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    Asking for prayer

    Hello all,

    I'm reaching out for prayer and support.

    I am a lifelong christian, but I am going through a very difficult and uncertain period. I deal with depression, chronic pain and am unable to walk properly because of severe osteoarthritis in both knees. There are a number of other things, that I won't go into, but are making life quite overwhelming. I am in a very vulnerable place. I am asking God daily for His Strength, to help me heal and handle all that is going on.

    I am quite isolated at this time, people tend to fall away when the suffering becomes great, you know ?
    I love The Mighty and all the wonderful people here.

    Hope all here are well.
    Thank you so much

    #Christian #chronic pain #Depression #struggling #Faith #Support #CPTSD #Trauma #alone

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    I’m new here!

    Hi, my name is debzhancox. I'm here because i have been diagnosed with CRPS in my left leg just above the knee down to the tips of my toes. I also have CRPS, Dupuytren's contracture and Osteoarthritis in my right hand/wrist. im currently in a wheelchair as im unable to weigh bear on my left leg, its very stiff resulting in being unable to bend or straighten it, its stuck in a slight bend and i also have foot drop

    #MightyTogether

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    New to the group

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    Pain Management

    I am 53 and have suffered with fibromyalgia and neck pain. I had an MRI that showed spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. The pain in my neck has been there for over 17 years. I have gone to chiropractors, physical therapy, pain medication, tried dry needling. It is to the point that I need more long lasting relief.
    I went to pain management. I was given muscle relaxers and a referral to have spinal ablation. I have had 3 medial blocks to pin point the nerves causing the pain. Today I was finally able to schedule the ablation. My question is, has anyone had this procedure? Was it successful and for how long did the pain relief lasted?
    #Fibromyalgia #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Osteoarthritis

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    Why do we have to join a group just to comment or offer support? #Anxiety

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    Hello!

    Hi there! I’m new and am glad to be part of this group. Arthritis is a very challenging type of pain. It’s helpful to read everyone’s suggestions about dealing with this. I’m going to try Tumeric. How long did it take for you to feel a difference?

    I am 52 years old and not able to work. I’m a Mom but very limited in how much I can do with my family. It’s so so frustrating. I have had chronic pain for about 12 years and it took awhile to figure out what was going on. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which has lead to early onset osteoarthritis arthritis. With EDS the joints are loose bc of defective connective tissue - that causes a lot of early wear and tear - as well as joint pain I have pinched nerves in my spine and some muscle pain from, as I understand it, the muscles trying to support the joints- At 43, a surgeon told me my joints were like someone in her 80s.

    I find that focusing less on the future helps me - keeping my eyes on today is better for me and like someone else mentioned, a positive attitude certainly helps. But some days are just better than others - high pain levels are truly awful. I can put a brave face on for only so long-
    It’s good to know I’m not alone.

    Hope everyone has a good evening! Amy

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