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I Suffer From Chronic Pain

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    Is It Just My Imagination?? - I have forgotten what its like to wake up and have a day without pain. I suffer from fibromylagia and Im beginning to think its more than that...
    elainefw55 elainefw55 51-55, F Apr 29, 2013

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    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...
    Eli678 Eli678 26-30, F 35 mins ago

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    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...
    Ewalkerc Ewalkerc 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    A Pain In My Neck - It started more then five yrs a go Pains in my neck for tewlve or more hrs I did some phisio thearapy but nothing It bothers me at work at home Im also a...
    sirpercival sirpercival 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    I can't remember the last time I didn't hurt. All doctors want to do is drown you in pills that don't work and just make you throw up.
    papasshortie papasshortie 18-21, F Mar 4

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    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...
    FullBloom FullBloom 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    "Chronic" So Understated - I just for once my doctors, a doctor or any doctor for that matter would actually experience the on going debilitating pain I personally have. Day in...
    alwaysandforever09 alwaysandforever09 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    My back is always killing me. I really need to go to the doctor.......but I'm so busy I don't have time to make an appointment. But my back always ******* hurts.
    analisalane analisalane 22-25, F Jan 22

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    My Self-Care Tool Box Includes: - Thera-care, foam roller, tens unit, narcotic pain killers, yoga dvds & workout equipment, relaxation & meditation CDs, my cat, Biofeeeze, miracle...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    Pain, Pain, Pain Please Go Away - Here I sit after midnight, wishing for sleep but only wishful thinking tonight. Much pain today, the burning was so bad today it feels like...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    I wonder what normal feels like. I would give anything to have one day without pain. I wish there were cures.
    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Pain Pain Go Away - I have back pain but lately its been my knee
    purplehotwheels purplehotwheels 31-35 Apr 30, 2013

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    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...
    xbrokenheartx xbrokenheartx 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    Undiagnosed Mystery Disease, Illness, Condition - Doctors are looking at; Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, R.A, and Muscular Dystrophy. Testing is taking a long time to figure this out...
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 11 Responses Jun 21, 2009

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    Only Twenty One And Always In Pain - This is a short snippet of young person who has pain 24/7 and in varying degrees... I was seventeen when diagnosed with scoliosis but as only...
    EnglishFrankie EnglishFrankie 22-25 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    My Chronic Pain - About a year ago, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia.  It is a condition that makes you have pain all over in the muscles and joints.  I have good days...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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    I was born with CP ( Cerebral Palsy) in my legs. My left arm is weaker than my right. I had a serious diving accident when I was 13, injuring my lower back. My foster parents didn...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jan 24

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    Doctors are Just Guessing! - I've been in horrible pain for about four months now. The doctor seems to be just not caring about how bad I have been feeling! Beginning to feel like...
    senecawind senecawind 36-40 Sep 6, 2013

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    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...
    Delphinia65 Delphinia65 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    My Story - Since I was diagnosed with fibromyagia my life has not been the same. Living in pain everyday is the life I live now.I also have CFS, Arthristis, Cervical Degenerative...
    Poetryinmotion65738 Poetryinmotion65738 41-45 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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    My Body Hurts - I have a nerve disease. It's getting better but it's chronic so it's always going to be there. I've gotten so used to the pain that I don't even notice it...
    amandie amandie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    Heating pads are literally amazing. The only set back is the temperature regulation issues I have that come with the fibro..I over heat WAY to quickly
    Bandgeek1025 Bandgeek1025 13-15, F Dec 29, 2013

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    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...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    It Is What It Is - I ventured out to the grocery store yesterday. Leaning over the buggy is suppose to ease the pressure on the back. I made it to the back for milk before it...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses May 8, 2012

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    Scoliosis. - So, I have Scoliosis.  I found out in fourth grade.  The doctor's reason:  I got it from my book sack being too heavy, from my poor posture, and from me...
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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    Depression - Depression.. Hopelessness... Helplessness.. It's like digging your self out of a cave, tall ,deep ,dark and all you have to get your self out are your hands... As soon...
    Ewalkerc Ewalkerc 22-25, F May 5, 2012

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    Anemia, migraines, hidradenitis suppurativa, depression, etc
    Dusteon Dusteon 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2013

