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constant pain...help?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 29, 2007
  • 07:27 PM

i am 28 years old and in pain 24/7. it started about a year ago mostly in my back. it's progressively gotten worse with pain in all joints, headaches, morning stiffness, dizziness, depression, (the list goes on). i am a wife and a mother of two and find myself unable to be "there" for them since i hurt so bad. i want to sleep all day and haven't found any relief for my pain. i've had blood tests done and everything comes back normal. so far the only diagnosis i've gotten is stress - but the only thing i'm stressed about is wanting to feel better!! any suggestions?
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  • Have you had any x rays or MRI's, they might not reveal the cause of your problems, but they can rule certain things in or out like ruptured disks or arthritis. It is sad how doctors put things down to stress just so they can absolve themselves of the responsibility of looking after your health i would consider changing doctors if they remain so unhelpful.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2007
    • 06:44 AM
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  • Does the morning stiffness last for more then 1 hour? Do you have any swelling or redness around the joints?Are the joints warm to touch?Do you have any kind of tendon pain? If you answer yes to any of these questions you need to see a rhuemy since you most likely have some kind of inflammatory process going on. It could be any kind of arthritis or some kind of autoimmune disease. The good news is that there is medication that should help you out with your pain. Have it looked into! Hope this helps. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2007
    • 06:58 AM
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  • thank you both for the reply. i did have xrays and mri of my back only...all normal. the stiffness lasts all day. i honestly cannot remember "not hurting" not so much the redness in my joints, though. i do have my 1st appt coming up with a rheum in two weeks. i have done some research and found that ASPARTAME TOXICITY copies all of the same symptoms as rheum ds. i've cut out all diet drinks, since that's pretty much all i drink. we'll see how it goes in the meantime.thanks again
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2007
    • 00:42 PM
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  • You sound to me that you have a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia.You should read about it .It doesn't show up on test and cause severe 24/7 pain.I have it myself , and I am now disabled by it .I have had Fibromyalgia since 2002.I see aNeurologist and take pain medicine and sleep medicine along with anti depressants.I was a natural minded person only using natural medicine , but after just ! year of Fibro . I said ,"Enough is enough ,give me the pills!"I am a homeschooling mother of 5 , so I know what you're going through.
    Tabaitha Brown 31 Replies
    • November 11, 2007
    • 04:25 AM
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