Hello everyone, I'm a fibro sufferer and I thought I would finally join a forum where people actually understand the pain and frustration I am going through. It's 2 am here and it's like this every night. I don't get much sleep because the pain is worse when I have to sit in one place for too long. I tried all the medications, but none of them seem to subside the pain. I do not suffer from any type of depression, but I do often feel somewhat stressed. This is probably because I am overwhelmed by the way my condition limits me, since I am a relatively ambitious person with big dreams.
So, I am just curious if the pain is worse at night for anyone else? Also, I am a SR at a major university majoring in PR and am aspiring to pursue a Master's Degree. The problem is that, even though I constantly have creative insightful ideals running through my brain faster than I can document them, college is often a struggle. Whether I am in pain or not, I frequently suffer from cognitive dysfunction. I have a terrible time with application and recognition. Whenever I read even the simplest documents, the words do not process and it's almost as if I am reading the text in a foreign language. I do poor with processing information and often become overwhelmed and confused with directions. My concentration is also terrible and I always seem to be struggling behind the rest of the students. Of course I try to focus on my strengths, so I excel very well at writing and am pursuing a career as a copywriter. Even in this type of career a person must be sharp and on key with accuracy, so what is your suggestion to break through this debilitating roadblock that is preventing me from accomplishing my goals? Most of my professors are completely unaware of my cognitive limitations, because I seem very articulate and sharp on the surface. Because I'm getting so good at 'faking it', whenever I make mistakes it's often construed as laziness or carelessness. Unfortunately, these problems are making it so that it is taking me 3 times longer to complete college than the average student. I have so many things I want to accomplish, but I fear these issues will get the best of me. What do you suggest for me to overcome the poor concentration, poor application and processing, and other cognitive issues I am experiencing. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Also, even though I am an advanced writer I often make simple miss spellings or forget how to spell simple words that someone of my experience should not be afflicted by. As if that isn't enough, I also have problems transposing numbers and letters when writing and typing. I type relatively fast, so I sometimes get ahead of myself when typing and mix up the characters in the text. Does anyone else do this?
Finally, whenever I am writing an article or essay, I will sometimes look at the page blankly for hours as if I am a complete blank. I am usually pretty witty at getting the job done, but when I go to edit my work it's like I can't even make sense of my own words.
Post Edited (Stacey253) : 8/7/2009 3:10:55 AM (GMT-6)