I posted in here a week or two ago for the first time, after being told by my doctor and several other people that they suspected I had fibromyalgia. On Tuesday I saw a rheumatologist for the first time (after having extensive bloodwork done) and she diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I am now on a total of five medications: diflunisal, pamelor, flexiril, percocet, and celexa. It just seems like a lot. I've been feeling sick moreso than usual since I've been taking the diflunisal, which I just started, but I'm not sure if the medication is what's causing it, or if it's because my anxiety has been through the roof lately. I also feel like the pamelor has been disrupting my sleep more than usual, but, again, it could also be the anxiety.
I've been struggling at work lately, which is the main reason why I'm posting. I've been doing factory work since I stopped going to college for financial reasons. My job involves standing for eight hours, as well as constant bending and lifting. In the past several months, I've had many days where I can barely make it through, even with my pain medications. My immediate supervisor is aware of my situation, but doesn't do anything. I'm just wondering how other people deal with days that they really aren't feeling well. I feel like I'm torturing myself sometimes, but I can't afford to lose my job, and the company has a really strict attendance policy. I realize that, ideally, given my diagnosis, this job isn't something I should be doing long-term, but, with the way the economy is right now, I don't think that finding another job is likely. I'm just wondering if anyone has any suggestions or advice. Thanks.