I don't think you have FM. Sounds like bladder or female problems.
Hello there Hazelbird!!!
I just wanted to say hello and welcome you to the forum. Since you've been lurking I'm sure you already know about the second thread on the forum called Fibro 101. There's lots of info on there that might help you and of course you can always go back and read past threads that might be insightful to you.
I don't have the problems you have, but I do have the wonderful, frequent urination problems. At times I can't go more than an hour before I've got to gooooo.
Fibro really zaps your energy. I know how hard it is to work full time and try to get things accomplished over the weekend, when all you want to do is sleep and rest up for the upcoming week. I'm not working right now.. but I did work a job that required me to put in about 60-70 hours a week. It dang near killed me. When I DID have a weekend off all I could do was veg. I would come home, fix dinner or go out to dinner sit in my chair and fall asleep till it was time to get up and actually get into bed.
Does the doc. have you on any meds? Hopefully if all goes through with the health care program the gov. will start and it won't hold a "pre-exsisting condition" against you. That's so unfair. When I married my husband I had some pre-exsisting conditions that our insurance wouldn't cover for 2 years. I needed medical attention and couldn't get it because of those conditions. No wonder people are going into medical bankruptsy (sp?). So my conditions got worse and we couldn't afford to do anything about them but wait.
I'm glad you decided to climb aboard our Forum!! As you know, we really care about eachother and love to help one another with medical and personal issues. And we love to have a few laughs to get us through the difficult days.
Again, welcome!! Keep posting and let us know how you're doing!!
Hi and welcome
I have the frequent urination, and sometimes I feel like I have a bladder infection. When I do the home test strips by AZO, it shows no infection.
The drs always test my urine microscopically just to make sure, and its never an infection. Frequent urination is part of fibro.
Hope you find the answers and start to feel better
Thanks everyone for listening. I'm pretty sure what I'm feeling can best be described as fake bladder infection. Yesterday the pressure and burning were intense, but so were the body aches. (Mostly because I tried to push myself the day before) Horrible! Today, feeling pretty good and minimal burning/pressure. Wondering if perhaps the "fake" bladder infections are timing themselves with flare-ups? Dunno.
But....just so glad to be feeling better today (left knee , shoulders and lower back hurt...but that's all!), because you never know what tomorrow will bring!
Thanks for your responses.
Hi hazelbird and Welcome-
I don't have the bladder thing going on since getting fibro either. But it does sound like your on top of things and hoping the meds will start to clear this up for you soon. The fibro hit me so hard I could not walk 30 ft. It has taken me months to be able to walk 3 long blocks, be able to go to the grocery store for a few groceries, and walk a third of the mall. I know I have to keep walking/moving or the pain is worse for me. I think it is great you got out for a walk even though your paying for it. In time I think that will get better for you.
Like Marlee said, with fibro we can do projects it just takes longer- I too could get things done in no time before and now it takes me days and days. I have been working on my basement- and it is an ugly project. Can hubby start a project and you join in a little? Do you get any help around the house and working fulltime?
It was nice to meet you!