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   Posted 9/9/2010 1:49 AM (GMT -6)   
hi..i'm 19. I got run over when i was five so now i have several neck/back/hip problems.I have fibromyalgia,arthritis, and something involving a high strep titer thats messing with my immune system..i never sleep, sitting or standing for more than 5 minutes kills me and i cant even lay down self concious and dont socialize to much bc fibrofog has affected my speech and i hate looking stupid infront of ppl,and explaining it to them is impossible.i honestly don't know what all is wrong with me. Most of my family/doctors think im trying to hold on to the attention i got from getting hit in the accident.the one person that slightly supported me (mom) kicked out. i'm kind of rambling at this point but ive never talked to anyone...ever other than my mom/bf about this and shes not much help/he's very supportive but if you've never been in pain like yhis you dont get it. I've been in pain my whole life and now its causing me to be severely depressed and have very bad anxiety. its getting harder everyday to keep going and the only reason i don't end it is because it would hurt my boyfriend to much. i just don't know what to do anymore

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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
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

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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Please forgive me if I come across a bit too blunt but at times that is just the way I am.

You say you don't know what to do anymore but in truth you are not without options. The first thing to do is get off the weed. I won't go into legal or moral aspects of it, but I will say that doing any kind of illicit drugs is sabotaging your medical future as most doctors will automatically view you as being a drug seeker and won't take a closer look at you or treat you if they do.

The next thing you should do is find yourself a counselor and a good primary care physician. For the counselor, ideally you should find one that specializes in pain issues, but even a good "standard" one should be able to help you get on a more solid footing mentally and emotionally. Also a good primary care physician is needed to oversee all aspects of your treatment and to consult and coordinate with the specialists that you will most likely need to see, as the odds are good no one doctor is going to be able to deal effectively with all of your health issues.

The journey is not going to be a quick one or an easy one, but how well you work with those on your health care team and how well they work with you will determine if things will be only as hard as they need to be or harder than they should.
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