I have fibromyalgia, neuropathy, spinal degeneration, sciatica problems, diabetes, severe depression, anxiety & agoraphobia.
The fibro-fog and anxiety embarrasses me trying to have conversations. I stutter, pause to get sentences out and at times appear drunk from taking meds like gabapaten: which doesn't do a thing for pain--it's been used more as a psych med. I can go days not watching TV or reading, for my concentration is shot...I sleep only maybe three hours a night...I'm on two other pain meds/muscle relaxers, but only makes the pain more bearable-very little at times.
I daily experience feeling like I moved furniture for 8 hours: burning, aching all over. Joints hurt, feel like things are crawling under my skin; can't take wearing high socks that go up to my calf-makes my skin sting in that area. The high temperatures & humidity has made it all quite unbearable this summer. Dampness makes me feel worst, too. Stairs have become an enemy; So has needing to pick stuff up from the floor when dropped. Getting in and out of a car can be uncomfortable. Began using a cane 7 months ago--for at times feel unstable on my feet, pain makes my legs buckle & from dizziness from various meds I take for a combination of ailments. Neuropathy gives me constant numbness in my lower legs & feet. I constantly get Charlie Horses...get pins and needles a lot in my arms.
I'm in my late 40s yet this all makes me feel like I'm 80. Any time I try to assert myself, just gives me the outcome of needing to lie down for an hour or take a nap. Just running errands and going to a supermarket & department store back-to-back for an hour or two exhausts me as if I did a 5k walk: which I used to do many years ago for charity before I began getting hit with all this.
Needless to say I feel worthless....I feel like my regular self has died and has been replaced by a feeble weak individual; which has broken my spirit, since I've always been very independent and a loner....
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