Well ok here's another, I have what's called fibromyalgia and mine is the worst in my back and neck but goes everywhere in my body to my legs and arms and toes and hands. Torwards the beginning I went through tons of doctors and specialist and they all told me it was something different untill a rheumatologist finally got it right.
Fibromyalgia is classically what doctors will say when their diagnosis is something akin to, "I don't know what the hell is wrong with you, so you have fibromyalgia". The term fibromyalgia actually means 'pain in the muscle fibers'. It doesn't tell you where it comes from, how you got it, or what is happening. As you can imagine with such a situation, the symptoms are incredibly diverse for patients with this condition. You can see all sorts of strange things and doctors will still classify it as fibromyalgia. I've seen a lot of them as patients in the past. It's a very common diagnosis.
But they all put me on pain killers and for a while I was addicted to them.
Sorry to hear that. I hope you're not addicted now.
I've been of them for some time now and feel better off of them, of course I still have my bad days as well. But there were many times that I was ready to throw the towel in and give up, I was asking God why, why me and why now so early in life?
When we are in difficult situations with seemingly no end in sight, it is human nature to ask for help. We do it when we are young and our parents come to our rescue. When we are older, there is nobody there to ask, but we still ask on instinct. You're just talking to yourself though.
But I started to realize soon what he was doing with all this in my life and how he was teaching me through it.
So God couldn't teach you things without giving you unbearable pain? Do you find that pain is a good motivator for learning that you couldn't get through other ways? What did you learn from it?
Couldn't it be that you just have a physical condition that is affecting your body and there is no one to blame for it?
I started then to pray for God to give me strength in this and to help me with my pain.
Why? If God gave you the pain, it must be good for you, right? Shouldn't you be asking for more of it?
Why would you ask him for strength to deal with it instead of asking for it to stop? And why would God give you strength to deal with it, if he wants you to have it in the first place?
Starting then and still to this day I do that and every time I say that prayer to him instantly after I feel relief in the pain and it eases up.
I doubt that's the case. It makes no sense that God would give you strength to deal with a pain he gave you in the first place.
If I punched my son in the face every time I wanted to teach him something and then I hugged him after he did what I asked him to do, would that make me a good father? This is what God is doing to you if he exists.
The other possibility is that you just have physical pain from a condition that you can't seem to get rid of, and that God plays no role in any of it because he doesn't exist.
This is another incident that happened and still goes on that builds my faith, it isn't just one of any of these so you can't call them each a coincidence because because of the number of them and they all back each other up. If it were not for all the different aspects that have built my faith and belief he would not be as real as he is to me and I wouldn't believe. I will post another here tonight at some time.
Did you know 29,000 children die every single day from starvation? Millions of people die every year of cancer in horrible ways. Yet you sit here and think that God makes your pain ease up every time you pray to him. That's utterly ridiculous. The pain relief you get is in your mind because you THINK God is there helping you though it. Your mind is what processes pain, and it's your mind that tells you it's less when you pray.
It's incredibly narcissistic to think that God favors you with a little bit of pain relief yet lets so many others suffer and die. Can you stop thinking about yourself for a minute and look around at the world? If God relieves your suffering, but does nothing for those 29,000 kids, do you really think God is worthy of your worship at all? Seriously?
@ Samuelke -- if you are able to acheive some pain relief with prayer you may want to look into Reiki. I don't know whether you are in an area where it is available. It requires the ability to focus & use positive energy to assist with pain management.
Don't do that. Reiki does nothing. You'd be wasting your money. All the controlled studies that have been done show no evidence that reiki does anything for people. Most of the time, the person doesn't even touch you. They just put their hands a few centimeters above your skin and move them around as if they're doing something. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki
Although, if you believe it works, the placebo effect you get by going through the treatment might give you some relief just like your god belief does. Its not actual benefit though. Any benefit you might get is in your head.
There are no great treatments for fibromyalgia, and that's because a lot of times they have no clue what causes it. The common recommendations are to eat right and exercise, which is no different than the common recommendations that everyone should follow to be healthy.