do you hurt everyday

April 5, 2007 7:46pm CST
i have some sort of problem and pain everyday,my family downplays it and says i don't do enough,although they don't know what i;ve done. in addition to keeping my 19 mo old all day i do housework. do you hurt evryday
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@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
6 Apr 07
What is hurting you? You were not very specific. Is it your back, head, stomach, legs, arms, or is it mental pain? Whatever it is, have you seen a doctor about it? There are lots of times when we are in pain and our families don't take us seriously. There can be many reasons for that. They may not be able to face the reality of what we are dealing with. I have Major Depression and my auntie calls me lazy. She feels like I can just snap out of it. I know that my aunt loves and cares for me, but she does not know how to deal with what is going on with me. It hurts when she calls me lazy, but I try to deal with it the best way that I can.
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@patgalca (14022)
• Orangeville, Ontario
6 Apr 07
She posted her discussion under the heading of fibromyalgia. She has fibromyalgia. She hurts all over probably depression as well.
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@natrlvr2 (384)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I hurt 24/7.I have fibromyalgia,along with degenerative disc disease,and osteoarthritis in multiple area,to name a few.Most people will NEVER understand your pain.Being a mom is the hardest job to begin with ever, but being in pain 24/7 makes it MUCH worse.One of the hardest things is to listen to people who think they know it all.No sesne in arguing,they usually remain ignorant. I have been a single mom since my son was 4.He is now 11.
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@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I haven't known a day without pain in so long I can't remember. Although some days are more bearable then others it's still always there. Anything and everything can aggravate it which is what makes it so frustrating. I can't just not do something, things have to be done but there are days when I wish I could. I do know how it is to have no one understand. My own family can be that way as well. It just makes it harder at times when one has to explain again and again that they can't do something.
@patgalca (14022)
• Orangeville, Ontario
6 Apr 07
Hey Lisa, yes I hurt every day to varying extremes. I wake up in pain, I go to bed in pain. I manage throughout the day by doing pretty much nothing. I get stiff sitting at the computer though. When I go for my walk my legs hurt afterwards. When I do laundry or dishes, when I have to use my arms continuously over and over again they become very sore and tired. If IBS kicks in, my whole body aches from working so hard in the bathroom. I also get a lot of sinus headaches. I got my fibro after my second child was born and I had to leave her in the care of her 3 year old sister a lot of the time. Boy, did they wreak havoc on my house! Did you know you can't wash baby powder off hard wood floors? At least my house smelled baby powder fresh for several months. My husband gets on my case about what I don't do around here. He doesn't think about the things I do do. It's sad that I have to give him a daily account of my activities. Take care!
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• United States
9 May 07
Yes I hurt everyday all day long. My house will never make the cover of better homes & gardens thats for sure. My parents totally get where Im coming from. Then again my mom has chronic pain of her own. My sister "thinks" she gets it but she doesnt. You just have to do what you can when you can. Thats all anyone can expect of you. My dr has me on 3 vicodin a day for pain. Holy cow can you imagine if I took them regularly? (soft gentle cyber hugs to all that need them) I wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy.
@nonew3 (1941)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I have a lot of various health problems, but they could all very well be connected to my fibromyalgia syndrome: severe migraines, tension headaches, fatigue, short-term-memory lapses, bouts of vertigo, severe pain sensitivity (haircuts HURT!), and fluctuations in hearing, speech, and vision, or at least how my mind interprets sounds and sight. So, in one way or another, or in a combination of ways, yes, I do hurt every day.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
10 Apr 07
Yes, I hurt everyday, sometimes more than others. I have a pretty high tolerance for pain so can manage without pain pills most days but not at night. I can't sleep if I'm in pain. I also have chronic fatigue and most people don't understand that at all. Your family's reaction is typical. Unless someone has chronic pain and fatigue they can't imagine how debilitating it can be. I can't imagine caring for a 19 month-old and doing housework every day. Your must be one tough lady. Give yourself lots of credit for doing what you do. You have to give yourself extra care, resting when you can, taking hot soaks, even taking a nap when your child does. And get family members to pitch in whenever you can. You deserve their help. Hang in there. It should be easier when your child is older and doesn't need to be lifted at all and can help you with some of the chores.