Nerve pain is unlike anything else. I don't have fibro but I have crps and o know it's really Hell. I was in the military, so I was working out every day for years but now I can't even do yoga every day. The pain is not just in your head, that is just something people say when they are in denial of what is happening. No one wants to believe people can really be in excruciating pain 24/7 while doctors can't help them much. I'm sorry you have to be frustrated by this too, I wouldn't wish chronic pain on anyone!
BTW, Hairspray850, you are not crazy, just because others can't understand. Unless they can feel what we go through they do not know what to say. Hugs & prayers you can get answers and a method of coping so you have better days! 🙂💕🙏🌼
I feel exactly the same and they can't put it being age with me in only 33 today's pain levels I could pass for 100 can hardly lift my arms hops really sore and head is pounding even my thirst feels like it could crush me X
You are so right, there is no way to ever explain to anyone about nerve pain. It arrives & all else falls away. I have suffered for 17 years with it. One day my whole life turned upside down & is never coming back. I have a new reality. I feel so much empathy for everyone here! You are all Pain Warriors!! I, too have trouble with my elbows. I use heat rub & DMSO. Sometimes it helps & sometimes not so well. Sending you a hug, Hairspray.
Hairspray850, You are not crazy. Fibromyalgia pain is real. People cannot understand it because they cannot see it but those of us who suffers day in and day out identify with what you are feeling. It is not easy to live with this chronic pain but with the help of God you will get through it one day at a time. Try to focus on things that brings happiness to you and try to get to know your body. It is so much work that you have to do to try and identify the things that increase your pain and the things that brings a little bit of relief. I pray that you will have more pain free days than you normally experience..... Sending gentle hugs your way.
I have fibro and the pain is so different than other pain that i have from doing things like working out or being sick. My dad is alway saying that hes 69 so his age means he is in more pain and clearly I can do more than he can. He didn't hurt like this in his late 30s and early 40s!
I'm with you. Not even the pain clinic understands. I told them was trying to stop stressing my liver and kidneys etc, with OTC meds that weren't working but now I'm on 7 Rx's that aren't working! Anyone find an effective way to explain?
I had seen a drawing once of how a woman with fibro looks to others - all made up and hair done and sorta smooth, and then how she actually felt - hair a frazzled mess, skin starting to wrinkle, slumping over, and just worn out. It's hard to reconcile our inner pain with how we look to others. There are good websites about our invisible illnesses that can help educate others about our world. And when others realize our story isn't changing, they come to realize we aren't making it up. Of course, for a while I went the over reacting route. If I felt pain free om a touch or wrong move, I would squawk or cry out. It gelped others to know my worst ouchie spots. Oddly, when my niece was 4, she grabbed my arm where a bad fibro spot lived. We carefulky explained that I have an illnes that makes some spots feel ouchies, and that spot is a bad one. She never touched it again, and has always been gentle and nice to me. Sadly, she graduates from college the weekend after my spine surgery. I hate that I have missed so much of her growing up because I couldn't get out to play with her and her mom. But she understands.
I know, it's hard to focus when you are in pain. Where are you located? I'm in South Florida and it is a picture perfect day. I've just been looking out of the window at the amazing but sky and the peaceful breeze flowing through the trees.
Amazon sells some blankets that are awesome & warm. Martex Super Soft Fleece Blankets by WestPoint Home, and the price is very cheap. They aren't electric though. I've given them as gifts and everyone likes the warmth they provide without overheating. Shehaze67, is likely the cold making you hurt all over, especially with these fronts coming down back to back. Try a warm bath soak and then get under some covers to get warm. If you have cold hands but some arthritic or crafter's gloves that have the fingertips cut out. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs & prayers you do! 🙂💕🙏🌼