I have been suffering from chronic pain since about 2010. The pain started off as a something that would happen every so often and the pain would be manageable. But it has slowly increased in severity and has become daily. The pain feels like the most severe diarreah cramps or labor pains and for the past year and a half I have not had pain under a 5 out of 10. And a few times a week my pain can go up to a 10/10. I was wrongly diagnosed with i.b.s for about 3 years and was left untreated in excruciating pain. I have been seeing a gynecologist and pelvic pain specialist and have had nerve blockers and have taken everything from gabapentin to lyric to Cymbalta and anti depressents (which I am on now). I have no energy my body feels ravaged and I am in alot of pain. I cannot bend down Clean very well or even have sex with my husband because it's too painful and I swell shut. I have a daughter who is 5 years old and who deserves a healthy mommy I try my best but I would like to do and enjoy more with her. It's hard for people to understand even some of my family because I look like a healthy 22 year old but on the inside my body is wrecked. I need to know if anyone's going through the same thing. I need to know how to keep my head above water and not give up.