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Chronic Pain board

Hi PMer's,

I am fighting the battle of the blues and could use some encouraging words. For those of you who haven't read any of my previous, voluminous posts, I'll try to make it brief....I have fibromyalgia pain, horrific insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea, tendonitis, sciatica and nerve pain (lower back pain and deferred pain in my arm). For these ailments, I take Celebrex, Ambien CR, Phenergan, Mirapex, Lyrica, Flexeril, Xanax, occasional Vicodin and have recently had oral steroids and steroid injections. I am also attending physical therapy for the tendonitis and to strengthen my neck muscles, in an effort to improve the nerve pain. Oh, and don't forget CPAP....so much fun for an insomniac.

Over the 15-plus years that I have suffered, I have gained a great deal of weight, whether from medications, lack of sleep, or just illness in general. I have tried every eating plan known to man. I don't drink soda (Cokes, etc.), drink alcohol, eat chips or cookies. No matter what I do, the scale won't budge. I haven't slept in the same bed with my husband in 10 years (he snores really badly!). I have put up with my share of bad doctors, multiple surgeries, judgmental people (including family), loss of job and income, financial disaster and huge medical bills.

This latest episode with tendonitis in my right (dominant) arm has just about finished me off. I cannot lift or grip much of anything, and despite therapy, it is not improving. I wasn't doing much before, but now cannot do ANYTHING. Hubby's job ends May 30, so, our (meager) insurance does too. Until then, he works out of town all week, so I am alone to "hold down the fort," which becomes overwhelming when you can't use your hand or arm.

When does it stop? Will I ever feel better again? Have I done something that is causing God to punish me, or is there some lesson I haven't yet learned? I just am feeling so weary of life's struggles and being in pain all the time.

I know many of you have it much worse than I do, with horrific injuries and surgeries as well as financial issues. I try to look at the positive, but I am having a hard time right now. How do you get yourself up when you are feeling this way?

I do appreciate everyone on this board....just need some cheering up, I guess.