- Feb 23, 2021
- DX FIBRO
I feel guilty cause I only seem to come on here to vent in a crisis! I have had fibromyalgia since I was 35. I am now 67. The spring was emotionally stressful for me as I have strong differences of opinion with my sister and we had a falling out for a couple of months. We’ve gone back to supporting each other 1100 miles apart and avoiding certain topics. In June, I helped a friend weed her garden(she was diagnosed with elderly onset RA and was having trouble with her hands), then I realized what a mess our own yard was and weeded our yard in 2 hour increments over several days. I tried to push myself up out of a lower area and ended up bumping my knee and scraping it. Sometime after that, my left hip area started to hurt. My right hip was the first thing that hurt when I was first diagnosed so left was strange. Anyway, it got worse and by mid July was really hurting. My Dr did a cortisone shot in the are of the bursa and that really helped! The area higher up on my left hip still hurt but I was able to go on a very wonderful long planned Maui vacation and it didn’t interfere. I snorkeled every day, floated in the pool, and rested a lot. After I got home, sometime around mid August I started having worse pain again with numbness/tingling in my left calf and foot. I should have gone back to the Dr sooner but finally did after a couple of weeks. Dr thinks it stems from lower back issues. X-ray showed “mild wear and tear”. I’ve gone to accupuncture all summer but it hasn’t helped like usual. I’m scheduled for Pt but have to wait 2 weeks. MRI has been ordered but not scheduled. The last two days I have hurt to the point of crying, my brain fog is really bad, my blood pressure is up, and I just don’t feel well. I feel like all I do lately is complain. I’m scared and now my right hip is starting to hurt and I hurt all over today. I can tell my stress level and fear are making everything worse. Thank you for listening and any advice for getting out of this cycle while I’m waiting for tests, etc?