I am a 47 year old women, unemployed because of health issueI am a 47 year old women, unemployed because of health

I am a 47 year old women, unemployed because of health issues and I am in severe level 8-9 pain. I have Spina Bifida and other related disabilities, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Migraines and I am now in a wheelchair. I am usually in a level 6 pain but in the past 10 years I have had more frequent level 8-9 pain. I have horrible hallucinations with narcotics and I can not take anti-depressants because of adverse reactions to the medications. I am desperate to find some way to lower my pain and start living again. I have seen all kinds of doctors and I keep getting passed around like a yo-yo with no answers. I am very depressed and scared. I have generally been a happy go lucky kind of person in my life and I want to be like that again. Wondering if there is any hope.

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I'm sorry you're dealing with these issues. I see you're new here so wanted to Welcome you. I assume you've seen specialists? Do you have someone caring for you at home or a visiting nurse to check in on you?
did you do anything to help your level go to a 6 compared to what you're feeling now, in previous years? Have you tried searching online for other ideas? I hope you can get more answers you're seeking from others here.....again, Welcome...

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Hi Tennis Player, I have seen internal medicine specialists, Pain Clinics, Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, Pychiatrists, counselors, MD's, Physical Therapists, as well as Urologists and Gastro-doctors. I had a care provider provided by the state. She broke in to my home when I was in the hospital and stole $7,000 of meds and personal items. I got no help after that. Now I have no one but my small service dog and friends. I take 7.5/325 of oxycodone and 500 mg x3 methocarbomol without hallucinations. I use to swim but my urologist won't let me anymore. I have tried a tens unit and chiropractors and creams with menthol. I lifted weights and walked everywhere as a teenager. My x pushed me down concrete stairs twice which put me in my wheelchair. Now I fall all the time and that makes my pain worse. Right now I have bruised ribs. I also still use meditation but it doesn't work well. I also developed arthritis now. I sound horrible sorry. I need to find a way to exercise without falling and hurting more. I have and will continue to look online for answers. There has to be something I can do. Thanks for writing me back. Yesterday was a bad pain day.

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Welcome to SG. Sorry to here you are in so much pain. Sending prays. ((Hugs))

Hi Mouton73 Thanks. Today I haven't slept a wink but I am feeling better. Neighbors gave me all kinds of furniture and I spent all day yesterday rearranging things. Some how instead of making me hurt more I got tons of energy and stayed awake all night. I see my new doctor on Monday (Internal med specialist) hoping he can help soon. I am hoping to learn how to cope with my pain better while on the support group. Cathy