what does a person do, when their body hurts and their mind does too?

By highlandcitygirl Latest Reply 2010-09-24 16:49:17 -0500
Started 2008-12-14 16:41:43 -0600

need some feedback here. i got some problems and i want some imput that helps and its o.k. to be funny!

28 replies

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-16 19:53:10 -0600 Report

my heart is worsening. i have stenosis of the mitral valves and the arota valve,plus the mitral valve leaks. no wonder i'm tired all the time, that along with polyneuropathy is weighing me down! i love you guys!

caragypsy 2009-01-19 14:46:46 -0600 Report

I am so glad you are here. And I hope you are better now. My Dr. give me a pain pach for my Chronic Pain and it is helping.

Anonymous 2008-12-16 19:37:17 -0600 Report

Well I had to go to the doctor today for stomach problems. Had to schedule several tests and do several today. We have to rule out stomach cancer, colon cancer. Had to do a stool specimen(if you all get my meaning)plus blood work. We are wondering if it is autonomic neuropathy because I have severe neuropathy in my feet. We did rule out all my meds. One thing about this disease is that it can effect every organ of your body. So as my mind knows I will be fine(faith in God) it is scary when doctor mention the C word. Both of my parents died of cancer so I am in a high risk group so if I make it through my lifetime without cancer it will be a miracle. Thank you all for letting me express my feelings on the events of today.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-15 10:18:59 -0600 Report

i thank everyone of you for your imput! i am now aware that i'm not in the boat alone. i have so many good friends here that are suffering too! we have all been brought low at times and a lot of us have suffered a low self-esteem, but we keep hanging in there, don't we? you all have encouraged my soul by your helpful remarks and when my soul is encouraged the rest takes a back seat. it doesn't go away, it just is not important as my soul! i love you all, please do be encouraged also, love one another and help each other out.

Fernie 2008-12-14 22:09:08 -0600 Report

Take a hot bath (whirlpool) preferably and drink some hot herbal tea, while listening to some good music. Concentrate on the good things that have happened in your life so far. Sometimes I have to force myself to think of others and their needs. I'm not making light of the pain. I've been to an accupunturist and that did a lot of good for me.

jaclyncrystal 2008-12-15 02:01:21 -0600 Report

I feel your pain, my lupus seems to be acting up, could be the new meds.and yes although it sounds funny to some my brain/head hurts, I am getting depressed and want to sit in a corner and cry. So the best I can do is share my sympathy with you all, i know lets blame in on the weather. jackie

Chrissy6341 2010-09-24 16:49:17 -0500 Report

I have been feeling that for months. The drs don't know what it is. I had brain surgery 11 yrs ago this Nov. They tried to tell me its the nerves in my head. I have had CAT scans n I get MRI's every year with dye. I have to bring this up with the endo when I see him.

Fernie 2008-12-15 02:15:27 -0600 Report

My sister had Fibromyalgia, and she would tell me how the bones in her head felt like they were splitting, with horrific pain; tears just rolling down her face. She tried to tell people, but nobody had any help answers for her. I do hope everyone here that hurts finds relief.

2008-12-15 05:21:01 -0600 Report

I wish I could help you with this; but the only thing I know to do for myself, is constant self talk. Accept it, feel it and just keep going. I know that sounds impossible. but I just do not give up that easy. I feel, no matter how I feel, I have a family that I am responsible for, and I have to do my jobs first. I am so bad, that I use the cane and wheelchair to get around, and along with the pain, I beat myself up just because I expect certain things of myself. Now matter how bad it gets. I have very low self esteem, and feel I have to prove myself to everyone.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-15 05:34:33 -0600 Report

I too use my cane and wheelchair to get around. good ideas about the self talk. I am going to try and do that. I beat myself up, knowing what I was able to do years before. Now I have to accept the situation that was thrown at me. I don't say I like it, but it is something new I have to find new way to do the things I did before. The problem that bothers me, is the things that took me 10 minutes to do,now thake me 45. I was hyper and now I get so disgusted in myself but I am not go to let this get me down, Your are doing a great job Lilmarm…Debe

2009-01-19 16:05:44 -0600 Report

I just found out that my pain is caused by a very rare muscle disease, I can not even hold my eyes open when I look up; and they fall down and so does my neck and back.

