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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (963)

…for no reason! This is a major surgery they have removed a limb and cut a lot of nerves, muscle and bone.

It does sound like she is experiencing phantom limb pain (episodes). The brain is still sending signals to the limb to move that is not there, firing all those nerves. This does happen more in rear leg

2 February 2018 10:45 am
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…as I said to cover his poop. Purrkins has a twitch that has never gone away since the amp. We got a farabloc
blanket to help him and it has.

Phantom limb pain you will know if it happens Purrkins had episodes where he was sleeping and he would jump up out of nowhere like he was struck my lightening and

23 January 2018 6:15 am
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22 January 2018 11:03 pm
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21 January 2018 10:33 pm
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…glad to hear he's feeling better!

with Stewie being outside for that long, did he get a chill and got all tensed up and then started having Phantom Limb Pain?

Absolutely. I know when I'm cold, my muscles get tense and all the aches and pains come out. Dogs are no different. 

He's a lucky boy to

21 January 2018 12:32 pm
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21 January 2018 11:07 am
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21 January 2018 10:33 am
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21 January 2018 8:14 am
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21 January 2018 8:00 am
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…degrees C, so slightly chilly, so I wonder with Stewie being outside for that long, did he get a chill and got all tensed up and then started having Phantom Limb Pain?

I gave him a Gabapentin and heated up a large compress (a rice bag my friend made for me.) and held it against his side. He didn’t want me…

…rubbing his ears. It took him a good hour to settle down, but he seems to be much better this morning.

Has anyone else experienced an onset of Phantom Limb Pain after being out in the cold?

We are back at acupuncture this week!

Cheers and all the best from Stewie and his Pride >^…^<

…arent hurting him they are a good thing. Gabapentin and Tramadol are both drugs that he can potentially be on long term. He may be experiencing phantom limb pain and both drugs will help with that. My Abby has pretty much been just laying around and being lazy but honestly that what she did pre-amputation.

21 January 2018 2:03 am
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…t being amputated. Weird!

To answer your questions:

Is it typical for a dog to still be very painful 10 days out of surgery? Could this be phantom limb pain or something else?  Or is it possible it is side effects to the pills? 

Aspen could definitely be having a reaction to too much pain medication

…in the past 24 hours it seems to still be pretty similar.  Is it typical for a dog to still be very painful 10 days out of surgery? Could this be phantom limb pain or something else?  Or is it possible it is side effects to the pills? 

Thanks

Ryan

…thing for him.

i have a friend who is an amputee and I thought it would be interesting to start a forum, based on what her experiences are with Phantom Limb Pain from a Hoomans Point of view. Here is the link. 

http://tripawds.....w/#p201528

thank you Petra-- yes Otis has been licking his bed

18 January 2018 9:00 am
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…painful, just surprising. He just got his gabapentin dose for the morning so I'm hopeful that will help him out. I will review the resources on phantom limb pain, as I think that's what this is. Has anyone had this, where their dog displays issues later in the 2 week recovery? 

-Camille and Otis

If…

…thing for him.

i have a friend who is an amputee and I thought it would be interesting to start a forum, based on what her experiences are with Phantom Limb Pain from a Hoomans Point of view. Here is the link. 

http://tripawds.....w/#p201528

PS- Otis made his own new holiday, bed day!

18 January 2018 8:16 am
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…painful, just surprising. He just got his gabapentin dose for the morning so I'm hopeful that will help him out. I will review the resources on phantom limb pain, as I think that's what this is. Has anyone had this, where their dog displays issues later in the 2 week recovery? 

-Camille and Otis

PS-

18 January 2018 6:19 am
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…and panting are common side effects of tramadol. Sudden outbursts and yelping may indicate phantom limb pain. Check out the many pain management articles, podcasts and videos for more help identifying often overlooked pain symptoms and treating pain. Click

10 January 2018 12:08 pm
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…Gabapentin and Tramadol the same rime, maybe space them out an hour or two apart.

It's possible based on what you said that Homer is experiencing phantom limb pain.  The Gabapentin should help that.  Again, check with yiur Vet butnit may be that the Gabapentin needs ro be given every twelve hours, but maybe at

5 January 2018 9:25 pm
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…vet today and had them prescribe more tramadol, which I've now picked up. He seems to be much calmer after this, but it seems he must be having some phantom limb pain (I can't figure out what else it might be) because every now and then he'll try to stand up in a total panic and howl in pain. He's always such a

5 January 2018 4:53 pm
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…pets. Stewie goes once every week to two weeks and we find that he licks at his incision site far less often. We think that he suffered from some phantom limb pain and we don’t see any more sudden jumps or yelps. This person also does Ortho-Bionomy treatments on him, to help keep his spine aligned. We do

30 December 2017 10:16 am
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…because its an anti-inflammatory. My cat was on an opioid, Medicam (anti-inflammatory/pain med). Sometimes people also need Gabapentin for phantom limb pain.

Others will let you know what pain meds they used for their dogs. Please phone your vet in the morning for a pain medication because you want to

…patch. That seemed to have did the trick, and though the fentanyl patch comes off now, I think we may be in the clear. Dr's think he was having bad phantom limb pain. He should have started gabapentin the day before surgery, he started a week after since we were dealing with a vet that didn't know what he was

27 December 2017 10:12 am
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…the exact same reason! Our electric company just put a smart meter on our home and Purrkins who is going on a year and half amputee started having phantom limb pain episodes after the smart meter was installed. That is the only thing that changed for Purrkins to just start having phatom limb episodes? Upon

27 December 2017 10:12 am
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…was thankfully introduced to us, but a lot of vets aren’t aware of the benefits of Gabapentin for both pain and helping to control any form of Phantom limb pain. You know Lindt the best, so don’t hesitate to call your vet to talk about what Lindt may or may not need. Every dog is different, so check out the

26 December 2017 9:56 am
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…say this is to be expected so that he can heal and rest up.  I haven't read much about this type of pain but I've a feeling that this is still the phantom limb pain.   I'm hoping that this is something which will go and soon as it's agony for him and I can't seem to do anything to make this better 

Ali
24 December 2017 9:52 am
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…to toilet.  We're so worried and have been broken hearted that this should happen to our lovely boy.  He is on pain meds and because he had some phantom limb pain we've been advised to continue with a high dose for another week.  Perhaps it's a combination of the drugs and surgery recovery and we're expecting

Ali
20 December 2017 6:09 pm
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…the exact same reason! Our electric company just put a smart meter on our home and Purrkins who is going on a year and half amputee started having phantom limb pain episodes after the smart meter was installed. That is the only thing that changed for Purrkins to just start having phatom limb episodes? Upon

20 December 2017 6:07 pm
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