Well, today I slept most of the day until I had to work at 5:30. I have a horrible pain in the right side of my chest, especially when I turn my head side to side. I’ve had costochondritis problems since the start of my fibromyalgia, which I’m guessing that is the problem. But it is usually just surrounding my sternum. I still have 4 more days of work before I (hopefully) get a day off. It better go away soon.
I have been on gabapentin, lyrica, cymbalta, zoloft, latuda, seroquel, lamictal, tramadol (which worked but doctors don’t want to put me on it), norco, meloxicam, diclofenac… and I hope that’s it. Any other suggestions? or is that about it? lol
1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up. Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh.
2. Define your top 3. Every morning ask yourself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” Prioritizes your day accordingly and don’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete.
3. The 50/10 Rule. Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Spend your 10 minutes getting away from your desk, going outside, calling friends, meditating, or grabbing a glass of water.
4. Move and sweat daily. Regular movement keeps us healthy and alert. It boosts energy and mood, and relieves stress.
5. Express gratitude. Gratitude fosters happiness. Each morning, think of at least five things you’re thankful for. In times of stress, pause and reflect on these things.
6. Reflect daily. Bring closure to your day through 10 minutes of reflection. Asks yourself, “What went well?” and “What needs improvement?”
It’s crazy how feelings can just rush back to you… like nothing ever changed. I loved once, and yet I still love. After all these years, I still love him. You all know what happened or you can just go back on my blog to know. I was hurt and I thought that time would heal everything. Do I hurt anymore? Yes, but the other feelings are stronger. I don’t like to live with hate and anger. But I would think that I would have lost the love for that man. He moved on… so why haven’t I? I thought I did, but now that I think about it… I haven’t at all. It’s all still there. Even after the years, the pain, and dating again… it is STILL THERE. He will always be in my heart. Regardless. I may be stupid for that, but I’d say that means I’m a stronger person.
Wow, it has been such a long time since I’ve been on here! Things have definitely changed. I moved… a few times lol. I’m temporarily living with a guy I’ve been “seeing”. He doesn’t want anything serious… oh well. I’ve been sick lately… starting in June I started having abdominal problems. Nausea and vomiting every day. Lost quite a bit of weight. I still don’t know what’s going on. I have had an ultrasound of my pancreas, gallbladder and liver.. and that was normal. But, my Lipase levels in my blood were high which is indicative of something wrong with my pancreas. Well, my doc didn’t seem too pay much attention to that after the ultrasound. I had a CT scan in the ER for severe abdominal pain and that was “normal”.. so they said. I looked at the report online a month later and have some of my lungs collapsed, distension in my intestines and ovarian cysts. Awesome. The lung thing obviously wouldn’t be the culprit, but maybe the other things. I have lost 20+ lbs but the weight loss has slowed. In the beginning I lost half of that in about a week. So I was very concerned. I’m trying to decide if I want to keep going and trying to find out what’s wrong. I have also had an upper GI endoscopy and and upper GI and small intestine follow through. I think that’s it. The bills are definitely piling up. Anyone have these problems before? I swear it’s my gallbladder because that’s mainly where the pain is and it is killer when I have fatty foods. Celiac disease and Crohn’s disease has also been brought up. My fibro has still been a bitch. I am currently not taking anything for it or my bipolar disorder. I’m doing ok, yes, I still have bad moments, but I’m ok. I gotta keep fighting.
well, time is flying by. I might be pregnant and the guy won’t be in my life. Child support it is. I’m super upset and hope I’m not, but the odds are against me. I don’t know what I’ll do, but abortion isn’t one of them. I will take full responsibility for my actions. I just hate that things have gone the way they have. Once I said I wouldn’t abort it, he flipped and now just doesn’t want anything to do with me. I feel neglected. I’m super nauseous and my hips and back are killing me. My thanksgiving has turned into hell.
Well, a lot has changed in my life. I’m not medicated at all for my Fibromyalgia right now. But my meds for bipolar disorder are going great. I’m still not 100% but I’ll get there. I’ll be moving back home in 3 weeks and end my job in 2 weeks. It will definitely be a change. I’m not ready for packing yet!
I’ve been away from here for a while now. It’s been a good summer. My pain isn’t as bad as it was and I found a good medication for my Bipolar Disorder. I just hope I don’t gain anymore weight! I have one more quarter of classes left, yay! then I start my internship and externship. So excited to be done and start my career.
I ended up in the hospital for 6 days and found out I’m bipolar. This is shocking news for me, but I’m on great meds now. I still have flare ups, so I’m going to see a different doctor. I think the whole reason I had a breakdown to end up in the hospital is because I was put on a high dose of Cymbalta too fast and cut off of Zoloft. Now I’m feeling balanced and energetic… oh, and HAPPY.
