I’m wondering if anyone has nerve or muscle tightening from where your ear connects at the top across your cheek to the bridge of your nose. I talk to my neurologist about it. He had no explanation so he called it fibromyalgia. I don’t know if it is fibromyalgia or not. It’s annoying and it’s been going on for maybe a year now . Doctors tend to write everything off as FMS. Doctor have been incorrect a few times in diagnosing. All my pain is fibromyalgia.🤷♀️🙄
im starting pregabalin next Tuesday. its 75mg 2x daily. how long does it take to notice a difference. i have a follow up on April 12th to increase the dose. will it take a while to notice the difference in pain? (please note i dont give a f about weight gain side effects im only interested in when i should expect a noticeable difference in pain.)
I deal with chronic pain 24/7. I don't know of any other way to ease my pain enough so I am able to leave my bed. Does anyone have any advice or knowledge of something that works for them?
what kind of things helps people with chronic severe pain
I currently live with my parents (no other option really with being single and as sick as I am,) and they are so supportive. I’m very lucky. But they are also very emotionally connected to how I’m doing, so if I’m in pain they are more upset and mad. Of course I understand this is happening to them too and they are absolutely entitled to feel how they feel, but them being upset does not help my pain. Now I’m starting to wonder if the only treatment that was starting to help has become less effective. I really don’t want them to know though, because their negativity makes everything worse. So I’m trying to hide my pain when I know they expect me to be doing well. Hiding it is exhausting and I can’t keep it up long. Any advice on how to handle this situation? Or anyone else out there feel like they have to hide their pain?
Does anyone else have any experience with forgetting how bad pain is because you’re just used to it, or you can’t tell your doctor how bad it is? I’ve gotten so used to my pain, I’ve had times where I’ve described something that sounded horrible and said it’s “just kinda uncomfortable, not painful” and the doctor has had to tell me that what I described is pain, because I genuinely can’t tell anymore unless it’s horrible 😞
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