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Finding strength when you feel like you don't have the fight today

Sep 20, 2016 7:34 PM

I've been having a VERY difficult time the last few months more than usual. I'm struggling to find ways to cope day in and day out with the severity of my pain. (Fibryo, cervical disc disc placement c4-c7, radiculopathy, etc)
we all can relate to "easier said than done ideals & I have never been patient at anything in my life!
This has taken its toll on me for years and years & my state of well being overall feels like it's shattering to pieces.
Does anyone have any suggestions for trying to SIMPLY breathe &
just relax when your arms are on FIRE & you're trying to figure out why the F**K is this happening to me in order dig deep for strength when you have none left at all?
I honestly have been on and still continue to take (gabapentin and cymbalta) ALL types of meds, all types of treatment and never have I gone months without a narcotic of some kind. I just can't find the peace of mind when it s a BAD day. I have always been compliant and i have never once for YEARS failed any kind of program for pain management and of course my beloved dr left the practice and now it's like finding a needle in a haystack in NY-restrictions are ridiculous-I don't understand why people with severe conditions and clearly the documents to prove it have the HARDEST time finding prescriptions? What am I missing?! It's really becoming an issue and of course the as needed type of directions on every damn bottle (I've been on tramadol, norco, Percocet (5 & 10mg) morphine salts,) has certainly been an issue-its always as needed! I know the difference now but in the beginning i didn't-I'm just at my wits end and usually pretty positive but sometimes it's tough :(

Sep 20, 2016 7:34 PM

Jamming out helps...music universal healer?!

Sep 20, 2016 8:26 PM

I'm sorry you're hurting so badly. I relate having many of the same dx. Pain tries to block relaxing. I have to be quiet with my eyes closed, listening to relaxation music (nature sounds out instrumental), deep breathing, focusing on relaxing one part of my body at a time. I'm unable to take many pain meds so I've developed a high tolerance. But when i need it I take tramadol. I have muscle relaxers, voltaren gel, & gabapentin. There have between studies that say the more pain meds added the more pain you feel as your body gets used to the doses. I'm not sure if this is true or just their way to pressure docs & patients to get off them. I do exercise with walking, stretches, and occasionally hand weights or stretch bands. I can't use them right now as I'm cervical fused post op. Hopefully others will added suggestions soon. Hugs love and prayers you find ways to cope better! 🙂💕🙏🌸

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