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How old are you?and how long have u had issues with pain.

Apr 06, 2018 6:21 PM

I know this is really random and I can’t sleep right know so thought to ask a question or two.i was wondering how old u all are, and how long u have had pain issues.



I’m 12 and have had pain issues since I was born but the pain I have now since I was 6

Apr 06, 2018 7:27 PM

I am 35 and have had chronic back pain since about the age of 10

Apr 06, 2018 7:43 PM

I am 64 and have been experiencing pain with my legs since I was 10. Back problems since I was 30.

Apr 06, 2018 10:06 PM

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!

Apr 06, 2018 10:52 PM

32 yrs old pain issues since 2011

Apr 07, 2018 6:09 AM

God you make me feel old! I'm 30, experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms for 3years but had OA in my knee and hands for 6 years.

Apr 07, 2018 8:11 AM

I'm 19 and have had pain since I was 8.

Apr 09, 2018 1:20 AM

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.

Apr 09, 2018 7:34 PM

42 but have had chronic pain for the last year.

Apr 09, 2018 7:59 PM

I am 57 and have had chronic pain for 10 years! OA and spinal fusion in lower back and cervical narrowing! Wrist pain

Apr 24, 2018 8:31 PM

22. Have been seeing physicians for leg pain only in the right side for 4 years now. Had leg pain at 12 but never associated it with Fibro.

Apr 24, 2018 11:31 PM

I am 16 and have been in pin since I was 11

Apr 24, 2018 11:55 PM

I am 23 but I've been dealing for 20 years.

Apr 25, 2018 12:04 AM

58 have had chronic back pain for 12 yrs. Know my hips, knees and wrist hurt too.

Apr 25, 2018 1:57 AM

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

Big but gentle hugs to you all ❤️❤️

Apr 25, 2018 3:27 AM

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

Apr 26, 2018 1:04 PM

Treats
I’m so sorry that your pain got so bad that you tried to commit suicide.we are all here for you if u need us!
I hope everything gets better for you now.
Best wishes painat12

Apr 27, 2018 8:14 AM

36, in pain since 12-13yo. Migraines since I was a child. Diagnosed in 2009 with chronic illness, then another chronic illness 2016 - each month I feel the pain gets worse

Apr 27, 2018 11:41 AM

43, and I have been in pain for about 20 years, but it just got really bad in the last year.

Apr 28, 2018 3:44 PM

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! 🙏🏻❤️

Apr 28, 2018 11:47 PM

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.

Apr 29, 2018 10:55 AM

Im 21 and i've had this level of pain for 4 years now

Apr 29, 2018 5:17 PM

I'm 61, severe jaw pain & headaches as teenager & young adult. Leg pains as a child, diagnosis fibro 27 years ago after childbirth.

Apr 29, 2018 6:16 PM

my pain began at 13 and has spread from my left foot to other parts of my body. Im 25 now

Apr 30, 2018 7:47 PM

Im 16 my pain began 2 yrs ago when i got my period atm im going through the process of being diagnosed with endometriosis sadly. I cant go to school or hang out with friends because of my pain

May 02, 2018 5:42 PM

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 :(

May 03, 2018 8:12 AM

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.

May 03, 2018 7:34 PM

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

May 06, 2018 7:03 PM

I am 22. I have had health/pain issues since I was 13. However, I have only had CFS and other more serious conditions since I was 19.

May 07, 2018 11:30 AM

20 yo and since I was 16! It started with knee pain and it developped to every single joint in my body :(

May 07, 2018 9:40 PM

14, and i’ve been in pain somewhere everyday since age 12 or so - it began with headaches, and then progressed to joint pain, backaches, etc.

May 09, 2018 11:42 PM

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.

May 10, 2018 8:57 AM

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. 😥

May 10, 2018 7:12 PM

am 39 I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
and i was diagnosed in 2015

May 17, 2018 3:35 AM

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.

May 18, 2018 9:30 AM

I'm 26 and the pain started on my knees, I had chronic pain for 3 years now in every joint

May 19, 2018 1:50 AM

I’m 25 and had CRPS since I was 19

May 19, 2018 6:41 AM

I’m 20 and turning 21 next month, just been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Always had low pain threshold I thought but last 6 months have been hell

May 23, 2018 10:46 PM

46 and have hurt every day since an accident in June of 2000. Thinking of looking it up and throwing my pain a B-day party

May 24, 2018 10:05 AM

65 fibromyalgia since 24 ,leg pains since my teens

May 24, 2018 10:55 PM

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.

May 26, 2018 12:01 AM

22, and i have had pain since i can remember.

May 26, 2018 1:13 AM

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.

Jun 01, 2018 6:49 AM

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.

Jun 02, 2018 1:58 PM

I'm 28, I have had chronic pain since I was about 15. Was diagnosed with fibromylgia at 19. Had all kinds of issues with medications and related illness.

Jun 03, 2018 1:35 AM

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.

Jun 12, 2018 1:27 AM

I’m 32 and have had pain connected to fibromyalgia since I was around 12. Diagnosed in 2014.

Jun 18, 2018 3:59 PM

I’m 15 had since I was about 8 or 9 so for about 7 years

Jun 22, 2018 1:10 AM

35 (feel lik 105☹︎) but since I was 12 so 23 years ago....you guys are all amazing - and I don’t meant that as corny as it sounds....it’s just feels good to connect with you all :)

Jun 23, 2018 3:31 PM

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.

Jun 24, 2018 5:22 PM

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.

Jul 07, 2018 2:52 PM

I’m 45, and was told I have fibromyalgia abot 7 yrs ago, tho I was in a lot of pain way before that

Jul 08, 2018 8:00 AM

I'm 54 and I've had this for 14 years and it does progress.

Jul 09, 2018 1:21 PM

I am 23 and ive been living with it since I was about 4-5

Jul 09, 2018 10:36 PM

I'm 14 and have been in pain for since I I was six so 8 years and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 years ago

Jul 10, 2018 5:10 AM

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

Jul 11, 2018 7:40 PM

27. I've had joint pain for 10+ years and back pain the last 7 or 8 years

Jul 29, 2018 2:38 PM

19, have complained of my ankles pretty much since I could talk, the pain got really bad when I started working at 16 and has slowly progressed since.

Jul 30, 2018 11:37 AM

I’m 18 I broke my neck at the age of 15 and I made the mistake of ignoring it for three years

Aug 09, 2018 2:14 AM

I'm 17 and have had chronic pain since I was 13 after many ankle injuries it developed into CRPS, which has traveled a lot since then.

Aug 25, 2018 12:57 AM

I’m almost 49 as have had the sciatica since at least 7. My mom (an RN) and all the doctors said it was growing pains.

It wasn’t. Turned out to be spondylolisthesis that now is progressing super fast.

I’m sorry so many have pain starting so young!

Sep 11, 2018 5:54 AM

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.

Sep 14, 2018 4:10 PM

I’m 17 and I’ve fibromyalgia since I was 15

Sep 14, 2018 11:10 PM

I am 39, and have had issues for my whole life.

Sep 15, 2018 12:56 AM

I turn 20 today. Been in pain for years (probably six or seven) but ignored it until about three months ago when it got so bad I couldn't breathe.

Sep 15, 2018 12:58 AM

I am 51 yrs old and have had chronic pain since about 2012. It’s been called many things; mixed connective tissue disease, fibromyalgia, neuropathy...

Sep 15, 2018 1:02 AM

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”?

Sep 15, 2018 1:48 AM

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 :)

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