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I was diagnosed with tietze syndrome in February 2015. I haven't gone a single minute where I have not been in pain since, not one minute. I now have a 4 month old baby and this is ruining my life. I am a first time mum and I can no longer pick my baby up, I can't get down to the floor to play with him, I can't feed him properly, I cant push his pram, I can't take him out alone, I can't enjoy him without wincing. I am in tears daily. He sleeps, yet I am awake the majority of the night crying in pain or getting in and out of the bath, or going up and down the stairs filling hot water bottles and taking pointless tablets. I have to wake my husband up every time because I can't get myself out of bed. I can't turn over, I can't get up from any position that involves my arms. I have to hold my breasts as tightly as I can to my chest when I change because the pain that shoots through without a bra is unexplainable, I can't brush or wash my own hair or get dressed on my own without being in agony. I have had a baby and I would rather give birth over and over again than feel like this. I am angry at everyone, I'm then angry at myself for being angry at everyone. I'm 26 and I can't live the rest of my life in pain, I just won't accept it. I need to give my baby the best life I can, and this is ruining everything. I've tried naproxen, diclofenic, ibuprofen, codiene, amptriptyline, normal/dissolvable paracetamol, co codomol, hot water bottles, ice packs, heat pads, baths, Epsom salts. I've had numerous tests but only Following a full body nuclear scan, my sternum showed up completely black, indicating inflammation, therefore I have been given intermuscular depo medrone injection... I was so hopeful that this would work and it hasnt, things are as bad as ever. I'm sorry for the rant but I'm at my wits end and feel so disappointed that the injection has failed. I've had to change my whole life which I could cope with if it was just me but when my little baby needs his mum, I can't be there for him like I want to be. I'm so sorry for the dramatic message, I just really need some advice/some success stories/some guidance on where to turn next please
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