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    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...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Pain Medications - I've been living with chronic pain for nearly 20 years now. After the diagnosis of my disability various doctors tried a number of medications, all had serious...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    I have arthritis all over my body and I suffer from migraines. I have had a headache everyday for the past 14 years. Sometimes the pain is unbearable.
    Benchar10 Benchar10 41-45, M 7 Responses Mar 16

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    Trapped - Here I sit, alone in my chair Full of pain, yet unaware Of all the things that will be Praying for heaven to welcome me I am in fear, I am alone In my body, pain found...
    jasonpfuhrman jasonpfuhrman 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Does Anyone Have Some Form Of Chronic Pain? - I've been living with chronic pain in my head for 7 months. The doctors can't diagnose why it's happening. how can I deal with the...
    xdanstax xdanstax 18-21, M 3 Responses May 29, 2013

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    I was badly injured in a MVA and although I have recovered greatly I still have nerve damage in my lower legs and feet. It is like my feet are burning with pins and needles every...
    jpkparker jpkparker 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Body Full Of Injurys - I live in a constant state of extrem pain. Over the counter meds. and doctors meds. barly put a dent in it anymore. I understand the doctors not wanting to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 19, 2011

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    Julian Whitaker, Md On The Perils Of Pain Drug Pills And On Safer Alternatives - My plumber died in his 40s as a result of his kidneys being blown out by nonsteroidal anti...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 8 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    For some reason, my body is always in this aching state. Whether its joint pain from cold weather, just aches from being sore, or painful headaches; there's always something...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I missed school today because of the horrible pain I woke up with this morning. I've been having a nasty flare for almost a week now and it's absolutely exhausting and I feel...
    Bandgeek1025 Bandgeek1025 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    People Who Don't Deal With Chronic Pain Don't Understand - We don't do it to get pills, or attention, or illicit sympathy. Pain is a part of our everyday lives and something we...
    GingerAsh GingerAsh 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    My Pain - I have Fibeomyalgia, Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis. I too suffer from Chronic pain. I just keep pushing myself every day and keep my mind and spirit feeling...
    Twilightsky Twilightsky 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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    It's Like You Just Read My Mail! - I too suffer from chronic pain. Yes, car accidents. 2 to be exact. I am going to be 54 this month and about 15 months ago I found a group of...
    littlekenosha littlekenosha 51-55 3 Responses Sep 14, 2013

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    Life At The Best Of Worst Times - Have you ever loved your job so much that you jump up and get ready before you alarm clock goes off? Well, I wish i could, people don't understand...
    Samuel23 Samuel23 18-21, M 2 Responses May 7, 2012

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    but that's what Vicodin is for, isn't it?
    nikahole nikahole 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    "Chronic" So Understated - I just for once my doctors, a doctor or any doctor for that matter would actually experience the on going debilitating pain I personally have. Day in...
    alwaysandforever09 alwaysandforever09 41-45, F Aug 11, 2013

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    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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    Or Do I - Yes I suffer with chronic pain due to a traumatic car accident back some 23 years ago, along with the onset of Fibromyalgia. I do not choose to dwell on it and instead...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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    I was diagnosed with DDD in 2004. They also found a bulging cervical disk. I was told that I needed a fusion from C3 to C5. I had that done in December of 2004. A month into...
    ChicagoSparky ChicagoSparky 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Pain Won'T Let Me Sleep - I've been living with chronic pain for more than two decades. Every couple of years I seem to get a new diagnosis, another "condition" to add to the...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F May 29, 2013

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    Chronic pain ever since a car accident over 2 years ago, currently Dr's are trying to figure out if it's traumatic arthritis or fibromylagia. Meanwhile I've just had enough and don...
    Wi5huponastar Wi5huponastar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    The Little Things I Never Thought Id Miss - i just tried to do a sink full of dishes. extreme pain like being stabbed clean through my leg with a pitch fork. i cant...
    kattarrin kattarrin 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    14 May 2013 is the day my life changed. I completed 2 root canals and that is when the constant pain started. Living with chronic pain is awful, when it's in your teeth it's a 100...
    fitwith4 fitwith4 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    If You Know Someone Who Suffers Chronic Pain...... - I am copy / pasting some quotes I found on this subject.“Few things a doctor does are more important than relieving pain...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    Haven't Got Time For the Pain - due to degen. bone and disc diseases, as well as migraines, i have chronic pain.  i get sooo tired of hurting all the time and knowing that...
    SierraStJames SierraStJames 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2007