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Breaking Point
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Rahiin - February 21

Guys, I've come to the breaking point with this illness. I am completly fed up. It has been a year and 9 months since I got this illness, and I still have no treatment. It's gotten so bad that I can no longer go to school, go to work, buy groceries, little hygeine, do laundry, or other chores. Nothing is getting down because I simply cannot move most of the day. I strain a lot to move even just a few feet. I haven't left my home in 4 days.

What the heck am I supposed to do. I don't mean to be rude to anyone, but I desperatly need ideas, anything that I can work with so I can get my life back together. I'm willing to do the hard work, I just need something. I don't have any friends or family so you guys are the only people that I have to help me beat this horrible illness. There has got to be something out there, please help me find it.




I am soo sorry you feel this way. Know that you aren't alone. I have been at this point several times. ANd I am sure I will have this happen again. The number 1 problem I have is pain as well. Are you on ANY meds to help the pain?
I myself take Morphine Sulfate 60 mgs twice a day. I also take Celexa for my anxiety and depression, Ativan to aide sleep and to calm me down and Ambien to assist in sleep.

Again, you are NOT alone. We have all been where you are right now. This site has been a LIFESAVER for me.

Are you religous at all? I am just giving suggestions on what can make you feel better. I know praying and reading the Bible helps me. Also looking at others situation and knowing that it could be worse.. I know right now it feels like it cannot get any worse, but it can.

Do you have a doctor? I would try to look online for one in your area that may specialize in Fibro.

Please take care of yourself and hang in there! Keep in touch!

Good Luck



lucky13 - February 22

what ever you try, you have to give it time to work, that being said do you have a good dr you see? One who understands Fibro and it's difficulties. Everyone fighting this fight should have a good Rheumatologist or equially as knowledgable dr, or a Dr willing to do the research on best treatment options. medication wise, I am currently taking celexa for my anxiety/depression and hopes of it helping my fibro, which it seems to be a little.
Exercise is important, so I would suggest starting out with something easy like yoga, I just a just my size, plus size yoga dvd, but you can also get them for athritis which should have easier poses, yoga's relaxation techniques may help you develop a good sleep routine as well, this can help you get needed sleep, giving your body a chance to feel better. I also rely on heating and cooling packs to help ease pains. I use the heat on my neck, back, hips, hands ect and the cooling for my headaches. I have pain in my hands so I wear compression gloves to help ease that pain as well.
As far as memory I use sticky notes to write things down so I don't forget them.
Others think that diet plays a role (which it very well could, I just haven't tried it) in fibro treatment so mybe look at what you eat and try to elimanate artificial sweetners, overly processed foods or gluiten. You could even keep a daily journal, write everything down, how you feel, what hurts, how bad. How much sleep did you get, what have you eaten etc. This way you can maybe pinpoint any triggers that might make your pain worse.
Fibro is a tricky thing, and you have to play around and find what works for you.
Good luck.


Rahiin - February 23


Thank you for your reply. I appreciate it a lot. Haha like your username also. I am not on any meds for the pain, cuz the doctors won't give me anything. The ones I can get over the counter don't do anything. I am very religious, and like you, it has been extremely helpful in getting me through all of this crap.

I have a doctor but she is completely imcompetant; does not help me at all. I am desperatly trying to find a doc in my area that specializes in fibro, but there are none in my area, there are many that claim they are, but once I go there they are no help. I guess I will keep trying, what else can I do?


I'm trying to find a doctor that understands fibro, but so far no luck. I have 3 rhuemotoligists, but all of them were completly useless. I honestly try to excersise when I can, but that is very rare. It is very frustruating because before, I was one of the best athletes in my school. I am so weak compared to how I was before that it's pathetic. I also eat very healthy, so no worries about that. I appreciate your reply as well.


January - February 26

Rahlin, Your frustration comes across loud and clear. Don't give up. I know there are days when you can't do much, but on the days when you can…

here's an idea for a doctor. I don't know him personally, but you mentioned your location on a post. I have a book on fibro written by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum. He was then out of Annapolis. Maybe you could see if he's still there and get up there ….? I believe he also has fibro himself… so maybe he could help you out. (Or maybe you've already seen him!)

I just googled him, and there's a lot of info about him online.

Anyway, you're in my prayers.


Rahiin - March 8

January, I did not see your comment until just now. I looked up Doctor Teiltelbaum, and spoke with his office. He seemed like a good doctor from his website, but unfortuantly his office does not accept my insurance. Military insurance sucks because it is so darn picky on who they will let you see. I would have to pay a lot of money to see if, money that I don't have.

However I did get an appointment with another rhuemotologist. I'm not getting my hopes for this one, because this will be the 4th rhuemotologist I will have seen. They are all completly worthless in my opinion, but I am still trying because that is the only thing that I can do.

Life has become unbearable. Necessary chores such as laundry and grocery shopping hardly ever get done, and when they do, it's always late. I try to keep my room clean, but it's a mess because I simply do not have the energy to clean. Most of the time I just sit around, spending all my day's energy and time doing necessary tasks very very slowly, so I don't have time for anything else.

I flunked out of school already, and since I worked at my school, that means I lost my job also. I don't know how I will make it to my doctor's appointment, all I can do is hope that I am well enough to drive on that day, because it is a long way away.



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