First, welcome to the board. I'm glad you are here.... but, of course, I wish you didn't have pain issues. The people on here are very supportive and encouraging....
I have some pelvic pain as well - it sounds like you've had trigger point injections? Did you have a hysterectomy due to the pain?
I can identify w/ you - as most of us can - that we would all like one "magic pill" to take away all the pain. Unfortunately, it rarely happens that way. It usually involves a myriad of things to help decrease the pain. And, as far as looking 20 years older - I get that one, too! I'm 38.... and I often times feel like I look/feel about 68. Chronic pain will do that to you.
Do your meds help decrease your pain in any way?
I'm sorry that I don't have specific ideas to decrease the pelvic pain; maybe others here will have ideas. You can also go to the "search" box above (upper right) and put in "pelvic pain" and see if you can find old posts that might offer you ideas.
Chronic pain has changed my life entirely. I have 8 children - 6 while I was healthy and then "surprise" twin daughters. I'm a completely different person than I was before chronic health and pain issues entered my life. That being said, I've found a way to accept this "new life" and just do my best, and take it day by day. Coming here for encouragement really helps. I hope you will find the same.
Oh, and chronic pain can absolutely lead to depression issues. Many of us deal w/ that as well.
How old is your child? My kids are almost 17 down to 8 (the boys) and the girls are 18 months old.
Anyway, welcome to the board.... and I look forward to getting to know you. I hope you can find something that helps w/ your pain issues. Living w/ chronic pain can be very, very frustrating. We can all relate to that, for sure.
Take care.... --Tina
Moderator - Chronic Pain Forum
My faith and family sustain me even on my worst days... as well as my wonderful friends here at HW.
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