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Say, I'm only 20 years old. I have had a long history of chronic pain. When I was 12 I suffered from terrible terrible chest pain, EVENTUALLY they diagnosed me with chosteocondritis. Still living today with chest pain that comes and goes. I was involved in a car wreck in 2012, which caused a severe concussion and scarring on my brain. All the doctors said my migraines shouldn't last over a week, they lasted two years and no medications ever helped, one day they just stopped. Every now and then I'd get a migraine but I was thankful that it was nothing like before. For the past two or three years I've been dealing with all over pain, depression, anxiety, and have been put on high blood pressure medications. Some days I feel fine, like nothing is wrong and I think "Am I crazy?! There's nothing wrong with me,". Then it'll hit me on another day and have me wanting to lie in bed all day crying. The pain started with just my wrists. We did nerve tests. I wAs diagnosed with carpal tunnel, along with arthritis and tendinitis. Now literally almost every joint hurts on me at times. Even the muscles running down my legs will have a terrible ache in them. My doctor said he thought it may be fibromyalgia, but send me on to a rheumatologist after I had a positive A.N.A blood test. Rheumatologist did blood work, said "you've got something going on, just not sure what". I had some positive blood work for lupus and some negative. He sent me for physical therapy on my hips(which I never did because that would only be a chip off of the iceberg & still no diagnosis). Told me not to come back until i did the physical therapy. Also, I've got high blood pressure. It took 3 doctors to finally put me on medication for it(thankfully they finally did). I do have a cardiologist looking into why my blood pressure may be high being so young, still waitin on that blood work. I live a normal life besides the pain and anxiety. I used to have trouble sleeping but I'm on medication to help me sleep that works well. I go to class and I do clinicals. Sometimes it does get unbearable but I refuse to let that stop me from living a normal life and saving lives!