Post Edited By Moderator (getting by) : 3/8/2009 1:50:08 PM (GMT-6)
Hi there Buddasmom!!!
Welcome to the Forum!!! You've landed on a great site!! I don't know what would have happened to me if I hadn't found this Forum and I'm very proud and honored to be a part of this Fibro Family.
So, you were asking about keeping track of your symptoms, I'm a lot like Patsie and Ang. I try not to dwell on them too much, unless of course it is too severe to ignore .. my bad back makes it very hard to get out of bed sometimes.. but somehow someway I do. I keep a little journal on my symptoms, too. I just started doing it more out of my own curiousity, I'm trying to figure out links that create my pain & fibro fog. But my theory is when one is in extreme pain their brain gets a little foggy so to forget the pain. (hope that made some sense)
I've gain more weight than I would like and yes, I'm far less active then I was when I was feeling pretty good 20 years ago. I hope when the weather changes I can get out and get some exercise, even if its only for 5 mins a day, its better than nothing.
I agree that this can be a very lonely disease. That's one of the reasons that having a support group like this is so important. I try to get out with friends a few times a week. I gave up my job in Nov. so the lack of social interaction has been hard to accept.
I take some of the meds that you were sensitive to, yes I've gained weight on them but I know they are helping me with pain and sleep issues. So, at least for now, they're helping.
I'm so glad you found us. I look forward to hearing more from you & getting to know you. This group gives so much support and they can be a ton of fun. Join our Koffee Klates every morning, its a great way to get to know each other and every now and then we have virtual parties that, well, can get kinda routy!!!
Take care and warm welcoming hugs,