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Trellum

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Hey guys! Just wondering how everyone's overall health is? I mean, apart from fibro (as if having fibro wasn't hard enough, right?) do you suffer from anything else? A chronic disease?

I do, I suffer from asthma and other health issues I rather not talk about over here. But right now the asthma is killing me! That's mostly because I've the flu right now, I might have caught a lung infection as well (very prone to those too!). Needless to say I don't feel well at all right now :(

If I had to rate my health (in general, not only when I have flu) I'd give it a 2 (from 0 to 5). My overall health isn't good at all for someone my age :( But I try not to be sad about it :) I'm quite realistic tho. Which hurts no one...not even myself ;)

What about you guys? how would you rate your overall health?
 

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I would give myself a 2 also. I have psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, CFS, and a rare autoimmume disease called PBC. I would be lying if I said it didn't get to me. It does. I am having trouble coping as evidence by a deep depression episode. I am going to a therapist tomorrow for the first time and I hope to learn coping mechanisms.
 

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Asthma is a pain in the but. My son has it, so I know how awful it can be! Hang in there. I don't have fibo that I know of. I am of the "mystery condition" variety. The lump on my spine and herniated disk tell me that whatever it is, is not fun! I would probably rate myself a 2 as well.
 

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Sorry to hear that, Fran! I read your thread a few days ago, I really hope you can get to see the specialist soon, so he finds out what the problem is. My oldest sister also has spine issues and a herniated disk, she is in a lot pain most of the time, so I can imagine what it must be like for you. Not cool at all!

As for my asthma, it's much better now I have dropped 76 pounds :) Before I was unable to take a shower for more than 5 minutes without almost fainting. I was unable to breathe on my own very well. I was afraid to take a shower alone at home, I thought I'd just lose consciousness in the shower and drown to death, seriously, it was that bad! How is your son controlling his?
 

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I would give myself a 2 also. I have psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, CFS, and a rare autoimmume disease called PBC. I would be lying if I said it didn't get to me. It does. I am having trouble coping as evidence by a deep depression episode. I am going to a therapist tomorrow for the first time and I hope to learn coping mechanisms.

I'm sorry to hear that, sassy, and let me tell you that you are not alone! It's very common to feel this way; depressed. I mean, who wouldn't, right? I mean, health is so important, but we rarely realize it while we are healthy. I just didn't when I was healthy, and took it for granted, now I can't help to think I could have prevented some of my worse health issues by just eating right.

I'm so glad to hear you are going to see a therapist :) I'm also seeing one too. There is nothing wrong with seeking for help. We must try to stay positive :) I know isn't easy, but we have no choice. Have you heard about Suzanne Powell? She has some really interesting teachings, her breathing techniques are amazing! I recommend you to take a look at it, just type her name in Youtube.
 
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