I have made a fibromyalgia section of my blog journaling the early days of my struggle with fibro. I really am at the point of talking about how horrible it was that family didn't believe me, and the struggles to get disability, and then people (family) who treated me bad because they thought I was abusing the system by getting disability....they had no idea who humiliating it is to fill out all those forms where you basically have to prove you are worthless. Anyway, I don't want to hurt any people in my life who did that. So if there are any of you who would like to guest blog about that in your life, I would love to have you. Just reply to this. If you want to check out my blog first it is www.TMWoodsBooks.com/blog ThanksView Thread
A pain management doctor is the one who suggested I use Cymbalta in place of my other antidepressent. He said that it works really well with Lyrica and I can tell a difference. Unfortunately, both Lyrica and Cymbalta cause weight gain. I think after being on these meds for so long, the company that makes them should treat us to some kind of Laser fat removal.View Thread
12 years of not know what was going on? That's a nightmare. I was fortunate enough to have answers withing a year of my first flare up. It was a miracle really. I hope and pray that God gives you a good team of physicians to help you with the different aspects.
I'd love to know what your plan of attack is! Please share.View Thread
Just curious, what meds have you tried? I am on Lyrica and Cymbalta right now. Also a med for RLS and another for anxiety to help me sleep. Although, I have had a lot of trouble sleeping over the past several weeks. Probably from over doing it.View Thread
I think I first found this site around the fall of 2005, but I can't remember for sure. Then I lost contact and recently decided to blog about my journey. It is therapeutic to see how far I have come. Emotionally and physically. This group, the one that was here then, helped so much. The blog entry I posted today, I speak about advice coming from others who have been there is welcomed advice, I am talking about this site! my journal... so far... http://tmwoodsbooks.com/blog/?s=fibromyalgiaView Thread
I am blogging about my journey with Fibro. I have had so many people in the past year tell me that I should do something like this, so I have just started. Sometimes reading what others are going through, or have gone through, helps. For one, you know that you are not crazy. Maybe I am, and then you can point the finger at me.
It is a horrible thing to go through. But I will tell you, that you will feel better in time, perhaps not all the time, but there will be good days. Find anything good to focus on instead of the pain. do all you can to be joyful. It sounds impossible, and may take a while to get there. I'm still learning, and its been 8 years since I was diagnosed. But, the last five years, I have had some very good days, and have learned how to cope and make changes in my life to deal with this nightmare called Fibromyalgia. But you can change nightmares, and you can change the outlook of what you are going through, one step at a time. http://tmwoodsbooks.com/blog/?s=fibromyalgiaView Thread
There is light at the end of the tunnel! The pain will let up and you will have good days. And those days you make everything count! Making those memories with family and friends.
I have a friend that prays through her pain. She is one of the most joyful people I know. I learned through taking water aerobics, with the arthritic group, I was 29, that you can be joyful through the pain. The pain does not define you. You are not the Fibromyalgia. And you matter.View Thread