Hi Baloo/fireandice and Welcome-
Sounds like both of you are "great" moms- and are doing the best you can under the circumstances. I know how hard it is to watch your child go through physical or mental/emotional pain. My 17 yr. old ended up with anxiety over the winter and we would have numerous, numerous talks in the eve. as that is when it got worse for him. He was having all these impending doom thoughts, would be shaking and as white as a ghost. He also could not get to sleep at night and it started to affect his work at school because he was so tired. I let some time pass to see if it got better or worse and it got worse.
Into the Dr. we went and she started him on Zoloft and it has been like night and day. The anxiety symptoms are gone now and we even suggested he see a counselor but he says he doesn't even think those thoughts anymore.
Baloo- You know what is best for your daughter so keep hanging in there with her no matter what kind of response she gives you. Love those teenagers!
fireandice- I hope you can find a Dr. that is knowledgable and believes in fibro because it makes a world of difference.
Nice to meet both of you!
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety
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
I want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement. Baloo, thank you for your words of kindness. I am praying for you and your daughter. I can't seem to hold a thought today so I can't write much but I wanted to acknowledge everyones kindness and let you know that my prayers are with you all. I am so lucky that I found you guys . I'll try to check in later. I'm having alot of trouble with weakness the last couple of days ( a new symptom thats very scarey for me). Thanks for letting me vent yesterday.
Hello Baloo and fireandice.
Im a 15 year old daughter of a Firbro mom, and I can honestly say if it werent for the pain that she goes through everyday we probably wouldnt have as strong of a connection as we do. I look up to her, whether or not she realizes it, and she certainly worries for me all the time as well as being a good mom for me.
I look up to her for being so strong with her pain. I know the pain i go through isnt half as much as what she goes through. It gives me determination to get through the struggles im in. I have also realized, people who go through difficult times (lives) are more compassionate, beautiful, respectful people. Having one of those amazing figures in my life has shown me to be patient, compassionate, respectful, polite, not quick to judge, and to take care of people. My mom does all she can to get through the day trying not to grit her teeth in front of her family. I love her beyond words and I think i speak for all of your families when I say your our hero.
Your all examples whether or not you can get out of bed in the morning, or run a marthon. Really, stop worrying about being a terrible parent and focus on loving your painful life, and your stubborn families. Really, its okay :))
Hi Rochelle and thank-you for your wonderful posts to all the fibro moms out there when you are dealing with so many things yourself! I hope many read them and realize what a good job they are doing! You couldn't be a better example!
Hope the weakness starts to let up for you soon!
Thank you so much for your words of encouragement to us fibro moms. You must have one special mom and she is so lucky to have you. I am so sorry that you go through so much pain and weakness at a time in your life when all you should be thinking about is shopping and going to the mall. You are a special, special person and will be blessed for your kind heart.