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amrieedy

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Hi I am a recent RN graduate starting my first real job! I have yet to be diagnosed but it is looking that I may have fibro. I have been dealing with diffuse muscle pain for about the last 3 months. I am way to extroverted to not work and really excited to start my new job but have days when I feel a little overwhelmed and defeated because of the pain. Any other nurses out there working with this condition and if so how do you get through flare ups and bad days? I will only be working pat time and mostly 8 hr shifts so I think I can make it work. I could really use some encouragement. Also is this something to share with supervisors or better kept as a private matter?
 

LovelyChantel

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I am a nurse yes. I'm an RN too. Great job getting through the schooling. It's such difficult schooling. I am not working right now at the moment. I love nursing though. I haven't been working since the beginning of December. I took time off due to mental healthy and physical issues. But I need a job really bad now as I'm running low on money. The pain does make it very discouraging. Supporting you!
 

cmetryme

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amrieedy, welcome, im not a nurse. you do to need to learn what causes your flare ups so you can avoid them.
Please see my two posts, starting a daily log book and what is fibromyalgia. good starting points.
telling someone about your fibro is very hard to do and many dont understand it. not even the doctors. i would never tell my job about it.
if my supervisor asked me, i would say i have some pains(arthritis is more believable) that flare up now and again.Not use the word fibro. just what i would do. learn about fibro and make informed decisions.
 
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