Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
And thank you to everyone else. I don't feel so alone here. It is nice to talk to people who understand and are going though the same thing!!!!!!!!
Post Edited (Amber Jo) : 2/10/2009 11:21:30 AM (GMT-7)
Hi Amber...I go months were the pain is just back ground noise and then it hits out of nowhere. I've been in a flare since October and I know it's miserable. I also have had hair loss...my thyroid is fine. I finally cut it really short thinking the thinning wouldn't show so much. And as far as the forgetting things..I think I am the Queen of that symptom. I drive through a blizzard to buy one item in a store and once inside, have no idea what I am in there for. I have been looking for my purse since this morning...even in the garagae and basement. It will show up..probably in some insane place like the freezer.
It seems all of the posts cover what I wanted to say. So I'll just let you know that I really feel for you and your pain.
I agree that you shouldn't be too hard on yourself. The stress only makes fibro worse (lol, I'm good at telling other people that but I'm not so good at telling MYSELF that)
Please go slow.. take care and know that we all support you!!
Iam also new to fibro and can assure you that memory loss is a factor. It also frustrates me because I've always been on top of everything. Even as I'm writing you, I have to stop and look at the keys. I have a form of fibro call Costochondritis which affects my chest, ribs and back. I sometimes feel like I'm having a heart attack because it comes out of nowhere. My cardiologist says my heart is fine.I don't know what FLARE means. If it means irritable pain then yes i have that also. I try to perform my every day life and ignore what we have but sometimes dwell on it. My mind feels like I'm in a cloud or dream. I just turned 40(male) I don't know if females have different symptoms...Well I guess i just needed to talk (write) to someone. Well i hope me telling you my problems will help you see that your not alone....Take care of yourself.