• 4 months ago

    Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia

    Hi-I just wanted to respond and say that although I haven’t been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I have dealt with chronic pain in my back and have been on all the major pain meds. there are out there. I finally went into rehab and was taken off of all of them and put on Suboxone. It does help but I don’t think the chronic pain will ever go away. What I hate is the criticism that I have gotten from my family members. They think I have been faking it (the pain) and I feel infuriated at their criticism of me when I am suffering so much.

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  • 4 months ago

    RE: Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia

    I have lived in pain over thirty years and have undergone many surgeries doe to severe arthritis. Now my left hip is shot and my husband told me he will divorce me if I ever have any other non emergency surgeries. I feel your pain. Wish I knew what to tell you but from my experience no one will ever understand.
      • 4 months ago
        If this is what your husband has to say, I say, let him go and at least that would be one pain you can get rid of. I have trigeminal neralgia. My head sometimes hurts so bad that all I can do is sit in a dark room or go to the emergency room and get infusions of pain medication. I have also heard "I get headaches and it does not stop me from working" or "this is just a way to get out of work". People do not understand and what they do not understand they tend to attack. Stay strong. You are in my prayers.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia

    I can sympathize. I have constant pain from several conditions.i take Pain meds, 2 twice a day.I this only gives me 2-4or5 hr pain free times daily,but I accept that's the best I get.My husband(50 yrs!) cares about me & helps. But it seems if I react to my pain, it is upsetting to him. I know it's because he's scared of losing me, & also he surely feels extra stress now, since I can't do much anymore. I not only am in constant pain, but have an adult daughter who for some unknown reason is estranged from the family. I text with her on occasion. My other daughter is emotionally & learning disabled & we choose to support her. The 4 of us are all the family we have. I have many Challenges in life, but have been blessed with love from my husband, & from my daughter. I also have strong spirituality. It has amazed me how strong I have become. I try to look my best, smile a lot & remember to be grateful for my life. This isn't easy but if you can manage it, it does help me get thru each day. My thought & prayers are with all of you who suffer too.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia

    I have many health issues and chronic pain is part of it. I try not to judge and was so hurt when I overheard negative comments about me. "She's always got something wrong with her, or what next" I do not choose to be ill I just am. I need love and care not criticism and being judged. Pain affects every moment of every day it eats away at my sense of self.
  • 4 months ago

    RE: Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia

    Thanks for your advice. In all other ways he is wonderful to me and after 46 years of marriage and since I can't support myself and my entire family is estranged I have no place else to go. Good luck with your pain sweetie.