- Mar 12, 2017
- DX FIBRO
I was diagnosed in1996 with fibro. Just a few years later was also diagnosed with hashimotos throiditis. They play off each other. The meds for one doesn't help the other, and vice versa. So thru pain management bio whatever, I learned how to control my pain without meds. I have lived for almost 20 years knowing my limitations and hoping to not push to the point of"shut down". Its not easy, my children think I hate them because I work all week and then can't get up and run all weekend or they have to do extra choirs because mommy is done for the day...but it works for me. I don't want to be on meds. I was a whopping 120# when I was diagnosed..and after meds I ballooned to over 200# that much weight made pain worse. I have found without meds my body has leveled and I won't gain or lose weight. I stay within5 #of 165. I can live with this. (Well kinda have to..lol) but to the crux of the story. I have a disabled husband, so in order to have any income..I have to be the one working. We have had insurance in the past. But I was just notified that I was cancelled off. I haven't been to a Dr for fibro or hashimotos in at least 15 years. I haven't received any form of treatment and I don't want to start meds now. But I have honestly got to the point where the fog is starting to affect my work. People ask me what something is and I'm like hey I know the answer" that is a um...oh I'm sorry did they page my name..what did you ask again? Oh that that's a...." Meanwhile I'm stalling just to give myself time to "remember" what was on the top of my tongue the whole time. Or the other day when I tried to say some thing simple like pineapple and kept saying penguin. I'd breath and say oh penguin...no i mean penguin...uh. Pineapple pineapple...doesn't sound very professional. Along with the sciatic pain that I can't handle from standing all day, the constant pain, the hypothermia and restless leg syndrome getting worse and going to the back of the store 950 times to remember what I went for, I think it may be time to retire and try to do something that takes care of me. Or work much less hours. I want to apply for ssi. I'm in a catch22 I've been told I need medical records to prove I have it..but I need ssi so I can have insurance to get it. I live in Florida. Have any of you chosen a homeopathic route and managed to obtain ssi assistance?