I think we all feel this way at times. It is not a fun thing to deal with. You are suffering with symptoms and then have to deal with doubting doctors, coworkers, family, friends. It makes you feel like you are crazy, alone, hypochondriac, what is wrong with me? etc.. I believe you know your body better than anyone else and you just have to be in tune with it and do some self treatment also. There are many great suggestions here on this site and much encouragement and support. Thank God for the people here. I myself would have given up a long time ago if not for the support of this FMily.
It is true though you may have other conditions as well as the fibro. I myself have fibro, hypothyroid, arthritis to name a few. You have to find a balance that helps you and know and accept that there will be days when you will not accept your diagnosis. Hang in there and God bless you and all of us:0) Cat :0)View Thread
Yeah I think my desk positioning, computer, etc is making the back worse than ever. Not really sure what I can do about it though. The chiropractor told me the pain in my neck could be from looking down a lot. I really cannot do much about this cause I have to look down to do my job and also many other tasks. I guess years and years of doing so has taken its toll. The chiropractor more or less told me my body was a mess and would take a while to get straightened back out. I just hope my money, patience and body can hold out long enough to get to the end result of feeling better. Not really sure if I can afford it for the long haul. Just really wanting to feel better and not real sure why all of a sudden my back has taken a turn for the worse.
I so agree with you though. If it isn't one thing it is another and I am physically, emotionally, and mentally spent. I love working but it is taking its toll on me also. I feel like I cannot win either way. I am quite unhappy when I am not working. But the pain is worse when I do work and it really has a bad effect also. It isn't fair we have to make such hard choices but noone ever said life was fair. For now I have chosen to deal with being in more pain and keep working. Hopefully I can find a balance someday soon though. I may decide in the end to work part time instead of so many hours and this could be a good solution for me.
My back issues seem to be in cervical and lumbar spine and they take turns being the worst pain lol. Right now the cervical spine is the worst. I think the chiropractor may have done something that helped the lumbar spine cause it was definitely the worst before. Pray that my money lasts long enough for me to get some positive results. With Christmas coming I am afraid it will be slim pickings at this rate. I am working to see the chiropractor lol. Take care and thanks Hope your back gets to feeling better. Cat:0)View Thread
My back pain is at an all time high since 10 yrs ago and is really hanging on. I am taking myofascial release treatments with a chiropractor. It seems to me that it is aggravating my back pain. Maybe it is just my imagination. It seems like every time I decide to try something new I just get worse and worse. I am really frustrated with this FM. This treatment is costing a lot of money and if it isn't going to help I really do not want to waste my money. Just really do not know what to do. Cat:0)View Thread
Have not decided yet whether to take savella or not. I started myofascial release treatment with a chiropractor 2 weeks ago 3 treatments so far. It is really wierd how much I hurt prior to the treatment and the relief right after it. Hoping this will help. I take B complex with Vit C for energy and this really does help my energy level. I take a multi vitamin everyday a chewable adult vitamin that is gummy, I think you get better absorption this way. Have to limit natural supplements due to my guaifenesin protocol. I feel really bad when I do not take my guaifenesin so I am afraid to stop taking it at this point. I would not be able to work if I got worse than I am at this point. Hope Nancy does give her input would be glad to hear it. Still really afraid of new drugs though due to sensitivity and side effects for me personally. I do believe everyone has to find the right balance for them personally as we are all individuals and what works well for one person may not for another. Thanks for your input Mimi it is well appreciated. Take care. Cat:0)View Thread
I have experienced leg cramps, tight muscles/tendons/ligaments, muscle spasms for some years now with this fibro. Seems like a new symptom pops up all the time. I exercise 5 days a week and this really makes it difficult. I have found that warm/hot baths, massage, flexeril or some other muscle relaxer, and stretching does help quite a bit. The severity and frequency varies. Definitely check with your doctor and see what they suggest also. Good Luck and God Bless. Cat:0)View Thread
Me way too many times never do figure it out. I guess I am either stupid or stubborn- maybe both. But the truth is I will not give up until I am in the grave just the way I am put together so I guess I just have to live with it! Take care Cat:0)View Thread
I think my problem is I wasn't thinking realistically anyway. Now that I tried it though I won't do that again. If I do another clinic it is going to have to be a shorter one. Maybe half a day I could have managed. It was also a little stressful because it has gone computerized like everything else now and I am just a dinosaur when it comes to all that so it did not work well for me personally. Thanks for the advice as always you know so well from experience. Cat:0)View Thread
So glad that worked out for you. I did stop working full time for about 2 1/2 years. I was pretty miserable. I felt very lost and kept myself doing more than I should anyway. I decided for me as long as I can handle working the job I have chosen I will work and have a little extra money and put up with not feeling as well physically. Honestly though I did not feel that well when I wasn't working full time either. The difference for me personally is that I feel a lot better mentally now and productive. My yard and house have suffered because I have discovered that I cannot do it all. The mind does still believe I can do things that I find are really challenging for me but unfortunately my stubborn side takes over a lot of the time and it really gets my physical body in trouble. C'est la vie. Tomorrow is another day. As long as I can I will. Cat:0)View Thread
I guess trying to work one job has been a challenge so why the heck would I think I could work 2. It was a disaster. I feel real bad tonight after working an 8 hour shift behind my 5 day work week. So I guess that is the end of that!!!:0( Cat:0)View Thread