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cervical -- degenerative disc desease and fibromyalgia

Jul 13, 2008 - 6 comments
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I was diagnosed with fibro in June 2007. Last week I was diagnosed with cervical DDD and is scheduled to see a neurosurgeon on July 29.  Right now, I have pain in my jaw, right ear, bottom right side to front of gums, and neck. I also have pain in my right shoulder and right arm. Most of the time I have pain in my right buttock, back, both legs and toes. I have missed many days from work because of my illness and the debilitating tiredness. I wonder whether I will be able to continue to work. I feel that I am not doing my share. And coworkers let me know each time I return to work after a flare up. This makes me feel sad and worried. I feel like nobody believes me when I say that I hurt so badly -- not to mention the foggy feeling. My husband tries to comfort me at times; then at other times, even though he does not express it orally, he shows impatience. He hardly understands how I can feel horrible with pain most of the time, but sometimes without changes in therapy, I do feel ok. My drug therapy includes cymbalta, ultram, skelexin, percocet, cardizem, and benecar. Has anyone with my symptons been diagnosed  similarly? If so, do you ever get long term relief? I try to accept my lot in life, but this is very new and very daunting for me. Sometimes I feel sad. Thank you all in advance for caring.