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New pain and depression

Dec 09, 2015 1:57 PM

Yesterday I experienced my first episode of Raynaud's phenomenon and started having crippling joint pain. I have had lupus for years but the joint pain really just started. It really caused my depression to hit hard. Please... Someone help me... I am drowning in pain. And I am only 17. This is so unnatural.

Dec 09, 2015 6:23 PM

Sweetie you are not alone. Sorry you are so young in so much pain. I'm here if you need someone to talk to.

Dec 09, 2015 6:47 PM

I'm sorry that you have experience this so early Hannah. I'm 20 but have been in pain since I was 9 and still haven't come to terms with it, I encourage you to start finding ways to manage your depression asap even in the smallest of ways like coloring, i feel like i drowning but like that stuff keeps me floating. I'm sending you positive hugs and genital thoughts, wish I could offer more of comfort words

Dec 09, 2015 7:20 PM

I just read that again because of foggy brain today. Positive thoughts and GENTLE hugs. Auto correct was not helping me tonight

Dec 09, 2015 11:20 PM

Made me laugh so don't feel bad. 😊

Dec 09, 2015 11:28 PM

Lol autocorrect always make me giggle! Anyways being in constant pain at a young age is not easy, I've found talking to others my age about this that are not in pain does not help. I try to find others in a similar position as me, no matter the age. You have to think of age as jut a number because you will now likely become referred to as 'an old soul' by most people. Or at least that's my experience. I can rarely relate to the friends I have that are just now graduating from college because they have not been in constant pain for years. Not being able to do the things a normal person your age is hard, but you find other things you like to do instead. I always stress that yoga, although I only use easy poses now, does help both your body and mind. I'm sending positive vibes your way and I hope you find that everything happens for a reason!

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