Do multiple medical problems drive you crazy?

Denver, Colorado
December 26, 2011 2:11pm CST
I have had multiple medical problems all my life and sometimes they just make me feel crazy! Other people notice I shake and think I need to deal with stress when the issue is not stress related. I have inherited essential tremors. Other people see my eyes watering and tell me it will be alright, don't cry. I have a severe dry eye condition and even have silicone plugs in the tear ducts to help, but it still gives me problems. People tell me to get something done about my breathing without knowing me or asking me what the problem is. I have exercise induced asthma and when I do any exercise it makes me cough and breath hard. I even have to use night time oxygen for low oxygen at night, mot sleep apnea. People tell me I need more exercise and don't even pay attention to my telling them that with exercise induced asthma and essential tremors, exercise is not an option to any degree unless I want to spend hours trying to calm my tremor reaction or stop the asthma. I'd love to be able to exercise like other people and be slim, trim and in shape, but my doctor's think the only way I'll be able to acquire that people pleasing appearance is to cut back on eating even more than I already do. It is hard to do many things because of the pain in my back due to spinal spurs. On a daily basis, my multiple medical problems try very hard to drive me crazy!!! How about you?
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@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
29 Dec 11
Oh how I can relate with this one. I am not heavy, but due to how bad I hurt, etc. I am unable to do much as well. I always have people asking me because I am Diabetic do I walk. These are people that know I have the problem with this Chronic wound not wanting to heal, and also have fybromyalga. Even have heard varying things from doctors on all of this as well. It does make it hard when you take medications that effect something else that is wrong with you, and even the doctors cannot agree. I will be Praying for you and your situation, and wishing you the Best for 2012.
• Denver, Colorado
30 Dec 11
Sounds like we have a lot in common. I had one doctor in the past tell me I had hypoglycemia and then no other doctors with their tests could prove it. None of the doctors can agree I have fibromyalgia and I've found some relief just taking Mucinex (quaifenesin) for relief from the pain. lol......doctors agree, omg, they can't even agree about taking aspirin or tylenol for a headache. I dread every time I have to see a new doctor because most likely his educational opinion will differ from everyone else. Seems none of them can accept anyone else's opinion including mine. Best wishes for you also! Keep in touch, we can console each other.