I have to go to a special doctor in a hospital not in my state, Believe it or not. New Jersey does not have the specialists that cover very rare disease.

I have severe pain from my head to my toes, and all limbs in between. Can not twist anything, back, arms and legs. My toes are all curled up and have no feeling, just continual severe cramping and lots more, i AM SORRY FOR CARRYING ON; I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE FROM MY DOCTOR. I told her that I begged Jim and God to please let me go.

I do not want to strap him down, anymore with my illness. He has to do all the jobs that I can not, after work.

He pays for all my medical co-pays,and now deductables; I don/t want to stress him anymore than he already is.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-14 19:03:16 -0600 Report

my body hurts from constant pain, polyneuropathy,i am so fatigued that i can try doing something and end up just wanting to lay down! the tiredness sweeps over me in a wave! this is so discouraging that it makes me feel depressed! i like to laugh, but its getting hard to do. so i am hurting in every area, body and mind! soon my soul will be hurting, in a way it already is!

Goddess 2008-12-14 19:10:57 -0600 Report

i'm in pain I try to do anything and all I want to do is lay down. my mind hurts from the pain and all the worrying i do.

highlandcitygirl 2008-12-14 19:30:09 -0600 Report

goddess, i am so sorry that you are having such troubles too! i wish that we could find answers for both of us.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2008-12-14 20:06:24 -0600 Report

You know that nerves can cause all kinds of problems in your body. Maybe you can
try seeing a neroulogist and see if he can find some reason for your pain. I hope you get relife soon.

2008-12-14 21:46:39 -0600 Report

I don't know what to tell you now that you've explained. (lotta help I am huh?). Constant pain is not an easy thing to deal with, I've been there myself from my allergy to aspartame (Equal), I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia because of it and at that time I could barely walk to the mailbox (which is on the porch by the way) without pain. The symptoms have gone away now since I stopped consuming the aspartame so that was my salvation.

I wish I had an answer for everyone that is in constant pain but I don't. I'm trying to think of something funny to at least make you laugh but I can't think of anything that seems remotely funny about it. Sorry.

If I think of something I'll be sure to let you know LOL

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-14 21:57:26 -0600 Report

To change the subject, just a little. I am highly allergic to sulfa. Do you know all my life I used sweet and low. Around 12 yrs or so my endo said sweet and low contained sulfa. Go figure. We never talk about what type of sugar I ever used. I would of never though a SF subsitute would hurt me like it did…Debe

dyanne 2008-12-15 01:32:08 -0600 Report

You sound just like me !! I have pain all the time from a car accident a few years ago … herniated discs in nec and more in my back..2 knee surgeries… I have both shoulders with rotatater tears..and in turn have gained so much weight so between the pain and depression it can get to u. I also know what u mean about being tired… I wrapped about 4 xmas gifts the other night and could do no more. I used to be able to do so much even though I was never thin. I am only 53 and it is scary to me to feel this way day after day. Are your sugars under control? Mine have not been so I thought that could be part of it..
Also what about your thyroid??? Iam on meds for that also. I think I might call my dr. and get some blood work done. Well I didnt help u at all !!!! I sure did ramble on… iam sorry !!!!! I dont always do that. I guess I feel I can vent hear … so thanks for listening to me and please do let me know more of what u r going through. Pray and try to keep as busy as u can … I know when I do get something done that seems so overwhelming it mentally feels so much better.
feel better dyanne

2008-12-14 18:53:15 -0600 Report

What do you mean that your body hurts? What do you mean that your mind hurts? I'd have a zillion answers both serious and funny (haha) if I knew the details. :)


steadb 2008-12-14 16:54:57 -0600 Report

Thanks, HC Girl.

I have been having back problems and FINALLY, I went to someone to help…a chiropractor. I couldn't believe how quickly I got some relief.

This has been going on for 4 years now…and I feel like I have a relatively cheap and convenient way to help. Normally, I would be fighting the pain and stiffness for two weeks.

Fortunately, my plan allows 10 chiro visits per year with a $20 copay.