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  • #422254

    Halobrad79
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    I have been experiencing widespread pain for almost 6 years. I’ve seen so many doctors that I’ve lost count. Everyone tells me I have fibromyalgia or just some sort of myalgia. The only tests any doctor has ever done is blood work. I can’t seem to get them to look for anything other than fibro. Recently the pain has increased and is now hurting in new areas. I have severe pain in my right side just below my ribs. It is so tender I cannot lay on my right side without major discomfort. If I put pressure on it, I get very intense pain. I can also feel what feelsike bumps under my skin. I don’t know what to do. I’m hesitant to go back to the doctor as they all just brush me aside and throw pills at me that do not work. I am in so much pain now that I am becoming unwilling to get up and do the things I enjoy like golf. I have Googled my symptoms and can’t really find anything that matches this particular pain. Any insight would be helpful. Thanks

  • #422255

    T girl
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    Hi so sorry to hear of your discomfort. Seems like if you don’t have a good doctor who wants or tries to get to the root problem they often group us into the fribo category. There are so many arthritis’s and muscular pains. Lack of exercise, the foods we eat and drink and genetics all play a roll in our pain. I have been trying to eat better, staying away from the night shades!!! Man is that one hard, no bakery, pasta white potatoes all my favorite. So I practice moderation. I also have been using a topical which helps me a lot and has actually reduced a lot of my pain! My partner and I have decided to start exercising as well. I just signed up this morning and unfortunately have an appointment so have to leave.

  • #422887

    goofy44
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    Wow six years is a long time,especially if you are in pain,it can make you a bear.My best suggestion is to find a doctor who is knowledgeable maybe one associated with a university.Unfortunately in my case the doctors ignored real symptoms until I could no longer use my right arm due to herniated discs and pain,they said it was fibro to!Keep on keeping on,you are strong and the answer will come hopefully with relief.Sending positive thoughts your way,and prayers.

  • #424794

    foxlady
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    Hi, can you be a little more specific, like when it hurts you, only when you lay down, which part of the day is it only below the ribs, etc.

  • #424832

    GShaw
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    Hi,

    I have been posting on and off a suggestion which I strongly suggest anyone suffering with chronic pain should explore. Again, I am talking about chronic pain not acute pain.

    To successively explore my suggestion you’re going to need an open mind. I expect when you first read this post you’ll there is no way this is causing my pain. Trust me, I have been there already and proving how fortunate I was to allow my mind to open to this suggestion. It has made a real difference in my life!

    To start, if your pain isn’t being caused by cancer or a tumor then it is very likely my suggest will help you. What I am about to offer was researched for many years by a Dr. John Sarno. There are now many doctors and specialists in the USA practicing this approach to pain.

    If you physical injured yourself a few years ago it is important to note that in most cases our body has this amazing capabilities to heal itself.

    It is also extremely important that everyone understands that I am not in anyway trying to say the pain you feel “isn’t real”. It is extremely real. The key though to most chronic pain is it isn’t being caused by something physical.

    Through all of Dr. John Sarno’s research and tests he has proven over and over again that the majority of chronic pain is actually being caused by the mind/body connection.

    If you’d like to explore this option then I suggest you do one of the following:

    1) Google Dr. John Sarno – he has some amazing books available
    2) Google Alan Gordon – he is a specialist and has put together an amazing FREE online program – I have used this program myself.
    3) Or if you’re having programs locating either then I would be happy to assist you.

    Again, you must have an open mind. When I first explored this direction I thought to myself, “there is no way my pain can’t be caused by something physical”, every time I walked I suffered with shin pain. What I started to realize through Alan Gordon’s program was, as much as I loved to walk, I feared going for a walk because of the pain I suffered.

    It was my FEAR that was causing my pain! Once I was able to go out for a walk and stop the fear things started to improve. The more I did it and started to enjoy it again, the more the pain started to reduce.

    Here is the next challenge, as I started to eliminate my shin pain I then started to experience pain in other areas of my body like the opposite leg, throat and stomach issues. Unless I can relate this new pain areas to something I have recently done, then why am I experiencing pain? Well, if I know there is nothing internal wrong with me then the conclusion was this pain is being caused by my mind/body connection.

    My suggestion, while I expect most reading this will not believe it tell yourself this much, what do you have to loose to explore this idea? That is how I approached this back in October 2018.

    I can tell you, I have gone from struggling to walk 5 minutes before severe shin pain would bother me. I am now walking almost EVERY DAY 2 to 4 hours and in many cases non-stop. In a way I am kind of obsessed with walking because I love it so much and a couple of years ago was afraid I would never walk again.

