Between lower back pain n migraines I never get relief
I had to respond to this as I was thinking a very similar thought to myself all day today... I have the joy of migraines with auras, lower back pain with skeletal changes, and TMJD... so if one isn't at a 5, at least one of the other areas steps up to take its' place. Someone asked me this morning if I had a day without pain, what would I do with it, and I actually had to pause, and realized it's been so long, I didn't have an answer... just know you're not alone and there will be some days better than others...
sending you a hug - Terca
Every single day! Each minute feels like hours when you hurt. My pain has gone up so much in the past few months! It is something I wouldnt wish on the very worst enemy! (although I wish, sometimes, that I could show others just how bad the pain really is, just for a moment!!)
I wish I could have just an hour without pain. I also have Severe Migraines that last usually a week at a time & I have them so bad that I have had multiple blood vessels pop & kill that vessel. I also have had Fibromyalgia & two bulging disc in my neck. And about 10 other medical conditions. I have found that trying to stay positive & surround myself with positive people & laughter.
I hope you find some relief.
Hi there, my name is Ruth and I am a regular here on the site. I just sat down tonight for the first time in about a week and checked my emails. I have been either in the bed or on the couch in severe pain with my lower back. I went to my pain dr. and he swithched my meds and then took off for two weeks on vacation. I don't think he did the conversion right, because I started it and felt like I had took nothing. I called and they got ahold of him and he told me to take two. Still... severe pain. I looked it up and should have started on a much higher dose. I don't know what he was thinking. I have never been in this much pain. Well... except when I had pancreatitis. I have a very good friend on the site and I have called her every day in tears. I can't sleep due to the pain. My depression is through the roof. I'm just trying to hang in there until he gets back from vacation.
And the saddest thing is we know nobody here to come help me and my little boy sees me hurting and crying. He's five yrs old and can do a lot for himself. And I force myself to make breakfast and lunch and things like that for him. But he's been such a sweetheart. He'll come kiss my cheek and tell me things will get better mommy. People who have never experienced chronic pain have no concept at all what it's like. They think they know... but their sadly mistaken. I don't know what I would have done without my friend from the site here. She has been my cheerleader and encourager through the whole thing. I didn't know people like her still existed. So yes, I know very well how it would feel to have ten minutes of no pain. This has been one of the most challenging things I have went through. Not only physically... but mentally. And I am suppose to leave in a few days and go on a short vacation to see my first child graduate from high school. I pray that you get the relief you so need. I know how tough it is. My couch is deformed now from me twisting and turning on it trying to find any position that would comfort my pain just a little. lol. Poor thing looks pittiful. lol. Much love and good luch to you. Ruth
A day, an hour, a few minutes some days. I doubt there's anyone on this site that doesn't sympathise and join in your desire. Most days I try and use humor and my most adorable granddaughter to occupy my mind. Other days I come here, read through a lot of the postings and realize there are many people here worse off than me, apply the stiff upper lip school of thought and just press on. Then there's days like today when I hurt so bad I can barely function. I have a sign I tape on my bedroom door that says "Please - shoot me!" That's their clue that it's a really bad day and to leave me be unless there's a fire or someone's bleeding - a lot!
Have you tried the Imitrex Nasal Spray for your migraine? For some reason, the pills and the shots don't work for me, but the spray helps tremendously. Maybe it could help you too.
Don't give up, you're not alone!
Sura, I feel for you. I do have pain free times throughout my day, despite my degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis. I see my pain management specialist every month to change or renew my medications. I was on tons of Norco and Percocet so he changed me to a long-acting MS Contin with Norco and it's working well. The only side effect is feeling sleepy, which I handle with RockStar drinks. I believe we can be pain free. We just have to advocate on our own behalf and stay aggressive in our search for pain management. Blessings upon you.
Oh Boy!! Do I know how 24/7 pain feels!! I have had multiple back surgeries and I swore I'd NEVER have another one, but SOME DAYS I would jump at the chance if it would help. I just get SOOOO DESPERATE !! I have heard of people getting their nerves cut... I might do that if I could find a Dr. around here that does it. My husband is worried about the risks, but I live with the pain.
I don't even know what that would be like. I probably would get angry that so much of my life has been spent in pain and now too old to do the things I used to do... I just don't want it to get worse because it is hard enough just staying at a pain level 5-6. That is pretty good for me...
Interesting question and thanks for the food for thought!
I'm new here and a very slow typist. I sure know how you feel. I am glad when i can get the pain down to 5 or 6. I'm on Hydrocodone 5/325 and the Dr now wants me to add 1000 mg of Tylenol in the Am and 1000 mg of Tylenol in PM but never go above 3200 mg/day because it could affect the liver. I'll see how it works.
Best to all--- Ron
Hi, I know this is a bit late but I had to add an answer. Yes Yes Yes, everyday this wish is on my mind. I feel sometimes I am existing, but not living. Some days I wish the Dr's in my circle should experience just 1 hr of the amount of pain I and many of you experience daily, I bet things would be a lot easier on us if this were to ever happen. Take care, and hope tomorrow brings less pain to all of us. Liz.
I can FONDLY remember the last day that I awoke and felt good, that "Oh MY what a wonderful day to be alive" that was 10 years ago and I can still remember it. Don't give up hope, make the most out of each and every moment, good and bad. Even when you are feeling badly you can have some good moments through-out the day. Make the most out of what you have, what keeps me going is to tell myself that it could be worse. Sometimes it is hard to remember that is true but it is true. As one of the other posters mentioned, surround yourself with Positive people and Thoughts !
I read the different responses and felt the need to add my 2 cents as well. Having chronic fibromyalgia, headaches and a paralyzed stomach makes for a difficult day. Right now the fibro has really impacted my arms to the point where I can barely use them without terrible pain. I have a steel plate and screws from C3 thru C7 that creates headaches from h*ll. And if my stomach flares up, its almost like having a heart attack. The pain is so strong and sharp that it takes my breath. This can go on for days on end. I try everything to break the cycle. I just pray for a pain-free day. I think if I had one, I would faint from the shock of it. I try to stay positive and not think about by talking with others. I don't discuss my pain tho because everyone has their own pains. They don't need to be bothered by mine. I'll just keep trying to break the cycle somehow, and hope for a pain-free day. I wish all of you a day free of stress, worry, and pain.
Yes!!! I am going to a pain clinic and the doc is giving me oxycodone 15 mg at a time, I told him as soon as it wears off, I wake up when i'm trying to sleep. It doesn't really touch my pain either. I sleep a maximum of 4hrs a night, this makes my fibromyalgia kick in. So I asked for oxycontin ER, so I can get a good nights sleep, but he said no! I can't live like this. I have an artificial disk in lower back that has caused alot of problems, so now I need it fused. I don't understand what his problem is. I have migraines as well, I can relate, I always have back pain, but when I get a migraine on top of that and fibromyaligia pain, I feel like, why me? Good luck with your pain sweetsura7, you are not alone. I'll say some prayers for you if that's okay with you?
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