Methadone 140 mg.day, Fentayl Patch 100 mg.every 48 hrs.10/125 mg. Percocet for break through. Cold turkey each one at a time. Today I am drug free, LOVE the clarity again but I hurt llike crazy. Has anyone experienced (cannot spell worth a damn) Hyponisis for pain control? I do meditate so I am a great subject. My theory is my mind is always with me. My experience with Dr.'s has been , well let's say poor.
After 13 yrs. of high doses of Oxycontin 45mgx3 day?
Added 3 Oct 2010:
Does anyone know how to get insurance to pay for Hyponisis? Being on diability my income is like 647.00 per. month. Noy winning just giving the facts "mam,just the facts"
Added 3 Oct 2010:
Being on disability my income is so far below the poverty line I was shocked when SSD sent me the stats. It's like dig it in further. Not winning, just facts "just the facts mam" Has anyone experience Hyponisis for pain paid by med. insurance co.?
It's only my opinion but I doubt Insurance would pay for hypnosis. Congrats on being drug free!! What an accomplishment. As far as the hypnosis, you might want to do an online search for specialists in your area, see if they have a "first timers" discount and see if someone might accept a low monthly payment plan. Some may even be willing to barter for their services. Don't laugh, in todays economy, anything is possible! Have you thought about acupuncture at all? It's been widely used in the East for thousands of years successfully. Only recently used in the states with much success. You would have a better chance of insurance covering that then the hypnosis. Like I said, only my opinion. But your best bet is getting online and start searching around. You might just find a hypnotist willing to accept low monthly payments and/or barter. Double check with your insurance, as they're saving big bucks on you for meds, counseling, detox, etc.
you never know unless you try! Again, congrats on kicking the addiction and hope you find a good method for pain relief. The only reason I'm skeptical about the Insurance is it wasn't that long ago they denied bone marrow transplants, they considered it "experimental."
My best wishes,
Hey Joanne, there are cds available at most bookstores on self hypnosis and yes it treats pain. All hypnosis is really self hypnosis and you have likely experienced hypnosis when you get lost in a good book, movie or playing a musical instrument and are "in the zone." It is simply extreme relaxation, nothing more, you may feel like floating a dropping sensation at times, you will be aware of your surroundings,but will ignore distractions unless you need to get help or get out of a situation. NO one can make you do something you don't want to with hypnosis. My other friend Chris, not the kind poster above, has Chrohn's and uses self hypnosis for the pain. Many psychologists or psychiatrist ( which your insurance may pay for) use hypnosis or biofeedback. Check hypnosis and biodfeedback out on wikipedia.org and there are some instances of it on YouTube.com, it may not fully take you into a hypnotic state on YouTube, but it does give you some valuable info.
Hi Joanne - If you are already doing meditation (and congrats on getting off the meds! - way too go!) you are close to doing self hypnosis. You might read up on doing guided imagery - which is a form of self hypnosis. I never liked using a tape or CD made by someone else (I tend to fall asleep and don't like not knowing everything they say) but I've made up my own imagery sessions - doing a self relaxation technique, picture myself going deep and deeper relaxed as I walk down a flight of stairs, open the door and walk into sunlight and a "Safe place" that I envision there. I can put my feet into the warm sand (and warm up cold and numb toes that way) go into a hot tub in the warm sunlight (and warm all of me up) relax in the shade, etc. I would think you could do a lot of this on your own, learning from things at the public library. You've come a long way, which shows you work at getting what you want. Best of luck to you!
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