Pain level 10

Discussion created by tempest on Sep 29, 2008
Latest reply on Nov 12, 2008 by jesse
I am dealing with pain all day and night long. I take methadone, marinol, and a muscle relaxer. The first two pills are for pain. I have an autoimmune disease called Fibromyalgia. It causes problems in the muscles and joints of the body. It is all over too, not just one location. I have a second autoimmune disease waiting and lurking in me...the doctor sees it just can't diagnose it yet.

Pain is a huge trigger for me and the comfort comes in various forms. I use natural remedies, traditional medicine, mediation, prayer, excersize, and guided imagry...but most importantly cigs and caffine are also things I try to use to comfort me. I am trying to give up smoking and should stop drinking caffine as well. they seem to go hand in hand. I want a cig when I drink a coke and vise versa. One of those never ending circles I am addicted to.

This is going to be hard for me...any suggestions would help.

(the title, for those that don't know, is the highest number on a pain scale. the scale runs from 1, being the lowest, to 10.)