You've really had alot of stressful and sad things happening in your life. I'm so sorry about your brother. I didn't know. And with all of the other things going on I wouldn't be surprised if you were having a lot of anxiety and of course that always equals a flare.. at least for me it does. If nothing else you sure could use a break from all of the difficult things that you've been going through.
I hope things get better for you. I'll keep you close in my thoughts and prayers.
Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
A-w-w-w Sue, I am so sorry to hear about all of this.
My gosh, yes all of this I am sure is causing this flare. Lots of stress does me in and you have tons going on right now. Your "grieving" - which is one of the hardest things to have to go through. You have lost your brother- give yourself permission to feel sad and out of sorts! And to take extra rest periods (naps), your body needs to right now.
I relate to studying for state exams for nursing- it is VERY stressful, but your son will pass or he won't- If he doesn't pass there is a waiting period and he can take them again. If this is something he really wants he will get it!
DIL, She sounds like she is a piece of work and mean. Now that there is a baby involved it complicates the heck out of things. I would be concerned too because that is your grandbaby. One day at a time, one day at a time would be my mantra right now if I were you- this is not going to be easy.
Your good friend is probably as low as she can go- so with more "time" she will have no place to go but up. I know you want to be there for her, but remember you are going through alot of your own stuff.
Let us know how your doing-
I cannot express how much I appreciated all of your responses. I talked with my therapist today, and unfortunately, she really didnt give me any advice. She did say my immune system must be very low. Well, I already knew that. She wants me to see the psychiatrist and maybe put me on Celexa. I tried that once, and my body is so sensitive to antidepressants, I get so many side effects. I am sure this will pass, but this time I have truly been scared with all the pain everywhere. I have had CT scans, x-rays and of course, blood work, and nothing shows up, for which I am thankful. I never realized how painful Fibro could be until this last flare. I think I am all cried out........I have shed thousands of tears for my brother and my friends husband, and of course, my son. I believe in my heart he will pass the Nursing boards. He is so dedicated to being a good nurse. I plan on spending the entire day next Thurs in "prayer" for him while he takes the test. He wont get the results until next Saturday, but I know he will be nervous. I have taken two hot baths today and that helps for about an hour or so. I think I might take an extra Xanax to see if that my alleviate some of the anxiety. The dr said it would be ok. I wish I could take some kind of narcotic, but I am allergic to so many meds, he doesnt want to start get any kind if reaction.
So, my dear friends, another day goes by, and with your kinds words, I have made it. I will keep you all posted on my sons test. As far as my DIL, well, thats another story, and I have to stop dwelling on her. I have my own spouse, which is a handful LOL.
Thanks again everyone. You are the BEST of the BEST
Sherrine........that is a great idea. I never even thought of that. The hospital I work in does have grief classes and I will look into it next week.We were only two years apart and I have been thinking of my own mortality which brings on a lot of anxiety. People say "geeeez, its been 3 months", but people grieve differently. And the way I found him after being deceased for three days.........have gone thru the "why didnt I call him that Monday, why didnt I go over sooner.....NOT good thoughts. Thanks for the suggestion Sherrine.
Hugs to you