Ever feel like you’re going nowhere? That’s how I’ve been feeling. I don’t know what is ahead. Yeah, I’m going to college for a career. But, then again I feel like I’m working towards nothing. I have no drive. All I worry about is bills and my fibro. I don’t have time for anything else, at least it feels like it. And, when my boyfriend goes out of town for work, he just disappears. It makes me wonder if I’m going through the same thing as my ex. He cheated and lived two lives. One with her and one with me. Is it happening again? or what? What else could it be. He’s not working now, it’s too late… My mind wanders when I don’t hear from him. He said he’d call a bit later… it’s been hours. He would have called by now. He isn’t like this when he’s in town. It freaks me out, I don’t want to be stupid, just another stupid and ignorant girl. It drives me crazy. And, I’m quitting smoking. I have nicotine patches now, and i haven’t smoked a cigarette since this morning, but this makes me want to tear the patch off and buy a pack!
I am in a great mood, and I’m not even sure why lol. I hurt pretty bad and nothing good is really happening… but I’m happy. Maybe this is just a one day thing. Who knows. I finished my antibiotics yesterday and my throat is still swollen, but the white spots are about gone. And, the antibiotics will still be in my system for a few more days. So, hopefully this is the last of the strep! My fish got ick and now I’m down to two fish :/ it’s sad because I spent a good amount of money on these fish, and I actually enjoyed them lol. I guess I’ll wait until this treatment is completely over and get more.
Tomorrow I’ll be going on a date with a guy I’ve seen a couple times. He’s a bit older, but his personality is amazing. We click so well, and things are just going really good. I have no idea what is going to come out of it, but that’s part of the fun.
On Thursday I will be going home for the weekend. Well, I’ll be home and then I’m going to help them move some stuff to the new house 3 hours south of where they are now… So “home” is going to be a 6 hour drive after this weekend :/ kind of sucks because I was at the house for 10 years and that’s the longest I was ever at a house. But, I guess I’m never going back anyway. I’ll just be sleeping on a couch on visits :P
It’s been a month today. I went back to the walk-in clinic and now I’m on Azithromycin. Let’s see how this one goes. I’m so tired of being sick. I’m tired and this is so painful. Way more painful than last month. BLEH!
I’m still getting over my strep. For some reason I’m not feeling better, which doesn’t make sense. I’ve been taking my antibiotics as directed about 5 days now. This is ridiculous. I want to feel better.
Yeah, I finally found a walk-in clinic and they did a rapid strep test. I definitely have strep. It’s a good thing I didn’t wait it out. That would have ended badly. I’m a little worried because I’ve either had abdominal pain or nauseousness the past two days. Hopefully nothing spread. I really can’t afford anything worse. I’m on Amoxicillin 875 tablets, which I don’t think my pharmacy even carries. But, I went to the one closer to me (not the one I work at). And he put me on Tylenol/codeine #3 since my lymph nodes are so swollen - it’s painful. it could be the tylenol that is making me feel so queasy. I’m not sure. I drove to my class (an hour away) at 7:30 am and ended up leaving my class at 10:30 am because I felt like total crap. Then I slept till 2:30 after I got home. Then went to work. I felt okay then because I was so busy that I don’t have time to be sick. Now I’m back to feeling like total shit. I think I felt better before all the meds lol.
I thought I was getting over whatever I have a couple days ago.. But today my throat has been on fire and my joints are killing me. My right thigh has been cramped up for the past 2 days, and I don’t know why. It hurts so bad, like I pulled it (but I haven’t). I’m going to find a doctor and hopefully get in Thursday before my night class. Maybe I’ll talk to the doc about meds for my fibro. We will see. I’m so tired of being sick!!
Well, I’ve been sick for over a week now. It’s just some crappy cold. I got some sudafed and that didn’t work so I got some advil cold and sinus. It has helped a little bit. The main symptom is a major sinus headache and painfully swollen lymphnodes. Ugh. Hopefully I get over this soon. Having a weak immune system sucks…
So, I’m a pharmacy tech and this is about my 2nd week. I’m still getting used to everything… it is such a stressful job!! My knees and lower back are killing me right now! And, I have lost 6 pounds since i started because I can only fit in one meal a day. I rarely can eat in the mornings because i get nauseous and then I don’t get to eat until i get out of my 8 hour shifts. So, one meal it is… when I’m working. Then i barely eat anymore anyway. I just haven’t felt too great or I’m just too lazy lol.
