I was just diagnosed yesterday (12/6/13) & my doctor doesn't want to put me on any R.A. med's even though I hurt so badly it kills me to work. Then on top of that I am told that it is in my head yet not???? Talk to my man about it and he agrees with her perspective. So I ask are you telling me that because of my thoughts I made myself sick?..yes was the reply. Ok let me also tell you that I suffer from depression, bipolar,colitis & now R.A. and my mother was just diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I think I have a few validated reasons to be a little not right in the head & to tell me that I made myself sick like this?????? I am in so much physical pain that all I wanna do is curl in a ball and cry. BUT...I have to somehow manage to pull a 10 hour shifts for the next few days....So lost.View Thread
To be honest I am not sure what SED is and if it was tested. My problem is I do not have insurance and everything is out of pocket which is sometimes very very difficult. Every where I read says that it needs to be taken care of or it will get worse; at the moment I am hurting so badly that just functioning makes me want to cry. I on my own have tried so many over the counter medications that I think I might be immune to them cuz nothing there really seems to work. I use tons of muscle rub, and I am on Voltaren (Diclofenac) for a bulging disk and bone spur in my neck. Are you a part of any support groups? Doc. told me to find some and join. Are there any other good tips you might have as well. Diet, exercise? That's basically how I am supposed to treat this. So frustrating that noone seems to understand and I have been feeling this way for sometime now. Thank-You for listening to me vent. It means a lot.View Thread
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