Hello everybody...I'm new here.
I've got Fibromialgia, Coxakie viral disease, Bipolar and temporal lobe epilepsy....now. it sounds terrible, but actually I'm doing quit fine. I only use lamictin and lots and lots of magnesuim and vitamins. All 4 works together. When I get a coxakie attack, my fibromialgia gets worse, My bipolar depression gets out of hand and it all trigger temporal lobe epilepsy. Since I've been on lamictin and magnesium, I have a life for the first time. I get lots of spasms, but I keep "excercising" and with that I mean walking a little everyday. When I do nothing, I can't move, so I keep going!
Most of these things, especialy bipolar, I fight with positive thinking and coping skills. When I get a coxackie attack, I increase magnesium, coz that make the fibromialgia worse. Later you learn to know your symptoms and learn how to deal with it. When I started to treat coxacki, my fibromialgia got 80% better and so does my bipolar.It is only my temporal lobe epilepsy which is difficult, but since I've been on Lamictin it is very much under controll. I'm just so so tired sometimes, but I'm doing fine. The more meds they gave me, the more I got worse. My docter can't belief that I'm doing so fine. I got fibromialgia from coxakie and my sister has lupus(SLE) and even she is doing fine by controlling her cortizone herself.
Positive thinking is the winner in this all, but sometimes like today it is so hard and I feel I can sleep and never wake up again.
My main coping skill is my pc!...LOL!