I have chronic neck pain which causes daily headaches.
I just wanted to know how you ladies deal with your pain when looking after your children. I mean, some days I can barely walk around the house cause my head is pounding so much - I don't know how I could look after a baby. We are currently waiting on our PGD workup but now I'm considering putting the whole thing on hold indefinitely as I just really don't have a clue how I would be able to look after a baby when I can barely function some days. I'm devestated at the thought that this pain might have destroyed something else I wanted to do with my life (be a mum) cause it has ruined so many other things. I just really don't know what to do anymore.
I've had chronic neck pain (which leads to daily headaches) for the last ten years of so. I've never really had a diagnosis, most doctors just think I should go home & take a panadol .
My headaches vary in intensity, some days they are so bad that I wish someone would just knock me out. I find it hard to do my job often, especially on days they are really bad. The headaches generally get worse as the day progresses because my neck gets tighter & tighter.
I've spent hundreds & hundreds of dollars going to doctors & specialists and got no answers. I've also tried physio, massage, chiro & osteo with no success. I have had some success with accupuncture and this did seem to work for a while, at least initially. However, last time my neck was really bad and I went back for a maintanence session, it made my neck/headaches worse for about six weeks until they finally got better. So now I'm not really keen to do that again, so I'm out of options.
I spent about four years literally living on nurofen so that I could function, but when I read about the effects of long-term use I decided I didn't want to take it anymore. Plus we were thinking about starting a family and I wanted to learn to manage it without it. So now I basically live on panadol - I usually have to take two with breakfast, two with lunch & two with dinner every day. Sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't.
I'm out of ideas as to how to get rid of my pain and it doesn't seem like I have a choice but to learn how to live with it. However, I find it really had to function when I have a blinding headache and I'm not really sure how I can work though it. Especially if I'm listening to a screaming baby at the same time.
I really really want to be a mum...........