Posted 9/9/2010 5:40 AM (GMT -7)
Hi retaeh, and welcome to the forums. I'm sorry it's pain that brought you here, but it's a great group of people with a wealth of knowledge and information.
I'm sorry you're experiencing so much pain without any comfort. Are you currently under a doctor's care? Have you been seen by a Pain Specialist at all? Have you have any recent testing (x-ray, MRI, etc.) to show exactly what damage is done?
I know you probably think the marijuana is helping you somewhat, but it really is just masking symptoms for you, and not helping to fix the problem. If you're not already seeing a pain specialist, then you might want to ask your doctor for a referral. In the meantime, I would recommend you read the post here called Fibro 101. It's got excellent information that you really should read.
I hope you'll talk to your doctor and tell him/her that you're not getting real relief. It's important that you stay as active as possible...laying on the couch won't do much for your pain in the long run. Staying active keeps the muscles and ligaments loose and easier to move around. If your doctor minimalizes your pain, then it's time to find a new doctor. You are of legal age, so you don't need to wait for your parents to help with this.
I hope you are able to get the pain relief you need. I'm looking forward to future posts from you.
Take care, gentle hugs
DX: Fibro, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Physically Unable to Vomit due to Nissen Surgery, Extremely tiny and scarred veins (hard start for IV's)
Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D + Multi daily