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GamJill
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh you guys I need some reassurance that I am not losing my mind!
 
I think I have horrible fibro fog right now- Can't hold a thought, can't concentrate etc. etc. The fog is so thick I could cut it with a knife. Scary! I have errands to run, and I don't dare drive my car. It has not been this bad since the fibro hit six months ago. I just did not see this coming! It started last weekend and as the week has gone on it has gotten worse! I have been stressing over "money"-  and I know I have been more depressed because of it. But, I have had stress through this whole time since getting my diagnoses, so why now? confused
 
Confused and just need some input-   sad
 
 
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Green Grove
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   Posted 10/30/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
You'll be okay gamjill. . . Just lay down for a bit and do some relaxation exercises and rest. . . I've been feeling it myself today. . . Could hardly pull myself out of bet because my head was so groggy that I felt like I was hung over. . . I think I have a cold coming on, and you may too. . . It is the season. . . Anyway, don't stress on it, just try to relax . . Your health is more important than anything right now. Hope you get to feeling better, and good luck!!! :)
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
GamJill, I think when we are preoccupied with other worries the fog is worse. I know there are days when I question whether I should be driving or not. Money is a big issue for a lot of people right now. The holidays are coming fast and that puts more pressure on us.
 
Don't freak out about the fog it gets pretty thick for a lot of us. I put a bottle of Pepsi in my purse yesterday morning when I was taking Krissy to the vet. I started to pay the bill and noticed everything was wet. Half of a 20 oz bottle had leaked in my purse cause I didn't have the lid on tight. It was leaking out the bottom of my purse which was a little embarrassing. I had to take everything out when I got home and let it dry before I could put it in another purse. All I can do anymore is shake my head in disbelief at the dumb things I do and they seem to happen more often than they use to.
 
I have found when the fog is bad the more I move and get the adrenaline up the fog gets better. So try to give yourself a break from worrying and get busy doing something and see if that helps.
 
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
GJ,
 
I don't know if stress makes the fog worse, but if it does, that would explain a lot with me, too.  I've never had it so bad that I was afraid to drive, but I do think that I'm going crazy at times.  Yesterday, I had to go to the mental health department to get assesed because I'm trying to get some of my meds at a cheaper price.  The social worker asked me to repeat some words back to her that she had told me 5 minutes earlier.  I could only remember 3 of them (I think there were 6, I can't remember, LOL).  I always used to pride myself on my memory, so it is very frustrating to forget things. mad
 
Anyway, I'm sorry that you are frustrated and scared.  Please know that we are here for you if you need us. :-)
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/30/2008 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Gamjill, the busiest and most stressful time of year is coming up.  That, coupled with financial worries, can help make the fog worse.  Step back and look at all the things you have that are blessings.  It kind of puts things in perspective.  Your worrying about the fog can be making it worse too.  Just try to laugh off the dumb things  you do and keep going.  I think you will find that the fog will ease up for you.
 
I remember when the fog first hit, I swore I was getting Alzheimer's and there are still things that the kids say I did that I have absolutely no recollection of doing!  That can be so unnerving!  I shed a lot of tears before I realized what REALLY was going on and then could just laugh about it.  You are not losing your mind...you are just under a lot of stress and it kicks it in big time.  It was when my husband died that my fog kicked in and I coldn't remember a single thing.  That was 11 years ago and I've learned how to pretty much handle the fog as well as the stress.
 
Marlee, you'll do ANYTHING to buy a new purse!  devil
 
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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 10/30/2008 10:33:50 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 10/30/2008 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
GJ,

These guys are right, we are coming to the most stressful time of the year. Take this one thing at a time and try not to stress. I know that this is easier said than done. But you can do it, we all have that control. Just keep your thoughts under control. Take it slow and relax as much as possible. Also remember that we are here for you.

Sherrine,

Yes Marlee will do anything for an excuse to buy a new purse. I have never seen anybody who loves to shop as much as she does. LOL...

