I feel your pain and distess! I held a high position in the community until a couple of months ago, when FMS and anxiety caused me to have a major meltdown, last Nov. I had to do a lot of public speaking, write articles & press releases for the local media, be "on" 24/7/365. There was no such thing as a day off or vacation. I knew I had FMS before I started that job, but I never thought it would get the best of me. Anyway, the jumbled sentences, Oh yeah.. its fog. The forgetting how to spell, Yupper.. Fog. The feeling of moving in slow motion, no doubt about it..Fog!
I hate the fog... give me the pain, but spare me the brain (oooh poetry . spacing out for a minute.. lol). I am trying to learn to laugh off the fog and not let it get to me so much, but it can cause me to feel weird and I don't think I'll ever really get "used to it".
Just know.. dear Maz.. You're not alone!
have been in denial for the last 24 hours, the fog ...boy that helps me to hear about that. I was really in one of thoes yesterday after the doctor told me I have this ... fibromyalgia... I asked him if he thought I was crazy and he said no, I think you have joint inflamation.
I remember he asked me if I wanted some samples of some expensive medication ...I said no, and then he gave me a perscription for some naprosyn..probably spelled that wrong .. I haven't filled it yet.
I am very sorry that I didn't stay and talk to him, I was kinda mad about the diagnosis. I wanted something I could take something for and recover ....so I guess I will call him. I wandered out of the office and came home.
The more I read this the smarter I think my Dr is. Glad I found all of you!!
I am only working part time now- it takes everything I've got. I can barley make it and feel like I have been white knuckeling it but hate to take medications...
Has anybody had any trouble driving the freeway-- fast in heavy traffic--? I mean not that anyone likes it but I was getting motion sickness--I stopped driving the freeways altogether for a while because of it. I don't know if this is associated with fibromyalgia or not-
There is a lot I don't know right now about all this but thanks for talking about the fog...I will keep reading!!
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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
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Thankyou ALL so much. honestly, I dont know how i work full time. ive been sick since i was 14- its all i remember in some ways. but the 'fog' has only recently kicked up a notch and really started interfering with my thought process.. its distressing, confusing and plain awful. add to that the heatwave we are having in australia- i have no air-con at my school and i taught in 40 degrees celcius plus today.. it was horrible.
I ache, and i forget. i wish i could forget the pain and remember what i wanted to say! gaaah!
but THANKYOU so much for showing me im not alone and that im not nuts... you are all fabulous!
Thank you so much for the welcome to the site and for responding to ny question.
I have felt so alone and like I am ok some days and not at all others. When I am ok I think I'm fine and thus have been dealing with things for years.
I flunked out of school my arms got inflamed and couldn't concentrate...I had a B average...
I thought I had ADD or something and arthritis....have been going to the doctor since November he has taken a long time to decide whats wrong
I have noticed a lot of comforting scripture verses....I think God has really used this site to show me He is here with me and there is hope and that this is exactly what I am dealing with...I am starting to accept things and feel a little bit better.
Thank you and God Bless,