Hi, I'm new to this site and am looking to hopefully make online friends with people in similar situations as myself. For the past two and a half years I have been constantly suffering with a high level of back pain.
Dozens of tests later and dozens of different medications tried I feel like my condition has finally stabilised- by this I mean I seem to be no longer getting worse, nor better although the pain does increase when I try and increase my mobility. I'm not in the best place mentally and emotionally as everything seems too much for me right now and I'm fed up with the pain taking over my whole life but I don't know how to stop it!
I have tried loads of treatments, have done lots of research and generally have tried to learn as much about chronic pain as I possibly can (given the fact that the side effects from my medications often hinder my ability to concentrate and let things sink in and stay in my brain). I am hugely open to anyone who has any stories to tell, remedies to tell me about, advice to offer,etc.
I am also hopig this site will enable me to begin to create a support group for myself and others who are interested as I am rather lonely and could do with having some poeple to talk to who literally know what I'm going through and understand where I'm coming from. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this and/or reply- I look forward to learning how to use the site properly and making online friends.