So I was diagnosed two days ago with Fibromyalgia and I'm feeling really down. I'm glad the doctors were finally able to come to a conclusion, but I wish it could have been something curable. I keep thinking to myself; I'm only 29, I'm too young and active to have this illness. I'm so afraid it is going to continue taking over my life until I am only able to sleep and take pain medications. My aunt has been dealing with Fibro for over 12 years and she is now mostly disabled. She had to leave her job and all she ever does is sleep. She is always in too much pain or too tired to attend family functions or do anything at all for that matter. I DON'T want to end up like her. I want to have children and continue on in my wonderful career. Feeling hopeless and lost at the moment. I've been referred to a Rheumatologist. Psychiatrist and a pain clinic to figure out what the next steps are. I have no idea what they will suggest for treatment. These days I'm sooooo exhausted and in so much pain that all I can see them doing is putting me on pain medication which I am not too keen on. Wondering what all of you experienced when you were first diagnosed??? What steps did the doctor have you take and how effective were they?
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