Yvonne

@pandabear625
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

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Feeling invalidated

I have undiagnosed pain. I'm working with doctors to figure out what is causing the pain. I have pain all over my body but it's the worst in my feet. I'm in counseling not just for the pain but for anxiety and depression too. I meet with my counselor one a week and every week he asks how I'm doing. I tell him about my pain then he makes me feel invalidated for telling him. He said this week that I'm venting with him about my pain and I need to vent with my husband. Thing is I do vent with my husband and my children (adults). We discuss what may be the cause, why I flare when I flare, what helps and what doesn't help. The counselor wants me to keep a pain journal, I'll try but I've never been one for Journaling. I did tell the counselor that I do discuss my pain with my family, even my extended family knows. And no one in my family has made me feel invalidated. Isn't counseling where I can discuss what's going on with my pain and other issues? He asks at the beginning of each session how I'm doing. I tell him then he says I'm venting with him. Isn't that what counseling is for?

#ChronicPain

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Feeling invalidated

I have undiagnosed pain. I'm working with doctors to figure out what is causing the pain. I have pain all over my body but it's the worst in my feet. I'm in counseling not just for the pain but for anxiety and depression too. I meet with my counselor one a week and every week he asks how I'm doing. I tell him about my pain then he makes me feel invalidated for telling him. He said this week that I'm venting with him about my pain and I need to vent with my husband. Thing is I do vent with my husband and my children (adults). We discuss what may be the cause, why I flare when I flare, what helps and what doesn't help. The counselor wants me to keep a pain journal, I'll try but I've never been one for Journaling. I did tell the counselor that I do discuss my pain with my family, even my extended family knows. And no one in my family has made me feel invalidated. Isn't counseling where I can discuss what's going on with my pain and other issues? He asks at the beginning of each session how I'm doing. I tell him then he says I'm venting with him. Isn't that what counseling is for?

#ChronicPain

117 people are talking about this
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

94 people are talking about this
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

94 people are talking about this
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

94 people are talking about this
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

94 people are talking about this
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

94 people are talking about this
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

94 people are talking about this
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I live with #ChronicPain that is presently #Undiagnosed . So far I have seen a rheumatologist who ran a lot of tests and sent me on to a neuromuscular doctor. I've only had 1 appointment so far with the neuromuscular doctor and he's doing an EMG in 2 weeks. My symptoms are pain all over my body, weakness in my legs, intense burning pain in my feet, shooting needle pain in my feet, legs, fingers, abdomen, and arms. Numbness and pain in both legs and arms. Muscle cramps in my legs and feet. Muscle spasms in my back. I was diagnosed with TMJ several years ago so my jaw sometimes aches. I also have gastrointestinal problems with bloated, stomach cramps, constipation, and diarrhea. And a new one is heartburn. I can't consume any dairy products or I get physically sick. I've been tested for lactose intolerance which came back negative and the Dr said I'm probably allergic to the dairy protein. Gluten gives me migraines but I've never been celiac tested. I can already here you saying fibromyalgia and yes that has been brought up. I was doing pretty good for about 2 months but in the last week a flare started and functioning is difficult. I am in counseling but he's making me feel invalidated so he's getting fired at my next session. I'll probably be leaning on everyone here more often. I also have #Anxiety and depression which I'm on lexipro for. I also see a psychiatrist.

94 people are talking about this