Living In PainIn 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.