I only let certain people in on how I truely feel because I feel if other's know the truth they will look at you differently or have pitty for you. Have you ever had a coworker lose a loved one or get cancer or something they are frowned upon and everyone feels bad for them, for women this is a normal reaction, It is fine because we have empathy for others but once they know they will act different towards you. I don't want that for myself so I hold that stuuf in until I get on WebMD with others in the same predicament. Also in job economy I fear that I will lose my job if they found out how ill I feel all of the time. I am the sole provider in my household and I know there are others out there who would agree with this. I am also the oldest employee in our office so I feel they will think I'm less confident.View Thread
Hi Amanda welcome to the family I am new also I was diagnosed just last month and I am really glad this site exists so that we can vent our frustrations together an d learn new ways to cope with this painful disease. Currently I am not on any prescription meds because I have to see a pain management physcian first. So to get me to my appointment I take Tylenol if the pain is 1-4 and if more I take excedrin because its an inflammatory. I also take vitamin D because my level was too low and vitimin C to help my immune system. I take walks in the morning and I stretch every morning I wake up. If you can find a yoga show on TV try it but start really slow and If you can't do it DONT so you can prevent and injuries. This all has helped me a lot not a cure but helps you get through the day in a positve way. I hope you can use some of these ideas and pass them on to others. Welcome and have a good night.View Thread
I have to see a pain management physcian and they gave me a lot of paperwork to fill out. I am just trying to find out what to expect before I get there. At this moment I am controlling my own pain by taking walks, streching, yoga, and some vitamins such as D and C. These things have helped me a great deal. I also see the chiropractor who adjusts my neck and back. Lately I have been having many migrains is this part of Fibro or is anyone else having these with this disease? I was out in the heat today for a short while to see the doctor and back to the car and while waiting in the doctor's office I got a bad migraine within 45 minutes of waiting for him to see my mom. I am also having chest pain with sore breast Is this also a symptom? I can't get pregnant so I know it isn't that reason. Someone give me new news if you have some pleez.View Thread
Hello I know it is harder to cope with if you have children but if you have family that supports you and understands it will help you overcome some issues easier. I was just diagnosed last month you see I knew something was wrong but couldn't figure out why I was so fatigued all the time and achey. My house work was adding up and I'm the kind of person who gets the job done right away but I was slacking instead. I was having mood swings, panic attacks, and anxiety. Today I had to get the laundry done and I had a panic attack because I felt there was too much to do in very little time I wanted to finish before my body starts to ache. I really hope you find a way that you can cope with this disease in a positve way. I take walks on the lake, read books, and work in the garden if my body permits it. I do pray as well. I hope this helps you in any way hope you feel better and your children will understand if you talk to them and explain what's going on they are old enough to understand. I have a 15 and 16 year old and I talk to them constantly.View Thread
Good evening Fibro community I had a painful day today but not as bad as usual. My feet hurt so bad that I had to drive with my shoes off. Is this against the law if so Im gald that I didn't get pulled over LOL. My work day was slow which means that I have to do strectches during the day multiple times. I will take a walk in the morning which helps if I can get up in the morning. I am on Calcium vitamins 50,000 BTU's just have one left to take and I hope my levels are normal the next doctor's visit. Still cant sleep to well so I will take a sleeping pill in a little while. I hope that everyone has a good day tomorrow and try to keep a positive focus on your daily tasks in life. Remember we can what we need to and hold our heads high. I love my life and I love my children and I feel very blesses to have all of this. This week I almost gave up on life. Doesn't sit to well for me.View Thread
This is so true I like your closing words of wisdom. I would send you some flowers if I knew you, you seem like a good hearted person. I am practicing working with wave petunias so far killed one but the ones outside are still looking good. Have a good night angelldakota.View Thread
I hope everyone is waking up and feeling not too bad may your day go well and hope the pain is not to bad to handle. I am up early trying to move around so I don't stress about what I can't change. Goal today is laundry, repot some flowers,and try to make myself pretty later. Love to all. My flowers give me peace so LETS DO THIS!!!!!!! Did I mention Im on vacation so this makes my day even better?View Thread
Im get angry with myself alot because I run my household and I pay for mostly everything because my husband gets disabilty and its not enough. I am frustrated because I try to do everything and do it well but my perfectionism can't be perfected because fibro won't let it. I do things in order and I like everything clean and my kids don't keep it that way. I have no family support and no one understands when you can't keep up with things finacially or home wise it stresses us out women have the need to be good at everything and help others out. Try to keep your head up and look at things in a positive way. I try to flip flop a bad situation and make it good. Believe me I do alot of flip flopping. Two teenagers and a childish husband I have some bad days.View Thread
Im sorry to hear that you hurt all day yesterday those days really make you crabby. You are a very busy mom and your right we never get a day off I have two teenagers so it makes it a little better because school is out and they are able to help clean and do laundry. Some days I have to pray to god to give me the strength to get up and take care of my kids I feel guilty when I can't do for them. We will not let Fobro rule our lives I get uo everyday to do what I need to than I crash and go to bed when I get home. But we get up that's what counts. Good luck and I will keep you in my prayers as well.View Thread
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