I'm new to this site and I'm kind of looking for some people to talk to. I have been suffering from chronic pain for 4 years. It started with a sebaceous cyst in my left arm. I had it drained but got a serious infection. It took several weeks for the infection to clear up but long afterwards I was still having serious pain. I saw 5 or 6 doctors over the next 2 years, none of them giving me a diagnosis but saying I needed to get over the trauma and move on. I was on and off of pain killers during this time, but they didn't help much and only took the edge off.
After two years the pain starting causing other serious health problems and I started seeing new specialists. I was referred to pain management and finally was diagnosed after having pain for two and half years with Type II Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (very similar to fibromyalgia). My symptoms have changed even since then and I have serious problems with migraines, muscle problems in my back, sleep issues, and basically have no immune system. I am currently only taking one medication for my pain which has worked pretty well. I am only 21 so the doctors feel, and I agree that I should try and stay on as few drugs as possible since I have a lot of years of having this disease. My health and pain have been really bad recently. I'm just looking for a little support and maybe a little guidance. I just want to get through this flare up so I can enjoy life before I have to deal with the next one...