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Chronic pain and suicide

Dec 31, 2016 11:38 PM

I can admit I don't know how to deal with my pain- and it's tuff when I just have scoliosis - school didn't make it seem like a serious disease and it doesn't appear to be to many others - but it's ruining my life - I can't even have a good time withoit my back hurting and ruining it. I have chronic pain and I will for the rest of my god forsaken life. I don't know how to deal with it. Help ppl with worse conditions than mine how do u deal with it? Cause I only have measly ole scoliosis yet hate my fucking life

Jan 01, 2017 4:14 AM

Have you tried heat? Or a bath with Epsom salts with a few drops of lavender oil. Sometimes when my pain is unbearable I have a hot bath or shower and let the water partially soothe, then take the pain meds and go to bed.
Take it easy. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Gentle hugs πŸŒΌπŸ€—

Jan 01, 2017 4:14 AM

Hello sweetpea ⚘
Im skrry u r feeling so frustrated with ur condition πŸ€— we all go thru very similar... if not the same. May i ask how old u r hunni?😊 its hard to come to terms with the idea that this is ur life now, i know 🐫... but there is a life for u πŸ€—...a beautiful life in a wonderfjully diverse world.. u will find ur path sweetheart. And we are all here to support u along the way 😚

Jan 01, 2017 4:17 AM

Oh and as for hating your life! I do know how that feels and have thought about walking into the ocean and not coming back quite s few times. But then I think of my kids and how fucked up they would be if I was selfish and did that, they are the only things that stop me from talking that long watery walk.πŸ€—πŸ€—

Jan 01, 2017 10:20 AM

I deal with depression also and while I personally have never experienced the pain of scoliosis and can never experience what you experience. I sympathize with your chronic pain and depressed feelings. Have you talked to a medical advisor yet? You may have to keep searching until you find someone who will truly care for about your situation. I suggest talking to a Healthcare professional about your pain down to the detail. Because in my opinion, sometimes the recommendations for pain relief that are offered my physical therapists or sites on the Internet just don't work. Medicine may be just what you need. I wish you the best and hope you find a satisfactory way of managing your pain.

Jan 02, 2017 12:22 AM

I am 30 n I'm considering talking to someone about it specializing in chronic pain - but talking sucks - it's the pain I can't deal with n they don't solve the pain - of course I feel I have so many Drs already but I'm thinking of just writing in like a journal but with sharp pain n muscle spams (my back muscles are all fucked)

Jan 02, 2017 12:25 AM

Oh n don't have kids just cats - and I'm honey so bathed are actually a chore for me cause I bump out n that gets the pressure on the bad spots already - but I try with salts n menthol stuff but I find that's the best time to just fucking cry lol everything catches up with me and all I have to do is think n I just think about how much it hurts lol it started hurting after surgery at 15 n pain started up at 17 - n it's
Never gunna stop n I take about 17-19 pills a day depending on pain levels lol ehhhhhhjhh

Jan 02, 2017 12:27 AM

N it's always hard to find the right dr that is actually interested in u instead of just answer blah blah blah out the door

Jan 02, 2017 2:36 AM

What Lulabel said ‴️‴️

Jan 02, 2017 10:48 AM

I think keeping a journal is an excellent idea. I love being able to track my pain with this app and being able to add my own thoughts is great but there is onlynspace for a small entry. I can get long winded. :) and detailed.

So I keep a journal that I can record more than I can here.

For instance if my pain is worse on a particular day I can look back over the past few days and see if I had done anything that could have caused it. Or if I do something different I can write about it so when I do look back I can make the connection between my increased pain and that activity.

While pain is the primary issue for most of us here, anytime you live with chronic pain you are going to also have times you will be dealing with depression. Talking sucks - but a professional can help you to learn coping skills. These can be invaluable for you - not just for now but throughout your life.

It helps me to remind myself that while I live with Chronic Pain it doesn't have to define me as a person.

While you keep a journal it helps to include at the end of each entry at least three things you are grateful for. That helps me to keep things in perspective. When all you can see/focus on is the negatives it affects everything about you.

(((((( gentle hugs ))))))

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