I am finding myself feeling very easily overwhelmed, frustrated and depressed these days. I was officially diagnosed about 2 months ago and have just recently started working again since being diagnosed. I find it very difficult to get up and get ready for work in the morning. I can usually pull myself together during the day but often find myself `zoning-out` and feel exhausted and nauseous. I have managed to make it through every shift so far (only 4 shifts a week for 6 1/2 hrs) but by the time I get home I just feel so overwhelmed thinking that I have to do it all over again the next day. Every night when I get home I find myself getting extremely emotional and feel extremely overwhelmed as this is the time when the pain usually sets in the worst. I have battled depression on and off from the past 4 years but lately everything seems so much worse and so hopeless. I'm 22 years old and am planning my wedding to the man of my dreams yet I have never felt so sad and hopeless in my life. I am not sure what to do anymore and really unsure as to how to continue dealing with everyday life as it feels like too much to handle. I would really appreciate and support or advice from those willing to give it!View Thread
Thank you everyone for your kind words and support. Things seem really bad now but all of you are proof that people can make it through the bad times and come out even stronger.
I am currently on Lyrica and have been for about 2 months I am also on Wellbutrin (anti-depressant) and have been for over 2 years. I have never had this much trouble with anxiety before though. Not sure if the fibro pain is making me for more anxious as I think about the future or maybe the medication I am on is bringing our some of these anxious feelings.
I vitamin D levels are ok but I do take supplements for B12, not sure if that could have something to do with the depressed feelings (but I have been on those pills for about 6 months also).
Do any of you find yourselves have head pressure and nausea with Lyrica? It is hard to figure out what pros weigh out the cons when it comes to side effects of medication.
There is just so much to learn. At first I was relieved to have a diagnosis because it meant I could finally start learning about what was happening to my body but now I feel like the label is very daunting.
I am trying to take things one day at a time, I have just started working again and am finding the mornings especially difficult but do feel better when I am out at work interacting with people.
I have a doctors appt tomorrow so hopefully we can sort some more things out with how I am feeling and hopefully get my mood on the mend.
Once again I just want to thank each of you for your beautiful words of support and encouragement. You are all very strong individuals to be able to have such positive emotions through all the pain.View Thread
I personally have not noticed a link with dairy products but I have been gluten free for about 2 months now and find that I have increased energy (still low but an improvement) and less overall pain and fewer bowel problems, plus some weight loss which is always a bonus. But I agree with everyone else it seems that the healthier you eat the better you feel including less pain, for me anyways.
I am very newly diagnosed with fibro so I may not be the best person for information but I have had symptoms similar to yours. As far as the breathing problem one day I was walking a block on my lunch break and came back completely out of breath and feeling like I couldn't get a full breath (as if I had just done a sprint). I ended up going to the doctor and they did a cardiogram and everything came back fine. After poking around the area between my boobs (which is a fibro tender pint) was extremely sensitive to the point that I almost jumped off the table. The doctor said I would have pulled a muscle but I explained that couldn't happen as I have been in so much pain I hadn't lifted a thing all summer. He explained that since that area was so sensitive and possibly inflamed that any time I tried to take a deep breath it would hurt and I would experience chest pain which in turn causes stress because you can't get a full breath so you do short rapid breaths. Since that I have been diagnosed with fibro.
My breathing seems to be better now and that simply could be because I understand why I am having a hard time breathing so I do not panic.
I also have pain in the shoulder blade right down my arm but I think for fibro there is pain on both sides. So if you are feeling pain on the other side somewhere then that could very well be fibro. Like I say I really do not know a whole lot right now but wanted to post since I experienced similar symptoms and know that it can be very scary not knowing whats happening.
Hope this helps and hope you get some answers soon!View Thread