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Mar 31, 2015 1:32 AM

I'm Desiree I'm 24 & I'm married with 3kids I have been suffering with pain for 3yrs now and I want a solution -_- not more meds

Mar 31, 2015 1:39 AM

Welcome aboard and I feel your pain I'm 60 this year I've had my pain 32 years and I keep faith that one day I won't have to take a pain pill. Some day

Mar 31, 2015 9:43 AM

Desiree welcome to our chronic pain family.Your Dr hasn't given you a diagnosis yet? I am so sorry that you are having to go thru this at your age, what are your systems? I am 59 and I have Syringomyelia, Fibromyagia, Osteoarthritis, a Syrinx inside my spinal cord it starts @C7- T12-L1. I also have other diseases that I am dealing with that I won't go into at this time. How old is your babies? Will keep you in my prayers.

Mar 31, 2015 11:50 AM

Welcome Deysi! I'm sorry you're suffering from chronic pain. Do you have any way to get some "me" time, so you could destress and relax every day? Being stressed tenses your muscles which cause more pain. You didn't mention what caused your chronic pain, but is it possible to get some chiropractic care or massages to help? We can all relate to what you're going through. I think everyone here has chronic pain, though we don't have the exact diagnoses. I'm 53 and have had chronic spine pain for 17 years, due to DDD and osteoarthritis. But that pain was tolerable until I developed fibromyalgia, following major surgery for a mass. It also caused many other issues, and when I quit my job in 2010 to recover, I honestly thought I'd go back to work after a year. I understand your frustration of not wanting another pill. We all feel that way. Unfortunately most of us have lived long enough to know once you get chronic pain there's no turning back; its there for life. But you should document any new signs or symptoms so you can approach your doctor to hopefully investigate the "why." You are your best advocate. If a doctor says or does something you don't agree with, get a second opinion. If you're struggling to get through the day, ask a family member, friend or neighbor for help. Pay attention to the little signals your body gives you. Don't beat yourself up if you can't do it all or have a bad day. And know that even if no one else around you understands, we all do. We're here to listen, whether you vent, cry, question or praise. You won't be judged here. We're all human and imperfect, but we all understand pain and what it does. You'll have to go through trial and error to find little ways of relieving stress and/or pain, and possibly adjust how you do a specific chore so its not as hard. I'll be praying for you Desiree. 🙏🌼

Mar 31, 2015 11:58 AM

Hi Ive suffered with diagnosed Chronic pain since the early 1990"s I am now in my 60's however to give you something to think about and hopefully you might be able to manage your pain bfore you get on the stong stuff? (I use many diffrent painkillers all prescibed up to and including Morphine) and still live in constant pain 24 hours a day. My consultant MD in the UK stated it started in childhood, however one thing I did find helpful in the early years was Acipuncture not by the Hospital trained acipuncurists here in the UK but with a therapist in private practice as they have a degree which takes some years to complete and have such understanding of human physiology which controlled my probelms for several years therefore I would recommend trying this for at the least a several months which might bring you relief Blessed Be

Mar 31, 2015 12:17 PM

I have Degenerative disc disease and peripheral neuropathy and fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis it's a never-ending list -_-

Mar 31, 2015 1:07 PM

Wezzie12 my kids are 6, 4, & 2 I have my hands full

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