hello all!!! Well I did it, I resigned from my job effective on the 24th.. I had already cut back my hours to part time but that seemed to be to much at times... My doctor recommended six months ago to cut back but I kept on, and really screwed up myself.. I work three days it takes two days of sleeping and resting in bed just to get enough energy to get out of bed.. It was a horrible cycle for me.. I am checking in to disability I am only 45 but I have to try it.. There is absolutely no way I can work full time.. The funny part is I think this is where God wants me to be, it seems like it is all turning my way... Instead of a struggle all the time. My new job is to be a house wife our youngest graduated in May.. She and my son in law are excited over the baby coming in February.. My first grand baby to spoil.. I am sad over not working and missing my residents.. but I know it was time.. Now I can volunteer my time and do fun stuff.. Praying all will turn out, even if it doesn't I have God on my side to help me through...View Thread
So sorry that you are going through all this... I use BlocPain I get it at the health food store it is a topical menthol spray mixed with natural stuff... BEST STUFF EVER!!!! When I can not take a pain pill I use this on my muscles.. If it is bone related it will not help, but for FM it does I hope this helps..View Thread
Hello, I have had fibro for 13 years and have also tested positive for lupus in the last few years (but when I was 13 I was diagnosed with it but a year later the docs said I did not have it.. )
I am having a rough time here lately, no sleeping, severe pain from my shoulder to my fingers feels like tendinitis, random joints that hurt / burn.. More than usual.. More fatigue and hard for me to take a deep breath due to my rib cage hurting...I am trying to work part time but have had to work more the last few months due to staffing issues.. Which by the way I am dearly paying for... I get do tired that I have to actually hold my he'd up with my hands..
I have been accused of being a hypochondriac and a druggie I assure you all I am not either of those... I will be meeting with the dr tomorrow afternoon to decide my next route to take.. I have a very supporting hubby who "doesn't want to see me hurt" and I try not to show it to much ( it is hard since I hobble for days after working just to rest up and work out all my energy again) I wonder if anyone had some of these symptoms or am I looking at something new here..View Thread
Wow another no sleep night for me, a series of wet weather had moved in to this area.. Making my bones ache... Well I am taking a leap of faith and quitting my job, I absolutely love being a CNA but after 20 years in this profession and the beating up on my body it takes.. ( not to mention all the crazy things I did to myself I my younger years) this body is tired...
Sad for me that I am only 45, but after my rhrumey suggested it a few months ago.. And working crazy hours that has sent me into a horrible flare for a week now mommas giving in and slowing down.. Not to mention my first grandson will be born in February and I want to be that fun grandma not the grandma who is stuck in bed all the time... Please remember me in your prayers, I trying to file for disability too.. Hoping this is Gods will..View Thread
Struggling.. That seems to be the only word I can describe myself today...heck the last few months... I just feel like throwing myself on to the bed and sobbing.. I live in the Midwest/south region we have a major cold front coming through and I have had a headache and a full fibro flare for several days now.. Nothing helps none of my scripts or OTC meds... Nothing!!! Not to mention I have to work three nights this week starting tomorrow.. Frustrated I guess would be a better word to describe myself..
I now understand how my father felt when the cancer ate through his bones and he hurt so bad that he tried to throw himself out of the car on to a freeway.. I am SO tired of hurting like this!!!! Not to mention the fatigue I am exhausted ALL the time my house is literally falling apart and I don't have enough energy to clean one room let alone the whole house! My family is not much help they just expect things to be done..
Sorry to vent on everyone I just feel awful and just wish I felt better.. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on what I could do yo ease the discomfort I am having... ANYTHING would be welcome at this point..View Thread
I went back to my specialist for my two month regular visit for meds today, I did not get the news I planned for (yeah when do we ever right?) I have had FM for 13-14 years now, tested positive for lupus (had two or three come back that I have a mild form (if there is any) disease just not the severe case of it at this time. In the last year and a half I went from a high stress job to being fired, then 9 months on unemployment to working from 28 to 40 hours a week (sometimes more but not very often) I work three to four days a week and get all my hours in those days..I have a stressful job at times (CNA in an assisted living) I clean/laundry and help with meds mostly.. But working with people with all kinds of aliments is difficult (some are even my age) so the stress can get high. I work 4 days and then sleep or lay around the 3 I am off to get my energy stores up just to do it all again the next week.. My house is a disaster, not to mention my yard... Anyway I was told to cut back or file for disability.. Just in the last 6 months I have had a major change in pain level (and yes he upped my script again it already cost my insurance company almost 500 per month for that med alone..My cost is 100 copay for ONE of the meds I take!!) and the insomnia and fatigue has really gotten bad at times too, I can handle one or the other but with both that is rough sometimes.. I have meds to take for energy and live off of energy drinks and diet pills to give me energy to work.. I will be 45 years old in September I have a REALLY BIG problem with being on disability at my age. Heck I have not gotten any grand children yet (hoping for Feb though if all turns out okay yay me!!) Just SO bummed and feeling like a burden to my family.. I SO appreciate this board to I can talk to people who understand my situation I don't always get this at home..View Thread
AMEN!!!!!! I have even had to actually hold my own head up with my hand just to get through a meeting... Yesterday I committed the ultimate sin for fibro, I work part time (three days 8 sometimes more hours on my feet and moving for the whole shift) I work weekends less stress an much more fun without the hassles of bosses around.. Monday is my "recovery" day, instead of resting I wanted to do something with my husband and extended family.. I was SO exhausted when I got up but still went.. BIG MISTAKE wore myself out totally.. I hate this stuff!!!!! My first grand baby will be here in February I want to be a fun grandma not the one who can''t do anything because I am tired or hurting... It is very frustrating.. I pray for a cure every night and strength for the next day...Hang in there God will come through in the end I totally believe that.. God Bless..View Thread
Thanks everyone, I am so thankful for people who understand my situation.. I used to stay home when my children were little.. It was tough on me then, I started talking to the dogs and expecting them to talk back..lol I am going to try to just work 3 days a week, my money is our play money and food money.. I just know I cannot handle a full 40 hour week anymore.. I have had a great improvement over my pain in the last few days with the new medication change. I am horribly tired though.. I am praying for an answer for this situation, I know God will carry me though.. Between the fibro fog, and the memory issues of thyroid I think I am going insane sometimes.. My mother and grandmother suffered from Alzheimer which frankly scares the hell out of me when I loose my memory.. I am very thankful for this site where I can vent and ask questions about things.. I really feel like I am on an island alone sometimes.. Well I have to work later so I need to "prepare" my self physically and mentally bring on the caffeine!!! lolView Thread