Posted 11/18/2013 2:55 PM (GMT -6)
I just got diagnosed with fibromyalgia last week after missing two weeks of school. I haven't been feeling well for almost a month and it's really starting to bug me. so now my doctor is sending me to a specialist but that could take a couple months to get an appointment. In the mean time, I'm really just unsure of how to deal with this because half the stuff I read says to take it easy, but make sure to exercise the "right amount". and other stuff says not to let it stop you from doing things. I haven't slept well in about a week and now showering makes my skin hurt and my feet red. more and more pains keep popping up.
I'm only sixteen and I wanted to do wrestling and rugby again this year, but I'm not sure if I'll be allowed. tryoutsfor wrestling are next week, but I won't have seen the doc by then so I don't know if I should. and on top of that, one of my courses this year is fitness so we have workouts every class. with these, I'm not sure if I should do them, or if I did, I would be in the same amount of pain anyways. but I'm bored of not being able to do the stuff my friends do too. my eyes hurt alot and some mornings I just can't get up in time for school. (some mornings my bus comes at 630) I get more behind in school, and then when I go home to do homework and catch up, I'm too tired from having gone to school, that I hurt so much and just feel like napping. I've been thirsty for months too and have had dry eyes so I'm not sure if that's from fibro or if I have sjogrens too? but either way, I drink about 6 water bottles at school and I'm still thirsty. and I can't concentrate and I'm too tired, so I don't do as well as I know I can in school because I'm NOT ACTUALLY STUPID, even though I certainly feel like it.
I don't mean to sound really conplainy, and I'm new to all this, but I just don't get how I'm supposed to keep up for the next two months while I wait for a doctor's appointment which I know wont be an instant fix. how do I cope, showering isn't evenv nice any more? how old were you guys when you were diagnosed with fm?