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!!
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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