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    Default Any other chronic pain sufferers?

    I'm feeling really down tonight. I'm in so much pain. Seven years ago I hurt my lower back. I've been in pain ever since. I've had some good days but most days I am in pain. I don't let it stop me I push myself to do everything and just deal with it. I had surgery in 2011 which helped marginally. I usually go through cycles of manageable pain and then flares which would last 1-2 months then settle again.
    Since I got pregnant (November 2014) I have been in constant pain. Because of my lower back problems I developed symphysis pubis dysfunction in my first trimester which got progressively worse. Things settled a bit after DD was born (emergency c-sect) but a few months in the pubic pain flared up and my pelvis ended up separating severely in February and I've been diagnosed on MRI with severe osteitis pubis with a 1-2 year recovery timeframe. Because of my pelvic instability with the osteitis pubis I've had 6 months of constant severe lower back pain. I am at the point that I can barely walk because of the osteitis pubis and can't sit down because of my back pain. It's intolerable. I've been deemed eligible for a disability permit last week 😔
    I see a pain specialist and 2 weeks ago had a test nerve block done which seemed to help so I will go in for a procedure called a neurotomy but surgeon is on leave for a few weeks so it'll be at least a month away.
    There's no point to this post. I really just needed to write it down and acknowledge how much I'm struggling with my pain. If there are any other hubbers dealing with chronic pain I am shedding tears for you too. This is one of the worst things to experience and I find most people don't understand how f$@!ing unrelenting it is. I just wish I could be pain free it is so unfair.
    Please don't suggest to me I need chiro, or physio, or tens, or acupuncture, or traction, or ultrasound, or Pilates, or hydrotherapy (you get my drift) I've been there done it all 😁

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    Osteo?

    Bowen therapy

    Sorry couldn't resist. I have chronic neck pain. Been having it for about 6 years . Ive tried physio chiro, heatpacks, analgesia, cold packs, exercises blah blah. I'm just about to go to a Osteo.

    I have no advice but i truly sympathise. I hope you get relief soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Osteo?

    Bowen therapy

    Sorry couldn't resist. I have chronic neck pain. Been having it for about 6 years . Ive tried physio chiro, heatpacks, analgesia, cold packs, exercises blah blah. I'm just about to go to a Osteo.

    I have no advice but i truly sympathise. I hope you get relief soon.
    Haha very funny
    I actually think neck pain is worse than back pain. I hope the osteo helps you, let me know how you get on

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    I have chronic knee pain in both knees . Each day I hobble like I'm 80. I can't walk far and I certainly can't kneel or bend my knees.

    Chronic pain is debilitating.

    I have tried everything under the sun but nothing helps .

    I am so sorry you are going through this. It is pure and utter hell

    No one truly understands how awful chronic pain is. I say everyday I wish I could have my legs amputated because then the pain would go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    I have chronic knee pain in both knees . Each day I hobble like I'm 80. I can't walk far and I certainly can't kneel or bend my knees.

    Chronic pain is debilitating.

    I have tried everything under the sun but nothing helps .

    I am so sorry you are going through this. It is pure and utter hell

    No one truly understands how awful chronic pain is. I say everyday I wish I could have my legs amputated because then the pain would go.
    I'm sorry @Louise41 are you a candidate for a knee replacement? My DH has buggered his knee from playing sport but won't give it away and is looking at knee replacement in 10 years (he's 41 now).
    I agree with you, until you have chronic pain it is very difficult to understand the toll it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    I'm sorry @Louise41 are you a candidate for a knee replacement? My DH has buggered his knee from playing sport but won't give it away and is looking at knee replacement in 10 years (he's 41 now).
    I agree with you, until you have chronic pain it is very difficult to understand the toll it takes.
    My surgeon said I will need both knees done in about 5-8 years. I'm 44 now.

    I struggle so much. I work 3 days a week and it's so painful on my legs . I wish I could not work but need the $.

    I'm so exhausted from the pain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    My surgeon said I will need both knees done in about 5-8 years. I'm 44 now.

    I struggle so much. I work 3 days a week and it's so painful on my legs . I wish I could not work but need the $.

    I'm so exhausted from the pain
    If it is any consolation I know 2 people that have had joint replacement and whilst it is major surgery with rehab they had fantastic outcomes pain-wise. But it's so hard in the meantime

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    Has anyone looked into Do terra oils?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyflower View Post
    Has anyone looked into Do terra oils?
    For pain or relaxation? But no I haven't, I don't believe essential oils can help my injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingermillie View Post
    For pain or relaxation? But no I haven't, I don't believe essential oils can help my injuries.
    Im not actually really sure. I'm just starting to get interested in looking at them for all sorts of ailments. I have to research a bit more.


 

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