I understand where you are at. You might want to jot down your reasons to keep living. On the top of the list remind yourself that your family needs you.
I don't want to give you the idea that I think this is all in your head. You have plenty to be depressed about. However, since you have been hospitalized before I have to ask are you on any meds for your depression?
BTW, excessive guilt is a symptom of depression. Don't be down on yourself because you are doing the best you can.
Don't feel like you are being a burden here. We are here to support you so don't give up!
I am glad you are doing better. I am going off Cymbalta too because it is giving me terrible constipation. I am down from 120mg to 60mg. So far no withdrawals. It seems that that only happens in 42 % of cases. I guess I am lucky.
Fatigue means more than just feeling tired. It feels like I am wiped out, all the time. Most people don't understand because they equate it with the normal tiredness that everyone experiences. A good night's sleep for most people fixes that. It doesn't for me.
I have been wondering, I have had fibro since I was 14 and never had any fatigue until a few years ago (I'm 47 now). Now it is my primary symptom. Why would that develop all of the sudden when I never had it before?
I hope I didn't come across as saying that "they" should eliminate the trigger point criteria. What I was trying to say was that that shouldn't be the only criteria for diagnosis since a lot of people may not be diagnosed correctly that way. For example, I have what I would consider to be "trigger points" that are nowhere near the "established" locations. And there are probably a lot of people who don't fit into the current diagnostic criteria.
What kind of hell doctor was that?!!! He most likely said that because he hadn't a clue how to treat you and put the blame on you instead.I thought I had heard it all, but that takes the cake!View Thread