I'm not sure that a career is something that most of us can have. I stumbled and stumbled until I found a job that doesn't require me to be on my toes. Before I was diagnosed, I just couldn't figure out why I could not keep up. I thought that I was going to have to stop working and that scared me, I need motivation to keep moving. I didn't want to end up on the couch all day thinking about my problems. Luckily a job opened and I just went for it. It was the best move that I have made. Just before I started the job, I found out that I had FM. So with medication and a lot of pushing on my part, I have made it work for me. I really like my job. I do still have bad days, fatigue and fog are a major part of my FM. On bad days, I try to stay away from things I can screw up. I know that I am lucky to have found this job but there are jobs out there, just keep looking. Maybe you could work from home.
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Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled) Also angioplasty, and angiogram, high bp, well controlled, high chol, now normal, well controlled
Medications: Hydrocodone, triamterene, cyclobenziprine, lorazapam, Synthroid, Cytomel, atenolol, fluoxetine (in the process of weaning off of it), Niaspan, crestor, ambien, plavix and protonix.
Supplements: Probiotic pearls, Olive Leaf Extract 18%, cranberry tablets, calcium, vit b complex, evening primrose oil, CoQ10, omega fish oil, vit C, ribose, L- carnitine, mega dose of vitamin D, once weekly