Im new here and desperate for support I have suffered for over 20yrs of chronic pain it started in my neck then my groin, from a motorcycle accident, the thing that saved me from being ripped apart was hypermobility syndrome but that now is causing me pain too. Then 15yrs later i had a horse riding accident that was misdiagnosed as just getting old. It turned out i had a herniated disc at l4/5 which was irritating the nerve roots in that area. I also had arthritis and disc degeneration. I now have disc degeneration in 6 of my lumbar discs and osteoarthritis in my hips pelvis lower spine and neck. The painkillers i take barely mask the pain im in and i have to take sleeping pills to get any sleep at all. I have to sleep on my sofa, because if i sleep in my bed i can wake up paralyzed from the waist down. Im so close to just wanting to end it all due to the pain and not being taken seriously. I have no family or what you would call real friends that can support me and im already in over my head with care costs its just giving me more reason to go than stay. How can i get the doctors to take my condition more seriously ? they will not even look into the possibility that i may have elios danlos syndrome which could be complicating everything
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