I'm 16.Going bac to school in 2 weeks.hav fibro & plantars fasciitis.how am i going to make it thru?

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kAyLa1771
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   Posted 1/7/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm 16 years old and have been diagnosed with a child's form of fibromyaliga called Amplified Pain Syndrome. The only difference is that the pain is everywhere. And recently I've been diagnosed with planatar fasciitis so it's even harder to walk. So now, I can barely walk and am always tired and ever since january 2008, Ive had a constant headache (24/7). I'm in pain constantly from head to toe. I'm weak and dizzy.

In 2 weeks, I've planned to go back to school. So now I get to go into a crowded school filled with loud students and bright lights and walking from class to class. I'm really nervous and stressed and I don't know what I'm going to do. My mom doesn't know. My physical therapist doesn't know. My personal trainer doesn't know.

Last year I had mono and Epstein Barr virus and I missed 2 months of school. So, during all these sicknesses, I've grown to accept things quickly and I'm always trying to look on the bright side and now I'm even more nervous because I don't have a positive outlook on it

Does anyone have a personal experience or some words of advice? anything? thanks
16 Years old

Fibromyalgia, plantars fasciitis, constant migrane, depression


tink 2
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   Posted 1/7/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
How about if you leave class a few min. early to get to the next class. Maybe your friends can help you to they can take turns getting you from place to place. You can always check with the guidance councler to help you out. Good luck to you and keep us posted on how it is going... wink
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
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TeNNiSd0C09
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   Posted 1/7/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   

Well, if your worried about how much you are going to hurt, remember that your school is supposed to do as much as possible to accomodate you. If that helps any at all...

Other than that I can only wish you the best of luck. I just do the best I can getting around school. I have developed an ability to kind of get used to and just keep going! I dont know...what else to tell you really.

But, I hope things go good!


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Orlo
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   Posted 1/7/2009 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I would definately recomend talking to someone about leaving early from class to get to your next one. I know they let people do that at my high school. Also maybe you could carry around a pillow with you to sit on. I know how uncomfortable it is to sit in those plastic chairs.

The best of luck to you!
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JCgurl
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   Posted 1/7/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I agree with everyone.. if your teachers are aware of what is going on with you, you can certainly leave class a few minutes early I'm sure just to get to the next class alright. And your friends will help you out too!!
 
And it'll only be rough in the beginning, like Tennis said, she has gotten used to it and has learned to just power through it... and I'm sure you will too (especially if you continue with your usual attitude of looking on the bright side of things - be optimistic!!!! turn  )
 
Good luck to you! Let us know how things go :-)  
 
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Sue2z
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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
You may have to look at home schooling.  I home schooled my then 14year old for several years and it was easy. I am not overly smart and I had no trouble.  My daughter had been severely bullied at high school.

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Sue2z
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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Make sure you are having your symptoms treated.  You may need a specialist.  Took me two docs and specs.  Pain and sleep must be treated.  sue2z

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tink 2
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   Posted 1/7/2009 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
If you can be home schooled that would be great or if your parents can not dothat maybe someone else can. Or home school at night.  
Lupus since 2005, Fiberomyalgia since 2006,  sjogren's syndrome since 2005,  diabetes since 2006, Depression since 2004. who would not be with all of this.
 
       I just try to make it threw every day as best I can.
        God please remember I am on the diet platter.
                  So many beads so little time.....
 
                   Have a great Lupie Day Denise 


jewelrylady
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   Posted 1/8/2009 2:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kayla, I hope you are doing better.  If you try going to school & it just doesn't get better for you or if you just don't want to try it, I agree, you should consider homeschooling.  I have heard of homeschools which are online if your parents can't help you with it or can't find anyone to help you at home.  It would be a good option for you.  I hope you find what works for you.  Take care.  Gentle hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ

Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3

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Dagger
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   Posted 1/8/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Kayla,
Your problems need to be discussed with your school. You will need documentation from your doctors. Depending on your school district, you may need to have a written plan called a 504 plan. It is a legal document that states what accommodations you need to attend school successfully.

You may need testing accommodations such as extra time, small groups, frequent breaks, etc. You may need permission to be excluded from attendance requirements so you don't automatically fail if you've missed too much class. Your classwork may need to be modified or you may need less homework or more time.

Some school districts provide home tutors for students who can't attend school for an extended time.

Your school has a team of people with experience in these matters. They can let you know your options. Also have your parents do some research. Some school districts don't always like to recommend options that will cost them money even if it's in your best interest.

Remember "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." Sometimes you really need to bug the school to get what you need. And then bug them some more. Then bug them again. Sometimes it works out fine the first time.

Good luck.
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