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Living In Pain

In 2007 I had gallbladder surgery. Afterwards I developed infections, trouble eating and pain that I could not identify. Since then I have had a battery of tests all to find out that I have developed allergies to many different medications, celiac disease, and a chronic pain disorder.

I am now on a multitude of medications to control the pain including cymbalta, celebrex, and tylenol 3 to manage pain. I am on a gluten free diet and am thinking about eliminating all sugars to since they seem to make the fibro flare up.

I have pain daily from my neck down to my feet, and at times it makes me want to just throw in the towel.

I am being treated with sleeping pills, and seroquel for the insomnia. I think the lack of sleep is the worst part of it all. That and having so much pain that I have a hard time even showering at times.

I work as a middle school and senior English teacher and go to work every day even when I am dragging myself in. The kids do help to distract from the pain, but ultimately when I get home, I just curl up into a ball and want to cry.
teachercrhs teachercrhs 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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After being totally disabled with FMS, I have been out of pain and off meds for 13 years. I did it by balancing my hormones, initially balancing brain chemistry, cleaning up my diet, and clearing some toxins, which is likely something you won't hear in your doctor’s offices.

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I want to encourage each of you with fibromyalgia. I understand what you are going through. I have been there.

After being totally disabled with fibromyalgia many years ago, I have been without pain and off medications for over 13 years. I didn't happen over night, but it did happen.

Here is what I have done to get well.
1. Identify and correct hormonal imbalances using plant-based replacement.
2. Initially corrected brain chemical imbalances, particularly improving a naturally occurring brain chemical called dopamine.
3. Cleaned up my diet and eliminated milk, a food that was causing trouble for me.
4. Cleaned up some toxins.

Rheumatologists and patients typically don't understand the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. I want to help change that. The technology is in the here and now to identify and correct hormonal imbalance.

Do a little research to see if you have symptoms of hormonal imbalance. If you have many of these symptoms, study to find out how to identify and correct imbalances.
Here is a hug to each of you. I want you to feel well again.

Patricia Stephens, Certified Nutritional Consultant

This sound almost identical to my story. I unfortunatly do not have insurance and thus do Not take medications, i am gluten free and dairy free and it seems to help, never thought about sugar, i may have to try that-I am in school to be a teacher as well. I guess it is nice to know I am not alone. Hang in there