How many have moved...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Tigger57, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. Tigger57

    Tigger57 New Member

    I saw my PCP today and asked her what happens to people who can't work, have no family, and are very ill with fibro and/or CFS.

    She told me one of the thing she recommends (especially to me) is to move to a warmer climate and the place where the economy is better. I'm make way too little money for what I am capable of.

    I have two degrees and am working as a receptionist/typist and get paid very little. It has been so nerve wracking lately that I'm having panic attacks, and leave work in tears... and I haven't even been there 2 weeks.

    Of course, I'm sending out resumes, but I wonder if it is worth it to stay here. Sure, my brother is here, but he has his own life. I'm to the point now where I have very little left of a life.

    Just wondering what you all would think if your doc recommended moving as part of the solution? Oh, keep in mind that I'm in Rhode Island and I don't have a clue how I'm going to pay for my heat this winter.

    Life certainly has not been what I expected, and I KNOW I'm not alone in that.

    Thanks,
    Tigger
  2. vp

    vp New Member

    I wouldn't hurt to put out some resumes and look around for a change of scenery. What do you really have to lose at this point. A job you hate, and high heating bills would be enough for me to take a look at my options. It could be a very positive change.

    I made a choice to move a couple years ago, long story... but it came down to leaving a job that paid well, but was swing shift,(no social life) and leaving my friends. To a different state where I knew only 2 people, and that was my x-boyfriend's sister and her husband, and a new job with a better schedule and almost as much pay to start. I figured I may as well go for it.

    I was healthy at the time, but very shy. It took alot of courage to make the move, but I'm glad I did. I'd do it again if the opportunity arises, but this time I'll go a little farther than from PA to Ohio.

    Good Luck with your job searching!!!

    Valerie
  3. abbylee

    abbylee New Member

    I would move where the weather doesn't change much. I live on the SC coast and it's hot and humid with the pressure going up and down - it's very painful.

    When I lived in the middle of the state I didn't hurt as much.

    abbylee
  4. damyank

    damyank New Member

    I am originally from NY and moved to SC 6yrs. ago when wifes ms got worse.I started having symptoms on and off and they really didn't become consistent till a year and a half ago.I truly belevie the heat has aggravated and brought these symptoms out more than if in a cooler enviroment but everybody is diffent.
  5. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    I am in S. California (Los Angeles) and this is the place to be. We have beautiful weather and there are lots of jobs for anyone who has a work ethic.

    Most people who relocate here from the East do very well because of their work ethic and education.

    You can always find reasonable apartments, or even share a household with others. I suggest you log in to the Los Angeles Times newspaper online and look at the classified ads.

    We have many smaller suburbs of Los Angeles where you can find reasonable housing. For example, the city of Torrance. It is 10 minutes from the ocean, very nice climate year round here.

    I own an insurance agency here and specialize in insurance for business owners only. I know my clients are always looking for good people.

    Lastly, Dr. Holtorf of the famous Fibro Clinic is here in Torrance. Also, nearby in Marina del Rey is another doctor (I forgot his name) who specializes in fibro patients. Also, I have a excellent pain specialist here in Torrance who treats lots of fibro patients.

    (I live in a city next to Torrance, Palos Verdes).

  6. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

  7. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    My husband and I have often thought of going some place warmer as well. I think someplace dry rather than humid is better for the FM. Humidity isn't that good for us.

    Also, I have a terrific medical team here (PCP, rheumy, opthalmologist, gastroenterologist) and I would be very nervous about finding competent medical care in the new location.

    So for now we do nothing. But if you're up for it, I'd say go for it.

    Michelle
  8. caroleye

    caroleye New Member

    Having moved every couple of years my "whole" l o n g life (gypsy blood), I usually enjoyed it.

    We moved 3x in the last 3 years (husband's work) & southern California was way too hot & busy for me.

    Now we're in No. Calif where there's still alot of sun, but get the cooler weather as well. That suits me best.

    But these last moves have been very difficult with my disability. But I don't need a 'social' life any longer; don't drive & can't work, so I guess each of us has to do the good ole "pros & cons" list. And a whole lot of research if you do decide to move.

    Maybe a 2 week trip to where you "think" would be best.

    LIGHT*********carole