Following this I was told i had 2 bulging disc in both areas of pain.I had referred pain to my chest and shoulder blades also.
I went on to find out i had shingles in my left ear, whilst my husband, daughter and i were on holiday in the Maldives 2009. More recently, in November 2012 ,again on holiday in this wonderful country, i managed to get Hepatitis A from a mozi bite on my arm that was infect by sewage in the water!!!
I have been left with extreme sensitivity to both of my arms. For material to touch me, its unbearable and my arms feel like they should be bruised they are so painful.
I also have pain to my knees, groin and feet. Life everyday is PAIN.. I have, what i now call, a totally rubbish body. But then i look/hear/ see others who are even more seriously ill and those terminal diseases. I feel bad for feeling sorry for myself.
I have however i managed to keep myself in apart time job, just so can keep some kind of routine for my day 2 day life. My friends i am, sure think i am a fake, because i try to smile or joke away the pain, but i know when they look in my eyes, they see the pain, They say your eyes are the windows to your soal.
So since 2008 I have tried Gabapentin, Pregablin (started this after Shingles), oxycontin, oxynorm, fentynal patches, tramadol...to be honest you name it, i think i have taken it. Nothing works.! The Gabapentin and Pregablin made me forget so much i couldn't remember how to use my washing machine, or, i'd think i turnt the cooker off,when i had only turnt off its light, thus burning my little girls biscuits. I struggle to bend down to look in the flippin cooker as it is, so my smoke alarm is my cooking guide.
Acupuncture is the best i believe, and reiki if you can get it.
The crux of it is, you have to believe you will not die of this, its all severe nerve damage is how i relate to it.
Nerve endings that make me want to stay in my bed, tucked up under my quilt, only it hurts to stay in bed (even if it is an expensive memory mattress). I am 43 and feel 83yrs old....i wish i could wake up and it be a bad bad dream
I am particularly browned off and low at the mo because, yesterday, my employers of 16yrs, told i did not qualify for the 3rd year running, to get a pay increase (even though its only a measly 2%) because i have had to take time off in the year.
My team leader knows i don't put on an act and believes me when i say i feel cr*p but carry on, and i even managed to carry on working throughout the Christmas spell etc without knowing i had Hepatitis A
Christ had i known that's what i had before my blood test confirmed it, i would have retreated, but that's what happens when you live with this diagnosis, you have to just ride the storm.....
My pain is my neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet, knees and arms.
Restless legs is my enemy, it's my biggest trauma at night when i could cheerfully 'rip' my legs off, but nothing helps.
I have just finished having had physiotherapy to my legs and knees to try and restrengthen the muscles which are now getting weaker due to my fear of exercise. I have now gained several extra stone in weight due to lack of mobility and being 5ft 10" doesn't help when my knees give way and i spectacularly fall down, which again causes yet another injury.
I really better sign off before you all go to sleep reading reading my woes. Thank you to those of you have managed to get all they way down here without falling unconscious.