Survivor2007, I encourage you to get medical help, but first read all you can about fibro. The Paleo Solution is one that was suggested to me and if you go to Amazon or other places like it I'm sure, it will suggest other books on the same topic. I was referred by my gynocologist to the rheumatologist b/c of my bloodwork. DON'T beat yourself up for being lazy! I did the same and it gets you no where. I am on a lot of medicine now but I do feel better. Less pain and a little more energy.Keep in touch-I care.View Thread
I am 56. I started falling apart when I hit 50. Always being active and loving teaching kindergarten, I knew something was wrong with me when I just got to where I couldn't move one foot in front of the other, I went to the DR who sent me to a cardiologist (stress test and turned out OK) and a rheumatologist, who diagnosed me with psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia. I HATE taking meds. I was already on BP med, thyroid med, and rheumatologist added methotrexate injection once a week, flexeril bc I wasn't sleeping, vitamin D3, and cymbalta. He got upset when I got upset about going on Cymbalta, just because I didn't want anything else. My pain is in check most days. My biggest thing was fatigue and even that is some better. What is bothering me now is EARS RINGING AND FIBRO FOG! Does anyone else suffer with this?????? I was afraid the Fibro Fog was Dementia bc of family history of that and saw a neurologist and had MRI and EEG and they were OK. I have had to cut my church activities and other things. It is annoying and scary at the same time. Please let me know if any of you suffer from ears ringing and fibro fog. How do you cope? Before my diagnosis, I had a HYSTERECTOMY (in NOV.) and saw DRs starting the next June. I had years enough to retire and did and now TRY to work P/T. Also does a traumatic event cause Fibro??? Before my hysterectomy, I lost both parents in the same school year and had been worn down b/c of their care the previous 5 years. PLEASE HELP!!!View Thread
I started a discussion on this (fibro fog) and my ears ringing. I wondered if anyone had experienced either.
I hate y'all are going through this, but on a positive note, thank you. Thank you for posting what you are going through b/c you sure have made me feel better. I thought I had Dementia. It scared me b/c so many of my family members do have it and Alzheimers. I went to a neurologist and had MRI and EEG and checked out OK, Thank GOD!! I wonder what CAUSES us to do this????? My rheumatologist has not said anything about it. I did bring it up with him, but he sorta dismissed it, saying he had heard of it.
My forgetfulness is getting worse. My family really doesn't understand. It seems like they can understand the pain (mine pain is secondary) and the fatigue (VERY bad) more than the fibro fog. I am teaching p/t and wonder how long I can hold down my job. I HAVE to write everything down I want to remember. I make a mess of stuff...house looks like hoarders b/c of clutter (not really that severe but bad enough that my daughter said something about it.), trying to be secretary of my church's women's group and I can't keep up. It grieves me that I can't do what I think I ought to be doing!!!!!!! Then I get in a give up mode!!!!
Thank you, Dollbug, Betakate4, and Fitzgift...!! Just knowing you are there with support really helps. Now I know I am not crazy with the ringing in my ears. I have to go to sleep with the radio or tv on to drown out the ringing. It stays all the time. The Fibro Fog is off and on but aggravating b/c I am having to give up positions in church etc. like secretary of groups where I have to remember lots of stuff. Thanks again for being here.View Thread
Does anyone have a constant ringing in your ears? I have a constant 24/7 ringing in my ears. I also have a roaring (like an HVAC unit coming on) in my ears but it is not 24/7. I am trying to learn to ignore it but cannot go to sleep unless radio or TV is on to drown the ringing out!View Thread
Fatigue is when I can't put one foot in front of the other, knowing something is wrong with you but not knowing what. Fatigue is when you get up more exhausted that you went to bed. Fatigue is my primary problem, pain is second.View Thread