Hello I'm Jess. I'm 21, I live in Manitoba, Canada. I don't really remember when my pain started, I could have been a child. I remember have been in some degree of pain that I had normalised. I was a very sick baby, very premature. I was basically in the hospital until I was 1, but I don't remember it. I assume it had some sort of psychological effect on my.brain.
throughout my life I had 2 eye surgeries and a kidney surgery. I don't know if my condition came from those surgeries. I had many, many emotional traumas in my life too that could have contributed to what's happening to me. I have also struggled immensely with depression and anxiety for most of my life.
5 years ago(or more the pain wa's always kind of there ) I began having bad back pain, but I didn't think much of it until it drastically began affecting my work 2 years ago, then I found I needed medical attention. Last February I had to quit working because of my widespread chronic pain. Since then I have done everything I can to feel better and find the right doctors. It ha's been a terrible and stressful journey ... I suffer every day as I do test after test and appointment after appointmemt. And i was met with much scrutiny from my doctors, and my family.
I am setting up a support team and they think I have fibromyalgia. I found this out only a few days ago and I'm kind of panicking . Medication wise they have been treating me as if I have the condition which I appreciate. I take.1200 mg of gabapentin 3 times a day, 150 mg of venlafaxine every day, and zopiclone to help me sleep .
Anyway check out my pain chart. I think I'm just venting. My.pets and my.boyfriend.keep me sane.