Hi everyone, i'm new to the site and have been reading a lot of the other blogs and posts. I am 28 and was diagnosed with fibro almost 2 years ago (after a year of tests and being sent from one place to another.
I had just been medically discharged from the Royal Navy and was newly married when my symptoms got worse and worse. I found that it was a huge relief to finally get a diagnosis but I am still finding it so difficult to accept the limitations this terrible illness causes.
I refused to give up on my dream of being a nurse so decided to go to college, some how got through that and am now in second year at Uni. The trouble is it is taking everything I have just to get through the day at the moment and seems impossible to get any studying done!
I try to pace myself but the constant pain, exhaustion and headaches just make me want to sleep and cry all the time. Like many of you have said I too try to put on a happy face a pretend everything it fine to the outside world.
I cant seem to get meds right to help with pain and sleeping because I have to drive, sit in lectures and got out on work placement so cant be too "drugged up". On top of that the lack of exercise I can do now combined with comfort eating (chocolate is great medicine has caused me to put on so much weight which is no doubt making pain worse!
Can anyone suggest anything to help??
Very Gentle hugs to you all