I Suffer From Chronic Pain

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 2,126 People

    I've had pain and problems with my hips

    and back from when I was a teenager in about early high school. It wasn't too bad back then as I could manage my daily life with a few Ibuprofen but now that my conditions are a lot worse (Now I have arthritis in my hips on top of the hip dysplasia and severe back pain)/ I am in...
    CannibalisticUnicorn CannibalisticUnicorn
    26-30, F
    Feb 9, 2016

    I had RF ablation yesterday on my neck

    and all I can say is wow. I had a meltdown in the office before we even started & probably should have just walked out. I felt all the positivity the dr had at prior visits wasn't there and he told me if this doesn't work -- well they're pretty much out of options for me...
    Genesis922 Genesis922
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2015

    A few years ago, I injured my back on the job.

    I was out of work for a month, but my job performance only declined from there. I have rheumatoid arthritis on top of that. Today I was shaving, when I suddenly lost my balance and fell over into the shower. I injured my head and, once again, my back. The pain meds I took are...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 16, 2016

    I have a high pain tolerance,

    but chronic pain just wears you down. I constantly push it down and get on with my life and hide it from people. I still do things I shouldn't, but I'm a big guy and I can't say no when people ask me for help, whether it be moving something heavy or helping them move house. It...
    Bushmanoz Bushmanoz
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jan 29, 2015

    I hate when people think I'm faking

    or am a baby when I'm in pain all the time. I'm a wrestler and pain is normal but that doesn't make it hurtles. Non wrestlers cannot understand and I hate when they think they can. 7+ concussions of different levels, sprained back, pulled muscles, fractured collar bone, bruised...
    soccer4life777 soccer4life777
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

    To start this is not all about my pain

    but how hard it has been living for me as well. I'll start off with the good. I have a loving mother and a few good family who keep me going. An awesome friend as well who just is everything to me and even more than just a friend. They all are the reason I keep trying even...
    IcedJuice IcedJuice
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    I am 25 and struggling with having

    so much pain. It started 4 years ago. I have been to doctors. I've been on every meds. nothing is working and I have become worthless. I cannot go on like this. I just don't see the point of it all anymore.
    ultralord9000 ultralord9000
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    I broke my neck oh 28 years ago,

    in the years that followed I started being more and more uncomfortable. I have been diagnosed as a pain sufferer. It appears that when I broke my neck I also damaged part of my brain and that leads to me being constantly in pain. I get fentanyl which is an opiate. Doctors...
    bluezy261175 bluezy261175
    41-45, M
    2 Responses May 11, 2015

    I have migraines and arthritis.

    The pain gets a bit worse each day and I grow more numb to life as time passes. I don't enjoy things and I feel lost.
    Benchar10 Benchar10
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    I use to be a runner

    and super active... Now I'm happy if I can wash my hair AND shave my legs during the same shower
    joyofabluesky joyofabluesky
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 11, 2015
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    3 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    I'm in severe pain everyday.

    I've had several back injuries throughout the past five years, the first of which was the worst. I have rheumatoid arthritis, too. In addition to pain all throughout my body, I often lose feeling in my arms and legs. There's probably more wrong with me that I'm unaware of. I've...
    Jononymous Jononymous
    26-30, M
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    Woke up this morning with my bad shoulder on

    fire. I must have lain on it wrong or something.
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    Feb 14, 2016

    I just wish I could go back to living a normal

    life... For the past 8 years I've felt nothing but pain. The sad thing is, I'll never have a normal life again. I'll be in pain the rest of my life. The tremors, the spasms, the headaches and the muscle stiffness. It's never going to end because what I have is incurable (as of...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    Seance September I have had the most agonizing

    pain in my left knee all the way down to my ankle. I have been to so many doc and they all tell me it's just swelling behind my knee. But this feeling it's getting worse by the second. I cry about every day because of this pain. And it's hard for me to cry I mean I had a death...
    izzy33095 izzy33095
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    does anybody get a tense feeling in your jaw .

    .its like a vice squeezing your neck .. my face feels so tight.. like it's become stone and its being cracked ..so painful.. it comes from anxiety I think
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    My whole life my mom has had

    so many different illnesses and now I'm started to get them too. I have 4 different chronic illnesses. Especially pain! If you have any suggestions for pain remedies, Or something it would be a Tremendous help! It's hard to even get out of bed so if there is anyone out there who...
    Squidney1225 Squidney1225
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2016

    I don't usually post twice in one group,

    but I guess chronic pain is a big part of my life. I scheduled an appointment with my doctor in the morning. I have no health insurance, but I can afford the visit. My doctor doesn't like prescribing pain medications a lot, and I respect that. I understand why. I haven't had any...
    Jononymous Jononymous
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 29, 2016

    EDS here. lately it's been pretty bad.

    My Left wrist and elbow are royaly ******, and the rest of my joints hurt intermittently. blegh it hurts even with the brace on, it hurts even laying down. can't I get a new body yet??
    Gureiify Gureiify
    26-30, T
    Mar 7, 2016

    Why Are People So Ignorant Toward Pain?

