It's crazy to see all the conditions and diseases out there and how so many of us suffer chronic pain and all the joys that accompany it.
I am in a horrible flare up right now, probably the worst one yet. The dr. has put me back on prednisone for a weekly trial so that we can see if it helps the pain. He really thinks I have polymyalgia rheumatica however, he tested me with prednisone last year and it didn't help. Also, my sed rates are normal and x-rays came back fine (last checked in early /10).
The rheumatologist says soft tissue rheumatism not fibro or anything else lol. I still think I have fibro as the science is always changing on that and from what I've read, the pressure points are not as conclusive as once thought.
All I know is that I've only known pain like this once before and that was with a bad tooth infection. This flare up is by far one of the worst experiences yet. No amount of pain pills will touch it and I can't walk, sit or stand for any length of time.
Sheer agony. I've spent that past two days bawling to the point of hyperventilating.
I had a whole 3 hours sleep last night and not much more the night before... even with my prescrip sleeping pills.
I am really so scared and feel hopeless. What if this never goes away? I'm only in my 40s? How can people live like this? I keep trying to be positive and think how lucky I am compared to some but that is easier said than done.
Thanks for all your replies and for letting me vent ... I'm starting to feel like a broken record with my family and friends.