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Sjarlotte
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/21/2012 9:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello All!

I'm new here... Finally I found a forum for this, I've been in so much pain in the past week, I'm going nuts by now. I'm about to cry of this pain.

My problem is have joint inflammations all over my body - almost all of my joints have been injured in the past 6 years. Every once in a while I get pains that remind me of old inflammations I had. I can handle that. but...

I've been having a problem with my neck for the past 3-4 months. Si I started physiotherapy and bought a new orthopedic sleeping pillow that supports my neck. So now my back hurts! And the moment my neck hurts as well.
And my hip hurts too - that joint is also inflamed, has been like that for three if not four years now! I didn't exercise for a while so didn't feel it, and now when I'm back exercising (walking), it's back big time. In one first walk - going back to it - I could feel it stright away - coming back - it felt like a bubble developing.

I'm always in pain... There's always something aching in my body.... Nothing helps... I'm tired of this, I wanna cry... :(

Thanks for me vent a little...

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/21/2012 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning Sjarlotte!

Welcome to the Chronic Pain Forum! wink

You have definitely come to the right place to rant about your pain, as we all suffer some sort of chronic pain here.

Have you considered seeing a Pain Management Dr for this? I and many others here would certainly recommend it. Have you tried warm frequent baths?….or do you have access to a hot tub of sorts?

I see that you are sleeping with a special neck pillow, so my question is are you sleeping on your side or your back. If you happen to sleep on your side, then try tucking a couple pillows between your legs, and this may help reduce the pain you're experiencing with your hips.

Take care!,….and Enjoy the forum and its members! You are certainly welcome here to rant and visit with us.

SE wink
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"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."

Sjarlotte
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   Posted 1/21/2012 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning Screaming Eagle :)

I tried hot baths once or twice - didn't help. I don't know if there are any pain management doctors round here (I'm in Israel, I've never heard of that really). Besides, in the past 6 years I've lost faith in doctors, I only like my GP (she cares for her patients) and my Orthopedist (he gives me what I want, like physiotherapy...)

I sleep on the side, so I'll try to do what you say and see how it goes. Thanks!

The problem with mu hip (I sound so old!) though doesn't have to do with how I sleep, just an inflammation that refuses to go away...

Thank god I found this place :)

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/21/2012 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
…Hey!…I don't recall anyone here from Israel!….very cool! wink

…are you taking any pain med's at the moment? We are also glad you found this forum, and it is amazing that we see and visit with members from all over the world. All of our members understand what it is like to suffer on a daily bases. Again, please feel free to make yourself at home here, post anytime you want. We are open for support 24/7 here you know! tongue

We are excited to have you here….but as many will say,…we are so sorry for the reason your search brought you here.

SE wink
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"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."

Retired Mom
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   Posted 1/21/2012 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow it is so cool to hear from someone so far away! I'm very sorry for your pain though.

I wish I had answers, but they are so different for everyone. Perhaps there is a type of rub (here there is biofreeze, which works very well for me), but I don't know what there is in Isreal.

I hope you find answers soon and that your pain lesses to where you can handle it! I actually wish it would go away, but I know in reality that you wouldn't be seeking out a chronic pain forum unless you had experienced pain for a long time.

All my best to you!
TLIF L5-S1/failed, Pituatary disorder w/HGH deficiency, Fibro, Failed Bladder Surgery & Nissen, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CFS, TMJ, Migraines, HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia w/Diabetic reaction to HGH, Bi-lateral CTS (surgery related trigger finger), Edema, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Peripheral Neuropathy, Plantar Fascitis, Tibular Tendionitis, Adult Onset Flat Feet, Vision Issues & much more.....

bayoub2
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   Posted 1/21/2012 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome!!

Sorry for your troubles but glad you found us. We DO understand.

Could your GP prescribe pain meds or could you see a rheumatologist that deals with arthritis and infalmmation. There are alot of new meds for chronic inflammation.

Also OTC drugs like Motrin (ibuprofen), moist heating pads and no high impact exercise. Take it easy and please seek further medical help before it gets worse

Sending healing thoughts
Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
Major Depressive Disorder, ptsd, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, l3/4, L4/5 gone, bursitis arthritis sciatica

seroquel, hydrocodone clonazepam norvasc multi vitamin and magnesium

Sjarlotte
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/21/2012 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your support :)

I refuse to take medications, I took a lot of anti inflammatory meds in the past and they simply don't work. In fact, I think they ruined other things in my body. They help one little thing, and ruin another. The one thing that has been working so far is exercise and movement. My body needs to move (today I didn't do anything besides sitting on the couch watching television, like a potato...So I now I pulled a muscle. And now I mad at myself for sitting all day, so not healthy). The lack of movement is my worst enemy.

