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I Have a Bad Back

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    I didn't think I had a bad back,

    but this morning I was bending down to scoop out a litter box under my basement stairway when I suddenly felt something shift to the left in my lower back. That was immediately followed by an audible pop and an intense shooting pain throughout my back. Because of course the most...
    lcz415 lcz415 26-30 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I've always had a bad back myself

    and it's rather annoying being young and having this.. Well bad back hah. I can't really lift on to heavy of things anymore, I can't bend real fast-or often, and I can't take being jabbed or hit in the back... And one thing I can't stand is stupid people thinking I'm joking when...
    XxLittleBrotherxX XxLittleBrotherxX 18-21, M Jan 24

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    I have terrible back pain every day

    because of a complication from my pregnancy that is still unresolved. But because I have a six month old baby at home I keep putting myself into positions to keep hurting my back. There's just no other way and no way around it. I wear a brace a lot, but it doesn't help much. I...
    doodlebug2013 doodlebug2013 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    In November 2012 I hurt my back playing

    football. I should know I'm getting too old for it, but hey. Didn't help matters by shovelling snow every day for what seemed to be weeks, either. Anyway, I got myself fit again and played football for the first time in the first week of April 2013. Unfortunately, I went into...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M Feb 25, 2014

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    Take care of your back.

    Use proper lifting techniques. I first hurt mine in 2010. FYI, IT NEVER GETS BETTER. It only hurts less some days.
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I Wish I Never Fell

    20Yrs ago I fell down a flight of stairs and it was the start of a whole lot of back problems for me. It was the way I fell. It was an old wartime house and the wall was at the base of the stairs so I threw myself backwards in order to catch myself. I twisted and landed on my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 9, 2012

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    No Rest For This Back

      When I was starting middle school, we had to go to classes behind the middle school since they were making a new school after the old one had been condemned. Fortunately we weren't long into having to stay there for after Christmas break we would be...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F Mar 3, 2009

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    Stabbers Love Cold Weather!

    I hate when the weather changes and gets colder....that's when I tend to get more stabbers aka muscle spasms!
    purplehotwheels purplehotwheels 31-35 Mar 2, 2013

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    My Spine Got On My Nerves.

    Ok so the title is pretty funny when it comes to this story. If you followed the cars hitting me experiences, then this is what happened after. I didn't think cars could do more damage, I went to get a full examination. MRI's, ct, x rays, physical, so on. It took about a...
    Sonicbeats123 Sonicbeats123 18-21, M Sep 3, 2013

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    Major Problems

    On july 1, 1978 is when it happened i bent over to pick up a gas can to put gas in a mower the can did not come up i went down as the pain was very serious and i had to live with it all this time as i could not get any kind of help. it has been over 30 years now and i still do...
    wetlookh2o wetlookh2o 51-55 2 Responses Jan 21, 2009

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    I was 14, it was in school.

    . i always picked my bed near the windows.. Then its raining one night.. I open the windows slightly so I could sleep in the cool breeze.. i didn't realised the floor was wet, when i woke up in the morning, i fell.. couldn't play my favourite sport for two months.. Its so...
    9kty1 9kty1 70+, M Jul 9, 2014

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    Just Happened

    Haven't had a bad back for a few years. Last night I was kneeling down and something went pop. Its my back. I have always felt sorry for anyone with chronic back problems. I will be okay in about 4 days as my problem is muscular not spinal related. To all of you with persistent...
    josycd josycd 51-55, T 3 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    My Back Goes Out More Than I Do!