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GamJill
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   Posted 10/30/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I took a nice hot bath, had a good cry and made myself think of what brought this all on.
 
Figured out it has been the snowball affect- Last weekend I did nothing but hibernate- it was exceptionally cold here and did not want to go outside, little more depression lately so have not felt like digging into any projects or cleaning, no money (shopping is my therapy and don't have to really buy much but when you can't even buy lets say even a tube of lipstick I find that to be so sad) Even money for gas is a chore to round up lately. Every penny is accounted for and then there still is not enough money. :(
 
I usually get up everyday with a positive attitude and do the best I can- but not this week. I also realized that I have worked so hard all of my life to get to a point where I was making a decent living for the last five years. It's so dang hard to go backwards!! And to square one! I feel like I have been taken back 32 years when my oldest son was born and had barely anything to live on. It's been hard to swallow.
 
So now I need to get up emotionally and brush myself off and get going again- thank-you for your input Green Grove, Marlee, Kelly, and Sherrine and for hearing me out and letting me vent- I always think I'm such a toughie-
 
Sherrine- you even got a small chuckle out of me about Marlee and doing anything for a purse.
 
Thanks for "being there" for me!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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   Posted 10/30/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Gam jill
thanks for your post on my post. Sounds like we both had a bad day hope you got your errands done or at least hope they can wait. All i can say is lets get some comfort and a good nights sleep (HE HE) start over tomorrow
Lee Ann

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   Posted 10/30/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
GJ,

I am so happy that you are feeling better now. I know that it is hard at times, but I think that it is so wonderful that we have eachother to lean on when needed.

I hope that you continue to feel good.

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ericsmom
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   Posted 10/30/2008 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gamjill
 
Seems to me that you have been feeling like I was a couple of weeks ago. Everything finally getting to you..snowballing till it all comes down on you.  I never thought it affected my driving, till one day my hubby was riding with me.  He was the one who pointed out that he was pretty sure I was not focusing...and I have noticed it too.  When I feel like that..but have to drive, I dont put the radio on at first, until I am satisfied that I am paying attention to the traffic around me. Then...I put the tunes on.  I know what you are talking about..not being where you had hoped to be in this stage of your life.  It really does suck big time, but for whatever reason some of us are in this position..just remember..someone else is having a worst time of it than we are.  I hope this helps some...and YES..tears are so healing.
 
Wishing you a peaceful evening, and hope you will try to accept what you can not change.  I think I have..not sure..well...today is a good day smilewinkgrin ..thats it..take it one day at a time.
 
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GamJill
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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
After crying till no more tears would come, reading your replys (did not know I have been that upset) I feel better- drained, but better-
 
My son called and wanted a ride home from school- I did manage to get my make-up on and went to pick him and his friend up. Took both of them to the grocery store with me and they did the heavy lifting and it was nice just to have them with me. Still have the "fog" but the more I am moving the better it is feeling. I am going to go with the flow and not fight it. It just got so scary because it's bad enough when the body does not work well, but then kick in your mind not working well, it was so upsetting.
 
Karen- Thanks for your kind words of encouragement and it is so nice to know everyone of you are here to help!!
 
Diane- Thanks for reminding me to accept the things I cannot change. Will tape a copy of the Serenity Prayer to my forehead the next couple days. :)
 
Lee Ann- Can I just skip the rest of this day and start tomorrow now?
 
Thanks again all of you!
 
 
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leemadd
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   Posted 10/30/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Gamjill
I am with you skipping out on the rest of the day. My blood pressure is threw the roof which is odd because I have always been at the oppisite end with low blood pressure I developed a headache and my face feels flushed my neighbor stopped in and told me i had high blood pressure I siad no just stressed out she went home got her machine and yep its high she said I should call Dr. I am tomorrow not today the rest of day is gonna be fun Gonna mischief tonight even if I am in so much pain tomorrow that it takes 12 hours to clean at my job...have a wonderful evening.
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