I'm older than dirt darn near! I was pushed out of a tree. He gave me a5 level back fushion. Yha👼. Try magnetic Bracelets. Mine tack away a hole lot of pain. Can't live without them. GOD bless you BIG!
30 years old an my pain started with a car accident at 14 it was well controlled and at a moderate level until 3 years ago. Then when I finaly got it back under controll 6 months later I was in a 2nd car accident. I have been in sever debilitating pain now for just over 1 year.
I am 33 going on 34 next oktober have had fibromyalgia for past 6 -7 years i Think it is (fibro fog) Always had problems with pains all over since i was 15 but the fibro kicked me in the ass the year of My 27th birthday and since then Im a wreck horrible pains, still working tho only 61% and dont use painmeds as i Also really easy get problems with My stomach. We all are true warriors fighting our invisible dragons
I am 54 and I have been suffering with fibromyalgia for 15 years but I was just diagnosed last year with this condition.
On the 28th of December 2017 I was lying in bed and because of the pain being so bad and the doctors not helping me to control the pain, I tried to commit suicide.
I called someone before I took 300mg of morphine and took all my tablets. My girlfriend at the time called the paramedics but they were delayed by traffic and by the time they came I must of just died and the paramedics had to resuscitate me.
And here I am.
Now I have a carer and I have pain relief and things have got better, not that good but I can control the pain now a little better
42, started having pain in hips and lower back at about 8. Has increased and spread to practically my whole body over the years. Been with pain management for 7 years. Multiple diagnosis...hope and pray for you all to have more good days than bad! 🙏🏻❤️
Hi, I will be turning 40 in May. I have dealt w chronic pain for 15 years and after I dislocated my knee about 10 years ago is when the real trouble started. I'm told I can't be diagnosed w fibromyalgia cuz I have other medical issues so they can't confirm it. But I know it is, an I've had it for 5 years now.
I'm 33, have suffered as long as I can remember. Started having major fibro problems around 10, not diagnosed until I was 24. I'm starting to get to the point where working is getting very hard and having been struggling lately :(
I'm 44 and have had pain almost as long as I can remember being alive. Migraines, severe leg pain as a small child, endometriosis as young adult and 3 years ago diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Have been unable yo work for 2 years now due to chronic pain. It is a full time job just managing my day to day.
I'm 24 my pain started in my shoulders at age 11 then started having hip problems at age 15, then I hurt myself at my first job at 19 and then hurt myself again at age 20 at another job. Continued to have the pain for 3 years before I decided to go to the doctor. Now I'm struggling to keep my job because i hurt every day and my bosses wont take me seriously
I am 53 in June. Recently dx fibromyalgia and OA. Constant pain and profound weakness in my shoulders and hips for 18 months. Stopped working 1 Year ago due to pain that caused absences, leaving early and impossible distraction from my duties. As I mull over my pain I recall childhood visits for mystery pains in my legs, gut, etc. Migraine history since 9yo. Horrible sacrum pain attributed to marching band gait. Leg pain attributed to waitressing on hard floors. Etc, etc, etc. My final pregnancy seemingly brought on a "narcoleptic - style" issue that basically had me sleeping for 9 mo. Doc said, "well you're older" (40), and left it at that. Idk...frankly, I have suspicion that the odd mystery problems relate to all of this and may be from a lifelong condition that finally just exploded. In the year prior to this latest disabling syndrome, my migraines also changed dramatically from no real aura with pure pain into very bizarre symptoms of olfactory hallucinations, shattered glass visuals, myocardial infarction mimic, severe vertigo ....all things I did not relate to migraine until a couple days layer as the telltale brain fog presented. A recent mri revealed cervical nerve impingment, disk degeneration and bulging. I also have ptsd, anxiety and major depression that existed long before my current state although those are pretty well controlled - to my conscious self, hmmm. Who knows what parts of them lurk that I do not realize, right?
So, yeah, 52. Chronic pain and severe weakness. OA. Numb head to toe, just on the outside, like I have a film or stocking covering me (even my eyelids, ears, weird). Broken, pissed, just sick of this.
Treets, I'm glad you survived. So sorry you felt so awful. You are never alone.
