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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (952)

…sometimes don't even quite appreciate how much change has occurred until they get better. We are now thinking that the seemingly uncaused yelps were phantom limb pain (which he hasn't had for a week)--and that, as many here said, he was just getting used to managing his body in this new way. He probably

27 February 2009 1:49 pm
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…there Polly - you know, Zeus didn't scream out in any pain, but another possibility could be the phantom limb pain that some dogs experience. Zeus had it for a short time and though I don't remember exactly the medicine they prescribed, I think it was something

17 February 2009 9:42 am
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…kty8, check out this post about Phantom Limb Pain.

Also, here's a good forum thread that talks about it.

We hope it subsides soon. Keep us posted.

16 February 2009 11:04 pm
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19 January 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Topic: Phantom Pain
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…Teri, Mrs Dickens might be experiencing phantom limb pain.  Check out Jerry's blog about this issue.  There are tips on how to help amputee alleviate the sudden shooting pain. 

18 January 2009 11:26 am
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…of the pain meds.  Check with the vet to see if the pain meds dosage can be tapered off. 

It sounds like she might be experiencing phantom limb pain as well.  Check this out about phantom pain
to see if that helps.

Have you read Jerry's top 10 FAQs?

Wish Paris have a speedy

15 January 2009 3:32 pm
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16 December 2008 11:27 pm
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… But that might or might not be that in Gypsy's case.  See what the vet says whether it is too much or too little pain meds, or may be that was phantom limb pain.

Don't get too worried yet. This is not uncommon during the recovery journey.  Hope that your vet will call you back soon.  For the

30 October 2008 9:05 pm
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…Hi Baxter, we unfortunately didn't experience any of that, but I do believe that others on the site have. It could be phantom limb pain or something else. I would suggest calling your Vet right away and seeing what he/she has to say. I, personally, would insist on bringing Baxter in

5 September 2008 3:36 pm
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…to get him a little bit pain meds. Perhaps not 1 cap 3 times day as prescribed, maybe space it out to every 12 hours.

Some amputees might feel phantom limb pain too, but it might be too early to distinguish what kind of pain (if any) it is in Radar's case, since he is only 9 days post-op.

If you can't


Genie said:

There is a link, at this site, which points to some info related to phantom limb pain.

Thanks for the reminder Jessie! Here's that document Calpurnia's mom prepared:

Read this PDF about management of Phantom Limb Pain in

25 June 2008 10:13 pm
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…Hi Tucker! Thanks for registering and welcome to the Tripawd Forums.

There has been a lot of discussion about phantom limb pain after amputation. I didn't have any serious issues after my operation – I'm a lucky dog – and while I still do sometimes lick the spot

25 June 2008 10:02 pm
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…Hey Tucker,

There is a link, at this site, which points to some info related to phantom limb pain.  Check it out in the "resources" page, under "General Info about Dog Cancer".  Hope that helps.

Oh boy, what

25 June 2008 9:56 pm
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…and came home 2 days later.  The weekend was very rough, I almost died, but am doing well now except that I believe I'm experiencing phantom limb pain/sensations. I'm very nervous and tremble but not sure why so I take acepromazine to calm me down - somewhat. I can maneuver&nbsp

25 June 2008 8:20 pm
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19 June 2008 4:47 pm
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…Micki, try Calpurnia's tips, her Mom wrote an article about Phantom Limb Pain. It's in our Resources section, the last article under "General Information about Dog Cancer."

I hope this helps.

19 June 2008 4:41 pm
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19 June 2008 3:34 pm
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28 March 2008 12:31 pm
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23 February 2008 1:23 am
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23 February 2008 12:50 am
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…quick, short yelp. I'm sure

this is related to her amputation, but she checks out fine at the vets.

Any advise????

We did a story about Phantom Limb Pain earlier, you may want to check it out. Anyone else have any ideas?

10 February 2008 8:37 am
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