I was wondering if anyone has lost a lot of weight and THEN began to have chronic pain?
I had Weight loss surgery and lost about
200 lbs, I had pain on and off before but after my wls I hurt much more. My PM doctor says I have laxity in my muscles I think and she sort of explained it like this.... A card table holding a bunch of books (heavy) and the table is really sagging then you remove all the books and the table is still sagging down and weak and not able to just go back to normal.
Does this sound right? Most of my pain being caused by this????????? I do have herniated discs in my lower back but my doc really believes my pain is caused by my body just being all out of whack.
I can't believe that losing all the weight has made me feel so much worse, in so much pain and also so depressed along with complications and surgeries... ugh.... anyone else have a similar experience??
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, constant throbbing/rushing/heartbeat sound in right ear(doctors have no idea what this is), anxiety and depression most likely related to chronic pain.
Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 600mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer)
Post Edited (hopelessgirl) : 4/8/2008 10:34:56 PM (GMT-6)