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totallilovinu6976

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My name is Roxanne and I am 22 years old but I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 19. At first I didn't understand what was happening to me, I thought my body was shutting down or had some type of disease that even my general physician didn't understand. It took a few months to see a specialist of course and finally she diagnosed me which I guess was a relief to know what was wrong but knowing that this was my life still hurts to this day. I had to quit college and still haven't returned unfortunately. I work for my Dad who fortunately understands what I have to go through but I can only work up to 25 hours a week which is sadly the most I've ever worked in my life at one time. Compared to most people I feel like a failure, like I should be doing WAY more than I am at the moment but I know "don't exert yourself, know your limits" and all that shit. I had plans, I had dreams and now some days I can't even get out of bed. Today was one of those days and honestly I have to deal with this so I thought why not check out a forum to post how I feel. Writing my feelings out sometimes helps get my thoughts and worries out instead of just going through them over and over again. I have gotten better over the years, I live by myself and get help usually from my parents, have a job, and workout occasionally. It's just my progress has been really slow and I guess I just need to know that one day I can actually accomplish one of my dreams.
 

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Roxanne,
Your not alone. All of us have felt the same way and have dealt with trying to overcome fibro by means of exercise and diet, medications and alternative methods. But as much as I hate to say it the slow approach does work. I fought that slow approach for years determined to continue working and living as I had always done. So I exercised and worked hard going full steam ahead and ended up in bed and then jobless. I found out to late that if I had just allowed my body the extra rest and less stress in my life I may have beat it. Could you take collage courses online?

Now I do that stuff that pacing myself and find I have more good days then bad. I have been able to get a good nights rest and get up in the morning and get some things done that a few years ago there was no energy to accomplish. By taking your time and letting your body relax and go a bit slower you will have a better chance of having less fatigue and weakness, and more good days then bad. Patience is the key!

Please read the sections on pain and fatigue, and other topic's that fit with your symptoms and learn a few new coping skills. Ask questions and post answers, and make some new friends who know exactly what your going through and be able to support you on your journey. :)
 
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