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Too much pain and nowhere to turn

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  • Posted By: Becca139
  • January 9, 2008
  • 07:06 PM

Well let's see 7 years ago I was diagnosed with Hepatitis C the doctors have told me I am not a candidate for Interferon due to health history of my family. Since then everything about me has gone downhill. 1 year ago I was diagnosed with Diverticulitis i have lived a pretty wild life so I have been in a lot of fights and was a battered wife for 8 years I was an alcoholic and drug addict for most of my life and i have been clean and sober for 14 years now Praise God but here is my deal now. about 2 years ago I started getting really bad aching pain in my right shoulder, both of my knees, my neck, left leg socket, spasms in my lower back, I wake up with numb fingers, pain under my armpits, I get facial ticks where my face just twitches uncontrollably, when i am laying down in bed my legs move and twitch which has been happening for years but just in the last 3 months they have been jerking so hard I feel like they are going to rip right off of my body. i suffer from Migraines and I am one of the few women in this world that gets cluster headaches which any of you that get them know how painful they are but now I have a migraine or worse at least once a day and all of the pain i am experiencing is increasing by the week I am exhausted and even as i sit here now writing this I feel like someone stuck a straw in me and sucked out every last drop of energy from my entire body. Now here is my nightmare I work as a temp and i have now medical insurance offered to me that i can afford and outside insurance is even more expensive. The county hospital is horrific and even if i sat there in the ER for the 12 hours it took to be seen the doctors would not care they rush you through like a cattle call and on top of it the last time i went there I got an EKG and never was seen by a doctor and was charged $180.00 for it. which is more than what the insurance would be and I cannot afford that more or less $180.00 a visit. I know that there is probably nothing anyone can do but it was just nice to get it off of my chest. I am really interested in trying to go Holistically and with natural remedies but I do not know who can help there that I can trust would help me and not hurt me even more. i try not to take pills and such because seeing as though i cannot take or cannot afford the Hep C meds I do not want to put anything toxic into my liver.

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