After a long two year battle and various tests and blood tests and everything else you could think of, I have recently in the last few weeks been diagnosed with Fibro.
I am 20 years old and feel as though I cannot keep up with my life outside of my jobs. I am a dental nurse Tuesday's and Friday's 6.40am till 3.30pm and the rest of the time I waitress which can mean getting home as late as 2am.
Because of all the energy I put into work, I am bed bound anytime I am not at work.
I have been put on amitriptyline after finding naproxen doesn't work for me at all. My GP said I must take them between 9.30 and 10pm at night to sort my night sleeping out. Any later, and he said I am not allowed to take them. So whenever I work later than that, I cannot take them. And if I'm on my early start, I cannot take them. So guess who isn't taking her medication that's meant to make my symptoms and life a little easier?
Alongside all my symptoms that make work and life hard, I feel as though I'm not living my life. It's been discussed a lot that I should give up my waitressing and just do my part time nursing. However, I couldn't afford to just outright do this without help.
My other half and I live together. He owns the house, I live with him. We are not engaged or married. However he is on a very good wage but our finances our completely and utterly seperate. But it looks as though just because we live together and due to his wage, I won't be entitled to anything.
I want to manage my symptoms with my medication that I need to be able to take. I need to stop over exerting myself at work. I need time to recover from things. I am missing out on so much in my life. I can't cope at work anymore, I'm in too much pain and too exhausted all the time, I can't keep up.
What do I do?
Feeling alone, in pain and absolutely exhausted - a 20 year old with no one to turn to.