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I Suffer From Chronic Pain

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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 a slight curve and just recently with double hip dysplasia. Scoliosis is where one's spine is curved at a varying angle instead of...
    EnglishFrankie EnglishFrankie 22-25 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    Ughhhhhhhhhh

    at this point Iam completley at my witts end.....lower back- neck and arm WLS(whole lotta stuff) going on in there Have not been social for 2 and half years- don't wanna do this Now __ I will tell more LATER !! Peace and comfort to all...
    hugmenow hugmenow 41-45, F 2 Responses May 24, 2011

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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 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 8 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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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...the rear ending thing... it was raining & I was going to change lanes & traffic just stopped & slam! So...
    PrettyPixie PrettyPixie 36-40, F 10 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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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 hurting me. It's never unbearable but I did develop an addiction to painkillers for a while then eventually moved onto something that has helped my...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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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 pain. I've gone from all measures like locking myself away to getting angry, self-harming to pretending everythings normal. The Pain Is Constantly...
    xdanstax xdanstax 18-21, M 3 Responses May 29, 2013

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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't believe me, and as well as the PE teacher at school. My back hurt badly that I couldn't lift the mattress to tuck in the sheets. I couldn't reach...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jan 24

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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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    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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    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 laundry list of already existing ailments.It seems that within the past month my pain level has shot through the roof, is off the...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F May 29, 2013

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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 completely drained and run down. When I woke up, my hips just decided not to work properly and everything else makes it...
    Bandgeek1025 Bandgeek1025 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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 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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 put me on narcodics... but I am in so much pain it affects my whole life and state of mind! IF I EVER... which I have given...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 19, 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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    My Pain.

    Let's get one thing straight, all pain is relative. If you have ever given birth, (I've heard) you never feel pain in the same way again. I believe in the veracity of that opinion.  Pain has a lot to do with thresholds, your twinge may be my agony. If you have never...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 10 Responses Feb 19, 2011

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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. . . pain is soul destroying. No patient should have to endure intense pain unnecessarily. The quality of mercy is essential to the practice of medicine...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 9, 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 - Day out, it never ends. My life has been completely turned inside out, upside down, backwards and taken from me. Yes I've used...
    alwaysandforever09 alwaysandforever09 41-45, F Aug 11, 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 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

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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 overworking my muscles before they were able to fully develop.  I know that I definitely over worked my...
    oliveoil2007 oliveoil2007 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2007

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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 its home I wish my tears could penetrate The pain I feel, both small and great I found my cure, or so it seemed...
    jasonpfuhrman jasonpfuhrman 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 28, 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 started. The spasms and drawing in the back legs and feet, OMG When I finally got to my car and got in the pain in my body...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses May 8, 2012

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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 and bad.  But I found that when I am able to keep a positive attitude, it helps keep my mind off of it. ...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 2, 2007

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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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    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 functionable by meditations and computer. I have to push myself to do house work but I hate a dirty house and no one...
    Twilightsky Twilightsky 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 1, 2012

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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 side effects. After depression, massive weight gain, dizziness, nausea, sleeplessness, etc. I decided to just 'wing it...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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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 believe i miss doing house work
    kattarrin kattarrin 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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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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    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. Sometimes I don't realize what's bothering me until I get a headache and start to shake. It is something I try so hard to...
    amandie amandie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    Venting, Please Pardon Me....

    I'm at work, and I'm really, really, really hurting and nothing is touching it and I cannot stand or sit or walk or lie down without making some new pain pop up somewhere.  I'm slowly moving towars a point in this 'flare up' of whatever is gnawing on my bones where I just...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 13 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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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 night as I lie in bed. Super uncomfortable. I was addicted to pain killers for two years and now use Cannnibus at night to help...
    jpkparker jpkparker 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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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 try to learn to live with, but it's hard. My story started when I was 14. I was diagnosed with moderately severe scoliosis. I have two curves in my spine...
    GingerAsh GingerAsh 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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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 ball method, massage especially cranio sacral and myofascial massage, art making, books on tape, and now I've started Topamax with...
    Genesis922 Genesis922 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 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 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

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    Eh

    I'm always hurting and in pain. No matter what time of day or what day of the week. No one understands it and I'm not sure they will. I don't know why I'm always in pain or why I had to be the one with it. When I get sick or say that something is hurting and my friends or family...
    HazelEyedWolf HazelEyedWolf 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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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 trainer and love to train Training is my inerstrength resource so this is really a pai in my neck I dont feel comfterble...
    sirpercival sirpercival 41-45, M 4 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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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 times worse. I pray for an answer soon.
    fitwith4 fitwith4 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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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't want to hurt anymore
    Wi5huponastar Wi5huponastar 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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 someone took a wood maul dipped it in hot hot coals stuck it in the back of my neck then they hit it with a sledge hammer. And it radiates...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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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, 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

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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 let me leave you with a quote by Walter Anderson . . . he speaks for me . . . thank you for listening . . . "Bad...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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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 I can't get any relief from my suffering. I cannot sit too long because the pain radiates down my neck down my spine. Feels like...
    senecawind senecawind 36-40 Sep 6, 2013

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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-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) prescribed by his doctor, leaving behind bereaved a wife and several children. What a tragic waste! From an e-mail from Dr. Julian Whitaker : December 5, 2011...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 8 Responses Dec 5, 2011

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    Coping with pain.

    The most important thing when dealing with pain is to know and most importantly BELIEVE that it's all in the mind. This may be a cliche, but like most cliches it exists because it's true. The  big problem is convincing your brain and therefore your mind that IT can turn off...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 8 Responses Feb 25, 2011

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    Every damn night I lay in bed with my freaking

    knee throbbing and just plain ol' being a nuisance :(
    iDntCurr iDntCurr 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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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 Disc Disease, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Miagraines and Depression. Like alot of us here, many of these things go...
    Poetryinmotion65738 Poetryinmotion65738 41-45 1 Response Mar 28, 2012

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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 that it is not that you don't want to wake up but rather your body is physically unable to get out of bed even though the mind is...
    Samuel23 Samuel23 18-21, M 2 Responses May 7, 2012

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    Stuck

    Had surgery last Friday in hopes of figuring out a diagnosis. They found nothing. I am about $5000+ in out of pocket expenses on just trying to figure out what is wrong with me. Meanwhile I feel depression setting in deeper and deeper everyday. If I can't break this rut I am...
    digitalgirl78 digitalgirl78 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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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 doctors that formed a pain management team. I made an appointment, I was brutally honest with everything that was happening to me. Low...
    littlekenosha littlekenosha 51-55 3 Responses Sep 14, 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 - Day out, it never ends. My life has been completely turned inside out, upside down, backwards and taken from me. Yes I've used...
    alwaysandforever09 alwaysandforever09 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    nikahole nikahole 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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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 as you crawl your way towards the light it's like some one takes your grip from you and throws you back in...
    Ewalkerc Ewalkerc 22-25, F May 5, 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 recovery, a screw came through the bone and they had to revise the fusion all the way to C7. I had a Halo screwed into my skull...
    ChicagoSparky ChicagoSparky 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 22

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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. Every bone in my body seems to ache. And the muscles in neck and shoulders burn like fire. Im getting so depressed from this that I...
    elainefw55 elainefw55 51-55, F Apr 29, 2013

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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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    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 6 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    cronin43 cronin43 46-50 Mar 14

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    Related Experiences

    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