I'm curious about pain...
My real problems started January 1999. At first I became exhausted. Not long after Derealization hit (a dissociative disorder that make me feel drugged 24/7). Somewhere in there my body started feeling heavy, sore, tired. But not really pain. Of course I have always had a high pain tolerance & never good at listening to my body. Even now I still ignore as much as I can & not really intentional.
But, in 2009 my body pain started. At first it was my old back injury becoming very painful. Then my neck pain which goes through my shoulders, upper back & back of skull. That is the worst of all my pain. Always there & always painful, often unbearable.
But, at first I had traveling pain. Then as time went by, pain got worst & just seemed to spread. Now I always hurt. My bones hurt, joints hurt, muscles hurt, everything. It's hard to explain but I get aching, burning, throbbing, shooting, & just pain.
I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia so figure that's why. But I'm curious if Lyme causes pain like this? Maybe the two combined makes it worst?
I take Tramadol, IB Profren & a muscle relaxer for pain. Recently went off Savella. I try not to take meds unless I have too. Avoided pain meds unless I ha no choice. I don't want stronger more addictive meds so think about getting a medical card for a more "natural" med. I guess I've been putting it off waiting to find more answers first.
Anyhow, I guess I'm just trying to figure out if my pain is from fibro, Lyme or both?
CFS (Pre-Fibro?) & Derealization (PTSD) 1999
Back injury~ 2005
Severe Degenerative Disk, Arthritis, Mild Scoliosis.