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Dec 23, 2015 1:18 AM

I'm so tired of it. I'm tired of pain. I'm 35 and I just feel like I should feel better than this. I can't sleep!! Ive taken a trazdone 2 Tylenol pm and a ultram. I'm still burns g all over with pain and swelling. The docs looks at me like I'm crazy like I'm faking for pain meds! Screw the meds!! I want to feel better and I would rather feel better than to take pills!! This has affected my life!!! I don't even want to get out of bed!

Dec 23, 2015 3:17 AM

That's exactly how I feel right now. I was finally diagnosed with fibro this past spring. Relieved to finally know what's wrong, but depressed at the same time. At least I have a good Dr. I am 36 and just got a handicap stall sign. For the past 2 weeks I haven't been able to use my shoulders and sometimes.my whole arm. Having 4 kids helps (helpers) but I have a lot to do in a day. For the past 2 weeks tho, I haven't been able to care for them. I have been in a flare for a Month. I should be sleeping....but insomnia, overtired, in too much pain ect ect. I hope your day gets better soon. At least one of us *should * improve soon I hope.

Dec 23, 2015 8:07 AM

OMG!!! Yes I sympathize with you ! So you know exactly how I'm feeling. I feel my mother I'm law calls me lazy!! I hurt all over I'm tired and stressed. I cried as I typed my post last night. Something told me to document my pain so that when I go to pain management on the 29th they will be able to find the problem.

Dec 23, 2015 8:33 AM

This is just my personal opinion and you know how those go, they really don't matter. I do think doctors are Leary about giving out pain medication to patients because of the big campaign now against pain medication. But when I would go to my doctor and I would tell him about pain, I would hope he would give me medicine for pain. But then I would think how do I measure pain. Am I really in Worse pain than anyone else. I kNew the answer was yes but I would doubt myself. Then I would think, how am I going to explain something he can't see and measure and he can only take my word at. He is only going to have to trust me or take a chance on me. So to me, my problem always came down to really worrying about his confidence in me as a trustworthy person. And moreso did I feel like I represented myself like a trustworthy person. This may seem all so convoluted but that is the way it was for me. I think I worried more about how the doctor viewed me then actually how the doctor truly did view me. I hope your doctors trust your pains and will express confidence in them in the future to make you feel better. We all want to feel validated. If I messed this up badly, I am sorry.

Dec 23, 2015 9:23 AM

Profiler, you apologize too much!! I what you said made perfect sense. And, as you said, it was your opinion. As you know from being here for quite some time, there are no apologies necessary AND opinions we get and give one another do matter. I for one, have always appreciated your input. I hope that things have been going well for you. I know you have been on a wonderful mission helping folks to obtain medical care and meds, etc. when they are in dyer straights financially. That right there is one of the many reasons why I know you are such a special guy. Your family is lucky to have you. Sending you big {{{Hugs}}} my friend.. You've been missed!πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Dec 23, 2015 10:35 AM

Profiler, you are spot on.
I've become quite inactive from depression, pain and fatigue. I have FM and Hashimotos.
And am overwhelmed with constantly advocating for my self as a real and honest person with severe pain issues.
Sutherngurl , I'm sorry you feel you have judgemental in-laws. Everything is made more difficult when you are struggling yourself to bieve this has happened to you without having to prove it to unsupportive family. My own mother was the most verbally abusive human.
Figuratively speaking, we need to throw our shoulders back and stand our ground when conveying our pain and depression issues to health professionals and judgemental family.
I find this group is an extremely understanding and empathetic group to chat with. I get emotional support here and hope you do too.

Dec 23, 2015 2:56 PM

For me, the diagnosis of fibro only gave my doctors a reason to stop looking at other continuing symptoms. It took 3 more years with worsening symptoms and multiple tests to show I also had Sjogrens, Hypothyroidism, vein reflux, vestibular Neuronitis, and several other issues.

Like Elqe said we have to become our own best advocate. We have to speak up and continue to do so until a doctor listens and takes action. So many diseases share common symptoms. The more we learn from each other here, the more we know what to research and speak to the doctor about. Stay determined & focused to help yourself find the best team of doctors, be it 1, 2, or 10 docs... Build the best compassionate team you can.

Sutherngurl & Jaggs, I hope and pray you both can get your doctors to work with you and find a way to bring relief to your pain. (((Hugs))) & prayers for all to have a blessed and less painful holiday weekend! β„πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸŽ„

Dec 23, 2015 3:43 PM

Suthern I couldn't have said it any better. If you don't mind I'm going to read this to my doctor today.

Dec 24, 2015 1:05 PM

I am so grateful for you guy's comments. It's almost 2 p.m. and I'm still in bed inflamed and in Pain. I go to pain management on the 29th. I'm going in hopeful and prayerful that they will find the culprit of my pain and help me. I thank you all so much and I too love this site! Its very helpful and I don't feel alone anymore. πŸ˜€

Dec 24, 2015 1:14 PM

It started in 98 when I asked my mom why were my legs aching so bad. Then in 2001 I had to live downstairs because my legs wouldn't let me climb the steps so I had to get a bucket and use the bathroom downstairs. I'm in bed right now suffering. I thought the worse like it was maybe Lou guerigs disease but the doc claimed that the tested me and I didnt have that. I've been going through this for years. For the past 3 years it has gotten worse.

Dec 24, 2015 1:48 PM

Flappyslady81,
I really want to share this info about hypothyroidism troubles with you and anyone else it may pertain to. I'm sure this isn't new news for some but might be for others. And it's hard to detect when fibro causes exhaustion , fatigue and depression.

I have Hashimotos, a form of hypothyroidism named after Dr Hashimotos who discovered it.

The tests to find this are expensive so the health care system, although usually covered, doesn't want to do them.

Even when my TSH results are normal I need to get a Free T3 and T4 with micromial antibody test. (Free meaning the state of the antibidies floating in your body) Myexedemia ( sp.?) is a coma like condition that can result from untreated severe hypothyroidism, like Hashimotos.
When I am extra exhausted and having a fibro flare I sometimes increase my levothyroxine, (synthetic thyroid replacement ,) and if start to feel more alert, I need to get in to medical help right away. Get the tests done and get my medication bolused and adjusted.
Mistreated hypothyroidism, can lead to a severe hypo level called Hashimotos, which if untreated can lead to myexedemia coma, which is fatal.

Blood levels of these antibodies are supposed to be under 34 mmol/ unit. A few years ago mine came back at 609mmol/unit while my TSH levels were normal.

One of the signs, which gets mistaken easily for other illness, is sleeping longer and longer.
I would fall asleep every time I sat down.

The prolonged sleep feeds the Hashimotos which feeds the coma state.
Having Fibromyalgia along with it is brutal.
I also have sleep apnea since I've gained weight from not being active. I've increased my acetaminophen so high and other liver damaging pain meds that i now have liver damage. It's a Domino affect.

So if anyone has hypothyroidism and is exhausted 24/7 please get the above tests done, even if your TSH level is normal.
TSH levels are frequently normal in people with Hashimotos. Knowledge is power.

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