    My pain story is too long to put into words, however, I can sympathize with any and all who have been faced with unbelieving MD's and family member's. I have been told "it's all in your head" "you need Psych eval" "there's nothing wrong with you" and the best one of all "Your...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Jan 7, 2012

    You Don't Look Like You're In Pain.

    It really bothers me, that people say "You don't look like you're in pain." Well I AM! Unless someone's been in pain for a long time...they don't get how life altering, chronic pain is! They think you want out of something....well YEAH I DO!!!! I want out of pain!!!!!
    xbrokenheartx xbrokenheartx
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2012
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2015

    Does anyone else manage to work with severe

    chronic pain with no pain meds . I am so sensitive to meds I am almost equally as worse off on meds as off. I have no hope most days.i want to keep fighting and trying yet it gets so hard. I want to live as equally as giving up .😞
    Hconkel Hconkel
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2015

    Hello all, I'm new here

    and desperately seeking support. I live with chronic back and hip/pelvis pain as well as tension/migraine headaches that often generalize to my entire body/existence. I am in school full-time, working/interning part-time, and in a committed partnership. I also have bipolar...
    emmy334 emmy334
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    Once more I woke up with agony,

    know that I'm in extreme pain so don't want to move. There's a tic tac in my head going fast, guess is just my heart beat trough my veins. No looking on the sides coz my eyes burn, no turning neck coz my shoulders will pull back, no way I want to breath deeply coz I'll feel my...
    lizzyWaterbearer lizzyWaterbearer
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    too much pain from too many sources.

    I don't expect miracle cures but a break, just a breather, would be nice. I'm tired of rating my days using the smiley/frowny face pain scale. ??
    goodwitchofthenorth goodwitchofthenorth
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    I just spent my second weekend alone due to

    pain. I have spent countless weekends, weekdays, hours, and moments alone and hurting in both my body and my soul, so I decided to reach out, get vulnerable with new people, and have a life. It didn't work -- I am in so much pain and have spent money I don't have on therapies...
    pearcey3 pearcey3
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Daily migraine-scale headaches from muscle

    spasms from shattered vertebrae, bone spurs and broken or bulging disks. Life is a constant challenge.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 11, 2015

    For the past 11 months I've had these headaches

    and double vision which has seemed to baffle all doctors. All of the medications I've tried to manage the headaches manly haven't helped. But at least I've managed to find something to reduced the pain. The pain is constant and has affected my ability to do normal tasks or even...
    FemaleReject FemaleReject
    18-21, F
    Mar 4, 2016

    I just want to DIE RIGHT NOW!

    I can't take it anymore, I just can't! It's to much and I'm terrified to have the surgery I need. Although now that I do want to have the surgery I can't find the damn papers.
    CannibalisticUnicorn CannibalisticUnicorn
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 26, 2016

    My pain is much improved today.

    The last two days I have had a lot of pain but exercise, relaxation, heat, and distraction have helped a lot. Keeping well hydrated is important too. When I hurt I have a hard time drinking or eating much though. I slept too much and didn't feel hungry or very thirsty. I drank...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    Apr 6, 2016

    Chronic Pain Hurts Your Brain...

    I have chronic pain as you know hurts your body, but it hurts your mind. I don't just have chronic pain I have depression. When I'm in pain, I feel angry, frustrated, hopeless, useless, helpless! It's hard to put on a happy face and smile when your hurting. It's hard to handle...
    Ewalkerc Ewalkerc
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    I REALLY need a wheelchair.

    I made a gofundme page to help with the cost. Any donations will be helpful:) I put the link to my gofundme page. https://www.gofundme.com/r9u3nyj8
    kikitaina kikitaina
    18-21, F
    Apr 4, 2016

    Chronic Pain

    I have had chronic pain for 10 years. But unlike many of the stories around here, my parents weren't very supportive of me. When physical therapy failed to help me, I went to my father and told him that my condition wasn't improving. He, unfortunately, didn't believe me...
    FullBloom FullBloom
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2013

    Tonight is not a good night.

    My foot is hurting really bad tonight plus my big toe feels like an ice pick has stuck thru it. I would love to have a pain free good nights sleep. Haven't have one in almost 4 years
    auggie1971 auggie1971
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    I've been suffering if CRPS

    for a year and a month now. It is in my full body and I can't keep standing this terrible pain 24/7 I really just want to give up because pain is really high. My whole life has changed because lf this, I can't do lots of things and the other things I can do l, they bring me pain...
    INeedFreedom INeedFreedom
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    All Gone :)

    Last Thursday I had day surgery that has worked wonders already. The surgeon made a tiny cut, it's less than an inch long, moved my nerves out of the way, ouch, and made a tiny incision in the sheath around my tendon. The worst part was coming round after the anesthetic wore off...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 2, 2013

    I've been sick and I've been tired Of faking

    all my smiles Seems as though its come to this It feels all like a lie Every time I look within There's chaos no respite All the walls are caving in The future ain't so bright To the days of young Filled with laughs and carelessness I've crippled myself black To the point of...
    Eli678 Eli678
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 16, 2014

    I am 16 and I have cronic pain.

