- CASE FILE
I feel constant pain/pains through out my body or sometimes localized. When I say constant I mean all the time, it hurts when I breath etc.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am seeking help because I have seen over 11 Doctors and Specialists within the past 3-4 years. All of which have told me the same thing diet and exercise and we think it’s fibromyalgia since we can’t pin point it exactly. I have changed my diet and I am definitely more active and lost son weight but the pain is still there just always gnawing at me and effecting my daily life in so many small ways that become huge problems. I have been formerly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and so I was put in many things like methotrexate, Celebrex as well as several others. The types of pain range from tingly to sharp to stabbing to creepy crawly feelings. These pains effect what feels like every inch of my body and my nerve endings seem to be overly over sensitive. The pains are constant as in I feel it been I breath, turn my head, talk or even just simply sitting, laying down or standing. The times I’m not in pain is when I am asleep which is a very difficult thing for me to do. This is due to the pains and the constant anxiety and worrying about tomorrow, I also have terrible leg twitches and muscle spasms every night. This had gotten better while my doctor had me on something to help with my sleeplessness for about two months and I was actually getting restful fulfilling sleep. Now I walk around like a zombie barely getting by at my physically demanding full time job. I was then put on 400-600mg of lyrics a day which was about $400 every three months which was very hard to do for a 26 year old on a cooks salary. So I decided to stop that now I am somewhat self “managing” it all with natural supplements, vitamins and chiropractic care. I feel like my general quality of life has severely plummeted and definitely not where it should be for a mostly otherwise ‘healthy’ 27 year old young woman. I have so many things I wanted to accomplish in my lifetime including but not limited to having a family. That is some thing my husband and I are not certain of as of now because of how much work just me and my illness is and how “fuzzy” and “fogged” my brain gets.