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Old 08-05-12, 02:37 AM   #1
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hello, ive never really used a forum but i dont know what to do. I am 17 years old, and i live in the pacific northwest. I have always had health problems growing up such as chronic sinusitis and the onsets of fibromyalgia, I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar semi-recently. within the past month or so, i have been experiencing some different symptoms and when i talked to my doctor about it, i was diagnosed with hypoglycemia and hypertension. i was technically diagnosed with OCD, but i dont think it should be considered a disorder. All of these combined have got me thinking that im going to follow the same path as my mom, who has to take 15 or more pills a day religiously to stay alive and healthy. she has more chronic illnesses than you can count with your fingers using both hands. she also beat pancreatic cancer at the age of 35, but she still has multiple tumours she must get MRI'd every few months to make sure they dont grow. I dont see a point in living if all im living for is to form my daily living around my bodys needs, instead of my body forming around what i love in life. chronic back pain prevents me from doing what i love, instead of hanging out with friends and biking i have to lay on a tennis ball 7-8 hours out of my day, just to find all the knots exactly the same size the next day. i dropped out of school because i had atleast 3-4 panic attacks a week because of anxiety, and my mom treats me like im a burden on her even though some days im to uncomfortable to get out of bed. i feel like im just a lump of warm meat feeding off of everything and everyone around me, and im not able to give as much as they need to be happy. i have a way that i think would work, i just want to know for sure if it would and how painful it might be.
i feel like i would be lucky to live past 40, and being 17 almost halfway through my life only to have the shitty side to look forward to doesent seem worth it to me.

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Old 08-05-12, 01:16 PM   #2
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Hi Anon12. Glad you thought to post on a forum. Writing about things can be very therapeutic and helpful. I also have multiple health issues, and take about 12 pills a day. Out of all the foods in the world, I can probably only eat about 5-10% of them. I've gotten used to it. I use this forum to meet others with my condition, and it's been extremely helpful especially during the worst times. I can read how others are coping with it, learn ideas I hadn't thought to try, and I can ask questions. People are very helpful. Health and wellness support groups - Inspire Keep talking on here too

I'm sorry you are in chronic pain - do you get shots for that? I know some people who go for shots every month or so, and it helps them a lot. I wonder if there's a more efficient way to help your back, that wouldn't take 7 or 8 hours a day?
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Old 10-18-12, 07:40 PM   #3
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Hey there sweetie, I know where you are coming from. Lets just say I didnt have a highschool life. I had maybe 6 months of high school in total because i was at the hospital with lung problems that still 10 years later doctors dont have an answer for. But my school offered me to fallow my courses through an online program. You should look into that. because of it I was able to graduate with the kids my age, although I couldnt really do the prom thing cause i couldnt breath in my dress and had to leave early. but hey, i was able to experience it and so could you. youll see that with every big step in life you go through like graduating, it sort of gives you that little extra push you need so far, a feeling of achievment. you think to yourself that youve made it that far! And for the medications, talk to your doctor. I had to take so many medications a few years ago that i always ended up forgetting one, which would affect my system. So I spoke with my doctor and he realized that there was a medication out there that replaced 10 different one. So now I only have to take 5 pill and puffs per day and thats all, all done at the same time. Believe me, there is a lot of hope in the medical field. I went from not being able to climb a set of stairs to being able to run 5K a day (not lately but I used to!) So now is not the time to give up! Keep believing!
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hello anon12, and welcome!
I'm sorry things have been so difficult for you, it's a lot to cope with. This forum is really supportive place to hang out. :)
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Old 03-07-13, 12:45 AM   #5
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I'm also in chronic pain. Not much to look forward to. Lost career, all hobbies, hope of marriage...... The best I've ever come up with is knowing that the efforts I make towards doing any good to myself or others is more than most healthy people if I measure the cost and effort.

I don't know if you remember what it was like to feel good, but it is a very easy way to be. You have done things that most will never accomplish. Only good thought I have for you from my years of pain and continued darkness.
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