I Have Chronic Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 202 People

    This old ankle injury keeps acting up.

    I don't know if anyone will read this and have an idea about it but I don't know what else to do. The hospital and my family doctor both say nothing is wrong since I got my X-rays but the issue is my ankle locks up and I have to stomp on it to unlock it so I can walk. I get...
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Feb 28

    Don't Want To Try Anymore Today

    Didn't get up this morning, didn't ck the sugar, didn't take the medication, just stayed  in the bed. now it is 10:40 am and I had to get up. to lie in the bed makes this pain worse. I am normally up at 4am because so many years I got up for work at this time. I want to to...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2012

    I'm always in a ton of pain

    for the last 2 years. It started in my upper neck and has been spreading through my shoulders and collar bones. And now it's also in my jaw :( I don't know what to do about it though
    venusstar venusstar
    18-21, F
    Dec 2, 2013


    This pain in my body has its days...days full of tears....days full of nothing but pain....days of being alone....days of longing........ These days in my life of pain are long and hard.Every day brings less movement, and pain just leaves you drained of energy...Pain has taken...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 28, 2012

    There Is A Cure

    I suffered for 4 years with chronic, neck pain. I thought that I would never be able to stand up straight again and end up a hunched over cripple. I found a cure. I read a book by Dr John Sarno called "Mind Over Back Pain" Dr Sarno contends that all pain is caused by stress and...
    kbgloves1 kbgloves1
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 17, 2013

    Help From The Healthy Back Institute

    MIXED PAIN SYNDROME Is It Keeping You In Pain? By Steve Hefferon, CMT, CPTA Despite advances in medical technology and breakthrough self-help programs for pain, people are still suffering. Here at The Healthy Back Institute we pride ourselves on being in the know, at the very...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 18, 2009

    I Finally Admitted Defeat...sort Of

    I have had uncontrolled spasms in my neck for a few weeks now. The initial "hit" of pain after the tension had been building was horrible. It died down some to a general on-going high level of constant pain. I kept trying to work but was actually sent home twice because of it...
    HidingInPlainSight HidingInPlainSight
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 6, 2010

    I would love to be able to fall asleep with

    absolutely no pain. I guess that's what death will feel like for those of us with chronic pain.
    FunNewAddiction FunNewAddiction
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    I will never sleep again.

    This pain is too great.
    SorrowofHeart SorrowofHeart
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014

    Ganoderma For Pain It Helps!

    I have been taking ganoderma and drinking coffee with ganoderma extract in it the company that makes the coffee is Organo Gold Im not sure about the pills. Ive been drinking and taking this stuff and have realized that it realy does help the soreness and pains of everyday...
    Samuel23 Samuel23
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 23, 2012

    Feeling Better!!!

    a simple thing like isometric neck exercises has made such a marked improvement in such a short period of time. I am amazed and so very grateful! check out this site http://www.orthomd.net/medInfo/CervicalSpine/Isometricneckexercises.htm I've also had great improvement in...
    RavenLee RavenLee
    46-50, F
    Apr 3, 2009

    Chronic Pain Blaaaaa

    It has been 15 years since I had the accident that left me with broken arm, rotary cuff , neck, pelvis broken 7 or 9 times, etc...I was pretty messed up, had no insurance was sent home on a stretcher, as they took me in. I was determined to make it, and did, raised my kids,now...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

    Chronic Back Pain

    I have had a three level fusion in my low back from degenerative disc disease and herniated and ruptured discs. The surgery helped alot but I still suffer from chronic pain and need epidurals. Would be interested in talking to others with the same.
    diggerswife diggerswife
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

    A Split Second

    One second my life had little pain and then the next, I felt pain I could not even have even imagined. From that day January 4, 2007 until today I have hurt. At least every day I am uncomfortable. Ughhhhh
    Amala82962 Amala82962
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2012


