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Hello I am new to this forum

Hi everyone,
Im new here ! I have a husband and a 15 year old and a 2 year old and currently trying to get pregnant with baby #3 but having trouble. Maybe beacuse of all the stress and pain in my lower back! LOL


  • EnglishGirlEEnglishGirl Posts: 1,825
    edited 09/11/2014 - 7:56 AM
    Hi & welcome! I carried my youngest child whilst suffering chronic pain & a herniated disc sitting on one of my nerves. I'm not going to lie & say it was easy but I found a fantastic specialist massage therapist who really was a life saver. I found that throwing myself into physical therapy & building really strong core muscles before I became pregnant carried me a long way into my pregnancy.

    Best of luck & have fun trying for baby number 3. It's all worth it!! Look forward to seeing you on the forums...
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
  • I'm 46 yrs old
    anterior C6-7 discectomy/fusion13;
    Include your current condition as identified by your doctor is spondylosis and arthritis, also chronic idiopathic urticaria, LLMVP
    - List any medication you are currently on ==10mg xanax, 800mg ibuprophen, benadryl, sometimes prednisone, flexeril as needed
    - Identify the various diagnostic tests you have had and the results. Three MrI's prior to surgery and countless xrays
    - List any prior surgeries==my previous surgeries were a botched c-section 87', tubal ligation 96', hysterectomy 04' an
    - Identify any upcoming surgery, none
    - Describe your current medical problems==constant pain in cervical neck and joint sand spine, nerve pain in feet and constant outbreaks of urticaria which my doctors refuse to address even though I show them constantly the hives and serum seperated tested and confirmed in 07. As soon as I'm off the steroids it returns worse than before.

    I only stopped pain meds because like others I'm reading about, family and friends think your a junkie even though you take it less than prescribed or not at all as if you have to prove it to others. Now I stay awake days on end until I collapse of exhaustion. becasue sleeping pills are "addictive" too, says supportive family members who have no clue

    If I sound bitter and not fully grateful having not being paralyzed or depending fully on my family for financial support, it's only because I would love to be fully independent and working again, but I tried working for one week a month ago and ended back to the doctor for injections for pain and swelling of hands and feet. The shooting pain down to elbow is back and the bottoms of my feet hurt endlessly.

    I hope finding similar persons with similar chronic pain issue will help me through this as I feel useless and resentful toward all the persons I've helped in my life and now am being ridiculed and compared to not having cancer. really?
    Best of days to all of you
    46 F Avg Hgt/Weight non-smkr/drkr, ex-runner
    Chronic back/neck pain/urticaria (pic)
    ADCF C6-7, 11/13
    C3-4-5 , L3-4-5-S1 DDD bulge annular tear

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