    . It dosent feel well and I can never do anything about it. it has caused problems and has been ripping my life in two. I am Bedridden and most of the day I am unable to move, I have Fybromyalga and Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome along with Cronic Migraines and...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 15, 2015

    I always have a headache,

    my back hurtd, my neck hurts, I can barely walk when I wake up. It feels like my legs weigh 50lbs a piece. If I walk too much it leaves me fatigued and sore. People try to help by giving me massages but even a 10 minute massage leaves me sore. If anyone pats me on the back, it...
    akrysrose akrysrose
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Oct 22, 2014

    Exhausted but happy to be able to be in my bed

    drinking tea and eating cookies
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016

    Some days, I wake up

    and can't even breathe because the pain takes over my senses and knocks the wind right out of me. It really sucks to be in this much pain all of the time. Never getting a break.
    GoodLifeBadDays GoodLifeBadDays
    18-21, F
    Jul 15, 2015

    I've been getting the worst pain high up in the

    backs of my thighs (hamstrings) since I bought a new mattress a month ago. I can't afford to get another and the store will only allow an exchange of the same one. I never had pain like this before. The actual sleeping isn't so much a problem, it's turning over or getting out...
    SadDrama SadDrama
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2016

    It would be nice just to wake up one day

    and not need painkillers !
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    I have been going through rough stuff.

    Thanks stress! Now I hurt in all my bad joints.
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2016

    Can't sleep. In pain again.

    I have complex regional pain syndrome. Over this constant pain. :(
    leyla29 leyla29
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2014

    Suffering Is Not A Competitive Sport!

    I have reached out to the disability community, both in my 'every day life' and 'online' for camaraderie, understanding and support, but what I've found is a competitiveness that truly is heartbreaking. I have friends who have similar disabilities and illnesses, folks who live...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jan 4, 2012

    I believe all doctors are hesitant to prescribe

    opiates for pain because of the possibility of the pills not being effective after taking them for long periods of time and then people start buying off the streets, becoming heroin addicts, and dying. I have a doctor who monitors very closely what he will prescribe, how often...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    My leg hurts horribly.

    I've had chronic pain in my hips, knees and legs for about 5 years
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    So I've got a three year long injury that's

    still undiagnosed. Started as a quad injury, which occurred within weeks of me starting a track season. The pain was terrible the day I injured it. Took a month off of rest, it got 100% better. Proceeded to run every day for three months One day, I ran extra fast in a race and...
    Justventingg Justventingg
    22-25, F
    Dec 17, 2015

    * 36 degree scoliosis * Dessication in all 5

    lumbar discs * Pinched nerve at L5-S1 * Reduced lung capacity due to twisted ribcage * Resting heart rate of 130 * Chronic migraines * Periodic sciatic pain * Irritable bowel syndrome * Endometriosis * GERD Something always hurts. Everyday. All day.
    evepoyepo evepoyepo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    It All Started...

    In '89 when I fell out of a moving car at the age of 18. In '91 I rear ended a stopped vehicle because my breaks went out. Then this last Oct '07 I did it again...the rear ending thing... it was raining & I was going to change lanes & traffic just stopped & slam! So...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie
    36-40, F
    9 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    I have been in agony today.

    This morning my shoulder was an 8/10 on pain and now it is probably about a 4 and rising again. At baseline it is a 2-3/10. It barely registers. It usually hurts like this when I am stressed, tired, overworked, or sleep on it the wrong way. The injury is 17 years old. My right...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Apr 4, 2016

    i wouldn't say chronic

    but almost daily i suffer....i was in a car accident a few years ago. i tore my muscles in multiple places, nerve damage, joint issues, broken collar bone..now i have arthritis in my joints. i suffer from massive migraines from theses injuries.. my nerves have grown into the...
    moongoddess35 moongoddess35
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    fibro agony.. ever since my cervical fusion

    pain has loved me..haha! its not the years its the mileage. both knees and one wrist with arthritis. the fibromyalgia is the worst. its not enough to stop me completely but is a constant nagging ache. id love to go a day without it. pain meds dont work and antidepressants...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 1, 2016

    After eight years of asking "what",

    I now ask "how"... How will anyone ever be able to love my broken body? How can I show someone a love that they won't be able to see? How can I convince myself that I deserve to be happy? How can I mask the pain so no one will know I'm ripping myself apart from the...
    TheFluffyGozette TheFluffyGozette
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 15, 2016

    This is the fisrt time I've posted.

    I'm feeling very down. I've been a paraplegic with severe chronic pain since 2003. I recently recovered from a pressure sore (after two years in bed and flap surgery) and later was back in the ER on a vent with sepsis. Now my doctor tells me that I have to see a...
    gb3797 gb3797
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    I'm not 100% sure that what I get is considered

    "Chronic Pain" but Im 22 and I suffer from growing pains in my legs from the knee cap down, sometimes the pain gets really bad (like tonight) and the pain ventures past the knee... but very rarely
    ChippiiBubblii ChippiiBubblii
    22-25, F
    Oct 22, 2015
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