So I was sitting here thinking about life, and was trying to remember a time before I was in pain. And that got me thinking, How old were you when you started having pain? Do you remember not being in pain? What kind of pain Do you have? I just want to know more about everyone, there seems to be a lot of new members joining lately, and I haven't been able to welcome you all because of my pain.
I dont know life with out pain either. My pain started when I was 11 after I fell and caused crps in my right foot, it is now almost full body, as well as internally. Crps sux, I imagine.it must be a lot harder dealing with this when you remember what no pain is like.
The first time I remember being in pain was when I was 8 when I broke my ankle bone and it attached it self to another part of my ankle, I have had Problems with that ever since, I also suffer from osteoarthritis in my back with bulging and or hurniated disc I am in the middle of trying to find out what is causing such pain in my hands and the bottom's of my feet that every time I walk feels like tiny ninjas attacking them. I am a Chronic Migraines suffer and a slew of other things that recently popped up, so I can't ever remember a time without pain, but boy wouldn't I love to know what that feels like!
I don't remember ever not having pain, but when I was younger my docs just figured out was growing pains, so I'd have ibuprofen in honey. Things got bad in my wrists when I was twelve, then CRPS/Peripheral neuropathy at 14. Then I've just had aches everywhere, gotten really sick from small illnesses, and migraines for as long as I can remember... I always wonder what it's like to not have pain.
I was about 34 when I started having pain. It kind of crept up on me. I would notice that I couldn't walk after work and have to practically crawl into my house or I wouldn't be able to put my own pants on due to the pain in my arms and hands. That was a really humiliating one, not being able to dress yourself. I had just gotten married a year previously and the sickness and health part has been put to the test a lot in our marriage! It has been 15 years and I still have trouble adjusting to the ever-changing new me due to my evolving and changing pain.
My happened after neck surgery, downhill after, was 49, now 51. I really feel for you that have felt this pain for your entire life. There are days where I am just done. I admire your fight and love to live
I developed RSD in my thirties....went from healthy -could do anything on my own, rarely was sick, never took meds- to miserable, confused, frustrated, overweight, needing help for sooooo many things. The time not having a diagnosis was worst- being treated as "too sensitive" to outright crazy was really hard. The constant unremitting pain was terrible.
I remember not hurting, smiling a lot, being independent, happy, social, spontaneous.... I'm lucky that I live in an area with good docs. My RSD was recognized fairly early. I only had 1 bad pain doc- but it was terrible! Then I found a good PM. Finding the right meds took years of disappointments. Fibro pain on top didnt make things easier But we found meds that helped. Then things were pretty good for about 5-6years. Then this summer I got stuck my rose thorns and I got TERRIBLE joint pain all over, and deep tissue pain. It's unbearable and is making me miserable!!! The docs say it's just Fibro pain, but the symptoms started right after the rose thorn prick and mirror a fungal infection gotten from rose prices. I can't get anyone to test me though 😩
I was born with severe spinal conditions, they had progressed rapidly by the time I was 20. At 32 I was fully medically retired, 33 I had an accident which caused spinal cord damage atC3/4 C5/6 and T7/8 my L2-S1 still have severe implications and I have a scoliotic curvature in the lower spine which I was also born with. Other complications occur alongside my SCI. But I Roll on and do what I can With the help of all my Personal Care Assistants😀
I didn't mention that mine started after my hysterectomy. It was a very hard surgery that left me black and blue (mostly black) from the pelvis to my ribs. My uterus had attached itself to my abdominal wall after my C-section and was hard to separate.
Mine started with overstretching soft tissue in both my knees when i was 12 (thats what the doctor told me i did when i was finally taken in a week after hurting them), they have bothered me since and i feel weather changes in my knees and hips about 3 days before they happen. Then i pulled muscle in my shoulder at 17 which resulted in continuous headaches and random muscle spasms that made it hard to breathe. About 6 years ago my condition got worse suddenly with the pain spreading everywhere, digestive issues and all sorts of random crap. Was diagnosed with fibromyalgia November 2014. I'm 29 now and not sure how I'm going to make it.
Jenna... I only figured out that not everyone had pain like this a few years ago. It was a gamechanger. I started asking people about thier pain. It turned out noone had any. I was shocked. It has to be awesome to be them!
Jenna awesome question.. For me I had pains but I ignored it and oitnoff on me being over weight and working a high stress job. Not until the last year and a half did I realize I had POS which contributed to my weight gain and that the pain I felt was due to fibromayalgia.
I don't remember a time without pain.....labeled as severe growing pains as a kid.... I always hurt but I could still go on and I was very active....just ignored the pain. That's not possible anymore....and to ignore my pain back then might have a lot to do with the severity of the pain now. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I still don't think I have allowed myself to mourn for the loss of my old life... .back when I was able to move.
Early 30's after having a crown fitted ended up with constant toothache, two teeth removed, third tooth had root canal done to it yet I still have facial pain. Just glad I got to travel Europe, Australia, Singapore and LA. After chasing my tail for many years they finally diagnosed me with fibro, tactile alloydynia and CFS 2 years ago. I am just glad I did not have the pain that some of you have. I used to work done alsorts of jobs, looked after my nan who was housebound and my uncle who had a severe stroke at 50. Now I live with my mum and brother, dad passed away in October and he was my best friend as I lost contact with the world for 3 years when my facial and migraine pain was very severe all I could do was sleep.
I remember reading somewhere that people who have fibromayalgia most times were the tough ones. The ones who ignored the pain or just picked it up. And that has caused a miss fire in the body that amplifies pain pain signals