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My wife has had this horrible pain in her side for years now. We have had several surgeries to aleveate the pain, my wife is 32. For 6-8 years she has had a disabling pain in her right side. It gets worse when she is more active. It also seems to get bett
I : I can imagine the sense of frustration that you and your wife have gone through. Unfortunately the description of her symptoms does not allow me to provide a very educated suggestion as to the cause of her problems. In particular, the causes for this kind of pain can be quite diverse, ranging from an "internal organ" problem, such as gallbladder, intestine, pancreas, urological, gynecological, to musculoskeletal, such as a hernia, to neurological, such as a pinched nerve or neuralgia due to infection. In addition, outside of your comment that the pain seems to improve when she is lying down, there is no mention of associated symptoms, for example, does she have any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss? Does she have pain associated with eating? Does the pain move, say from the right side to her legs? Does she have any leg weakness? I would imagine she has gone thru a host of tests, probably including mri, ct scans, perhaps us of the gallbladder and possibly endoscopy. Was there a reason for her to have a hysterectomy - what was the pathology? In the end, her primary care physician should feel free to liberally utilize specialists to assist. If after all testing, no cause can be found, there are possible treatments for chronic pain. A neurologist or anesthesiologist that specializes in pain should be consulted - nerve blocks, spinal stimulators, and medications may be useful to control the pain. ...Read more
Its relative: The question doesn't really make sense because comparing morbidity of different diseases is impossible. Suffice it to say, infortunately, that there are many bad diseases to suffer from abd that most of them end badly. ...Read more
Anxiey disorder: Anxiety disorders can have varied levels of disability , depending on of course, the individual . It can range from a pervasive sense of worrying on a low intensity level (as in Generalized anxiety disorder) to a full blown panic attack mimicking a " heart attack" ( panic disorder). Also coexisting psychiatric illnesses ( or physical illnesses like mitral valve prolapse with panic disorder) occur ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my ankle in a car wreck 9yrs ago and i still suffer with pain. Is it possible that i could have gotten disablity for that?
Im suffering with severe morning sickness and it is literally disabling i've tried meds with no luck. What else can I do? I really can't cope?
Many ways.: It can lead to confusion and lack of touch with reality. It is often accompanied by impairment in the areas of interpersonal relationships, recreation and work. In some cases it may lead to harm to self or others or one's inability to care for his or her self. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES: Depression, if severe enough, can lead to suicide. If this question is about yourself, get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what depression means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; not just one or the other ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How disabling can be for someone who has borderline personality disorder in the most severe cases?
I have sleep deprivation severe will I ever heal ? If I sleep early and relax more and be happier.its disabling at times
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Try not to nap in daytime or limit it to a cat nap of 15 minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer