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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 9/17/2011 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone my name is Kerry and I am a new member. Just to
Let u know bout myself I have suffered with chronic
Back pain and sciatic pain for 2 and a half years since
Having my gorgeous son Jude. Everyday is a struggle finding
It really frustrating not being able to do all the
Things other mums do. I struggle to stand more than 10 minutes
At a time and struggle through my part time job
I try and remain positive I have a beautiful son and
Lovely partner but feel like I'm fighting this battle
On my own no one really knows what I am going through
So would like some advice from other people in same situation and possibly
Even find some friends love to everyone wud appreciate any advice
From anyone who knows what I'm goin through xxxxx

(Hi, I gave your post a title so more people will come by to meet you...Chutz)

Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 9/19/2011 6:51:47 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 9/18/2011 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the Chronic Pain Area of Healing Well.

We are always glad to have new members.

I noticed you have back pain and wanted to point out that many, if not most, of us on this board understand your pain completely. Back pain seems like a very common complaint for us and we do honestly understand how you feel.

You are among friends here.

All my best!
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   Posted 9/18/2011 3:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure if this applies to you, but my chronic back pain is because I am big busted and they actually push down on my ribs which puts pressure on all my organs, muscles, tissues, etc. If it does apply, talk to your doctor about getting a chiropractor and some exercises to strengthen the muscles.

Also, welcome to Healing Well and the chronic pain area.

Mods this is on my personal experience, not medical training.
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   Posted 9/18/2011 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kerry, I don't have alot of back pain (seems like the only thing that doesn't hurt 24/7) but I did want to welcome you to Healing Well! You have found a great place with wonderful caring members.

You have already been given some great advise above, and I know as the day goes on that others will be here too. I hope you decide to stick around and get some much needed support. Keep us posted and take care.
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Undetermined Auto-Immune Dysfunction (probable MCTD, sero-negative RA and ?), Trigger finger, Carpal Tunnel, Cubital Tunnel, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Celebrex, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 9/18/2011 12:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanx everyone for ur replies nice to be a member
And have support from everyone much love
Hope everyone is having a "good day" today. Struggled thru
Work today but glad to be home :) xxxxx

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   Posted 9/18/2011 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kerry Welcome to our chronic pain forum. There are so many of us that have chronic back pain, including myself. The members here are very caring and supportive as you can see. I hope you're having a low pain day.

Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

New Member

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   Posted 9/19/2011 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank u loretta nice to have support love and kisses hope ur
Having a good day xxxxxx

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 58
   Posted 9/19/2011 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
It seems lower back pain is a ailment afflicting most of us so we can relate to your pain. It is admiral that you continue working thru the pain, I know kids can be a handful when you are in pain. Have you tried a pm doctor? My GP gave up treating my pain early on as he couldn't diagnose the exact problem and I guess he didn't want to manage my pain so you might want to look into this. I hope you can use this board for advice as well as a shoulder to cry on when you need one.
hope you have a pain-free day!
intercostal neuralgia, degenerative disc disease, atherosclerosis, depression, & anxiety
meds: gabapentin, oxycodone 30 mg, lipitor, xanax, effient, cymbalta, carbamazepine

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   Posted 9/19/2011 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Kerry~

Congratulations on your lovely baby and I know how much happiness they bring. I agree that most everyone in here can empathize with your pain and misery. Each in our own way suffer daily. Some sound worse off than others but IMHO pain is very individualistic and relative. At a basic level everyone's pain is very similar.

Please know that there is someone here almost any time of day and if you need someone to respond just post and you'll find a seasoned shoulder to lean on. I've done it many times myself...we all do. Some days we have the strength to help others and other days we're the one who needs to lean on a fellow sufferer to keep going. That's what we're all about here.

Glad you joined us,
Moderator on the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain forums
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Date Joined Jul 2011
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 9/19/2011 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kerry, I just wanted to welcome you to the boards here...I'm fairly new, but I have found great advice and also found a place where I could whine about my frustrations and not feel like I was being judged. I, too, have low back pain and sciatica in my right leg. Here lately, my pain has been very intense and I had an epidural steroid injection several days ago...and still in pain from that.

I think it helps to just have a place you can come to and share your feelings and lean on some caring shoulders....I think this is that place. The forum moderators keep it very clean and *family oriented*.

Kerry, have you had an MRI and been diagnosed? If not, I think it may be helpful to get one so you will know what the problem is. Doctors seem to be more willing to treat your pain problem if they know what's going on. At least that's been my experience. You sound like a wonderful mom and I sincerely hope you can find some relief for your pain. I know how hard it is with kids...and working. So come back here and we will talk more.
DDD, 3 bulging lumbar discs, bone spurs, facet joint arthrosis/sclerosis, osteoarthritis

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   Posted 9/20/2011 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kerry and I too would like to welcome you the chronic pain forum. I am glad that you found us but sorry that you have to be here. Has there been any testing done by your dr on your back?

What kind of medications has your dr tried you on? There are medication out there that can help some people with sciatica problems, along with a good physical therapist that knows about that condition. What types of treatment have you tried?

I really think no one can understand pain like another person that lives with it every day. Husbands and partners are fixers and they sometimes don't understand why the drs can't just fix us. it is not always that simple.

When you get a chance please let us know a little more about the type of care you have received in the past for your condition. Take care.
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