sick and tired of pain

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blessedwith3boys
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   Posted 7/16/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I realize I have it easy compared to others but I do not handle pain well. I get crabby, my blood pressure rises, it drains me mentally, etc. Having pain every day is no fun! Today it's my knees and back. How do I maintain my home and my cheerful disposition when I'm feeling ouchy?
I've been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks.
My symptoms are......backache, severe headaches that Tylenol and Iboprofen won't touch, problems concentrating and problems remembering stuff, constipation, sleep disturbances, I tire easily, sometimes weakness,sometimes aches and pains,more heart palpitations lately too,  Im sure there is more but it's hard to think. Zyrtec for allergies and sometimes a nasal decongestant.
 
I take Paxil and sometimes Ativan for my anxiety. Over the counter I take a multivitamin, stool softener, a vitamin B supplement when I remember, AZO yeast when I remember. I think I've given up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen but have turned to Aleve, pain patches, pain creams, and my best friend my heating pad.


crazykitty
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   Posted 7/16/2010 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry you are hurting. Somedays I believe that the emotional pain of living
with chronic pain can outweigh the pain itself. Living with pain 24/7 is difficult and wears
on our emotions.

Setting goals for myself each day helps. I know that I need to get a walk in and my
relaxation therapy. Each morning I have to physche myself up for the day. I'm my
own cheerleader, if I don't do this, it is easy for me to start feeling sorry for myself and
thinking about how much I hurt. Distractions are needed to keep me from thinking about
pain. I know it is there, but I can't dwell on it. My heart does go out to the Moms who
have kids at home. If they are old enough, they can help out. My daughter was doing
laundry when she was 12 and knew what housework was about.

Remember to do something you enjoy each day, just for yourself...even if it is a bubble
bath. And last but not least...take one day at a time and count your blessings!

hugs,Robin

PS somedays for me require a good cry. I get it all out and go on :)


Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 

Post Edited (crazykitty) : 7/16/2010 12:18:42 PM (GMT-6)


mama6
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   Posted 7/16/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
It is difficult to stay cheerfull when you have chronic pain. I am so sorry you have to go through this. Sometimes, i just have to take sometime for myself. Sometimes a walk, or going to my room, turning the lights off and listening to music. Have you been seen by a DR. yet? It's so hard to find a good one but if you do they should be able to give you something for it.
Sometimes you just can't be cheerfull, and guess what? That's ok too. People(family and such) will just have to either help out to make it easier for you or understand this is the way it is, and be supportive for you. I wish you luck stay strong, and take care of yourself. Heather
Mama6


blessedwith3boys
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Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 36
   Posted 7/16/2010 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou crazykitty and mama6. I go to the doctors on Monday. I have so many symptoms to tell him about. I hope I don't bombard him with symptoms and that he takes me seriously.
I've been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks.
My symptoms are......backache, severe headaches that Tylenol and Iboprofen won't touch, problems concentrating and problems remembering stuff,now my knees hurt too,  constipation, sleep disturbances, I tire easily, sometimes weakness,sometimes aches and pains,more heart palpitations lately too,  Im sure there is more but it's hard to think. Zyrtec for allergies and sometimes a nasal decongestant.
 
I take Paxil and sometimes Ativan for my anxiety. Over the counter I take a multivitamin, stool softener, a vitamin B supplement when I remember, AZO yeast when I remember. I think I've given up on Tylenol and Ibuprofen but have turned to Aleve, pain patches, pain creams, and my best friend my heating pad. I also have some over the counter back ache pills.


sonny boy
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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 31
   Posted 7/16/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
sounds more like fibro.but it really doesent matter when you hurt you hurt.I managed get up enough enegry to mow the neghbors yard trying to be nice its a small yard but you no how many breaks it takes
all he could do is call me a sissy hes 91 old BUZZARD any way so the more i look  at life do  not worry about the things you think you need to do just focus on the things you have to do .and i take zoloft an loratab people dont like to take meds but im not going to spend my life in pain you just have to live it to thr fullest  GOD BLESS   sonny boy turn

Sheila1366
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Date Joined Aug 2005
Total Posts : 384
   Posted 7/16/2010 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean. When you have family that depends on their mom or wife being upbeat is important. Very hard to do when in pain. Just do the best you can, the family loves you despite it all.
Fibromyalgia,arthritis,raynauds syndrome,gastroparesis,IBS,depression,severe costochondritis, generalized anxiety disorder
 
God and Family is my life.

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