fibro and diabeties

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   Posted 12/1/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
can anyone tell me if they too have both and how they cope. I am being tested now for the diabieties but it looks defeinite. geejust what I needed. healthiest I have ever been weight wise and diet wise and now this too. so not happy. My sugar levels are going from 53, seriously to over 163. I take the fasting test tomorrow am to know for sure but all sihgns point there. family history, blah blah and blah. I am also bipolar. Good thing I am not big on sugar at least. I have also lost 35 pounds this year. Sorry for the bad spelling and disjointed rambling, mad tired and in a bad fog right now. I may just go to bed now even though it is only nine pm. Thanks for any answers or advice anyone can give me.
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   Posted 12/1/2009 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi moonmatrix!

And welcome to the Fibro Family! I obviously have fibro and was diagnosed with diabetes in '91. I was on pills for a couple of years but they gave out and I've been on insulin ever since. So how do I deal with it? Mostly it's just part of everyday living. It doesn't take long for a new routine to kick in. When you read the possible outfall from diabetes it can scare you into good behavior. I guess the bottom line just do it.

There are times it gets pretty confusing tho. If my blood sugars go low it's hard to tell if it's the fibro or the diabetes. I check my sugars to find out. The same symptoms can come from both diseases but you learn. If you won't be on insulin then it isn't nearly as hard to adjust.

Oh, congratulations on losing the weight. That's not easy to do! Great job!
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   Posted 12/2/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm going through the same thing right now. I find out on the 17th of dec if I have diabetes. I'm nervous too - like.....just what I need on top of everything else - but as Chutz says, we will learn to take care of it if it's indeed what we have.

Take care!
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   Posted 12/3/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
it is just confusing if it is a fibro symptom or something new or if I am truly going mental. still waiting on blood work results. thanks for the well wishes. losing my mind here.
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.

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   Posted 12/3/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I have T2 Diabetes, fibro, sleep apnea, insomnia...and don't want anymore.....These health issues are feeling like a full time job and I get exhausted at times....LIKE NOW!

Am very angry, frustrated, fed up, you name it.....I just want to know when this will pass cause it's leaving me with an attitude that i don't like very much..


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   Posted 12/4/2009 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I have fibro and diabetes and a few other goodies that I put in my signature.  I've had health issues all of my life but you know what?  I've had a great life so far!  I learn how to live with what I have and move forward.  I don't wonder "Why me?" because it always comes back, "Why not me?"  And I can look around and see others that are far worse off than I am.  So, for me, the key is attitude.  I look towards the future with anticipation...not dread.  Sure, I have my crummy days but I also have good days, too.
If any of you find out you have diabetes, your doctor will work with you to help you find the right medication to get it under control.  Then watch  your carbohydrates, eat good meat and veggies, and be thankful they found it!  Many people have bad diabetes and don't realize it and it is damaging their systems.  I found out early because we were looking for it.  It is quite "heavy" in my family.  So, as soon as this occured, I was put on meds and have kept my blood sugars in the normal range for 17 years.  So far I do not have any of the side affects of diabetes so it can be done.  Listen to your doctor, watch your diet, and you should do just fine!
And, Patricia, I do want to welcome you to our forum.  When you get a chance, be sure to read the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro.  Also, don't hesitate to ask questions!
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   Posted 12/4/2009 8:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Also just wanted to add a suggestion. Many hospitals have dietitians that can help you with your diabetic diet needs. A lot of insurances cover it, and if not it's worth looking into a support group or other free community programs. There's more out there than you might think, and with the growing number of diabetics (boo) in the world more and more resources become available.
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