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Do you know Fibromyalgia?

Thursday, October 26, 2017

So I am contemplating, why I can not accept my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. Probably because, you can't take an x-ray or blood test, or MRI that shows it. And secondly every day is different for me. Even the morning can start out good, but by dinner i feel like crap. I use to always say "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!" Way before my diagnosis in 2016. So I don't really compare my life to anyone else, just the woman I use to be! I grieve for her! Sure, she was overweight, but not like I am today. I need to lose 40 pounds just to get back down to where I was. But she could work. She at one point walked 3 miles and quit smoking! So I have to learn things differently. For me, trusting, what the Physicans recommend is very difficult. And asking my boyfriend for help( when he already works his butt off) is extremely difficult! People need more awareness! Honestly, I never knew about Fibromyalgia, until a few commercials for Lyrica on TV.. and that day the pain specialist started poking at the "trigger points"... I knew! I am still struggling with the disbelief of it. But folks let me tell you something, the pain is real! Most of the time my pain is the same, however different factors can make me cry and cringe with unbearable pain. The cold weather ( yeah because we just moved to Tennessee) stress, lack of sleep, because you are in pain... Depression has been a big factor all my life, but pain stops you in your tracks!!! No matter how strong you think you are ( I consider myself very strong willed) it will take you down! I use to not think I was THAT sick, but I have days where I can barely cook dinner or wash the dishes. As those are 2 things I insist I do on a daily basis! But I have my days and I see I have to learn something new. I have unclutter my mind and reach out for help. Thank you for reading. I appreciate you stopping by. I am trying my best to learn to share, so people are aware. Because I wasn't!
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  • NJ_BEACHCOMBERS
    I got my diagnosis of fibro (finally) in the early nineties ...on my good days I can make myself believe that I don't have it.. then the bad days return and I am sure that Ido.. there is something wrong with me..I have depression and a lot of the same symptoms of fibro can be found in the symptoms of depression.. hard to know which came first. My final take away though.. it does not much matter what name you give it.. the treatments are much the same..healthy lifestyle..eating right, exercise when you can. positive attitude and lots of self care...all i know it is a constant struggle and sometimes I am just too tired of the struggle..one day at at time, one foot in front of the other and soldier on..what else can we do really?
    871 days ago
  • HLTHAPPINESS4C
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    You are not alone in where you are at. When I read this blog it almost felt like I was reading something I just as easily could've written myself. Fibromyalgia is Real, the pain is real! The raw emotions you are feeling are not only real, but common. You are in a place of grieving and that process takes time. I too miss the person I once was. I have been diagnosed fibromyalgia for nearly 10 years now. Fibro turned my world upside down. I take it each day one moment at a time. I have learned to listen to my body. Self care is so important. Treat yourself with kindness. Please know you are not alone! Would love it if you joined us in chat on Fibro Sisters team. Keep reaching out to others that are supportive. Also remember that you are a beloved daughter of the King!

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    Cynthia
    1217 days ago
  • CANDYLIND
    I'm so sorry you are hurting! There are those out there who think a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF or Keto) diet could help conditions like yours. Fibro is an inflammatory auto-immune response, and all the sugar and processed grains most people eat contribute to inflammation. You might want to ask your doctor if he/she has seen any research to indicate that type of diet might help you.

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    1219 days ago
  • NOMORECLOUDYDAY
    Best wishes with this.
    1220 days ago
  • NOVELAFAN
    God bless you! I really needed this today. I have been dealing with this for 17 years. They say there are 5 stages of grief. Unfortunately I have never been able to get to Acceptance, the fifth stage. I miss my old life, the old me. Thank you
    1220 days ago
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