I am 19 and have been effected in every way possible by Fibromyalgia. I had to quit my job, I had a great job working at a bank, had to trade my dream car back in. I lost all my friends, pretty much gave up on guys all together because how can a relationship last if I'm always sick or tired? I stay in my room, exercise, and go to the doctors. It is almost like my own cave, I just sit and stare at the wall most days, it takes me about 5 hours to decided if I can go to the store or not. I am always trying to talk myself out of going somewhere because the pain is going to be so bad, and I figure might as well just stay where I am most safe. My friends couldn't understand why I get sleepy at 8 pm every night, they didn't understand why I couldn't go out and do the things I used to do. Eventually they stopped wanting to hang out, I can't even go to school because my tailbone hurts so bad, and my leg swells when I walk. I just want my life back, I thought it was bad before when my stomach was cramping but now not being able to sit or even walk? How does anyone go on like this? And I know they say oh Fibro doesn't actually damage anything, I dunno about that because my bones feel so brittle like they are breaking! There is no way anyone can go through this type of pain and not be damaging their bodies. I know it was the right thing to do to get off all the narcotics, I couldn't even tell if I was really in pain and the constipation was was too much to handle. But sometimes I wish I could just get a minute of relief. I was hoping to find out how some other college students are dealing with this problem? I appreciate all advice, thank you.
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