Hi. I am recently diagnosed with fibro. I also have pretty bad interstitial cystitis and raynaud's phenomenon, TMJ, anxiety, fatigue, etc... Things were already tough with the IC (having to pee frequently, being up all night w/it.. etc), but not being able to use stairs or ladders, lift, stand or sit for long periods and other basic duties are out of the question. I'm 29 and the Dr. who diagnosed me seemed disgusted when I said I might not want to work anymore. Is it that ridiculous that I would go for disability? I have good days occasionally, but I also have very bad days, and most days are just in the middle with pain in many places at various degrees, IC flares on a regular basis, and varying degrees if fog/fatigue (which can be the MOST debilitating to me, honestly). Just second-guessing myself now... I know I'm not lazy (I ran my own business for awhile, actually), but I know when I can't push myself now too. Any advice?View Thread
Thanks! Well this particular doctor (pain management specialist) has only known me for about 15 minutes of my life and made a lot of assumptions that I was scared to argue with, so no, he would not support me at this point. My general doctor does, and I think my urologist would as well, but I still have to try a few medications yet anyway. I'm so frustrated because I know I could not handle working full time at this point (and who would hire me- ha!). I can't even imagine going to school again (was working on 2nd degree) now that all of this new pain & fatigue has started. Last semester was miserable- and I found out I have around 20 food allergies in addition to gluten sensitivity, and when I eat the wrong thing- whoops: pain, fog, exhaustion, depression.
Anywho, I have had my vitamins and such checked a few times over the last few years. D is always a little low because I live in MI (USA) haha, so I take calcium with D and try to get the sunshine in when it's nice out.
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.