    I really do hope this encourages others to explore new avenues for their chronic pain.

  • #426366

    CodyS1965
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    Halobrad79,

    Your condition sounds so similar to my step-daughter. She was in pain for six years, diagnosed with fibromyalgia a couple of years ago, became addicted to opioids (prescribed by her pain management doctor), went through rehab, quit smoking marijuana, etc. It was very hard to witness and absolutely crushed her mother.

    We went to meetings, researched everything, talked, listened. Finally we found a product (CBD) that works and she is almost pain free every single day. She also exercises and quit eating junk food.

    There are a lot of people out there with fibro. To an extent, we all have it and big pharma is making a killing off of us…while killing us at the same time.

    Look at this sight: http://www.zilis.com/7155863 and pay attention to the bioavailability rate, the fact it has 0.0% THC and that it is water soluble.

    Best wishes,

    Cody

  • #426621

    Ray Ray
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    Hi

    I am sorry to hear about your pain 6 years is a long time, without getting a proper diagnoses.
    Have you ever considered to have a look at Ankylosing Spondilytis. The symptoms sound the same as what I have, Have you considered oils such as CBD it makes a difference .

    Do you feel better or worse after movement ? do you have any back pain or pain running down the back of your legs , this could be nerves I am just guessing , but being so persistent over the years may be just that, I also have Fibro and I know the pain from that is wide spread over your whole body and joints , do you experience any other areas that are also prone to pian, and when is your pain the worst after the day or when you get up in the mornings , is the pain consistent
    or does your pain levels differ from day to day.
    Trie to stay away from bread and foods that are counter active some foods really do trigger pain, but there are other foods that do actually assist with pain, maybe as suggested by other members really have a look at you diet, it can make a real difference, the trick is because Fibro is so wide spread it is 99% of the time the go to for Doctor’s if you do see a Doctor again maybe do not say anything about the fibro let him do his own tests play dumb like you do not know what is going on maybe this way you are able to get a fair diagnoses.
    I use to not even be able to get out of bed, and if that was not bad enough I was so drugged up from all the medications that it made me so depressed as well, I switch to Morphine for pain only and started smoking weed it really made a difference I am now able to work I still have pain but It made it sort of manageable, I have been using this combination for many years nothing worked except the previous mentioned I have found that the Oils have suppressed my flair ups , no medications have been able to do that, I hope this will help you ,

  • #426623

    GShaw
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    If you want to increase the chances of getting rid of your pain, then I suggest you check out some of my posts.

    I am living proof of what I am talking about in my posts.

    Let me share with you a bit of my experience which I hope will at least give you an incentive to explore what I have posted at least once. I have had back related problems for many years. Over the last few years they got progressively worse. I without a doubt believed they had something to do with the structure of my back.

    I was told I had degenerative discs(which I do), bulging disc(which I do), pinch nerve(which I do) and alignment issues(which I do). I was even told a few years ago by a doctor that my back was so screwed up I might need surgery. What an idiot that doctor was but his comments sure affected my thoughts towards my back.

    In the Spring of 2016 while my mother was dying of lung cancer my back created so much pain I was using a cane or an office chair to get around my apartment. Then came what turned my life around to what it is today. It started with my online discovery of Dr. John E Sarno, this led me to a free online program put together by a gentleman by the name of Alan Gordon.

    Today I now walk an average of 2 to 4 hours each evening with NO pain. I am walking so much that I am getting calluses on my feet.

    I can tell you this much! In most cases degenerative discs, bulging discs, pinch nerves and so on, do not cause the kind of pain so many of us complain about.

    I can’t say it enough, check out my posts, most of you suffering with chronic pain will be surprised to see the improvements my suggestions will create. I am not telling you this as a way to promote something for my benefit. It is purely to try and help others suffering with chronic pain.

    Feel free to contact me anytime.

  • #426626

    D
    Participant

    If it is remotely possible you were bitten by a tick, you should look into Lyme Disease as well. The documentary “Under our Skin” has me second guessing the many diagnosis results I have been offered for 10 years… I have had countless bad doctors (one told me tylenol when it turned out I had 6 herniations) and still no answers. But I will share with you my next step in seeking out lyme analysis.

  • #426657

    SWEETCAKES
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    Both my daughters had similar symptoms but moreso for my younger one age 45. the rib pain, under armpit pain and bumps. Both were diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and mononucleosis
    SEE YOUR DOCTOR HE can test for antibodies to the following EBV-associated antigens:
    • Viral capsid antigen (VCA)
    • Anti-VCA IgM
    • Early antigen (EA)
    Anti-EA IgG
    • EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA)
    One daughter had a swollen spleen and liver

    hope this info helps

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