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discuss ways to get help. also, ways to control pain/symptoms . how to function on bad days. how to have better quality of life
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14 years ago, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. After being totally disabled, I have now been out of pain and off meds for the past 13 years. I have no pain, good energy, the anxiety went away, and my sleep is good without medications. My brain fog also lifted to the point that I retrained as a nutritional consultant. I didn't happen over night, but it did happen. I did it by balancing ... more
how do I handle the pain? nothing... no drugs help much.....
i am 67 and have had Fibro 25 yrs a long time before it was finally named . Anyway I've had the TMJ surgery ,Thyroid surgery twice and osteo prosis . Ian a caregiver 24/7 for my husband with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's . You can imagine the stress and how it affects my fibromyalgia . It's killing me and I just don't have any options at this point .
The life and times of Fibro Caregivers is not easy but we do it becasuse we love the person with Fibro...seems like it is so hard at times but that is life and we do the best we can
My mom has had FibroM for 9 years and I have had it for about 3 years, only being diagnosed this March 2012. Took some time for the doctors to decide what was wrong with me. Surprised I have any blood left! I find friends and family even close family don't understand or realize what it is to have this painful problem. I have still yet to understand it myself and to accept it even. I do r... more
Hi, I got diagnosed with FM 18 years ago when nobody had even heard of the disease. I have had some rough times in those years and some good ones. Never had too much luck with any meds. other than neurontin. Recently I have become a stay at home care giver for my MIL and have found since I quit work that the FM symptoms have become much less. I worked as a CNA in a nursing home for 5 yea... more
I have recently been diagnosed with secondary FM due to PTSD caused from sexual trauma. I have been in therapy now for a year and have recently started a type of treatment called Prolonged Exposure. I find that the bouts of depression have been coming in frequent peaks and valleys. I know that the new therapy can affect the onset of these peaks, not to mention the pain that is brought... more