Just wanted to give a formal hello to all the CP'ers on this board
I've asked random questions here and there but haven't participated otherwise very much.
Quick summary of me and my pain: 2 years ago I started to have severe lower back pain and excruciating leg pain at night time, some during the day but much more prominent at night. So, I go to tons of doctors including be evaluated and seeing tons of specialists at the Mayo Clinic. The only thing to be found at all is minor arthritis in my hips.
I've had TONS of blood work, MRI's, CT Scans, Bone Scan, Xrays, Pet Scan, and who knows what else and we have no idea what is causing all of my pain. Fibromyalgia has been thrown out there, but I'm not sure about that. I do have some other symptoms, but the pain is my main issue right now.
So, after a year of being in pain I finally went to a Pain Mgmt. doctor, and he has really been a god send to me. I'm 29 years old, so a lot of doctors judge me and throw anti-depressants, etc. at me b/c I'm "too young" to be in this much pain and not know why. I do take an anti-depressant, but generally I'm a very happy person...even when I'm in tons of pain I try to stay upbeat.
My hubby and I are wanting to start a family soon, I just don't know how I would deal with that and the pain. Maybe it would get worse, maybe better, maybe stay the same....I don't know.
When I have REALLY bad pain days I start thinking that I have to have some serious disease, b/c how can I be in this much pain for no reason??
Today is one of those days...thinking I have cancer or something like that and they just haven't found it yet.
I used to read a lot on the internet, but not anymore...b/c all it does is scare me and that's the last thing I need. I would hope with all of the tests I have had done if it is something serious they would have found it by now.
Ok, now I'm just rambleing....sorry.
Just wanted to say hello and want to become a part of this family