Fighting Fibromyalgia: One Day at a Time.

My name is Hannah. I have been living with Fibromyalgia since I was 16, I am now 21. This is my day-to-day life with information about Fibromyalgia to help spread awareness.

I'm was a lifeguard,
I love animals,
I'm going to school to be a Medical lab technician,
I love to draw/write, but I rarely can think of anything,
& I like meeting new people, and knowing I'm not alone in this fight.

Ask me anything you'd like to know :] I'm an open book.
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shaking, dizzy and severe pain today. I’m in tears because I can’t control my own body. And I have to go into work soon.

after 6 days of work I finally have a day off. Time to recoop and relax :)

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

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.

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 Ā done and start my career.

I’ve been doing great. The cymbalta has been working pretty good and I was put on tramadol for the extra pain. I haven’t felt this good in years.

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.Ā 

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.Ā 

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

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 isĀ 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.