- Aug 30, 2015
good morning. i'm new to the forum. diagnosed in june 2015 but it's likely i've had it for about two years. had what now appears to be a flare a year and a half ago, lasting about 7 months. this current one started in march. the fatigue is ridiculous, the pain in the joints sometimes makes me insane. most annoying is adjusting to the reality that things are different, like having to use assistance devices when shopping, that sleep is a fond memory, that my depression is worse. and that friends don't get it and some of them just disappear. i'm taking cymbalta, gabapentin, t3, and ciprolex. and vitamins - omega 3s, probiotics, multivit, d, c, and zinc. but some days i just want to give up. i'm tired, angry, and sad, especially about friends abandoning, and how this is negatively affecting my life with my son. being sick like this makes me feel like a failure and i'm not sure how to get over that.