I run into the same dilemma. The medications I need to make through the day cause weight gain, and I don't have the energy to exercise as much as needed for large amounts of weight loss.
Jim is right though, have you talked to your GP? I found that being strong and silent with my doctor's just isnt enough. I was a single mother of 2 at 28 when my CP struck, so I understand some of what you are feeling. I am lucky that I eventually after 2 years found a pain management doctor who helped me along with a very caring CRNP who I have known for years both professionally and as a patient The struggle to get here though was long, and began when I cried in an office in front of the doctor and residents poking at me like a lab rat. Maybe you need to keep an activity and pain journal. It's easy, just in a notebook or on your computer word processor write the date, the activities you accomplished and how much pain they cause. I would write my medications taken and how effective or ineffective they were and if they caused side effects or reactions. That was an eye-opener for my doctors and it helped.
I hope you find what you are seeking.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw
Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, arthritis, kidney stones, depression, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions. Fentanyl patch, Vicodin, remeron, trazodone, dicyclomine, Miralax, Colace, Multivitamin