- Jul 14, 2013
Hi! I too new to this support group. So, here is my story. I was finally diagnosed this week after a year of seeing just about every specialist there is. For a long time I blamed tension and anxiety for my tense muscles and pain throughout my body. I also have Irritable Bowel Syndrome brought on by Fibro. Every doctor I saw treated me as if I were crazy and suggested I go to a psychologist. I even tried to see one and realized that she couldn't help me simply because I have never had any mental problems, such as depression or disorders. Over the last year I missed so many days and due to not being able to tell my employer a reason other than the doctor is doing tests I was fired. This was a last straw, because I have never in my life been let go from a job. Now on unemployment I have tried so many things to get healthy still having no diagnosis for the whole month of June 2013. I am in constant pain and I knew that it wasn't just in my head. I kept a diary of my daily progress as I started eating right and exercising and found that even taking good care of myself I still had one day where I could have gone to work, but seems the next day I knew there was no way and would have to spend the day in bed. I have insomnia which does make it worse. After reading my diary at the beginning of July 2013 I decided to reach out to a good friend of mine whom is a Cardiologist. Go figure! The one specialist I didn't need is the one that diagnosed me. I described my symptoms to him and he did a quick physical exam putting pressure on different parts of my body and within minutes he was sure it was Fibro. Still not sure I could trust his word because I had been led wrong so many times, I researched Fibro online. I couldn't believe my eyes. Just about every symptom that is listed on WebMD I experience. Although, seeing that there is no cure and the affect that it has on life upset me, I am relieved to finally have some answers and knowing that I am not "crazy" is a plus as well. I have more bad days than good, therefore I have started looking for work at home. Anyone have ideas for work at home business? I will not make what I made as a Corporate banker, but it has helped to choose my own schedule. Wow! I am long winded, but I am thankful to have somewhere to go with friends that know how I feel. I am starting to look into herbal remedies as well, because I do not like to take anxiety meds and pain pills. My back hurts almost all of the time. Does anyone have any suggestions on what brand of full body massager is the best? Being that I am unemployed I am on a budget, so I do not have a lot to spend on trying different ones till I get the right one. Any advice on pain management would be a blessing, because I am not one to be able to sit still long enough to meditate or do Yoga as I have ADHD too. I do pilates and walk but here lately I have been in so much pain I can't even manage that. Thank you for listening.