I dont know what to say. I feel like Im reading a paragraph that I wrote myself...
Im 17 years old and I know EXACTLY what you are talking about
. If I may ask, where about
do you live?
I recently went to a doctor who gave me a video about
the amplified pain stuff. This is SO crazy though because its like I wrote that... lol Sorry. Umm..let me explain. I have been on the site since I was 15. At that time I had basically self diagnosed myself with Fibro. My doctors kept passing me around and couldnt find anything wrong.
When I told them about
Fibro they tried Lyrica, and it has helped me, so they concluded that I had it. I went 2 weeks ago to a specialist who worked under Dr. Sherry(Philadelphia specializes in amplified pain, maybe you've heard of him) But, this Dr. confirmed what I had. Although, Im still being tested for different things!
I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis when I was 13! And I ended up having to have surgery for it because nothing else was helping. I had it 9 days before my 14th birthday! lol So, your not alone in the young diagnosis of that! I was the youngest person my doctor had seen with it, I went in his record book! lol
I've been going to PT for an ankle injury, but Im supposed to start PT for the Fibro next week. Although, right now Im really sick, about
to go to the doctor. It seemed like a reaction to giving blood, but it was flu-like symtpoms...but its been up and down and all my symptoms keep changing, so Im not sure whats going on!
1. How old you are? 17
2. How long you've had it for? I've had pain since I has 12
3. What are you doing for it? I take Lyrica. and Paxil for anxiety and such. and Im starting PT
4. Are you on any medication, do they? Lyrica. It helped. mostly with sleep. but I can tell a difference.
5. Does anything make it feel better? hmm, good question! not really! sometimes heat helps...
6. What do you do to get your mind off of it? I like to draw/write/paint, I like being with my friends. no one would know I had it if I didnt tell them. I dont like to show it. Im a perfectionist and I dont prefer showing my weaknesses to anyone!
So, umm, you can email me if you want. Just click on my name. Its always nice to find someone who understands! Although, Im not convinced because I still go to school. Im not sure why I dont seem to be as "bad" as most people, ya know. I wish I didnt have to go to school! I begged once to be homeschooled!!
Well, Im pretty sick right now so...its been a week and I have a fever so I think Im going to the doctor in a bit... And remember, if you want to talk, Im totally here, email me! =] Take Care...
Ah, this is so weird... not used to knowing someone who actually like..relates so much..geez! lol
Lyrica and Paxil (both working quite well might I add!)
"Cracks in the concrete are just reminders that you fall apart
no matter how strong you are"
"Sometimes it is best to forget what you feel and remember what you deserve"
"Im going to
smile like nothing is wrong, talk like everything is perfect, act like its all a dream, and pretend its not hurting me."