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Reached boiling point

Jul 02, 2017 6:07 PM

For about 7 years now I have had chronic pain which hasn't been diagnosed. The GP first said it's fibro but the specialist didn't agree with her and wanted me to do further tests but my insurance didn't cover it but it seemed like he was clutching at straws .. a holistic doctor also believed it to be fibro. This was all in 2015 After doing my own research I concluded my pain to be psychological and reading Dr Srano's book confirmed this for me. I went back to work and kept busy. the pains were controlled .. and I had a some what normal life. But the pains started to get worse in the last 6 months, I started getting pain in my feet and ankles... I couldn't wear any shoes it affected my whole body. Only one pair of shoes was bearable to wear. I could only walk for about an hour
and every day it's getting worse. In my desperation I went to see a chiropractor to align my hips hoping that would reduce the pain. But for the past 3 days now the left side of my hip really hurts and the pain goes to the muscle behind my knee and all the way to my big toe. My right side hurts as well but not as bad as my left side. The pain is soo bad that I can't walk even for 10 minutes. I woke up this morning in a sheer panic of how my life is going to look that this pain is here to stay. All this time I don't take anything for it. I am not sure if I should find a doctor to give me strong pain meds (but the side effects scares me) or maybe I have had bad postural issues and it's just catching up with me and I should go and see a physio that specialises in reformer Pilates to get my core stronger. But I am so scared of not making things worse I don't do anything. My friends and family have given up on me and I am just a negative miserable mess.

Jul 02, 2017 7:29 PM

Whatever u do DONT GIVE UP!!! And don't let ppl tell u that the pain is "all in your head"!!

If I had a dollar for every time I'd heard that one I'd be a millionaire by now!!!

Jul 02, 2017 7:30 PM

But the long and short of this story is to KEEP SEARCHING!!! I'm in my own process of having to research new treatments because of all the CDC crackdowns on the opioids.

Jul 02, 2017 7:32 PM

My best advice is to start conservatively in treatment with things like ibuprofen or other anti-inflamatory drugs that can help to bring the inflammation down. Then try looking for a pain SPECIALIST who works with NOTHING BUT CHRONIC PAIN!! They are not likely to brush you off Like that one specialist did. Pain specialists can do targeted injections that will help immensely for most people without too many of the terrible side effects of some of their pill based counterparts.

Jul 03, 2017 7:15 PM

Thank you Kmaoboe for your advice ;) that's a fantastic idea to Look for a pain specialist. I never thought of that as I am always thinking of ways to find out what this is and never thought about ways to manage the pain. Thank you so much :)

Jul 04, 2017 6:56 AM

I got page can't be found crd

Jul 04, 2017 3:51 PM

Don't forget to journal everything then that way you can also see if there's a pattern but the doctors also have what type of pain, where the pain is, how long you have it, if there are times it feels less and what you were doing at the time, how you was feeling at the time (before during and after) what you were eating and drinking and what meds you took at the time even write down what supplements you take. You never know there might be that one little tiny bit of information that could help diagnose and treat you.

Good luck on you journey for answers, sending you warm healing hugs and positive vibes xx

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