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Jan 15, 2017 9:17 PM

I'm 22 and have been suffering from chronic bilateral hip pain for 5 years. I did gymnastics for 14. I've tried everything...Physio, chiro, exercise, acupuncture, laser, massage. I have seen multiple doctors and done multiple tests and no one knows what's wrong. I have tried many medications and am on Percocet now. I don't know what to do anymore, the pain has taken over my life. I'm going to get an MRI with contrast tomorrow and they're injecting dye into my hip joint and the anxiety isn't letting me sleep. How do some of you deal with your pain or anxieties before big appointments?

Jan 15, 2017 9:46 PM

I write. Either letters to myself, or just thw world. It gets the thought out of my head. Sometimes it is the only way to vent. When you write somlong that you fall asleep, I wake up refreshed.

Jan 15, 2017 10:14 PM

Hi and welcome. I'm sorry you are going through this.. I'm 26 and have a lot of back issues. I usually watch some sort of trashy show to keep my mind off things i also voice chat with a lot of people... anytime you need to chat myself and anyone else here are happy to talk

Jan 16, 2017 6:40 AM

Hello emrose. Welcome to the community. Am so sorry you are in such pain.

Warm baths with Epson salt is often suggested. I also write or see or read. Talking with friends helps and talking to my friends here - either on board or in private messages. Everyone here understands pain. Am sure others will offer suggestions and their own welcomes as the day progressed.

Wishing you the very best in your MRI today. Hoping they find some easily treatable answers for you.

Melanie

Jan 16, 2017 6:45 AM

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! Typically, I read or watch tv until I fall asleep, but then I keep waking up throughout the night-even with my medication, I'm glad I joined this app though- I think it will be good to have so many others to talk to that really understand

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