Post Edited By Moderator (Marlee2) : 12/1/2008 10:20:05 AM (GMT-7)
Hi Phwootie and Welcome-
You sound exactly like me when my fibro first hit. I could not do anything without help! I had to have family or a girlfriend wash my hair and blow dry it because I could not lift a blow dryer and had horrible fatigue. Even lifting a plate to wash was too much for me. Mine lasted about 3 months.
I started Zoloft and that slowly lifted the severe fatigue. Joined the group here, and started PT. It was slow going but I am able to do simple things again, go into grocery stores for a few things, short walks, simple cleaning, shower, and blow dry my hair. (Styled short so that it is easy to do)
I remember feeling so helpless and hopeless. And thought you got to be kidding me!!?? This is how my life is going to be??? It was downright scary! With time, and support and a good Dr. on your side this too will pass and you will start to feel better and able to do more. I would read, get on the computer with my "great group", watch TV, started looking at my photos to go into albums. Anything I could think of that I was able to do. The days would get "very long."
I hope this starts to ease up for you soon, and let us know how you are doing, OK?