There are three main men in my life. Two are exes and one is my current boyfriend. The two exes actually rank higher in my heart. That is probably a bad sign. Ex#1 was my first everything. And, I will always love him. He was amazing. There were a couple things that split us up. And a big pushy problem on his part.. I wasn’t ready for him. Thinking of it now, I feel like if we dated now we’d be perfect for each other. He has gotten more driven and serious and I have gotten to be a little more laid back and happy. Ex#2 is my ex-fiance. You all probably know enough about him. I don’t know where I stand with him. Oh, and both ex#1 and ex#2 have girlfriends… awesome right?! nope.
Now there’s my current boyfriend… He’s sweet and driven. He does great in school and already has his associates degree. He’s very quiet and I’m finding a good connection is kind of hard. Things are great but then they fade. I’m not sure how I’m feeling right now. We’ll see.
Guy drama is the worst drama, by the way!
I have a horrible knot in my neck, or whatever it is. I slept weird and now I’m paying for it. I can barely move my neck!! And I’m super stressed from work. UGH! Oh, and classes start up next week!!
My boyfriend stayed the past two nights. It was nice to have him around. He’s been more open and talkative so I’ve started liking him more. I started talking to my ex without wanting to hurt myself or him. It’s nice and I really miss him. I wish things could have gone as planned.. before I met my new boyfriend. Things could have been so much different and maybe I’d be happy. That is one thing I am not right now: Happy. I haven’t been paying much attention to myself.. just what needs to be done and what I can do to make others happy. And this new job has stressed me out enough so that I don’t have time to think about myself. But when I’m sitting here alone, I get to thinking. I have nothing that I’m looking forward to. But, when I talk to my ex I’m already a lot happier. I look forward to maybe seeing him again. This is sick. I shouldn’t be thinking that way. I have seen how my boyfriend looks at me and I can tell he has a lot of feelings for me. But I can’t love him, not yet. And that isn’t right.
On the other hand, I’m in a lot of pain. I have a major migraine right now. The pain is going down by neck :/ everything is very tender and I could feel it coming on yesterday. I think my boyfriend is scared of my “illness” and doesn’t know how to deal with it. He knows what I have because I discussed it in our class that we shared, but I don’t think he realizes how bad it can get. The day I’m having a bad day, he leaves to go back home. Even though I don’t work until tomorrow so we’d have another day together before classes start up and he leaves for school 3 hours away. This kind of stinks. My ex understood and took care of me. I feel like I take care of my boyfriend.
Dad: I miss you so much, and I can’t believe you are gone. Your daughter wants to contact me, the one I never met and didn’t even know about up until a year or two ago. I wish you never chose to leave forever. And, I wish you would have left something, a note… anything. I wish you could have been around more before you left everyone. You were my idol and I learned so many great things from you. To love life and not materials and appreciate the small things. I love you.
Mom: We didn’t get along until the past year. I hated you at times. I was dealing with depression since the fifth grade and you didn’t accept it until my senior year in high school. Do you remember yelling at me for being depressed in eighth grade? I do. But, now we see eye to eye a little better and I think of you as my friend. I love talking to you on the phone almost every day and hearing about things going on back home. You can be hilarious. I love you.
Brian: I tend to miss you the most. I learned so many things from you. And, you taught me to live my life. I was able to let loose and love myself again. You made me so happy. I wasn’t so stressed out and I felt that I would be okay someday - as long as I had you. I am more confident. But, I am also more afraid at the same time. I’m scared to love and I’m scared to trust. I don’t know what to do anymore now that you are not in my life, now that you are no longer mine. You cheated and our whole relationship was a game to you. We were engaged and it was all a lie. Some days I get so angry and I cry. I get back into my old destructive ways. And I tend to hate myself. I tend to hate that I couldn’t be the one for you. That I wasn’t good enough. but I need to stop thinking that way. Because… I love you.
Old Me: You were strong. And, you knew what you wanted. New me is strong too, but fading slowly. My depression is suffocating me. I wish you would have made different decisions. Maybe not stayed with Jake for three years after the rape. Maybe not dated Jimmi. Maybe not been so self-conscious. You should have loved yourself. You were skinny enough. You were good enough. And you were beautiful.
Illinois: There isn’t much to miss, but I miss the privacy and quiet life. I kind of miss driving far to get anywhere.
Muskegon: Where my independence truly started. Where I started my college career. Where I met Brian and where my life changed the most. I loved it there.
My boyfriend, Tyler: Things are new, and I’m still wondering how I feel. Yes, you are perfect for me, I guess. You know what you want and you are doing well in school. You’re quiet - something I am not used to. You have a car and a wonderful mom. And you’re pretty damn attractive. I wonder why my feelings aren’t stronger. Shouldn’t they be? I stop myself from saying “I love you” because I think I would just be saying it out of habit. At this point, I’m usually saying that by now. But, I’m not feeling it. I’m scared that I will say it and not mean it. I don’t want to do that so someone because it hurts more than any pain.
