I saw a consultant a couple of months go and on the letter sent to my GP it says Chronic Pain Disorder. There is not much information online about this and I do not know anyone else to talk to. To have an anxiety disorder along side this has also not helped. Continually worrying about everything.
Ten years ago I started getting headaches and after a few years I was on anti depressants, over the counter pain medication and soon was on tramadol. I have tried not taking the pain meds to see if it gets better but nothing does. The doctors are not doing any tests they are writing me off with this diagnosis and its bringing me to tears.
This year has been the toughest yet. I am loosing the ability to walk. It was slight pain at first that got worse if I walked too far. Then it was just one leg if I used a walking stick to help reduce the weight in my hand. Now I can't get ten steps without being in pain, walking is getting harder and slower.
After working ten years and being made redundant, I decided to go to university and get a degree. It was easy up until this year. Now just getting from the car to the building is painful and I am not ashamed to say it. I am struggling to cope. Its just too much too soon. Who do I talk to? Who can help me? What should I be doing?
During all of this, I have had to claim some benefits and managed to get PIP for a year before they decided that I am no longer eligible. That was last week, I wrote them a three page letter highlighting there error but that was it. I have no more fight in me. I am slowing down, I am crying all the time. Living with my parents trying to work out how I can get things on the right path.
Does anyone have the same issues as me? Does someone have an alternative medical opinion that I can ask the doctors to test for? Any advice would help me a lot right now.