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If I can get well, why can't others!
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sueant - July 8

Hi all, I am a 69 year old lady who was diagnosed with Fibro in 1964. At the time I was working for a psychiatric and pain management group. When I mentioned to one of the doctors the intense pain I was feeling 24-48 hours before an increase in humidity, or downpour. He said "you have fibromyalgia, go see your doctor. Which I did and was diagnosed, after being tested for a myriad of diseases. I had intense pain in both my legs for years, it moved up to my hips, chest, breast, neck, and now for years has settled in my shoulders and arms. On a really bad day I hurt all over. Don't laugh, but my co-workers always asked me what the weather was going to be for the weekend! The chronic fatigue which came on slowly over the years before I was diagnosed was debilitating. Before CF and Firbo, I worked as office manage for a medical center, was very active in community theater, sang professionally for a local church, and had a large group of friends. I gave up on everything and my friends gave up on me! I simply could not keep up, and never knew when I woke up in the AM what kind of day it would be. Everything except my work, which I honestly do not know, looking back, how I kept up the guts to remain a productive person. To this day the only correlation to my pain is the barometer. No diet, lifestyle change, medication, and all the other remedies offered, can fight nature. The only pain reliever was my hot tub. Today I have the perfect job, working from home. The lack of stress has not improved my pain. I also moved back to LI and have less pain than I did in Florida. There are good days, which I live for. Also the chronic fatigue became much less after menopause. You have to keep strong, do things that make you happy, come to terms with your limits, (which in my case was very hard) and carry on. People who do not understand you, are just ignorant of fybro and we have to hope that they never experience it!



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