It has been a while since I have written a post. And I must say that with everything that I have encountered over the past 6 months. Has certainly been a very rocky and uneasy road. First it was the tooth extraction, and then a horrible case of diarrhea, which lead to low potassium levels, and Rushes to the ER. Then diagnosis (misdiagnosis) of Anxiety disorder. Which in case I don't think was entirely off. Because I have, had a bit of a problem with that as well. Then finally a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia. Which let me tell you, many do not bellieve that it is a disease, or a syndrome etc. But tell that to those of us who are living with it. Who struggle DAILY with trying to deal with it, cope with it, over come up, and find some sort of cure for it. Or at least reassurance or ease from the symptoms. I struggle daily with it, but I have an amazing support team, of my partner, my family and friends. There are good days, and there are REALLY bad days. Never in between.... On the good days I embrace it, on the REALLY bad days, it takes me a bit to get up and moving around. And then I find some way to cope with it and just try to go about my daily routine. But there are some days that I just want to lie in bed and cry.. hence the depression that comes along with it. I find that, I am leary of the cold because it hurts. If I get to hot, it hurts. So I try to stay as comfy as possible. And with the bad days I also pray alot.. and have become closer to God. AS for a cure? Nothing... however I have some amazing tips to coping and over comign daily obsitcales. And they work for me, though results may very. Afterall I am not a doctor.
1. Once moving around, I try to stretch not too much but enough to get the blood circulating.. then i take a nice short walk to get it flowing.
2. I take deep breathes and tell myself that today is going to be a good day, and I will be okay.
3. I talk to someone, and tell them what is going on. (it seems to help relieve some pain for me)
4. I write, and I take a walk again.
5. when at work I am so busy that I sometimes forget the pain, until later in the evening.. of which I have noticed that everyone I talk to with this, they tell me that they usually have the symptoms first thing in the morning, and then beginning again in the evening.
If you are depressed along wtih it, please do seek medical, and psychiatric help. There is nothing wrong with talking to a professional. Even though you need your entire circle around you. That includes.. Your Physician, Psychiatrist, or Psychologist, Your partner, husband or wife, family and your friends. Talk to them all. Or pick one that you can talk to daily. Or at a moment. It is frustrating and it is going to get you down, but all in all. Remember it is NOT life threatening. And you just need to learn to cope with it. Hope this helps and I do hope everyone is Having a WONDERFUL Holiday season. God Bless