    Let me start out by saying that I have CP and not sure if the chronic pain is CP related or not. In December 1997 Chronic pain changed my life. At our family Christmas gathering I remember not being able to sit comfortably in my wheelchair unless my dad held the front two wheels...
    purplehotwheels purplehotwheels 31-35 Dec 2, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Last November (29 nov ) i met this wonderful guy from Europe on this site. he was the one to messaged me and we chatted and it just clicked. i'm bad at talking to people and...
    missnicething missnicething 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Have bad days and today is one of them! Could not sleep last night until 3 am only to be woken up by 2 year old who would not let me sleep or move to get comfortable.
    rosesheart rosesheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    today was just really really bad. I talked to my ex (the infamous guy in a couple of my less skanky, more depressing experiences) and he wants to try us again. He went through...
    KittyCunt KittyCunt 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I can't help but slump in front of the computer. Spent a few hours there and now the top half of my back hurts. Always happens. I find sitting straight is uncomfortable and...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A little binge here and there adds up. -_- cmon chicka..u can do better than this. A day at a time to reverse bad habbits. XD
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Apr 15

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    Not bad just discolored from sucking on a pacifier and drinking chocolate milk out of a bottle for so long as a kid, a lill crooked too.
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M Apr 17

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    I sometimes sleep with my glasses on! I can't count how many frames I have broken or bent that way.
    farroid farroid 26-30, M Apr 1

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    My friend and I had a fight last Friday. I told her that she's been hanging out with her boyfriend more than me and her other girl friends. She's been posting selfies of her and...
    Rosemaryqueen1 Rosemaryqueen1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    anyone have a habit of biting their own toenails off?
    nronic1 nronic1 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I got all my friends something for their birthday but none of them got me anything. they didn't even wish me a happy birthday and I always treat them out to eat. when they dont...
    xxxyl xxxyl 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have days where I just shut down. Yeah, I'm doing okay and better than I was. Though I have those days where I'm sad and don't do anything. I hate those days
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate love I mean it ***** you over a lot and that just sucks
    AmarHamdan AmarHamdan 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Ugh.....parents that meddle and change their ******* minds after the fact...so pissed off!!!
    mongoheadmonster mongoheadmonster 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I feel like everything that has happened in my life was planned out in a way that I would be miserable always. Things never go my way. I'm always in strange/odd situations that no...
    TheFreeSpirit TheFreeSpirit 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    like today..I am finding it really hard to do my hair cuz its reached an awkward length n its out of shape so i cant tie it as its still short n cant let it loose cuz i look...
    karmicsouls karmicsouls 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Today is one of those. He manipulates me and I let him. Belittles me and I let him. Controls things and I let him. I'm the problem....
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    Usually they are about my suicide. I actually enjoy them.
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

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    I am so aggravated today and I really wish I weren't I've just got so much crap going on and I wish I could just get rid of all of it.
    wreckofagirl wreckofagirl 22-25, F Apr 11

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    I'm not sure what it is, depression or having no way of releasing my anger. I'll throw things without i can even think about it, say mean things, become kind of agressive, and then...
    SaintInHell SaintInHell 18-21, F Apr 16

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    So tonight my friends picked me up and we were suppose to go to a haunted bridge and got lost twice, so it took two hours.. Just to find out, the bridge was closed tonight...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M Apr 16

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    When you arrive at work and they tell you someone wants to cover your shift, but her phone is off. 👎
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F Apr 18

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    Anyone with -4.5 ?? It sucks doesn't it?
    Peacefulwarior Peacefulwarior 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Particularly with guys. Somehow the universe messes with the stars and destines me with men who i find very attractive, to be gay. I am for gay people, don't get me wrong, but i...
    Garcinia Garcinia 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I only excuse elderly and some poor folks for having stank breath but it need to be taken care of if possible. On thursdays and fridays I do home care work on the side and I have a...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F Apr 9

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    I refuse to go back to the way I was before. It wasn't all bad back then, it was just so overwhelming that I felt like I had lost myself. At times... I can feel it trying to go...
    sambiggie sambiggie 36-40, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I admit that I have social anxiety. It has held me back in my life. I would like to overcome my social anxieties. I know that with steady effort and willpower, I can and I will...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M a week ago

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    I forgive my mom because she has depression and all sorts of health problems that makes her a sad and angry person most of the times. I know she's been thru a lot -she was a raped...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 4 days ago

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    Today I went out side with my little brother to rake up some leaves then we saw our neighbors arguing and the neighbors were this lady and her son who was arguing Then this man...
    LoneLegend LoneLegend 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Yes I would! I really really would. As I grew up I wasn't the type of student to pay attention much in her class. I was the type of person to not learn spellings and it just didn't...