    I am 27 and Ive suffered from fibromyalgia since about the age of 20.  I am having problems right now with depression and I also have anxiety and both or rather all three are making me not ever wanting to leave the house.  I was prescribed a medication recently called...
    JacindaHope JacindaHope
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2008
    preston272 preston272
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 28, 2015

    A New Day

    The never ending fire in my back has cooled. Thank God, the pain has become more bearable and makes me long to go on back to work. I had one good day, a full day, Of course then you are at least I start thinking maybe I am just crazy???I have become so depressed, I don't want to...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2012


    So, my nightmare started over 4 years ago with a work related injury. Since then I have suffered from chronic pain, gone thru multiple injections, several rounds of p.t. & medications that did nothing but make me feel like crap & gain 40 pounds. Last year I was diagnosed with...
    2tiredmom 2tiredmom
    3 Responses May 27, 2012

    Constant stomach and back pains are great.

    Couldn't imagine my life without em'. Please note the sarcasm.
    AnaSofiaa AnaSofiaa
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2015

    Results Or In! Yee Haw, Yea Right....

    Just want to write today, why? oh who knows. lol..... I have searched through every clinical trial on this computer today, I have sent applications in for two. Will I hear any thing back, that I don't know.  I have researched a lot today and they all say the same thing, my...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    Apr 3, 2012

    oh the battle with the body has been a living

    nightmare from hell as you all know so well. I have so many physical problems, I just get that look from the doctors. urggg So I have now lost the battle of ever going back to work, I thank God daily for my disability, yes got it started one year ago. Insurance went in effect...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    Apr 19, 2014

    Yet One More Can't Help You Lady

    After a month of three times a week of physical therapy they tell me today it isn't helping, the pt was for my neck and shoulder. But it was in vain, so disappointed I really was hoping that I could at least fix my hair again, oh well pony tails will be my new do... LOLI so...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    Chronic pain is like having your own personal

    vampire that sucks the life blood from you. You can do things you enjoy but will pay the price of awful pain later or the next day. You can't just 'suck it up' or 'push through.' If I'm hurting really badly, I'm irritable and easily annoyed. I can't play with my son like I...
    micmer micmer
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2014

    The Fight Is Over, Yet Newly Begun

    Maya Angelou once said, “… I do know that if you butt your head against a stone wall long enough, at some point you realize the wall is stone and that your head is flesh and blood.” I’ve come to a point that I always come back around to. And I think it’s time to stay...
    Searchingformyshalom Searchingformyshalom
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 4, 2013

    Never Give Up

    I have always had pain ever since I can remember. It gets so over whelming that I am not sure what to sometimes. There is no such ting as a quick fix or even relief for me. The and only memory I have of no pain was right after they injected my spine and I still probably was...
    fallenwife fallenwife
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Feb 19, 2010

    I broke down and just had to refill my

    prescription for oxycodone. I had hoped that I wouldn't have to do that. The drug kind of scares me. I feel good for a little while, and then I want more. I deny myself the drug, but fill that need with food. That's counterproductive too. Weight goes up, and pain gets worse. It...
    gmeza98 gmeza98
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

    I was diagnosed last year with a chronic pain

    condition that formed from me passing 4-8 kidney stones a year. Since I keep passing the stones I will always be in agony and when I pass stones it is even worse. luckily the brain is able to repress the memories of extreme pain of the kidney stones, but I still live in...
    dirkablaze dirkablaze
    26-30, M
    Mar 30, 2014

    Be Wary Of Pain Relievers Containing Tylenol

    Such as Norco, Tylenol 3's, Hydrocodone, or Percocet. Be VERY VERY careful about taking more than the prescribed dose. Norco contains usually 5 or 10 mg of codeine, but ALSO has usually 325 mg of acetaminophen (Tylenol). When people use these drugs for pain, they tend to take...
    joseygurl23 joseygurl23
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

