Does your brain give you a hard time?

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   Posted 11/24/2008 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I'm not talking about the memory problems or the thinking problems. I'm talking about your brain's response to all the crazy things that happen to our bodies. I seem to sense every little thing that is different or strange happening to my body and it freaks me out. I wonder if that's part of the fibro?.......freaking out.
Anyone else have this problem?

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   Posted 11/24/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   

Every Day!

Sometimes I think that there is this little person inside my head playing games with me.  "Let see, what can I do to her today.  Ah yes, I think swelling in her wrist and hand, I haven't done that yet".  That sums up my morning, wondering what was wrong with my wrist and hand.  I think that I have been told so many times that there is nothing wrong with me when I know that there is that I question and worry about everything.  What if the doctors are missing something, they really don't listen to me.  Paranoia, I know.  We freak out because we get no answers!


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   Posted 11/24/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with you. I try not to obsese about whats wrong with me..or what I'm not being told or what the drs. missed.

I try to control my thoughts..oh well. Fibro?? or what??


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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to be a lot more in tuned to my body than I am now. But anymore, no matter what it is I chalk it up to fibro. I don't notice the knots in my muscles like I use to. If I find a new one, well that is just another knot. But I haven't really had anything new come up lately.

When I was younger, I noticed everything and it worried me. I guess I just got tired of worrying and trying to figure it out. That time will come for you too.

So try not to worry or obsess about it, that will only make your fibro worse. Maybe write these things down to tell the doctor though.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/25/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, I'm 58 and I haven't been able to stop obsessing yet! Even though intellectually I can say to myself "Now Cathy, you know that you seem to magnify things in your brain, and you know that nothing ever turns out to be anything "bad", and this will pass", it still freaks me out........which always seems to start a pretty drastic downward spiral.
I was doing great on Zoloft, but it gave me horrendous diarrhea and I believe its causing me alot of irregular heartbeats. So I began weaning off of it. Now I'm freaking out again. For example, yesterday was a really good day for me, until last evening when I went out to close up the chicken coop. I started feeling that all the nerves in my body would go "AAAAHHHHH!!" at the same a mild electrical shock. just for a split second. I know this is no doubt related to coming down on the Zoloft and that it will pass, but it has sent me on that downward spiral of panic. I'm on a beta blocker, which helps to limit that panic, but doesn't get rid of it.
I'm just so darned tired of being me!
I know alot of you have tons of physical problems. But my biggest fibro problem seems to be my reaction to those sensations. Maybe I'm just a control freak and we all know how much control we've lost with this illness. But I think I could deal with my various physical problems, if my mind just didn't freak out from them. Does that make any sense?
I was going to stay off the zoloft long enough to figure out if all my irregular heartbeats were from that. Then I was going to start Prozac. But I'm thinking I better make the switch soon. I just don't want to live with all these hard thumps in my chest all day.
I seem to get into "thinking circles" when I don't have a med to keep me from doing it.
Sorry for the rambling.
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