The man next to me in bed: This was Brian for a while. It felt perfect. I regret tearing myself away after getting hot because I miss the cuddling. Tyler turns away right away, so I feel closed off. And, when he’s not here I have no one. It is scary being alone. I hate sleeping here all alone. Brian was supposed to be there because this is our apartment still.
A hand to hold: The best feeling ever. It’s funny how you can say that a person’s hand feels perfect… but I haven’t felt a hand in mine that felt weird.. they always feel like a perfect fit! So, I won’t be making that observation ever again.
Pain-free days: Every Fibro Fighter understand this one. I barely remember these days… but every once and a while I feel pretty good. Never take these days for granted.
Stress/anxiety-free days: My stress and anxiety feel debilitating. They rule my world. And, I hate it. I want to feel in control of my feelings and fears. Just once I want to be completely confident and happy.
I will now be a pharmacy tech for Walgreens. And not the Walgreens I was talking about yesterday. It’s a nicer one across town. I am so excited. A job I actually WANTED, and I GOT IT! I was freaking out all night last night about the fact that it had been almost a week and I had heard nothing back from them. PHEW! That’s one less thing to stress about.
On a Fibromyalgia note:
My whole body aches. Usually there is some type of lame reason for the aches and pains, but there isn’t. Fun thing about Fibromyalgia: it’s unpredictable!
So, I’ve been taking Zoloft 50 mg for about a year now. For a week, my doctor said I should take two a day to see if it helps with my fibro. Well, it only caused problems so he told me to just go back to the normal dosage. Well, that was like six months ago or more. I had to call the doctor for a refill and they didn’t seem to realize that I was still taking 50 mg and prescribed me 100 mg tablets. This caused a stir at the Walgreen’s pharmacy, after they took 15 minutes to find everything in the system. Then I had to call the doctor to see what was up, and they explained it and said I’d just have to break them in half; awesome. So then I go back to the pharmacy (an hour later, for pick-up). Of course it wasn’t ready. This pharmacy was off its rocker today. Watching all the people come up to the window and have problems was a bit ridiculous.. it seemed like everything was wrong. Then my prescription was finally ready, an hour and a half later.
You wonder, how far can someone go with a game. You would never think a person would say “I love you” and not mean it.. but it happens every day… But to propose engagement and move forward with getting an apartment? Yes, that happens too. That happened to me. I never imagined someone would go that far with a game, and be that good at it for that long. It’s a lifestyle for them. I found all this out yesterday, and that was a punch in the stomach, for sure. But, now I can definitely say I am over that part of my life. I can now move on, because I know it all meant nothing. Nothing at all. I can start this new life with this new guy, and see where it takes me. My heart is tender, and my trust is beaten.. but it will eventually heal itself.
If you have ever taken a razor blade to that beautiful body of yours, skipped one or more meals, cried yourself to sleep because you never thought you were good enough, attempted any sort of self harm, had thoughts of taking your own life, or actually tried it, HONESTLY reblog this.
I got the Depo Shot for birth control yesterday, and now I’m in pain EVERYWHERE! Ugh. Must have triggered a Fibro Flare. It’s expected to hurt at the injection site, but everywhere? Oh well. At least in 6 days time I can’t get pregnant for a while :D
It’s hard to believe everything I have done in the past year. I never thought I’d be standing where I am now. A year ago, when I was getting ready for my move to Michigan for school, I was scared and excited. I was with my first true love, and things were rocky. But, I loved him with all my heart and wanted things to work out; regardless of distance. Well, that didn’t last long. After a couple weeks or so after I moved, I broke up with him. It wasn’t something I ever saw coming even if we were unstable to begin with. I slept with a guy I barely knew soon after that, and broke that off the next day. I felt gross, yes. During that time I met someone I would have never gone out with before. He was a stoner and didn’t seem to care about a thing. I stayed away, but eventually got drawn in. He became my fiance, and I was so happy. We never fought and lived together for a bit before he had to move back home a couple hours away. But, this time I was very confident in our relationship because it was so stable and hopeful. However, things took a drastic change when he cheated on me. It wasn’t some one night stand, but a full blown affair. I was devastated. I didn’t know what to do. I got weak and crawled to his feet where he denied me. That was a heavy blow. How could someone who believed they fucked up deny ME? I felt low, really low. The lowest I have ever felt. I felt like the scum of the earth, but why? I didn’t do anything wrong. I started picking up the pieces and moved on. Though, my heart was still his. I then met someone I thought would never look my way. A gorgeous, and driven man in one