I have been in chronic pain for 15 years. It began with a hysterectomy I had with severe complications. My bladder was punctured 8xs and I hemorrhaged that same day. It was like I never healed.I had to use a catheter for 3 weeks. The pain in my bladder became worse. I thought I had a constant UTI until I consulted a urologist and she diagnosed me with Interstitial cystitis a painful bladder disease. I never had bladder problems until the injury. I have severe burning pain along with constant pressure and frequency, It has totally affected my life. I then began having muscle pains and joint pain, At first I thought I was coming down with the flu., but for a year? I was in so much pain that I could not get out of bed a lot of the time. My kids were still little so I felt helpless. I became depressed and helpless, I was advised to see a rheumatologist and he did a number of tests and diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. I never heard of that in my life., but it all made sense with the symptoms I have. Then I met a new friend who also suffered with IC and FMS and she told me about pain management, I never even knew there was such thing. I met my first pain doc and I will admit he saved my life. He recommended I go to a therapist to learn to better cope with my pain and he did some procedures along with medications and I had my life back., well until recently, Due to insurance issues., I was dumped by my last doctor with no referral no nothing. I was terrified on what to do. My pain returned with a vengeance. Now I am having severe burning pain in my feet and hands. I haven’t had the adequate medication and could not find anyone to help me. I have a new insurance and recently found a new doctor who I have heard a lot of good things about and am hopeful to get my life back. Whats sad is that this has happened a few time already in the 15 yrs I been ill and something needs to change so that others don’t suffer needlessly. I know I’m not alone in this. If it was not for pain management., I would not have graduated high school even at the age of 36 and would not be working. I am in a minor set back but I am hopeful to get my life back so that I can continue my goals in life. My prayers are with us all who suffers pain every day and maybe one day there will be an answer that will stop our suffering. God Bless you all.
I started physical therapy Monday. They showed me them exercises. I have a lot of pain when doing them. More on the right side. Its always the right side. I can do them. I have been told at this time, chiro care is not good. Until I get a MRI.
I was in a serious car accident 10 years ago. Shattered the bone in my right arm. Had a rod, pins, wire put into the arm for six months. For bone to grow back. Took a year to get use of the arm back. Since then, downhill. Not the same since. I am lopsided in posture. The right side of my body is taller by 2 inches. Chiropractors have tried to straighten it. My hip is also not right. I most likely got a pinched nerve. I have also scars that took quite a time to accept, but have now.
Then came Fibromyalgia. Been in two whiplash car accidents now, in the last 2 years. Both times it causes the pain and everything to flare up. All the accidents too, were not any fault of mine. I have tried everything one can think of. Really. Its to the point I can not afford it anymore. I have no health insurance. Its the last 10 years I have put the weight on.
I thought too that low carbing would help. Take the weight off, help with the pain, you know carrying around extra weight does not help. I started with over the counter pain relievers. Worked my way up to Tylenol threes and fours. Then to vicodin. Now percocets. Thinking of drying myself out on the pain killers. I am tired of taking them. They can cause damage to the liver.
After the first car accident. After recovering from the surgeries. I just let the mild pain go, didn’t go to a doc for it. I wish I did. Sometimes I think if I did go early on for the pain, then all my physcial health problems wouldn’t of gotton so out of control like they are now. I have and use a handicap parking plackard too. I also use a tens unit.
Right now suffering from migraines, ear aches, jaw pain, tingling in the face, hip pain radiating to the front and down my thigh. Lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain. Morning aches and pain, hot showerd do help.
The diet did do wonders, until the newest car accident. I was able to stop using the cane, to walk long distances. Since low carbing, I have had less pain in the hip and leg. Migraines have let up. I been struggling to go to work. Been through Vocational Rehab even. Its all down in medical files, how well I improved. I got a lawyer, not going to get screwed this time around with the accident. Since the accident, chronic pain has re entered the picture. Well, its always there, in less degrees and more stronger ones.
I remember when I first did a search on Chronic Pain and Illness. Its shattering to say the least. To be in my thirties, and feel as bad as I do. At one time I was almost in a wheelchair.
I am not giving up in the least. I will always fight this. I will fight it until I get better. Got a job interview, as a leasing consultant coming up Thursday. It pays so well, and they have a hot tub and exercise equipment I can use if I work there and get a job. Its close to home, so less driving time. I have a good feeling, I will get the job. The pay is very good too. Also I applied to back to school, and do what I always dreamed of doing. Graphic design. I am a born artist for sure. Never too old to follow your dreams. I wish I woulda done it years ago though. I start in the fall.
So, Luna, don’t wait. Please go to a doctor. If you feel something is not right, get it checked out. One thing can lead into another. I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to feel like I do. It could also be posture related. Chiro care can help some. Physical therapy too. I can understand that its hard to do it, with no insurance. Try some free clinics, or low cost ones if you need to. I found the best understanding wonderful doc through one. Good Luck!