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Seeking Study Participants July 11, 2009 3:39 PM

If you have chronic pain that has lasted for six months or longer, you may be eligible to participate in a research study to examine the effectiveness of a new Internet-based pain self-help program. More information is available on the NPF blog.

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I was selected July 30, 2009 1:14 PM

I have been selected to participate in this study!!! I'm so excited....stuff like this is so interesting to me. I only wish there were more opportunities in my area to be involved in studies.
They are building a medical school here and the local hospital that I used to work for is now a "clinic" model  (like the cleveland clinic) so who knows what may happen with all of those things going on.  Make me want to work even more desperately!
I miss work so badly is one of my major factors for depression. 
Had my pump replaced last Friday...all is well. I'm still a bit sore but nothing out of the ordinary.  I am going to ask to have my meds in my pump changed from Dilaudid to fentanyl.  Dilaudid makes me so sleepy I can hardly function.  I am on Concerta now (Ritalin) to help me stay awake.  Crazy thing is I also suffer from insomnia .........meds to stay up, meds to go to sleep.....I feel ridiculous but we never know what we will have to do to get thru the days.  I am hoping the Fentanyl won't have the same effect on me.  Most pain meds DO NOT make me that sleepy--some of them actually have the opposite effect.  I'm weird that way--LOL
Hope everyone is well.  Looking forward to seeing some intros from the new members.........tell us a little about yourselves.
Everyone have a great evening

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 August 03, 2009 12:16 PM

I am so glad you have been chosen. I actually haven't read it yet, but will today. Please keep us posted on the progress of the study.

I know what you're saying about the meds also. I hate taking pills, but just don't have a choice right now. As soon as I get my settlement, I am hoping I can afford to use more of the things we have here in group ie; herbs, proper food, etc. It can be hard.

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 August 03, 2009 12:25 PM

I just read it and filled in the application. I hope it is not too late.

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Applied but no response August 07, 2009 12:49 AM

I actually applied for the study a few weeks ago, but don't think I was chosen.

Kim - Congrats for being selected! It looks like a great study that should provide a great insight into CP and our daily life. I hope it works out really well for you!

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 August 23, 2009 5:09 AM

I just received an email that i have been selected for the study to begin this coming wednesday '

Erin ~ mine took 20 days, so I'm sure they'll send you an email either way.

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