I vasilate constantly on that very point. We are TOLD not to worry it is not progressive blah blah blah! But this condition of chronic pain and the anxiety accompanied with it has to be progressive. Anytime we are continually bombarded with stress, which fibro really does, it is negatively affecting our bodies and minds.
At times I have to calm myself down when things get really bad b/c I think will it ease up??? It always does but that creeping fear can set in. I had felt it is b/c I am so new in dealing with it and I can guarantee you I do everything I can to control my fear. I persoanally worry about aging, we are close in age, and maintaining my independence. This is a fear I never remotely thought of before Fibro.
WE help one another so much with the need to express these real concerns. Even though we are "unknown" we share a great deal with one another.
I am flying back to FLA today from New Hampshire. It has been a great break BUT I have noticed much more aching with the colder temps. Hope it is in my imagination but don't think so.
I think that's one of the many things we all go through. I know (from what I've read) that Fibro supposedly doesn't cause permanate damage.. but it sure doesn't feel that way when your having a flare that's lasting FOR-FREAKIN-EVER!!! It is scary. I've had a flare that's been going on again off again for about a year, it lets up for a week or so and then.. bam.. back again!!! I miss feeling well and I sometimes think, I never will again. But then I put on my Positive Patti Hat and try to get my head in a safer place. I really think when we get down and depressed the anxiety kicks in and it makes it worse.
Note to Patsie... have a safe trip!!!
Thanks to you all for your posts. I am glad I am not alone in this "fear".
Like Sherrine said, you have given me a lot to think about and a lot of information.I guess I need to stop dwelling on Fibro and start thinking more positive, but it sure is hard when you have that constant gnawing, shooting pains.
I am so very glad I have you as friends on this forum. I feel blessed to be able to share with all of you