Hi BumBum and Welcome-
My fibro hit like an atomic bomb this last winter, early spring. Lots of funky symptoms to start with, depression, fatigue and then the pain hit!! Lots of Dr. visits, an MRI and gallons of blood later they diagnosed me.
Welcome Meg- Speaking of this site. I was so scared when this happened to me. My life was turned upside down! I was not functioning. I could only read, watch TV and get on the computer. And thats when I found this site and ALL the wonderful people! I had to "trust" what they were saying and that was that we can live a good and full life with fibro and they were "RIGHT." You could not have told me 6 months ago that that would happen. Through there care and concern, humor and input I am finally starting to live a good life again! YEH!!!! That is great news the Lyrica is working for you-
Nice to meet both of you!
about 6 years ago mine started. No stress in my life, very happy with my life.
I was setting up a food table for my dd's soccer tournament and I remember looking at my friend saying that I can't keep moving the cases of water, juice, etc because I just hurt all over.
That was the beginning...
Now my "flares" come the same time every year (Sept/Oct) and stay with me until Feb/Mar. This is my busy time with PTO school president, DD's sports, working full time, holiday shopping and baking, etc, etc, etc.
So as others mentioned it hits each of us differently.
I just try to keep a positive attitude and try to take it easy. Funny that after a weekend when I return to work I'm feeling good. By Thursday each week I'm hurting much more. Just tired from the week I guess.