I am 18 years old and was diagnosed with fibro and CFS about a year and half ago. Alongside this I also have TMJ, Abdominal migraines, IBS, asthma, depression and anxiety.
Pretty much all of these issues have been brought on by stress as I am a carer for my mum (who also has alot of these conditions - so also heiritry factor), work and go to college.
I am struggling a lot at the moment to manage my conditions, my painkillers are being increased all the time and unless these current ones start to work I will need to go on morphine, which im not keen on !
my stomach issues have been on going for about a year and nothing seems to be helping,i am always in pain, feeling sick and not being able to eat. I am seeing a nutritionist soon however.
I was a devoted dancer and had to give that up (although I let loose in the night clubs - which i definitly pay for after) which was very hard for me. My conditions cause me to be concerned about me achieveing my career aims, being a nurse, i dont know if I will be able to cope with the pressure and intensity of uni and the job itself. Even having children concerns me and things like being able to drive and even finding a partner that will actually be understanding of my conditions and not get fed up with me, after a recent split up with a very understanding guy, I am really worried about not being able to find that again, at my age I dont see that any guy is going to want a girl with all those problems in the way, when i feel ill and horrib.le nearly everyday.
Anyway complaing abit too much now lol
Best Wishes to you all xxx