Thank you all for your input on what I had to say. As for publication... thank you for the kind words, but I doubt it is good enough for all that!!!! : ) Just my story in a nut shell really... that and so many others!!! I wrote this thinking I would give it to my fiancee to help him better understand what I have gone through before he & I met and what led up to my diagnosis, but figured it was better to be put on here where others "like me" could read it. I just feel that no matter how much I tell someone about fibromyalgia... they will never truely know what I feel like, I have learned to deal with that fact. I just write now instead of trying to explain to others... kind of like a journal I guess, I just write my feelings and thoughts and then I feel better in the end.
I am also new to this board, so nice to meet you as well : ) I went through the same thing you did... it is kind of like the "fog" that we talk about. When I look back on it, it's like I wasn't even there, hard to explain, but I'm sure you understand!!!
I TOTALLY know what you mean.. there are so many times I just wanted to yell out... HELLO??? Do you not realize I FIBROMYALGIA!!!! Then all those times that people just take it for granted that they can do the day to day things... I just wish they TRUELY knew how hard it if for me sometimes... both emotionally & physically!!! Do they not realize that I WANT to do those things??? I think thats why I have the anxioty and depression... Fibro can do that ya know!?!?! I have actually been told "you can't use fibromyalgia as an excuse for everything, ya know???" Are you kidding me???
Wishing everyone a pain free day, ((((hugs))))
Partial thyoidectamy (hyperthyroidism), fibrocystic breast disease, low blood pressure, hypertension, depression, and anxiety, severe headaches, joint and muscle pain due to fibromyalgia.
Cymbalta, Tramadol (ultram), Propranolol, and Alprazolam (xanax)