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Newbie to this site, but not to pain!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:36 AM in New Member Introductions
:H Greetings,

My name is Patty. I've been a chronic pain patient for many, many years. Was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in the late 80s and again about 7 years ago.

I also have Degenerative Disc Disease throughout my spine, have had 3 cervical spine surgeries in the last 3 years and now my lower back is giving out.

I also have IBS, osteoarthritis, and migraines. If it causes pain, I probably have it. :??

I've come here looking for advice and to help as best I can with all the research I've done over the years on Fibro, etc.

I'm glad to be here and hope to be an active, contributing member.

Thank you for reading my post,

Patty :S


  • I would've been lost without this forum for the past year or so. Everyone is supportive when you need help. Take care. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • As you can guess, there is a lot of info on the site that can be accessed. It is where i started, before I joined the site, actually, the forum was an afterthought, by a couple of years.

    Cheers to you - David
  • Welcome to Spine-Health. Too bad you didn't find us earlier, before you had your cervical spine surgeries.

    I'm sorry that you've been battling pain for so long. I'm relatively new to chronic pain (17 months), but I understand how it feels.

    Please tell more about yourself - like when did you have your surgeries? What did you have done and at what levels?

    Again, welcome to our community. Please browse around the site - you'll find a lot of information.

  • hi and welcome to the forum! :H we are here to offer you support and answer what questions we can. please have a look around the different forums and make yourself at home... there is alot of info both on site as advice and plenty of videos and other information...good luck and i look forward to hearing from you as well. :D Jenny :)
  • I will look forward to seeing you around the forum.
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