Mrs. Bugzy, good luck at your appt on Friday. Let us know how it goes. The only benefit for me when I was diagnosed with fibro was to know it was real. I learned to not count on the doctors for medication but more on myself to learn all I could to help myself along with their support and medication only if I had to.
Lisalu, I'm so sorry to hear what you've been through. The only advice I could give you from my life experiences is try to get your husband to go with you to a doctor who is knowledgeable about
your health conditions so he can hear firsthand about
your limitations and your conditions. What will make this all go easier for you and him is to take care of yourself the best that you can and that includes not overdoing. It's good to know your limits. And, yes, it's frustrating to not have the life we had before. Turn it around, look at all the people who had it far worse than us then count our blessings. One of the blessings is a place like this forum where we can receive support, give support, and learn. We're always learning and that's how it should be.
Mt lady, I don't believe any sugar substitute is good for you. Why not try going off of your splenda drink for a day and see how you feel? These kinds of things are addictive. It surprises me when someone says they don't like water, my mother never did either. Water is my favorite drink. Good luck to you.
Maitland, thanks, it's very nice to have you here. Keep writing often.
Kal, yes, that could be how your fibro was triggered. With this fibro with its various health conditions, we definitely have to shape new lives for ourselves. Our lives take a different direction. And with me even with the pain and all my limitations, I wouldn't have my life be any different than it is now. Like I've said in other posts, I feel empowered, proud of myself in all that I do to help myself because it does take a lot of work. But life comes first and I try to grab on to all the happiness that I can and try to make others happy too. Thanks for sharing.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, MCS, scoleosis, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, allergies, headaches. On a regiment of different supplements including sleep supplements. I eat nutritiously and do not eat foods I'm sensitive to and ever since a back injury triggered my fibromyalgia, I have been doing prescribed stretches twice daily.
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