My Dr. says as we get older our fibromyalgia quits. I don't know that I agree with that. My 70 year old aunt has Fibromyalgia and hers is in full motion. So if we live past that does it really stop??? or do they even knoe enough about it to even know that?View Thread
I don't know anything about Vulvodynia. I did go and read about it. I am so sorry you are experiencing this. I can relate to the Fibro Fog. As you said about it being upsetting and embarassing. I feel as though I am going crazy when Fibro Fog hits me. I can't think of simple words, I can finish a sentence. I feel dumb/Stupid and illerate. I have worked since I was 14 years old. Except for 3 years in between when my children were babies. I am now 51 and I have been out of work for 2 years. I feel helpless most of the time, like I should be doing more than I am to help our financially. We are in a terrible financial bind and I feel it is my fault. I have always worked with numbers(Accounts Payable and Receivable, Payroll and accounting and never did I forget anyones phone number. On the days I have Fibro Fog I can't remember anyones phone number, I can barely remember my own Birthday I have to think about that. I hate this. I am praying for a break financially in the near future. I have been denied Disability 3 times and finally my Lawyer got me a hearing on November 7 with Social Security so I hope it goes through this time. Thanks for letting me share and vent....View Thread
I too have has some of the same symptoms. I have chronic Fatigue. I never feel good anymore but some days are worse than others I have the loss of vision and optical migraines. My wrist, ankles, knees and face at times feels swollen and I feel like my whole body is puffy. The only thing I can tell by looking is my rings sometimes are tighter than others. The palms of my hands and the bottom of my feet hurt, burn and itch most of the time. I too have the back problems (4 bulging diskin my neck and 2 in my lower back) all from a car accident in 2008. I have noticed alot of different things on different days. I have noticed that everyone that has FM has some of the same symptoms but some of us have some different symptoms to go along with those.View Thread
I don't know anything about this Plantar Fascitis is but I can tell you that I have had FM diagnosis for 2 years now and I have pain in the arch of both of my feet most of the time. I sometimes have sharp pains in my knees, Elbows and in my shins. I figured it was part of FM. Let me know if you find out something different.View Thread
I do constider me as disabled. I can no longer work because of my FM and I also have 4 bulgind and 2 compressed disk. I still have not been excepted with Social Security, but I haven't been able to work in over 2 years.View Thread
I agree with you. I feel the same way. I appreciated you voicing it the way you have because I too am only 51 and until I had my car accident which messed up my back, 5 ear surgeries, a Divorce, and reconstructive surgery for my vagina, rectom and my bladder in a sling. I lead a pretty normal life. Now i almost feel like an invelent(how ever you spell that. I began to think I was crazy, and was getting alzheimers, and just a chronic complainer. After finding several web sites that allow me to see how other people are doing and feeling. I have come to realize it's all AO and FM.View Thread
Dr. P. I was in a car accident 2 years ago. (I was hit from behind) I suffered 2 bulging and one compressed disk in my neck and 2 bulging disk in my lower back.My antidepressant has been doubled... I have been through several rounds of injections and several rounds of therapy besides all of the test and all of the different doctors visits. I have had 5 ear surgeries in the past 2 years. I have been through a Divorce and Got married again. Approximately 9 months to a year ago I began to feel bad all of the time and ached all over. I feel like all of my joints and all of my muscles hurt. I first thought I was crazy or I had become a hypochondriac. As I was going through my last round of therapy, the therapist told me that he thought I had fibromyalgia. He explained he wasn't a Dr. and couldn't diagnose me. So I went to my primary Medical Dr. He explained that what appeared to be happening was the trauma that I had been through had all caught up with me and that my body has taken the pain from the areas in my back and distributed it all over my body causing me to feel this way. This was after and examination and some lab work. Is this not Fibromyalgia?? Why are Dr.s so reluctant to diagnose you with Fibromyalgia?? I am so frustrated. There are days I don't even feel like getting out of the bed.View Thread
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