fibromyalga is a very hard type of arthritis. I say this because on most rhuematoid arthritis there are medication and gold shots that can be used for control of the pain and also surgeries for the joints. However, with fibromyalga all you can do is try to control the pain and control the trigger points. I am no doctor but I have had fibromyalga since 1991 and at the beginning I followed every direction that the doctors told me to do. Someone came in and done most of my housework and I quit doing stuff that the doctor wanted me to like dancing. But I just kept getting worse. Then in 1994,i had a little baby girl. My doctor told me that I would end up in a wheelchair in 5-7 years. They recommended that I do not try to have anymore children otherwise I would be in a wheelchair alot sooner. Here we are,my daughter is 9 yrs. Old and I have not been a wheelchair at all. About 6 yrs ago I met this fantastic man and I decided that I was not going to give up to fibromyalga! I now had 3 more children to take care of and I wanted to be fully active in their lives. So I lived my life did everything I wanted to no matter what the doctors said. You know what, I did not get as bad as they said that I would. I do have my bad times that I cannot do anything but now instead of having everyday being a terrible day for me. I do have good days. Don't get me wrong there is never a day that goes by that I am not in pain but you learn to live with it and you don't ever give up.
I guess that is my message "never give up!" you know your body better then anyone so you push yourself to your limit because in the long run that is the best thing for you.
Well I am 21 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 19. Im the youngest person in my area diagnosed in a very long time. For me eating healthy, taking vitamins and swimming is the only thing that helps me. When I was told I had fibromyalgia I didnt believe it because its one of those things that cant be proved or fixed through medication.
I havent given up yet .......And I hopefully have a long life ahead of me. It isnt the greatest feeling when someone tells u that you have a disease that cant be proved, cant be fixed and that you will have for the rest of your life. I agree dont give up.
I am so happy to hear all the positive attitudes!!
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You have to make up ypur mind if fm takes over your life my started so long a go I can't remember I was told I would be in a wheel chair also I have changed my eating habits ,became more active,i have a great pain dr iam on ultram,celerbrex,zanaflex,elavil I have sever o arthtris also and need a knee replacement drs. Want to hold off on that cause my age I feel at work 1 year ago I quit my jobs after 28 years working 65 to 70 hours a week it took 4 ortho and painmanagement dr before I realized enough was enough so this last year iam I quit 2 jobs ,had a 85 year old lady rear end me I was dead stop at a stop sign gas she hit the gas not the break and did I go in a major flare p/thearpy injections whip lash soft tissue damage plus nerve hitting the spinal cord so now iam fighting or rather my lawyer is ins.Compandy ,filled ssd dr said too been denil once but going to keep at it had to file bankrucy but iam at peace now I have exceped my life and iam a better person now so each day I take 23 pills for this grap and keep going and I don't want to give in to a cane at 49 let a lone a wheel chair but if it happens it does but one day at a time and there is good ones and bad ones thake care deb
I have been having more pain free days since I moved to new mexico. I lived in northern idaho for many years. My doctor told me the best thing I could do is move to the south. I stop trying to do everything for everyone. I found that stress was one of my big triggers. If anyone has any diet suggestions please let me know. I am trying to lose weight right now but a lot of the diet food have stuff that I cant eat.
Hi I have had fibromyalgia for thirty years since I was a young teen and I have been to depths of despair and out again.Like you I try to live my life as well as I can,sometimes this is hard ,but you can never give up.Some days are ok( never without pain.)but pacig a skill I learnt from a pain clinic has helped a lot .In essence you pace everything to your worst day ,for me that is 15 min of whatever you are doing ,washing crafting etc.Als when pain is very bad to take your pain relief by the clock every 4 hours for two to three days and it really works.Nice talking to you.Honora
Focus on strengthening the immune system. The only way to "cure" anything, from the common cold to cancer is our own god given immune system! Thats a fact. I have been an athletic trainer for over 12 years and I had a doctor/client introduce me to "the skilling institute", they focus on the immune system instead of symptoms.