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I'm looking for relief from severe joint pain - I think due to hormone fluctuations. I have been suffering for 13 years - since the age of 38 with severe back pain, hip pain, leg pain, and foot pain. I have debilitating "episodes" every four years or so where I have an EXCRUCIATINGLY painful back spasm and then am bed-ridden for months, even years. I have hobbled through this long decade with lots of crying, depression, confusion, anger - plus plenty of self-pep talks, meditation, spiritual searching and "accepting", but I'm still suffering. I've seen everyone - GP's, back specialists, chiropractors, naturopaths, rolfers, shiatsu masters, accupuncturists, I had three MRI's, all clean, x-rays same, I've had two injections in my sacro illiac (one of the main pain areas) that did nothing - all treatments so far have been to no avail. I have been a vegan for 16 years, and am taking B-12, Vitamin D, B complex, vitamin K, Black Cohosh supplements, and prim rose oil. I am considering starting a bone broth and fish oil supplement now out of desperation. I tried taking a bio-identical hormone but experienced almost instant severe back pain! As of now I am in daily pain, sometimes severe, in bed almost all day with small walks around the house, can't sit or stand for long, using ice packs all day and night on my lower back and hips. I have to take serious pain meds every week, which worries me because of toxicity. But what can I do? The pain is so bad!
I am praying this all stabilizes at some point - I will be officially one year without a period in December. I've heard from some that that is when things calm down. My mother says the same, but she is still suffering from some back pain - so - if anyone has any suggestions or advice, or even just a similar story to share, I would so appreciate it! Peace and health to all of you out there! xoxoxo
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