Hi, my name is Nikki & I am 28yrs old. I have been dealing with chronic pain for too many yrs to count. I have migraines. I have been on so many meds to help them. I am currently doing Botox every 3 months & taking at least 3 other meds for the migraines. I have been through a lot of surgeries which dealt me pain & chronic pain meds. In 2004 - right shoulder surgery. In 2005 - right elbow surgery. On April 13th 2006 - appendix taken out surgery. On June 1st 2012 - sinus surgery. On October 9th 2012 - right ankle surgery. On June 26th 2013 - gallbladder taken out surgery. On March 25th 2014 - wisdom teeth taken out surgery. On July 31st 2015 - endoscopy & colonoscopy. On November 15th 2016 - right knee surgery. On May 5th 2017 - right knee surgery #2. On January 9th 2018 - total right hip replacement surgery. Then I have upcoming surgery on July 19th 2018 - right leg surgery. I have no idea how I have survived this long in so much pain off/on. As a result of all this chronic pain, I became a drug addict of opioids, & Xanax. But I have been drug free for about 4 years now. I still take opioids, but they are controlled, only take it as a last resort & I let my mom know when I take a strong pain med, so we keep track. I also have mental health issues & other medical issues.
I hope that I can get support, advice, etc. on dealing with all this pain. Have any of you had chronic pain like this? What have y’all been doing for it? Do you have any non medical things that you have done to help with your chronic pain.