CFS/FM is really getting me down (need to vent)

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia and ME & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome' started by *Isla*, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. *Isla*

    *Isla* New Member

    I try my best to stay positive but sometimes this illness just gets me so depressed. I just get so fed up. Not only do I have the regular stresses of being 17 and in my final year of high school, but I also have to deal with pain, fatigue, and doctor's visits. I know I'm capable of getting higher marks than I am right now, but because I miss so much school, it's hard to keep up with the work. And while my friends hang out after school, I have to go to doctor's appointments. On weekends, I'm just plain to tired to go out with friends. It just gets so frustrating.
    Sorry this is such a downer but I needed to get that off my chest. Somehow, venting makes it that much easier to bear.
    Thanx! God bless and keep smilin'!!
    *Sonia*
  2. *Isla*

    *Isla* New Member

    I try my best to stay positive but sometimes this illness just gets me so depressed. I just get so fed up. Not only do I have the regular stresses of being 17 and in my final year of high school, but I also have to deal with pain, fatigue, and doctor's visits. I know I'm capable of getting higher marks than I am right now, but because I miss so much school, it's hard to keep up with the work. And while my friends hang out after school, I have to go to doctor's appointments. On weekends, I'm just plain to tired to go out with friends. It just gets so frustrating.
    Sorry this is such a downer but I needed to get that off my chest. Somehow, venting makes it that much easier to bear.
    Thanx! God bless and keep smilin'!!
    *Sonia*
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Bless your heart. This is an awful burden for someone so young. I'll keep you in my prayers and you just keep on keepin' on.

    Love, Mikie
  4. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    You sound so wise beyond your years! I am so sorry that you have to be going through this while so young. I know you must be frustrated. Hats off to you for working diligently inspite of the pain and fatique. I hope venting has released a bit of your frustration--its not good to keep it bottled up. I hope things are looking brighter. God Bless and Best wishes,
    Karen
  5. lassiecass

    lassiecass New Member

    Dear Sonia
    I am so sorry to hear you are down. I wonder if there are any other young ones on this board, or in your area. You could use a support group of teens that share your problems. Post an inquirey on this board about other teens here. You really sound mature for your age, I wish I had a magic wand and could make your troubles go away. Instead, I will just wish you all the best and that maybe you will find some friends who share your illness.
    Fibro Hugs,
    Sandy
  6. poodlegirl

    poodlegirl New Member

    Sonia, Highschool and peer pressure is hard enuff to deal with without having to deal with being sick. I hate that you are so young and hurt so bad. I feel overwhelmed with my pain and this sickness and I am 30 I can't imagine having to deal with it at 17. Hang in their though. We are here for you to vent. Try your best to study as much as you can when you do feel good. You sound like a very smart, intelligent young woman. Keep you in my prayers. Hang in there!
  7. tes

    tes New Member

    I know what your going through. I was only 22 when I started with these horrible symptoms. I was just finishing college, working full-time and part-time.(Guess it took a toll on me). I got engaged 2 years later and married in 1996. I am now 31 and have 2 boys,2 & 4. My earlier years with this illness had me at the doctors, er, specialists etc. Keep in mind it took doctors 7 years to diagnose me. I went through 7 years of absolute hell. I know it's hard still be in high school and trying to cope. If I never completed college when I did I couldn't of done it. I give you alot of credit. What symptoms do you deal with aside from the fatigue? Anyways, take care of yourself and if you'd like to post back I'll be here to listen.
    God Bless,
    Tes

    P.S. I think we posted to each other before. Are you from Toronto, Canada? I am from Toronto. What doctors are you seeing here?
  8. jami117

    jami117 New Member

    I'm so sorry you have to deal with this DD at your age! I find my loving pets are what get me through the times that seem impossible. I hope you have a furry four-legged friend to help you through too. Best wishes -- Jami
  9. ladydi

    ladydi New Member

    Dear Sonia,

    I believe you've gotten some exelent information already.
    The reason I feel so incredibly compelled to write you is,
    that I have a 17 year old that shows some signs of FM/CFS.
    I know as a mother I can't bear the fact that even young
    people can suffer as we older ones do.

    I think mine started around 20/22. But at that time it was'nt as bad as now. There was'nt even a name for it besides the name "fibrositis". My first Doc told me it effects young "striving" women. So from that I thought, hey
    I can kick this. The Doc did'nt tell me it was a life long
    thing. But, of course there are some people who do make long lasting recoveries, or "remissions". Who knows?

    All we can do is live the life we have and always hope
    for the best.

    I do sincerely believe that you will not have to suffer
    long. I'm sure a "cure" or "solution" will come along at
    some time in the near future.

    I hope I have'nt sounded redundant to what others have
    said, but I do feel especially concerned for you at your
    tender age.

    I truly hope you have a good support system at home. When
    my 17yr old is exausted, I truly try to understand, and not
    call her lazy, or say "that's just the way teenagers are"

    You will be in my thoughts. Keep us all informed, as we all feel empathy for each other at any age.

    Sonia, you never have to apolagize for posting a downer. We all get that way, and that's why we are here.

    Hope you will open a new post for young people like you
    who have this problem. You could possibly make new friends
    and find comfort from teenagers like you.

    I'll look forward to seeing your postings.

    Warm Fibro-Hugs to you Sonia
    Love LadyDi