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Anxiety getting worse

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I've been told I have Fibromyalgia, I have bad back pain and burning. I have bad anxiety and can't sleep, now on gabapentin. Just increased the dose to 300mg 3 times a day. I'm jittery and wake up shaking, I can't do simple things anymore. I'm losing my life, and don't know what to do. I am constantly thinking something else is wrong with me and the docs are missing something. Scared to death what will happen to me. Can I get through this, and feel normal again?

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Oh you sound just like me. I haven't been diagnosed with anything but anxiety and been sick for just over 2 years everyday a battle. I too think doctors are missing something. Just started a med now feel nauseas can't eat or sleep. But hopefully we can find a way to get thrtough this i am at the end of my tether sick of not feeling well enough to go out because of all the strange feelings burning back thats hard to even lie on stinging legs and feet. Dont know what symptoms you have.

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Suffering2018 in reply to Dorsey


sorry to hear you have such bad symptoms. I mostly I have burning, throbbing, muscle spams and feel jittery all over. I can't eat or live a normal life, I cry and have panic attacks everyday. I can't plan anything because I never know how I'm going to feel. I'm becoming so needy I don't think people want to listen to me anymore.

Hello Suffering2018 :-)

I suffer with anxiety as well as Fibro

My Fibro started about 15 years ago , it came on after I had a major operation , which they say a shock to the body or people suffering with anxiety can be a reason as to why you get it

Mine attacked my arms , legs even face and when it comes on the pain is unbearable

If you are not happy with the diagnosis or the medication your Doctor has put you on then go back and talk to them , I take painkillers for mine , different strengths depending how bad it is

There is also a Community on here which is very good to support with Fibro that could answer any questions you have about it , I will pop you the link on and if you are not already a member maybe you could have a look and see if it might possibly help you :-)

Take Care x

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Thanks for the info. I fell 2 1/2 years ago and haven't been the same, my energy started to deplete. Last year my upper back started hurting me really bad, MRI not really showing much. I went to have a few massages, and think from lack of experience they made it worse. I went to a Chiropractor and then the burning started. I also had gum surgery while I was seeing the Chiropractor. Then the anxiety and depression started. These were all big shocks to me system. I saw my primary doc 4 times last year, and 2 Neuro's. They've run blood tests and ordered MRI's. They all just want to give me pill. I guess no doc is going to make me better.

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Hello :-)

When it comes to Fibro I am not sure if there is a lot they can do , they are still a little lost with it all from my experience but on that Community that I gave you the link for they are fantastic in knowing all the information on Fibro , I would take a look :-)

Been ill does get you down makes you feel depressed and anxious , if you feel down just pop on we may not have all the answers but always someone about to listen and knowing that can help even if in a small way :-) x

I'm sorry to hear that you are struggling with health issues and anxiety. I have chronic back pain also. I try to eat a well-balanced diet and exercise when I can. It is good to set small goals for yourself that you know you can accomplish. Take one day at a time. Enjoy whatever you discover to be relaxing and comforting. I enjoy listening to music and taking pictures of nature. If you find something creative to do, it can be great therapy.

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