My Body Betrays Me, Over and Over Again

I have spinal arthritis, spinal stenosis, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, scoliosis, irritable bowel syndrome/ulcers, hypoglycemia, carpal tunnel...and some others...and then there's all the things that these problems cause- like pinched nerves, mental fogginess, migraines, cold feet and hands, chronic diarrhea, sharp pains, aches...bah!  It's all crazy!  I have osteopenia (the start of osteoporosis) too, but at least that doesn't hurt!!!  LOL

I have good days, bad days, and in between days...I started into menopausal symptoms at 27...and I'm not old enough to have any of these things to the degree I have them.  I asked my doc why all this was happening to me.  "Did I party too hard when I was young??"  He said it's bad genes.  BAD genes!  That makes me feel great about having made 4 kids with my bad genes passed on!!  

My mom was adopted, so we know nothing about her history, and she's 66 and in better seeming health than me!

My dad died two years ago, at age 62.  His twin brother died two years before that.  Think we have found the source?  Yeah, maybe.  My dad and his twin both developed diabetes, and complications there of were the cause of both of their deaths.  I am so terrified of getting diabetes!!  They both suffered from strokes, and my dad turned into someone he wasn't.  He was generally a kind, polite, caring person.  But after the strokes, he was angry and evil!  I don't want to become like that!  If I am able to recognize this occurring, I think I would just kill myself to put my family out of their misery!  I love them too much to put them through all that!

1froggirl 1froggirl
36-40, F
3 Responses Feb 16, 2009

I was looking for live chat support online .... this came up...<br />
the long term sharing of experiences regarding pain is ok .<br />
but where is the instant live chat for those that are right at our wits ends... :( <br />
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I hope you all feel better. I know I don't

I was looking for live chat support online .... this came up...<br />
the long term sharing of experiences regarding pain is ok .<br />
but where is the instant live chat for those that are right at our wits ends... :( <br />
<br />
I hope you all feel better. I know I don't

I hear your pain <br />
Chronic Pain is awful I have atypical hemiplegic migraines, Kidney stones, fibroid tumor in my uterus and a bunch of other problems<br />
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Not that i would wish it on my worst enemy but if you ever do develop Diabetes there is a terrific support group here on EP