ones who do biofeedback, etc. but the ones expert in medications.

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Crystalbowl

Thanks, hosbay. I have wondered if it depends on how susceptible one is to autosuggestion and I am not sure that I am after years of trying different techniques for a variety of reasons. The “inventor” of the oldpain2go technique does claim that it cures people in one session and has videos in his website to “prove” it. The local practitioner I spoke to said it usually works after one session but might need two. I will probably try it but am sceptical so possibly it might not work for me either but it would be soooo good to be pain free!

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hosbay
hosbay
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Best of luck Crystalbowl, you are quite right to give it a try. Although I was a little sceptical, like you, I was determined to "leave no stone unturned" in my quest for pain reduction. My session lasted about 2 hours instead of the normal I hour period because I discussed various aspects raised by the practitioner primarily because I have researched physiology and pain quite extensively. The practitioner became visibly annoyed as my session progressed and she told me to "stop arguing". I wasn't arguing with her I simply wanted to understand more.

Most of the session was devoted to the practitioner explaining the concept of pain and factors which exacerbate or mitigate it. Toward the end of the session she asked me what I felt about the session. I told her I was disappointed because I felt that we had just had a general discussion and nothing had really happened to make me feel that my condition did, or would, improve. She then asked me to sit and relax for a few minutes as she talked and then she made me stand with my eyes closed as she " instructed my subconscious to delete all old pain files and commit to pacing and avoidance etc"

At the start of the session she asked me what my level of pain was and I said about a level 3 or4 which was normal at that time in the morning if I had been predominantly relaxed which I was. At the end of the session she asked me what my pain levels were and I said about 2 or 3 and I put this down to the fact I had been sitting quite relaxed for a couple of hours. I think she wanted ne to conclude that the "therapy session" had reduced my pain.

Anyway best of luck and, if you go with a less enquiring/questioning attitude than I did, you may have more success. I would love to hear how you get on.

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Crystalbowl
Crystalbowl
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Yes, hosbay, I too seem to be in the ‘leaving no stone unturned’ journey in respect of the PHN pain. My GP says there is no ‘cure’, you just have to learn to manage it until it clears up spontaneously - or not, as the case may be. I was pretty incredulous when he told me the pain could last for 3 months or more, but a year in this month is not funny although people have posted about having it for much longer periods. It does seem to clear up in some people and some remedies seem to have a positive effect in some cases but it does seem to be a case of trial and error - and mostly error, regrettably. The practitioner I contacted yesterday has posted a form for me to fill in today which I have now done and will post it back to her tomorrow so I am hoping I might get an appointment for next week with any luck and I will certainly let you know how it goes. She said it is one 90 minute session which should do the trick (and trick it may be) but it might possibly need two.

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Amkoffee

I've had /have a lot of chronic pain in my life and one thing I have finally figured out. There does not exist one single source of pain control that will completely get rid of your pain. You should expect to need multiple types of pain control. You may only get a fraction of relief from one source and then another fraction from another method. Regardless of the methods you choose (mind, medication, acceptance, acupuncture, etc.) everyone gets different levels of relief.

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Crystalbowl

Thank you, Amkoffee. That does make sense.

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