I had an orthopedist who wanted to give me a cortisone shot. I even considered that a while ago, but then got back to my senses...
I went to a rheumatologist at some point, don't even remember what she had to say. Nothing much. Hahaha, basically all doctors I've been to say that I am perfectly healthy, just have a tendency to have inflammations in my joints. Hahahaha, that's funny! I could have told them that myself!

Most pains I can handle, they're not so sharp anymore, but this past week was difficult as the pain this time is too strong. I have exercise a physiotherapist gave me for the hip long time ago, I guess I'd better get back doing them, right?
There's something like Biofreeze, a natural pain reliever, I forgot what it's called. I used to use it, but it doesn't work on all parts, hahaha. I'll look for it, that's a good idea.

Thanks again guys for your advise and support!

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 1/21/2012 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
…I have to applaud you for toughing it out, and keeping the med's as a latter resort. You are correct, in that there is a lessor of two evils that only you can decide. For many of us here, pain med's is the lesser problem, as we have gotten to a point that we needed something for quality of life. If it was not for pain med's I surely would not be able to continue my career.

I do believe that a good PM may be able to give you some of your quality of life back, and it does not necessarily mean that you need pain med's. There are many options as far as med's are concerned. No one here wants to be on these med's, and certainly not for a high. There is no such thing for me, and I take 112mg a day of Oxycodone products. It simply relieves the pain to a certain point, and even then, I still,... like many here experience pain, but to a lesser degree.

Keep your options open, and I would suggest a rheumatologist as Maggie also suggested. I also believe you are doing a very smart thing, and that is keeping your body active. Our bodies are designed so that we function better if we do this. PT might be a suggestion as well (Physical Therapy)….they might give you some pointers that you can do right there in your home, and exercise's that would give you the maximum benefit for the problem areas that you have.

We wish you all the best, and we appreciate your communication with us. The more we know about you and your health problems, the better we may be able to point you in a direction of help.

Again!…enjoy the forum, and visit us often! You may as well make this your support home! Our members are more than willing to do so.

A couple of things that may be of interest to you are the "Forum Rules", and a post at the top of the post called "Chronic Pain 101"….I invite you to read both in your spare time…lots of great information there.

Also we do have a forum for those who suffer from arthritis…and even if you do not suffer from this…there may be some help there for you. To find it, click on the Forums and Chat button at the top of this page. If you need further assistance, just ask for help, and someone will be here for you. You can also email any of the moderators, and I assure they will answer you back. Those Moderators are myself "Screaming Eagle"…."Straydog"….."White Beard"…."Chutz" and "CRPSpatient" all of which can be found in the Moderator listings or the members listings. You can also click on the email icon just underneath each moderators name if you see them in any post here on the forum.

…one last thing! tongue…we also have a FaceBook page that is private just for Chronic Pain members here. If you wish to join it…well then email me or CRPSpatient…and we will get you placed in there. Many of our members here belong to it, and it in no way is a replacement for the forum. Your best source of support and information is right here on the CP forum! Period! The FB page offers a relaxed place where we can have a little fun and keep things off the forum that do not belong on it. We also can share photos of family and daily activities and such.

SE wink
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Weekly Quote!

"Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 1/21/2012 2:01:06 PM (GMT-7)


sos007
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   Posted 1/21/2012 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I commend you for not wanting to take pain medications....I think most of us started out thinking that way....however I at some point had to cave and take some meds as I had no quality of life. One day my doc said either you want to have some quality of life you are going to have to take pain medications or face everyday feeling like your right on the edge. I decided that she was right so after not being able to work for over 4 yrs I started my pain meds and now I am able to work 3/4 time. Without my pain meds I would still be in my bed in bad depression....now I have a life...it may not be my old life but a life none the less. So please try to open up to the option and go and see a pain doc...I hope everything works out for you and I will keep you in my prayers....

Bless you, Amy
Chronic Pain(nerve), fibro, mild depression and a few others

tmjpain
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   Posted 1/23/2012 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I wanted to welcome you to our chronic pain forum. Glad you found us but sorry you suffer. You certainly have found the perfect place. The members here are wonderful.
It's great to see someone from Israel.
Keep posting with us and let us know how you are getting along.

Suzane
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