Ive had endometriosis for at least 25 years and have had to stop work because of that. I've been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia as well and I find myself becoming less able to function normally. I've also gained a lot of weight from the medications and inactivity. I tend to have this conflict between my mind and body. My mind knows what needs to be done, eg I need to get out of bed to find something to eat as not eating presents its own problems. My body doesn't seem able to (or want to) listen to and obey what my mind is saying and I end up just staying in bed because I feel exhausted and in pain. It's really confusing, sometimes I have arguments with myself in my head. My mind tells me maybe I'm being lazy, if I make more of an effort I can get things done, how can I be exhausted when I've been in bed all day. My body responds and says that, it also wants to get up and go, but its too exhausted. I don't know if I'm making any sense. I have always been someone who needs to get up in the morning and get going. Having to slow down and virtually come to a stop is driving me insane. Is it because I haven't accepted my current situation for what it is? Is it because my family doesn't believe Ive got serious health issues that have affected my whole life? Sometimes I feel pressured by my parents to "get my act together" get a job and stop "sitting at home all day doing nothing". It's impossible to talk to them because they're totally and completely in denial. I know I'm not lazy and I'm not a hypochondriac, so why do I have this conflict and these arguments with myself? I want to do all the things I used to do but I simply can't. It's really difficult when you're your own enemy and chief critic. Does anyone understand what I'm trying to convey? Can anyone help me. Please ....
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