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I Live With Chronic Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    When I was 14 I was diagnosed with something called kyphosis. It means my spine is curved and I have a hunched posture. I had to wear a back brace for about 3 years. I was...
    LaFleur94 LaFleur94 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    No Fun - Not sure how to feel about it. Living in pain is never easy. And it's invisible. People think you're crazy. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy.
    RockYouBebeh RockYouBebeh 22-25, F Oct 23, 2013

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    I Still Can't Get Used To Being In Pain - I have osteo- arthritis and my shoulders, knees, and ankles hurt a lot. Three years ago I had total knee replacement surgery on both...
    tomt88101 tomt88101 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    How to Deal With Us - TIPS FOR DEALING WITH PEOPLE IN PAIN 1. People with chronic pain seem unreliable (we can't count on ourselves). When feeling better we promise things (and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    I Live In Pain - I cannot remember a time in my life that i have no experienced some level of pain daily. I can remember being around 5 and telling my Mom that my legs had a...
    stubs stubs 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2009

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    Fibromyalgia - I suppose that's why I have been in a poor mood lately. I live with fibromyalgia (untreated), so every day is a painful experience. Right now my neck and shoulders...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2013

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    Back To School - Last night was a confusion unlike any other. After lying being bedridden for two days of my spring break, I was going back to school. Being bedridden is not-so...
    PainMakesMeStronger PainMakesMeStronger 18-21, F Apr 4, 2013

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    Chronic Back Pain - I have had chronic back pain for at least 15 years. In 1998 I had my first back surgery for a herniated disc. The surgery was a great success, but I rehurt...
    siteorg siteorg 51-55 3 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    Pain Of Body & Mind - I have rheumatoid arthritis. It has affected my knees, my wrists, my fingers, my ankles, and my lower back. I am only 29, and I already...
    surgey surgey 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    If Only I Could Awake From This Nightmare - It all started three years ago, . No energy, pain all over.. I remember feeling like my feet were bleeding, I couldn't but any weight...
    baiely25 baiely25 31-35 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    Your Disability Doesn't Define You - I am disabled, but that isn't who I am. I have fibromyalgia and suffer from chronic pain due to spine defects. I also have osteoarthritis in...
    kiminky kiminky 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2012

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    I Want To Help - Hello again just me.All of the pain in lives here has just broken my heart, I have prayed for strength for all. I know the pain so well, as my life as I knew it is...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses May 12, 2012

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    Yet Another Story, Another Day Of Nothing But Pain - Story after story I read, looking and finding so many others like me.So sorry for all the pain, wish it could be made to just...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Ow, Ow, Ow, Ow, Damn, Ow Ow - That's me getting up in the morning, well I left out the snap crackle and pop lol I have a bad back, My knees are going,  my hips aren't too...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 12, 2009

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    I Suffer From Pain 24 Hours A Day - My name is Kimberly-I am a mom to 2 children -1 boy and 1girl. They are both angels and are so supportive. I was hit by a car walking into work...
    MOmom02 MOmom02 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    A Different Happy While In Chronic Pain - I am a 31 year old newly married woman who is deeply in love with my husband, exited about life and in constant pain.I was never a...
    Happyali Happyali 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 16, 2010

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    I Live In Chronic Pain - i have chronic pain i suffer with a diease called endometrisos,fibro, IBS and so many more things thats causeing my chronic pain i am having a awful fibro...
    chronicpainsuffer chronicpainsuffer 22-25, F Sep 25, 2010

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    Ouch!!!! - Life growing up was tough. There was the emotional issues, the sexual abuse, and the physical abuse. But there was also just Life. Living on a working farm and ranch...
    myheartswords myheartswords 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    It's Not Just The Physical Pain That Hurts - I have been in Chronic Pain for 6 years now. It is not even really known what the cause is, only that I had repeated infections for...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    I Have Fibromialgia - i am a wife, a mother, an artist, a poet and a narcotics survivor. i have fibromialgia. as a result, i experience chronic pain, debilitating muscle spasms...
    lifeispoetry lifeispoetry 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2008

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    Suffering Everyday In Pain -             Have you ever suffered so much you wish your life would end? Not in suicide, but an unexpected and wished for peaceful death...
    collegestag08 collegestag08 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 31, 2011

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    More Meds - So my day to day life has been pain. I'm on Savella to help with the Fibro and at first it was a wonder drug. But now my pain is almost back the way it was when I...
    swoopy41 swoopy41 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    You Have to Laugh - or you'll cry yourself to death.  o.k. background 1983, pulled muscles in my back catching a paitent while pregnant, never did heal right. around 85 popped...
    sbigay sbigay 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2008

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    Chronic - I consider my pain chronic.  It hurts badly.  Looking at me everyday, you may not see it and if it happens when the pain strike then I cannot hide it...it is too potent...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 3, 2011

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    Man I'm Tired Of This - I have been in so much agony for the past week. I wake up in the morning thinking " oh my God, another day to struggle through". But then I can't stay in...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    I Am A "card Carring Lifetime Member" - I have a few ailments including Diabetes with leg and feet complications I am not obeese, my chit just dont work as it should...
    scruffydcat scruffydcat 51-55, M 1 Response May 6, 2012

