I am a Daily Chronic Pain Sufferer and have been for well over 10 years. It all began with daily headaches that just would not go away. I went to every specialist that could possibly have anything to do with what was causing these headaches. I have been to Oral Surgeons, Ear, Nose & Throat Dr's, Allergists, Rheumatologist, several Neurologist, Psychologist, Physical Therapy and I have had several sleep studies. I have been in the hospital twice for in-patient stays trying to break the headache cycles once for 3 days and once for 3 weeks. I left with a headache each time. I have had at least 20 MRI's and CAT-SCAN. I have had Radio Frequency Nerve Blocks and Occipital Nerve Blocks. I have had trigger point injections, I have even had Botox at the insurance companies expense across my forehead and scalp. lol
I finally found a Dr', who after nearly 10 years looked at all my records and said th me "Michelle I can tell you a couple of things. You have Fibromyalgia and you have had it for years". I sat there and cried tears of JOY, I finally had a name and I was not going t die. He also informed me I had Chronic Fatigue and pooled it all under something called Central Nervous System Syndrome. It is getting worse, I can tell as I get older. I lost my job for reasons not associated with this, but I see now that I may never be able to do my job again. I was a Pharmacy Technician and it required a lot standing an bending the waist and neck My Pain Management Dr. wants me now to go see an Infectious Disease Dr. to see if I might have been exposed to something all those years ago . Probably something along the lines of Lyme's Disease.. We will see , I have an appointment with her on Jan 28th..
From here on out, all of the Chronic Pain issues will be on the Chronic Pain page of this blog. I just wanted everyone to be aware of what the page was going to be about. Well that long story made very short and I will make sure more story will come out as time and question come in... Please add you short story in the comments sections under each post.
Here's To A Happy Healthy New Year...