Most information sites say fibro isn't progressive. Maybe it's not but, I'll be one to argue that it does. If fibro doesn't progress then why after over 20 yrs am I having to give up my job that I've been at for 9 yrs? The first yr during diagnoses my brain was mush I had to set alarms to remind to pick my daughter up from preschool, or forget which lane to turn in to when driving, I couldn't stay awake for more then 30 minutes before I would literally fall asleep no matter what I was doing. And let's not forget about the horrific pain and tremors. When I look back idk how I survived. Those symptoms did get better after a year, then it wasn't so bad, I still suffered everyday as we all do but I could still manage to hold a job, keep the house clean and live a semi normal life for about 5 years then life got a little harder, more pain, the development of ibs and other annoying conditions that my dr said was because of the fibro and that's it he didn't treat it out say anything else about any new condition I developed. My depression got worse and I had to be admitted to a mental rehab, but I was out in 4 days (that's another story for another time) fast forward a was to now. Now I can barley get out of bed everyday, I had to cut my hours at work and step down from my management position and putting my family in hard times with the money I lost stepping down. The anxiety is horrible I can't even make our answer phone calls let alone deal with people face to face. Taking a shower is one of the biggest obstacles I have to get threw, and some days I have to settle for body wipes and dry shampoo. My body is worn out just walking from one room to another to the point I have to stop and sit and catch my breath. The meds don't do anything anymore and my dr won't adjust them, so I have turned to natural medication the c.b.d oils are really good but be careful and read about the company and or the reviews there are a lot of people taking advantage of peoples disabilities and know how desperate they are for relief. I know a few really good places to get the oils if anyone is interested just leave me a message. My point is even though it was horrible in the beginning it was better then it is now. Maybe our bodies just get weaker as we get older and it bodies are telling us we've done everything we can now it's time to rest.
Gentle hugs fibro warriors.