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    Fibromyalgia - Honestly, the cronic pain I feel is so minut to so many others, I almost feel foolish saying anything.  I have Fybromyalgia which does cause great pain through...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 11 Responses Nov 11, 2008

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    Two Chronic Pains - When I was raped a few months ago, I was dragged over rocks and branches, and my rapist pinned me against uneven ground of big rocks. After my attack, I...
    Brielle18 Brielle18 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Finding Strength In Suffering - Sure, I don't want to be in pain. I ask God to take my pain, sometimes he does, sometimes he reduces it or doesn't take it at all. But I find...
    GalileosFinger GalileosFinger 31-35, F Jul 17, 2013

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    A Letter to All -   To my family, friends and other people without chronic pain: Having chronic pain means many things change, and a lot of them are invisible. Unlike...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Broken Leg, Broken Spirit - I live with chronic pain. I fell down on February 14th and broke my femur. The only upside was that I fell in the shower and got to spend Valentine's...
    Coolshoes Coolshoes 56-60, F 6 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    Life - Life has ups... and Life has downs.... For the past year my life has spiraled downward, at what seemed lighting speed. So deep inside my own disability's, was I never to...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Dec 29, 2012

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    But You Look So Healthy - I have a rare neurological disorder that has caused chronic nerve damage.  The pain is intense and unbearable at times. At first the doctors thought...
    zillaron zillaron 51-55, M 8 Responses May 18, 2009

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    I Just Feel Like Complaining (yes I'm A Chronic Pain Sufferer Too) - It's 11:01 PM EST as I begin to write this. I'm not going to retell my story from the beginning (you can read...
    myanni myanni 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    Since I was around 13 it's gotten progressively worse, now I'm a stay at home mom with a lil one and one on the way. It's very very difficult to get by each day. Every day is a...
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    I Lost Everything Because Of Pain - I'm a sufferer of cluster migraine, chronic migraine and migralepsy the pain and ilness became to much and I failed school. 1 year later, I'm...
    SeaDragonST SeaDragonST 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2013

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    Life With Someone In Chronic Pain. - I can't begin to fathom what it's like for her to always ache. Every days a struggle, never knowing if its going to be a "good" one until it...
    CrowdOfOne CrowdOfOne 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    Sick of Pain - Its so frustrating to be in constant pain. I hate doctors can't stand to feel drugged so I just live in pain. I don't mind suffering for the things I like...
    stubs stubs 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    I was hit by a truck while sitting in my van waiting to change lanes... my husband was driving, he is someone who does not do well when he feels he is making people mad... we were...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Hi I Am Chronic Pain -   Let me introduce myself to you, I am pain. Not just pain, but Chronic Pain. Sometimes I am a hot searing pain, other times I am a sharp...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 9 Responses Jun 8, 2008

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    Everyday Is Painful - I have chronic pain in my back, left shoulder, both knees, both hips, and my left ankle. I've been in pain as long as I can remember. My stepfather broke my...
    Sylverwynd Sylverwynd 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2008

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    I am 18 years old with an autoimmune system disease, fibromyalgia, liver infection and a completely damaged back. I'm in severe pain nearly every day and I am so extremely sick all...
    desereelynn desereelynn 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    It's not fun waking up every day with chronic pain. Every day I experience chronic pain, which I can only decrease as much as 20% sometimes, but I always endure pain. In 2011, I...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I've been on this site now for a little while and am trying to create a support group for people who are working to cope with chronic pain in their spouse. This site would help...
    JustKeepSinging JustKeepSinging 26-30 Mar 31

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    My battle with chronic pain goes back 18 years to my first attack of acute hemorrhaging pancreatitis - a disease caused in my case by gall stones that blocked my pancreatic duct...
    ericgaudion ericgaudion 61-65, M 2 Responses Apr 7

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    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...
    dirkablaze dirkablaze 26-30, M Mar 30

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    Actually we both suffer chronic pain. you might think this would bring us together or we would understand each other. But he says i discount his pain as though it is nothing. I...
    zionpegasus zionpegasus 41-45 Mar 17

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    hello i want to tell life story.She is from Azerbaijan former soviet republic .This country belongs neither europe nor asia the culture and people mixed.She married man.This man...
    1kewa 1kewa 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Don't do it! No really...i decided to live with a few friends couple years back we all live separately and hate each other now. My experience.
    BillytheKid217 BillytheKid217 22-25, M Mar 29

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    I used to live with my boyfriend :( I recently had to move out after living there for over a year. His father was low on money and needed more room in the house to rent out the...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Well I use to live with one if these creatures that's because he iSync father but my parents split up and I have a step dad. My dad is passive aggressive with me. So I cut him off...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I cannot live without my best friend But I have no choice My best friend my wife my love of my life my soulmate passed away on January23/14 And I am left here without you I feel so...
    IlovetitsToo IlovetitsToo 31-35, M Mar 27