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I'm just tired of it all
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karen lipman - March 17

YOU CAN FEEL BETTER...I am proof of this. I was diagnosed in 2001. I was to the point at age 40 that I couldn't stand for more than 5 minutes at a time. Today I am soooo much better. PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP. We all have Fibro in common it seems but I am certain we all have somewhat different symptoms. I have found relief from gentle yoga. Although I felt muscle pain an hour after the class, the pain I put ice bags on and the next day to my GREAT surprise I had no pain. The next class I felt even less pain afterwards and truly BETTER. The tenderpoints are still tender to the touch but I can function. Through stretching, aleve once a day and a huge dose of optimism and a bit of hope I am doing quite well. I wish this for all of you.
I too had lived through depression and feeling like I wanted "IT" just to go away. The pain was always there and I felt helpless. If this physical improvement can happen to me I believe it can happen to you as well. Start with relaxation tapes and stretching if you'd rather. I admit yoga is exercise and it was not totally easy. People 60 and over were doing 10 times better than me but who cares. once talking with the others in the class I heard many stories of the pains they were working through. I pray that this (my first post) helps. I'm praying for all of you.


jillywizz - April 1

Hang in there iv been a sufferer since the 90's to and life has been very up and down i also suffer with depression it comes hand in hand with the fm. You need to be with people who can help and support you. The best thing i ever did was join a reiki group where u learn the art of relaxation which isnt as easy to learn as people think and meditation and you are part of a very loving supportive group u learn much especially things which will help u so dont despair i no they have them in all areas if u go to your local library mayb u cud find one. I can only recommend it as i tried it and it did wonders for me i suffer with chronic depression as well as having the fm and every symptom that comes with it my life is very hard but i never want to give up theres plenty of time to rest when you are dead and gone try and make the most of things while u can do what u can do and leave what u cant find things u enjoy doing be with people who boost your confidence. Life is for living dont give up.


txplowgirl - May 5

I am 45, I can remember having this when I was 8 yrs old. The pain, the fatigue, the sleeplessness. There were times I would come home from school on a friday and spend most of that weekend in my bedroom with the curtains pulled and sleeping most of it. My dad would tell me it was all in my head and I was lazy. My mom would try to be sympathetic but she didn't quite believe me. My periods were really bad. I would start at school, my mom would have to come get me and I would be in so much pain and tired didn't even begin to subscribe it. I would litteraly be unable to do anything for the first 2 days then I would start feeling a bit better.
My dad's philosophy was get up and move. No matter bad how you feel. Or he would tell me to get over it or it was all in my head.
It got to the point I wouldn't say anything to anybody about anything. I became so depressed and angry. I have been depressed most of my life, in pain and constantly bitchy. Married, couldn't keep a job because I couldn't seem to stay working. I had 1 child, he was 2 months premature and had 7 miscarriages in 5 years after that. Then to top it off hubby was mentally, verbally, and phyisically abusive. I managed to live through all that. Sometimes I thought of ending it all but I was convinced that if I did that I was letting myself down.
I got rid of hubby, started doing research on my symptoms and finally found a dr who confirmed what I thought that I had.
I am one of the rare people that can't take prescription meds. So I have had to resort to herbals and also found out that a lot of what I eat i'm also allergic to. So I have had to change my eating habits. Trial and error. Keep telling yourself that you are worth it. I tell myself that i'm in pretty good shape for the shape i'm in. LOL. I get to the point of being in that downward spiral then I get mad and tell myself. No one else is gonna do a damn thing for you except you. You know you have this, so do something about it instead of just laying around.
I guess what i'm trying to say is you are the one in control, don't let it control you. As for not accepting your loss of control. Accept that you might not have as much control as you once did, but you can do something about it. You just have to start.


seekinghelp38 - May 6

I SO MUCH UNDERSTAND YOUR FEELINGS, SO MUCH UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL HELPLESS and the anxities of it all seems to wear you down. I've been suffering with this disease for 12 years and it just now have been diagnosed. I think, HOW did I do it all these years, without pain medication sometimes, and with no real support or comfort.

It's the will to live, the will to make it every single day every single hr every single minute and down to every single second.

I've thought of just ending it all myself, the fatigue and stress really get to me, it has interupted my life for so long, I wished and prayed it would just leave me. It has ended my marriage, and hinders my relationship with others, this has given me a whole new outlook on what we are capable of as humans.

This forum was a god send for me, I've just recently registered and started reading all the different topics and symptoms.... I'M NOT crazy is what my first thought was!!!

Don't give up, I won't... I'm 43 now, and I intend on living much longer, and this is not going to hold me back.

We can all do this, right? Like my coach use to tell me in high school. IF there is a will, there is a way.



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