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What can I do for work?
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Decogirly - July 13

About 3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with this wonderful condition. Having known nothing about it this is all very new to me. The pain however is not...and getting worse with time.I am getting closer to realizing that I may not be able to do my job in the future. I work a lot of hours, on my feet for all of them, and do a lot of speed walking. I have considered doing human resources but it hurts my knees to sit for more than a couple hours. If I can't stand or sit what is left? What do you guys do? I have a family that needs my financial support.


lucky13 - July 13

First before stressing about changing your job or your future ability to work, you need to find treatment that works for you to help ease your symptoms so you can function normally.
Finding a way to get good sleep is important, also an antidepressent works well to treat FMS.
For me, my dr ordered a sleep study and I found out I have sleep apnea, now that I am treating that I am starting to feel better, plus my Dr upped my antidepressent and I'd bet that is also helping me.

My favorite phrase to live be, is...
Pain is inevitable, Suffering is Optional.

Yes your going to have ups and downs, pain and days you wish you didn't have to get out of bed, but that doesn't mean you have to "suffer". Your family needs you so you just have to keep going and not give up. Find yourself a good Dr who is familuar with FMS (most "pill pushers" for a lack of better term are not) and do your own research, I would suggest starting with the book Fibromyalgia for Dummies, it's very informative.
If you snore or wake your self up snoring, you may have sleep apnea which can effect how you feel.

Hang in there.


snapdragon79 - July 19

Hi just reading your post, I had to give up my office job a few years ago....because I could'nt sit stand or lay down for long periods of time. I have an ebay store, which i run from my home, its brillant! I sell all sorts of things but its something you can do from the bed or on a good day being up and about, my otherhalf does the post office run, so I dont have to leave the house and all ordering done on internet, this is my little side biz, you can make it as big or small as you like...just thought Id give you this idea as it helps with the bills at least, best of luck with it all . thanks


lucky13 - July 19

I know with me, I do have a desk job, and sitting all day does make me stiff and achey, but I think that is better then how I would feel if I was standing, going all the time I would be more fatigued.

My Dr ordered me a TENS unit that I plan on using for my back and sholder pain. I got it yesturday and used it last night on my back and I love it, it was very relaxing and helped to ease my back pain.
Also I like to use heat therapy to ease the pain.

Sometimes it's a guessing game in trying different things to find what works for you. Just remember to expect to be pain free or back to normal with treatment, but good treatment will make your symptoms more tolerable.



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