I am a survivor of sexual abuse plus others. When I was 8 I started to experience overall chest pain. At 9 I went throught a medical review to find out why and the only answer was You have something we don't know what. That was in 1972, I have asked every doctor, had medical evaluations on lungs & heart, no answer. Last week, I asked my Rumatologist and Whoa! He said general chest pain is a common complaint of survivors of abuse and since many survivors end up suffering from Fibromyalgia it has become "part of Fibo". It is caused by shallow breathing, breathing from the diaphram more that the chest. This causes problems with the ribcage. Changing breathing habits is a start to relief and there is a Special Physical Therapy that a PT has to be trained in, that will help relieve the condition. All Chest Pain should be checked out! If you find yourself without answers try this one. It's not in my head, Its real! FinallyView Thread
I had always been asked if I had been molested and always answered no. Then, after a hysterectomy at 36, I was once again asked, only this time I shocked myself and said, in tears, yes. After that incident, I began having what I call "Kodak moments." I would have snapshots of memories with no rhyme nor reason. As the years went on, the snapshots became clearer and I realized exactly what had been done to me beginning at the age of eight. I still don't know all of the details, but I know enough. I've tried to forgive but following the physical and mental problems associated with this event, I find myself frequently angry. So many problems and none of them necessary. Bipolar, substance abuse of prescription meds, migraines, ibd, female problems, back problems, throat problems, stomach problems and then the sex problems, no feeling from the waist down, no sex drive, no desire. Sometimes it makes me really mad that along with my childhood, that was taken from me, too. I want to rant what more do I have to suffer, then I remember that I'm not the only one and that many suffer worse fates than mine. At times I can talk about this and be ok, but at other times I hurt and cry. Can't write anymore now. DebbieView Thread
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