I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years ago after constantly going back wards & forwards to doctor complaining that I felt like my body had been kicked all around the floor, plus I was soooo tired I felt like I just wanted to sleep my life away.
I'm now on Gabapentin, I can't have Amitriptilyn as I have a pacemaker.
At the moment I'm off work as I'm having a flare up its my first big one in nearly 2 years, I ache so much & haven't the energy to do anything.
I feel really bad to have to take time off work but I just can't concentrate & can't seem to hold on to any information, not good for my job as I work in a hospital & need to be on the ball. Before I was diagnosed I even went to my GP as I thought I was getting early onset of Alzheimer's. I do question myself sometimes though as I think What's wrong with me, there are people a lot worse that me & they can still manage, I suppose it's one of the things that we can't actually see fibromyalgia so it's not there (if that makes sense ).
It's so hard to explain to other people, when I say my body aches & im really tired a lot people respond by saying "yeah I. tired as well " But I think it's such a different type of tiredness, then I start feeling bad like I'm a fraud or something.
It's so nice that I can finally talk to people who understand what I'm going through.
Thank you so much for listening to me rant on, I hope everyone is coping ok.