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I've been sick for a long time. Long enough that I can't remember a time when I was healthy. I can't picture my life before all my health problems kicked in. I can't remember what I was like. What my hopes and dreams were. What I did for fun. How I spent my time. But this life has not been kind to me. #Migraine #CrohnsDisease #BackPain #hippain #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #CPTSD #schizoaffective has all been all I've known for so long. The constant daily stress and struggle... The not knowing if my day will go ok. I'm exhausted and feeling so lost and afraid that it will never get better than this. There's got to be more to life than suffering.

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'Shocking' lack of evidence on antidepressants for chronic pain'- New article from the BBC on a new review of previous studies on the topic

Kind of an inflammatory headline in my opinion 😅

As it could be read as: 'stop taking #antidepressants immediately as they don't help chronic pain AT ALL'.

When rather the review is suggesting:

A) Antidepressants have been prescribed for chronic pain for years and STILL there seems to be no clear or concrete understanding into how they help the pain of chronic pain sufferers.

B) Confusion into whether antidepressants do help the pain aspect of chronic pain.

C) As many suffers have [very unstandably] mental health issues they could be helping that. Making pain management easier 🤔

C) Which antidepressants is concretely better for chronic pain.

Article found here:
'Shocking' lack of evidence on antidepressants for chronic pain

Another wonderful day for chronic pain sufferers🙃

I joke.

It is better to have this awareness and recognition that ultimately MORE RESEARCH, DONE MUCH LONGER is urgently needed.

However, I do feel like articles like this arm those who are very anti-antidepressants. The NHS is definitely trying to move away from prescribing medication in general for chronic pain sufferers.

(In my opinion) though I believe this is more a money saving move than a research influenced change of course. As soon as I see CBT as an alternative I feel vindicated 😆

For those who aren't aware the NHS (largely to save money) prescribes CBT for literally EVERYTHING nowadays 🥲😔

#ChronicPain #Fibromyalgia #ChronicFatigue #Depression #Anxiety #MentalHealth #IrritableBowelSyndromeIBS #CBT #Agoraphobia #AgoraphobiaWithoutHistoryOfPanicDisorder #FunctionalNeurologicalDisorder #BackPain #Jointpain #AuditoryProcessingDisorder #BladderIncontinence #InterstitialCystitis #Insomnia #Asthma #Prediabetic #HearingLoss #hippain #dissociation #NHS #Nice

'Shocking' lack of evidence on antidepressants for chronic pain

Hundreds of thousands are prescribed medication without enough scientific proof it helps, UK experts say.
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Trouble sleeping #Fibromyalgia #hippain #BackPain

I have fibromyalgia and it causes me to have severe hip and back pain. I have trouble sleeping because no matter what I do it hurts. Right now I’m having a flare up and I don’t see my doctor for another 2 weeks. Anybody have any advice or tips on how to sleep better? #Fibromyalgia #Pain #Advice


Naturally a clutz!

I’m such a natural clutz that I cause myself injuries doing normal stuff as I normally do it!

Yesterday I was walking and suddenly had my hip hurting. Absolutely no clue how or why, other than I was walking over slippery mud at the time and I now have a little bit of a bump around where I get the pain.

But ever since then, I’ve been in pain with my hip. It hurts to walk and it hurts to even sit down! So it was fun and games at work with my boss sarcastically saying to take time off. I neither want to or can afford to be unemployed so I’ve been working anyway.

Was hoping ibuprofen would make things better but it wasn’t of any benefit to me once it did kick in, so I think I’ll use voltarol or something instead tomorrow. Fun times.

Getting a little congested (that’s what I’m told by family it’s called) again but still better than it was.

#hippain #Injury #Pain #Injury


Any suggestions to help with hip pain? Not sure if it is coming from bone or muscle.

About two years ago I was told by one of my doctors that I have weak hips, I didn’t think much of it at the time because it was before my diagnoses and irrelevant. Or so I thought.
Fast forward to now and I have been noticing an increase in pain specifically my hips for the last few weeks. It doesn’t matter if I’m up doing stuff all day or taking it easy, the pain still lingers.
I started a few simple stretches the other day to see if they would help, I was hoping for more ideas. Thanks guys!

#hippain #Pain #MitochondrialDisease #CheckInWithMe #help #ChronicIllness #RareDiseases #InvisibleIllness

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HELP.. hip subluxations or dislocation??? Horrible pain..

How do you know .... what did you do to diagnose or help... pain ...I can’t move... barely sit or lie down.. or walk/ put weight #hippain #Subluxations #EDS #ChronicPain #CheckInWithMe


Pain. Sleep-preventing pain. #Fibromyalgia

My shoulder/neck have been massively flaring up and making it hard to sleep (case in point, it’s 4:40am here). I’ve always just written it off as a fibromyalgia symptom, as has my doctor (or it’s because I’m overweight, the usual diagnosis), but I don’t know if I believe it’s just that anymore. The pain is deep and unbearable, and I have similar pain in my hip most of the time too. Both hips and shoulders are affected but often at different times (eg hip and shoulder on right one flare, on left another). They make lots of cracking and clunking noises and constantly feel like they need stretching or something. No idea why I’m sharing all this other than I can’t sleep and am fed up 🤷🏻‍♀️ #Fibromyalgia #shoulderpain #hippain #Sleep #ChronicPain #Burningpain #sotired #fedup

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I haven’t slept very well the last few nights. I woke up early morning around 5 ish to take a potty break and I fell and I’ve fallen a lot lately but this is the first time it’s really scared me. So I’m gonna go back to bed and try starting over because I’m in a lot of pain. Didn’t bump my head just lower back pain and left hip pain. #fall #BadStartToDay #KidneyPain #hippain #ImOnly27 #Lupus #Fibromyalgia #ouch #BabyItsColdOutside #Walker

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Comfy shoes that won't make me weep at the end of a shift? 😅

I'm feeling a smidge overwhelmed over which shoes to buy for work. I'm on my feet a lot and often our lift is on the fritz (🙄) so I have to (slowly) climb the stairs to help customers or use the loo.

I'd like to buy a pair of comfortable trainers (sneakers). So if anyone knows from experience which brands or specific shoes are known for their comfort please let me know 🙇🏿‍♀️

Thank you!
#Fibromyalgia #IBS #BackPain #hippain #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #FrozenShoulder


Hip Distraction to Relieve Pain? Anyone experienced hip pain relief from hip distraction in physical therapy? #HipReplacement       #Hip #hippain

Recently completed 8 weeks of physical therapy for osteoarthritis of my hip. The PT used a belt to provide traction on my leg and relieve pressure on my hip joint! WOW! I was amazed at how much better my hip felt.  Has anyone else had experience with this in PT? Does anyone know how I can perform long axis hip distraction at home?