I started with OA, migraines, IBS, & TMJ in my 20's. I got hit with fibromyalgia in 2006-2007 & was diagnosed with Sjogrens in 2012. I'm 56 now, so two thirds of my life has been filled with chronic pain issues. The older I get the worse my Sjogrens/Fibro flares get, in length and strength, and they always flare together. I'm now in day 12 of my current flare, and day 8 of vertigo to boot. I hurt so bad last night I couldn't sleep, and I wanted to cry but wouldn't let myself because it would have triggered a migraine. Ugh, I'm so exhausted & in pain today. 😥
I am 22 and I have suffered from mild pain caused by hypermobility since I was 6, then got in an sport related accident when I was 14 and had to get surgery in my left hip which has left me with chronic pain mainly in the left side of my body.
I am 27. I have been in pain consistently since 2002 ish. I have a hereditary connective tissue disorder. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, vascular and hypermobile. My joints dislocate frequently and my muscles feel like they are spasming and over worked.
Hello, I am new to the site. I was 22 when I first felt symptoms, right after I gave birth to my son. I was diagnosed in 1999. Then diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2003. Since then my health has declined and had to stop working. I was also diagnosed,with Gastroparesis which is the paralysis of,the vagus nerve in the stomach making it hard to digest food. Diastolic heart dysfunction, and pulmonary hypertension. All resulting from the Lupus. So yes I feel your pain and anxiety with this disease.
Hi! Im 35 & have had severe chronic pain for 6 years from my ankylosing spondylitis. But it all started when I was 18. I had years of pain from crohns disease, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cancer, hysterectomy, tmj, whiplash, sjogrens. But none of these were/are as painful as the AS.
I am 26 and I have had issues with pain my entire life. My first experience with severe pain was when I was somewhere between 8-10 years old. I hadan episode of excrutiating back pain. All i remember is the pain and being on our couch holding my lower back and screaming and crying. I did not have moderate to severe pain again until i was 11 1/2 when my chronic leg pain started due to the benign tumors in my legs. I have had severe chest pain that took until 2013 to find the right doseages to keep me comfortable and out of the hospital for chest pain episodes that couldnt be controlled at home. My severe chest pain episodes stopped in 2015 but haveunfortunately returned but are not nearlyas bad as they were when iwas in high school. I have an excellent pain management specialist that i have been seeing since 2008 and he has been wonderful. Lately i have been in more pain and i started taking liquid dilaudid which has helped me immensely and takes my breakthrough pain away completely.
47. My first real trip to doctor for my pain was only about four years ago since I was under the impression it was “all in my head”, “not enough exercise“, “poor diet”, etc, etc... After a battery of tests have they finally come to the conclusion that I might not be such a crybaby after all. In retrospect, my pain has been around for at least 25 years.
I am 64. I’ve been having issues with pain from the age of 10. Mostly my legs and problems with allergies. At the age of 30 was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Spinal Stenosis , Cervical Stenosis and DDD . At age 48 approximately Dx with Parkinson Disease, mini stroke , Psoriasis and OA. In my early 50’s diagnosed with AS. Incontinence and chronic infections. My whole life has been fighting chronic pain.
I am 27 years old, and have been experiencing pain my wole life since I was a kid...but my Fibromyalgia pain I've had for 7 years, my back pain I've had for 8 years, my knee pain I've had for most my life but severely for 3years now, and my migraines I've had for about 12 years
Age 61 - since I slipped on wet marble pavement in 2015 in Jakarta and Exacerbated L3,4,5 damaged vertebrae in car accident in 1996. Took 3 hours to cut me out. Fortunately it was as near as I could be to Frenchay Hospital in UK. Parted company with the M4 as front Passenger. Strangely Cozy Powel died on the M4 a bit further along on same day it might have been the tail back from that we almost hit.
Sorry to hear you and many here have had pain from so young. At least I got to do lots of things in life before mine started causing real problems.
I’ve ignored mine as well and tried to push on but it just got worse to the point where I couldn’t fuction. Fatigue, brain fog, studdering, clumsiness. It all seemed impossible, how can all of this be happening to me and yet I “look fine”?
I'm 51 and have been in constant pain for 46 years, although the pain started 48yrs ago when I was 3yrs old. I was born with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and have since added Hypersomnia and CRPS (both dx 2007). The last two decades I have been in severe pain. I successfully manage my pain with a combination of meds, meditation, relaxation and pacing.
I no longer use a wheelchair and look fairly normal(ish). David :)