Please please don't give up...
I know what it is like to be in suffering and especially with having children also...I have 2 aged 3 and 5 and they are a real handful...when I first got ill, i was mainly bedridden for about
2 months and then house ridden for the next few months - but my kids gave me purpose
There are many people with both fibro and CFS who do get better and take each day at a time...if you check out the fibro forum you will get so much advice on how to handle pain and fatigue
I have lower back injury also through giving birth to my son 5 years ago, my coccyx remains in a dysfunctional position - i believe this is the root cause of my illness - but only started getting symptoms about
8 months ago
Jasmine is right - the list she gave you of things to try have helped me a bit also.
Rest and activity - gradually does help - just takes time nd patience to build this up
Magnesium is brilliant and really does help
Have you got Vitamin D levels checked - as many people are with these illnesses - what meds have you tried?
Everyone on here can help you - you are not alone in this
I personally know 3 people who have got their lives back from CFS...and a further 5 who live with fibromyalgia - 3 of whch still work full time. I know everyone is different, but you need to be positive...anxiety can make it worse and i have this in abundance...try and tackle that first...look on the anxiety part of this forum for help on that
I would say i function at around 70% I am off work at moment, but thats because im having a flare up...in the beginning I was around 5% functioning and wanted to give up hope
Talk to your daughters, they will understand, I try and explain to mine and they are only little
I have tried:
Vit B Complex
Amitriptyline - currently on this for pain and it works
Im in UK, 34 and try and take each day as it comes to me - I see this as a blessing to slow me down and spend more time with my family / pets / hobbies...sure its financially tough but see it as you time, get up out of bed and spend just 10 mins focusing on 1 thing you love to do - whether its reading 1 page of your favourite book, planting a flower, stroking your cat, etc - write this down, keep a happy journal and write in it everyday...trick your mind, tell it its just false pain.
I know I can hardly compare myself as i am a recent sufferer, but i wanted you to know you are not alone and we are here to talk to :O)
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