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Apr 21, 2015 1:22 AM

I'm absolutely drained, I started back up at school today, my back pain is hurting.. Burning, aching stabbing and my lower back feels so sore also. I went to the gym after school for about 40-60 minutes, maybe I over did it? I'm sore & tired.. And sick of being tired and sore! Ha. At a young age this really does suck.. Chronic pain is so frustrating, it's constant, when I go to sleep to when I wake up..there isn't a day where I feel 'ok'. I feel like I'm losing hope...
I would do anything for just one day a week or something! To be pain free! Wouldn't you? 😔😔😔

Apr 21, 2015 1:56 AM

Yes I would Harris! I agree... I am getting really sick and tired of being sick and tired!

Apr 21, 2015 3:50 AM

Hi knackered, I know what you talking about my doctors said do some exercise it will relief the pain, but they don't know we're back to pain everyday just like you said if we can be pain free just one day and get some proper sleep we'll know how to deal with the chronic pain I been up every morning at 2 am twisting and turning with pain and I just had surgery on last month on my L4-5 fusion and I still feel the same so we all have to pray.

Apr 21, 2015 6:33 AM

HornsHoldMyHalo- totally. It's all too much sometimes..

shady- yep, nobody ever understands your body like you do. Because we're the ones that feel it right. Omg exactly right about the sleep part!
2am? I'll say my prayers for you to get some sleep hay.
Mm, I had scoliosis surgery almost 3 years ago and I'm still in pain now 👎

Apr 21, 2015 9:56 AM

Sometimes I feel like it would have been less pain without our back ops what do you think

Apr 21, 2015 10:11 AM

Mine were in 2000 2002

Apr 21, 2015 10:33 AM

Yes, Harris. I know it is very hard. I am sorry that you suffer at such a young age. I don't think anyone should suffer but it breaks my heart when I see posts from at my advancing age, I consider kids. I don't mean that in a derogatory way... LOL!!! I just makes me feel bad that someone who should be out enjoying life and happy is miserable and in pain. There are many times I weep and wish for just 30 minutes to feel no pain. After 22 years, I can't remember what no pain feels like. I think that I would think I was dead... LOL!! I have to keep a sense of humor, a smile on my face and a positive attitude. I have to say, this community really helps me get through. I hope there are better days ahead for you.

Apr 21, 2015 1:23 PM

Hi all you guys and gals, I had my sugary in 2005, it helped at first about 30% but it never really stopped my pain because it was from my neck all the way down to my tailebone. It was done on C 5,6,7. I hate to see anyone in pain all the time but all of these baby's don't get upset y'all to me 14 up to 20 is babies to me. Considering my age of 59. Y'all are younger than my baby which is almost 30. Lol knackerd

Apr 21, 2015 1:34 PM

Oops !!! Harris it's hard for all of us not over do it when we are exercising or working in our yards or gardens. Which I have been guilty of doing recently lol
Sometimes it feels like it's more than I can take sometimes then I remember what the Bible says that he will not put anything on us that we can't stand. So that makes us some pretty tough people. Because sometimes it gets pretty tough, to live with. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Just keep strong in your faith and God will help us get through it.

Apr 21, 2015 2:19 PM

Maybe some day soon the medical field will trulyarris, I wish there was an easy way to give us all even half a day totally pain free. But with the medical issues we have to deal with, it's no more attainable than a magic bean stalk. I hate it that younger generations suffer so early in life. And yes, to me anyone young enough to be my child is affectionately referred to as a kid. I might even slip up address one of you by sweetie or hon, or any other term I used with my own kids. If I ever do please know its not meant to belittle or insult. I'm 53 so that includes anyone under 32.

I have to say up until last September I was suffering tremendous insomnia. I was on Ambien for 6 years until then. My psych doc ran some tests and found my body doesn't metabolize B vitamins, nor does it generate enough serotonin. Prescribing Deplin (L-Methylfolate) and increasing my antidepressant helped a good bit with the sleep. I still wake several times & change positions or pillows, or both. Now my current psych keeps running blood levels, checking the serotonin, and he's gone up on my dose twice. Not including disrupted sleep nights, my insomnia episodes have been reduced to maybe 2x a month.

He also told me to take D vitamins because it might help with the pain, and my body's deficient. I started them 3 months ago. And I actually skipped 14 days, testing to see if I could tell a difference. I actually can! I'm not pain free, not even close. I have much less sheer exhaustion and deep intense pain in my muscles, bones, and joints, when I stay on the D vitamins.

My endocrinologist ran tests and said I am iron deficient too, so now I am taking iron supplements (as of last Friday). I eat very healthy foods with limited sweets, and I eat meats. So it baffles me how my body has all these deficiencies. But by replenishment I do feel better than I was 6-9 months ago; energy increase & small decrease in pain, unless weather or activities has affected me. Maybe there is something to taking the right supplements?

Sorry for the long details. I truly wish no one had to suffer. But I believe my suffering helps me be a more compassionate and less self-focused person. Maybe the medical field will truly find a permanent way to block pain completely and permanently. Until then we'll all have to help each other through. And Harris, I'm praying especially for you to have the strength and less pain, to get through your classes! 🙏🌼

Apr 21, 2015 2:22 PM

Ok I'm not sure what happened to my message but it suppose to start "Harris, I wish there was an easy way..." Sorry!

Apr 21, 2015 3:11 PM

Harris have you ever tried corner push offs? Literally STAND in the corner as close as you can get and do push ups but you are standing. By squeezing your shoulder blades tightly like they are holding a grape between them. When you push off the wall try to hunch like the halloween cat and this will relax your spine muscles. It has helped me many times. I just hold the position for 10 to 15 seconds three or four times as needed. I hope it works for you. Us Scoli peeps have to stick together. Amazing how something so simple helped me so much. If you or anyone have any questions on how to do this let me know and I will try to explain it another way.

Apr 21, 2015 7:02 PM

Yes Harris, I can also truly say I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired and in pain.

Apr 22, 2015 8:53 PM

eddieray55- I totally agree, I was never in this much pain before the operation, that's what gets to me most 😔 because operations are supposed to treat things or make it better!

Alwayzinpain- mm I agree with you.. Yes, I try and stay as positive as I can, but sometimes it's all too much and you need a break down... 😔 life's friggen tough. Yep, I don't remember what 'pain free' feels like either.

weezie12- thanks so much, trying my best to stay positive. And I will maybe think a bit more about the exercise part, I may be over doing it.

Flappyslady81- I hope they find a way also 😔 I'm waiting and hoping every single day of my life that they will find something! Thank you very much I feel like your support and others on the program like those of you have commented are helping me. I will definitely try corner push offs, I haven't before but I am willing to try anything that will decrease my pain level! Thank you! You're right we have to stick together.

amandamiddleton1234- yes we all are 😔 I guess we all have to stay strong and find ways to help us and even help each other.

Apr 22, 2015 9:33 PM

LMB, thank you for mentioning the corner pushoffs. I did those when my shoulders were impinged and it helped. I forgot all about them and how much better I felt. 🙏🌼

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