of my classes. And when I say gorgeous i mean when people meet him they give me a thumbs up lol. I am currently dating this guy, and I’m happy enough. I feel like I’m stuck. I moved away from him to go to another school because my last one didn’t have my new major. Now I’m in ANOTHER long distance relationship.. what is that? THREE! I don’t know what I’m thinking. I’m currently living alone in an apartment where my ex fiance is also on the lease. Yeah, that’s complicated and scary. We talk, and I still love him. You are probably wondering why I could love someone who could hurt me that bad and do the unforgivable… I couldn’t tell you why, but what I can tell you is that he made me the happiest person alive when we were together. I was able to spend every waking moment with him and be happy as can be. I would have said “I Do” in a heartbeat for that man. Yes, he threw that away. But, for now, he is a part of my life. Hopefully he doesn’t screw me over any more than he already has. Now, I’m with this new guy and things are very different. I’m used to the love at first kiss, head over heals in love, crazy romantic type of relationship. Yes, I get butterflies and get all giggly when he smiles at me… but it feels different. I don’t know if something is missing or if this is what a real relationship with a future is like… He is definitely husband a father material from what I can see.. but am I wanting that in the future? I guess this is the one relationship that I want to take slow and see how it goes. No rushing. It could also be because my heart is still with my ex. Maybe I’m being pulled in too many directions to know what I am truly feeling.
I have been so caught up in all of this that my Fibromyalgia has come second in my life. I have no time to pay attention to my pain and other symptoms. I don’t know if that is good, or bad at this point.
I am completely moved into my apartment. My mom left Monday, and my boyfriend just left a little bit ago. It’s weird that I’m all alone. I will definitely be getting pepper spray! I’m exhausted and now I have to find a job. AHHH! Wish me luck.
Well, I have met someone else. Yeah, I know I move fast, but that’s how I’ve always been. I still love my ex-fiance, but I’ve given up. I’m ready for the next chapter. I don’t like dwelling on the past anymore, it just makes me depressed. This guy is unlike any guy I’ve ever hung out with. I haven’t been sleeping much, I’m in a ton of pain, and I have no appetite, but I’m in a good mood which changes everything. :]
It has been a whirlwind of emotions and events the past few weeks. I don’t even know what to focus on anymore. My ex-fiance and I are talking and it is going ok. I am also talking to another ex that I haven’t talked to in like 10 months or so. That is also going good. I don’t understand what is going on with that picture lol.
On the other hand, my pain isn’t the greatest. My left leg and hip have been giving me problems. I can barely walk sometimes. I’m on my last weekend of work though, so hopefully that makes things better. I’m going CRAZY!
hi, if 17 years old and i was diagnosed my in Feb. but i have been feeling the symptoms since i was 13 but this year im starting to go to college in the NYC. any advice if u have any? also how do you meet people with this? doesn't it scare you that o one will want you because you're tired and in pain all the time? congratulation on your engagement!
Congratulation on going to college, don’t give up. It is a hard time, but it is well worth it. Make sure you don’t stress yourself out too much and make time for yourself. Time management is key. I’m pretty bad at procrastination so I tend to stress myself out too much. Get enough sleep, as well. It does scare me that no one will want to be around me. But, I try to put my illness to the back of my mind and live a normal college life. I did meet the best man ever, but unfortunately we are no longer engaged, which as put a lot of pressure on my body. But, I know we are working on things and that it can get better. Don’t stress over that. You are still like anyone else and are capable of any type of relationship. Stay strong :]
Hey there! I saw your post about how tired you've been. This might sound nuts, but, have you tried exercising? I have fibro too, as well as a connective tissue disease, so I was positive exercising was not for me. But my fitness class required it, and it's done wonders for me! I've been doing a lot of weight-lifting, and my fibro has hardly acted up since I've started it! I've been sleeping a lot better at night, and just feeling better overall. Maybe give it a shot? Good luck to you! :)
I have had a workout schedule and I did feel better, but not great. But, I don’t have the time and where I worked out is rarely open in the summer, so I’m not able to right now. Hopefully I can start picking it back up this fall.
I’ve been working my ass off at work full time along with taking classes full time. I’m exhausted. I’m only in my second week of summer classes (out of 9). Ugh, I am not liking it at all! My feet hurt so bad, and I’m so tired. But, I still have a hard time falling asleep. I’ve also had a lot going on around me, so that doesn’t help too much with my stress. It is amazing how quickly things can change. And, I’ll be dealing with an even bigger change after these classes are over!