I just got off the phone with a good college friend of mine. She was in so much pain she was almost unable to speak. She has suffered from chronic back pain for the last twelve years. She is now 50 year's old.
When she was 38, she had to have a hysterectomy due to extreme endometriosis. After surgery, her back pain began. She has since had back surgery to repair two prolapsed discs. This did not help her back pain go away - it is still there, constant and debilitating. She has now developed pain in her knees and in the joints in her hands. Additionally, she has become markedly depressed (currently taking Welbutrin and Leptopril).
I noticed that her speech was slow, deliberate, and somewhat slurred, and she had trouble remembering certain words.
No one seems to have an answer for her as to why she is in so much pain and how to treat it. Please let me know if anyone has any ideas as to what this could be. Thank you.