    Testical Pain

    I have been suffering with Testical pain for years now. I have had a opp on my testical to remove a cyst But after a while the pain as come back. This as been going on for years now and i think the doctor now takes no notice when i go . The pain is real to me but they do nothing...
    mallard1964 mallard1964
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2012

    I hate chronic pain, I feel

    so trapped inside my own body but I still find the strength to smile through all the pain to come
    Amanda3874 Amanda3874
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

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    As odd as it sounds, hunger pains are one of my triggers. Which is why I'm always eating (that and I'm always hungry). Except the other night, I was so tired I just went to bed...
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    I didn't think that it's a disorder really. I thought I just can't stand the boredom. I may can handle physical pain, at some level of emotional pain but boredom means death for me...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    Emotional pain and period cramps :P
    PacifiedBrains PacifiedBrains
    13-15, F
    Apr 18
    There is no coming to consciousness without pain. I am open to learning from this new pain.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 18
    my hair is a big pain in the butt! it's past my shoulders. I'm thinking about cutting it short when I was a little kid
    Midgetmike10 Midgetmike10
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    I have officially hit my emotional pain threshold. Every memory hurts. I can't think of anything else. I want to sleep but I can't. Everything is my fault.
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    2 Responses Apr 17
    Hey, Lately it has really been bothering me that I have no future at all... Due to chronic illness, I am unable to work, so all I'm able to do is sit at home every single day...
    Junkard Junkard
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    themake1234 themake1234
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    My son is 15 he had surgery in Oct 2014 which was lateral release and tightening of his own inner ligament. He was casted for 4 weeks then immobilized for 6 weeks. Now surgery did...
    Dbaird73 Dbaird73
    41-45, F
    Apr 17
    I am 19 now, almost 20... I haven't been on here for a few years, but I think I'll give it a go. My parents and I thought I had Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 4 years before...
    Invisibleninja12 Invisibleninja12
    18-21, F
    Apr 17
    I dreamt that there was some virus that caused all the animals on earth to go crazy and try to eat people. I went to a farm and the owner had created pens for each of his animals...
    4gotwhereiwas 4gotwhereiwas
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 17
    "Get your *** up, stop fvucking whining about something that already happened , and move tf on and do something NOW that would make u forget about the pain the PAST had brought"
    LovelyGorillla LovelyGorillla
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 17
    usally i be the one left along and sad and having many issues and troubles!seek happiness for others and get nothing but pain and suffer, so i am gonna be letting go today! from...
    gamesBOSS gamesBOSS
    18-21, M
    Apr 16
    I want to hug the one person who is too painful to talk about but who I think about almost every day...
    Th3MamaWolf Th3MamaWolf
    31-35, F
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    Well, I found my ex was having sex with another girl, and I cried and cried and cried. But yet I stayed with him for whatever reason? & he did it again.. Not to mention this...
    hungrybish hungrybish
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    A few years back, I'd met my first boyfriend. Let's call him Keith. We started out as friends, then he asked if I wanted to date him. Of course I said yes. We were dating for the...
    eloisemaria eloisemaria
    18-21, F
    Apr 16
    I had an extremely severe one last night. It started out light during dinner. I took relpax and toradol when we got home and went upstairs to lie down. The migraine got worse. I...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan
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    foolinlovegirl foolinlovegirl
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    just cut my hand practicing my knife techniques. my knife was so sharp I just skinned the muscle and an hour later still don't feel pain
    Mike3569 Mike3569
    22-25, M
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    getting a kick *** ammout of physical pain right now. trying to get off cymbalta for fibromyalgia and the withdrawals absolutely suck. so now i have ungodly pain everywhere and...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
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    lullabiesxo lullabiesxo
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    6 Responses Apr 13
    Hi, I am 23 years old and have been trying to figure out what on earth my body is up to from the age of 15. I have had painful and heavy periods from about the age of 15 (I...
    stilllearning20 stilllearning20
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    Anakitty11 Anakitty11
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    deleted deleted
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