I want to know all about fibromyalgia
I am a 42 y/o female. I had a minor back injury at work that has now progressed into what was initially the worst nightmare I could have never imagined. I started to develop severe indescribable pain throughout my body (especially my legs). I went from being an active, fit strong independent mother of two wonderful teenage daughters to a miserable isolated pain filled dependent drug taking, dreams ruined life and changed middle aged woman. I don't have a confirmed diagnosis from a physician but being in the medical field for 20 yrs now I believe I have a form of fibromyalgia. My symptoms are not typical and now that I am on methadone three times a day (and prednisone for flare ups) I am able to be a part of life again - not the kind I ever imagined but honestly I am the luckiest (& blessed) person around despite this medical problem.
Doctors are rarely helpful or understanding. Sometimes I wish I could record some of the absurd comments they make. My job is in jeopardy and I don't seem to be too happy most times. I feel like I am just living "one day at a time" waiting to see how I awake, the degree of pain I'll have so I can try to plan my day. It all seems ludicrous to me when I sit to think of it. Or better yet, ask ~ why me? Not too sure what's next or what to expect. So I am here seeking to learn all I can about it all.