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Neko

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Hi everyone,
I'm currently taking a semester off from my university due to what my doctor suspects to be fibromyalgia pains as we just recently ruled out brain structure abnormalities with a CT scan (with and without contrast) and my blood work was normal besides a positive ANA test. I have a followup on Monday with him for our next course of action- which I'm guessing he's going to talk to me more in depth about fibromyalgia. I'm currently taking two community college classes (second semester ochem and bio) and working 20-35 hours per week at a vet clinic. I'm failing my classes and just feeling overwhelmed because I need at least a B to be able to return to my university. Luckily my dean said not to stress too much and to just retake the courses and that I'll be fine. I still can't believe I'm doing so poorly but I'm in so much pain, discomfort, and suffer from severe "fibro-fog" that this has been a very difficult time for me. I just want my life to be back to where it was- kicking butt in my classes and feeling good about myself along with enjoying life.
 

Tucker's mom

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Welcome to the forum Neko. I sympathize with your situation as I too had problems with fibro fog while taking accounting classes a year ago. This was before my fibro diagnosis and I was very scared by my inability to grasp new concepts. Since being diagnosed I have noticed that poor quality of sleep greatly affects my ability to read and comprehend new topics so I have made getting plenty of rest my number one priority. There are great suggestions on dealing with pain and fatigue in this forum that could help you cope better. I hope you are feeling more like yourself soon.
 

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Thank you for the reply! Another issue is that I've been sleeping way too much. I'll continue to read more posts for tips!
 

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Welcome! Your situation is certainly rough, and I'm sorry for all the stress it is putting you through. I had to quit my job because of my health, so I understand why you're taking a semester off. Take everything one step at a time, get a ton a rest, and don't feel guilty about spending so much time on your own personal needs and struggles. This forum is really helpful, and I'm glad you're here.
 
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