I can identify with MOST of the peeves listed. I think my biggest pet peeve is the fatigue. I was once VERY active and was the first to say yes to volunteer opportunities while taking care of a family and working full time. Now I have trouble getting out of bed. It is hard to deal with knowing I am NOT like I used to be! However reading other testimonials on here, I am thankful b/c I could be much worse! It does make me feel better to know there is a reason for a lot of stuff that is happening...not feeling like cleaning--my daughter says, "Mom, the house has never looked like this!", Fibro-fog-people saying things like "Yes we did discuss this!" or me forgetting to send something to the church supper! , low sex drive...Thank GOD I have a supportive, understanding husband! Depression/Anxiety/Isolation feelings-being left out of social situations, etc., sleeplessness, having to take more MED, and feeling pretty good ona day so do alot then REALLY pay for it the next day! I suffered for about 2 years. Then had years in so retired from my job and went back p/t. About 6 months after I had a hysterectomy, I had to go back to the DR b/c I literally could not put one foot in front of the other. I KNEW something was terribly wrong. After bloodwork and an on target DR who recommended me to a rheumatologist, he diagnosed both RA and FIBRO. I was set to go out of the country on a vacation and stayed SO tired on that trip. Now I am on meds and feel better. I do MAKE myself exercise and that seems to help, too. Water exercise is great. I have been walking. Like I said, I hafta make myself but am always glad I did. I am praying for all who are suffering from this!View Thread
I have ringing in my ears constantly...24/7!!! I don't really notice it as much during the day but have to go to sleep with the radio or TV on or I couldn't sleep at all. I take Flexeril every night too. I have no idea what caused it.View Thread
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