I think that the bath is a good idea. Anything to make yourself feel better. When you say that you are aching all over, is there a reason for that? How is your energy level? I know that depression can cause pain, but you might want to talk to the doctor about that. I have fibromyalgia and I often feel like you do.
Try to relax and keep your mind occupied. If I can stay busy, I can often put the pain in the background.
I hope that you feel better soon, in the meantime keep posting, we are here for you.
Have a wonderful evening,
It sounds like you are really trying hard to do everything positive there, I guess sometimes it all weighs down so hard..that bath sounds nice, maybe throw in some lavender to ease those poor muscles.
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Weekend Warrior Princess
Thank you everyone for reaching out to me. If it's even possible, I feel worse this morning. I just want to be asleep so I don't have to go through this pain. I did have my bath last night. That felt good. Then when I went to bed I just lay down with my eyes open, sad, waiting for my Trazodone to kick in and get me to sleep. I didn't have a good sleep; I was up a few times.
I am in such a state today. This is getting really bad. But your words are helping me; they are comforting me. I need that right now very much. There is no one here, and no one available to come here until my bf gets home. Even that is going to be tricky. I'm in pretty deep and he gets really uncomfortable with that. So thank you for writing to me, I really appreciate it....and need it.
I really hope that you will feel better soon. I am sure the pain must be getting unbearable. That is why I worry about fibromyalgia. Any chronic pain is too much to deal with.
Keep us posted, we are here for you. Now and always. you have a good support group here and I think that you should take advantage of that. We will do our best to give you advice.
When do you see your doctor again? make sure that you lmake him aware of your pain and fatigue. It is nothing to take lightly.
As always I wish for you a wonderful day. You need to get to the root of the problem. Be it emotional or actually physical. I wish for you the best. I hope that you mention everything that you are going through. It could be chronic fatigue syndrome. Or like I said fibromyalgia. I am not a professional, just have been through it though. So cover all the bases.
Take care, keep posting.
Thank you so much. I am starting to wonder about this pain I feel--I've always just assumed it's because of the tension I feel in these times and because I don't exercise. I am in some kind of pain every day. It's all in my back, shoulders and neck. Today it's unbearable. I also have TMJ in both jaw joints, and it's killing me right now b/c I can't stop clenching.
I will keep this in mind and I see my regular doctor on May 5th, so I will talk to her about it. Thank you so much for your support.
The more you talk about your pain, the more it sounds like fibro. You should visit the fibromyalgia and read some of the threads and see what you think. The tmj goes right along with it. And the location of the pain is the same as most of us have. The thing is that if it is fibro, it will cause you depression. Which just makes the pain worse.
My advice is in no way professional. It is just my opinion. I feel that way a lot of the time. Though I am not saying that yours isn't psycological, that does happen. I use to clench my jaw so bad that it broke one of my teeth. So make sure that you mention it to your doctor and take a look at the fibro forum and see if you have any other symptoms. There is a thread called fibromyalgia 101. I will got there and bump it up towards the top for you.
I hope that you feel better soon. And I hope that you can get some answers to your pain and fatigue.
I took a quick look at the post you mentioned--thank you very much. As I get feeling better, I will look at it more. On the list of symptoms--some definitely jumped out at me.
I posted my update on what's been going on since yesterday on the bp board if you would like to read; it's under the same topic I've listed here.
I am trying my best to get through this depression. Thank you so much for all of your help.
really glad you let this out. ive been depressed for a long time, and i know what works best for me is just being alone and talking to my counselor. those are my two solutions. but it sounds more like youre a people person, so try and surround yourself with people who will make you feel happy. even if you try to really go on a nice walk, do it alone and just think about things. keep telling yourself that your not going to feel this way much longer. it will encourage to get up and do things you like, and hopefully you'll feel you really want to do them
keep us posted
This has to be so difficult for you right now. I did look at the BP forum. I am so sorry that you are going through so much. And I really wish that you bf could understand. Is there any way that you could educate him about BP? Maybe get some pamplets, or have him read the forum? Sometimes that helps. Maybe you could print something off of the internet for him. He needs to know that you are struggling and that it isn't easy. Sometimes I think that men get uncomfortable around things that they themselves cannot fix. They are fixers. And when it comes to woman's emotions be it pms or depression, they can't handle that.
I was haveing terrible mood swings yesterday. Even my husband noticed it. I finally went out for a walk with my dogs and I felt better. I was glad, we had our first nice day since winter started. It was the first walk that I was able to take. I noticed you walk and have a dog also. I love my dogs so much, I don't know what I would do without them. They give you that unconditional love. Too bad people aren't like that. But that is what we recieve from our pets I guess.
I really hope that you can find some help with this situation. I hope that you can get your bf to understand what you are going through. It is hard to suffer in silence. Does he understand your pain issues?
I hope that when you see your doctor, that he can help you with all of this. Make sure to tell him everything, I write lists when I go so I don't forget.
Remember that we are always here for you, so pop in anytime. I hope that your day gets better.
Luv and hugs, Karen