Fibromyalgia. I’ve heard this word before but never knew what it was exactly, or anything about it. That changed today when I was potentially diagnosed with it. (I say potentially because there’s no test to 100% confirm you have it, it’s just based on your symptoms.)
I’ve been having chronic pain for the last few years. After multiple injuries and surgeries (cubital tunnel, carpal tunnel, trigger finger/thumb) it seems like with time it’s only gotten worse.
These last several months it’s been really bad….almost unbearable bad. I’ve been so tired. Like a pre workout followed by a cup of coffee and a 5 hour energy can’t pull me out of it…even after getting 8+ hours of sleep. My wrists, elbows, hands, neck, back and hips hurt so bad even a pain pill wouldn’t help. Some days I feel so forgetful or in a mental fog I can’t shake. I feel I have no clarity and just unfocused.
I tried pain pills, chiropractors, essential oils, massage, ibuprofen, cbd salve, even cryotherapy…and more! Nothing helped, or just helped temporarily.
The CBD roll on I use
My frustration grew even further when I finally saw my general care doctor who just stated I was probably depressed and taking Prozac would help. Was this it? Was I just depressed? I don’t feel depressed. Being constantly tired and in pain can be depressing but I didn’t feel depressed.
After having xrays and blood work ruling out other potential issues, it was mentioned to me the possibility of fibromyalgia. So I went to my favorite dr…dr google. And wow, my eyes were blown away. I literally 👏🏻 have 👏🏻every 👏🏻 symptom. I was shocked. Some of my symptoms I’ve had for years/even decades.
- Painful periods
- Migraines & headaches
Where as other symptoms were semi new to me.
- Chronic pain
- Mental fogginess & memory loss
- Chronic fatigue (even after a full night sleep)
- Muscle soreness
Reading the list of symptoms was shocking to me because I have them all but never thought they were connected.
I’m hoping now that I’ve found out what is wrong, the worst is over and treatment can begin.
I’ve decided to start with a low dose of SSRI and increase my physical exercise, and hopefully I’ll see some results or improvement.
Do you have fibromyalgia or know anybody who does? Do you have anything that helped? Leave me a comment ❤️