Posted 12/15/2014 8:32 PM (GMT -6)
Hi, K_lee. I'm glad you found us.
It is amazing, what we can get used to when there isn't any choice.
For me, it's a question of balance. I have to be pain-free enough to live a somewhat normal life: leave the house, walk around, shop, drive - even work a little (I'm a substitute teacher....once in a while.) If I take meds that take more of the pain away, I'm even MORE out of it than normal, tireder, and woozier. If I don't take enough, I'm a physical mess - can't do anything at all, and the pain spirals out of control. So it really is a fine line.
I'm sorry you had to leave the career you love. Mine never got off the ground because of Fibro. I was going to be a vocational rehab counselor...
Hope you'll keep posting - this forum really helps a lot of people, myself included. We all "get it," that's for sure, and that is priceless when no one around you seems to!
Moderator, Fibromyalgia Forum
Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, discectomy L4-L5 - (w/lots of Sciatic Nerve damage), frozen shoulder, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, IBS, migraine, dizziness (mostly from visual stimuli), elevated liver enzymes, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres).