Always in pain

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2008
Always in pain
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 10:48am

Hi everyone. How do you live with chronic pain? Granted, I am overweight so no one takes me seriously but I am always in pain. My back, hips, knees, ankles. Doctors keep telling me to lose weight and sending me home. I get it. I know I need to lose, but I am always hurting so badly that I don't want to move. Can anyone relate? What do you do to cope?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2001
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 3:34pm

Have you been tested for some form of arthritis?  Since so many of your joints are painful, I'm thinking maybe rheumatoid arthritis?  Maybe you could ask you doctor about being tested for RA or getting a referral to a rheumatologist.  Best of luck.

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Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 7:37pm

I thought the same thing Molly...

I don't like it when they automatically assume it's our weight!

If you are in pain, it means not wanting to move because it is so painful!

I am in pain today partly because I may have over-done it...or our weather, it's very cold.

Probably in a flare.

Usually ONLY thing that helps is heat, like a hot bath...