Diagnosed with Fibro about
a year and a half ago, but I've been suffering from it for years. Got the "there's nothing wrong with you" speech about
a bazillion times en route to a diagnosis
Found a few meds that help with the pain a little, but mostly they make me feel like a zombie. Lucky me, anything that can possibly cause drowsyness (and even a bunch of stuff that shouldn't) will with me.
Next stop for me is a sleep study, scheduled for the beginning of May. I snore like a chainsaw, and my mother, both her brothers, and her father all have sleep apnea, so we're thinking I might have it too.
For basic info, I'm married, have a 5 year old son, a dog, two cats, and 4 horses. One of the horses I ride, two are retired, and one is still a baby. Used to be able to keep a couple in shape at once, now it's all I can do to keep riding one of them.
I work at a vet clinic, but I'm contemplating quitting, since even working a couple of hours a day just seems to sap all my energy. Until a few months ago I was a stay at home mom. When I was offered a part-time job, I thought it would be good for me to have a more regular schedule, but I'm finding that after even a little bit of time at work, I'm so tired I just come home and sleep for a couple hours. No energy left for anything else. And we don't really need the money, so it just doesn't seem worth it. I'd rather use my energy with my son, or doing something I love to do.
So anyhow, looking forward to getting to know you all better. It should be interesting being able to talk to people who actually understand what this is like.