Very upset that noone understands

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by 00a7370, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. 00a7370

    00a7370 New Member


    As I look back, I probably had fibromyalgia for years to a lesser degree. I tripped in the parking lot at work in Sept and hit the pavement hard. and have been in non-stop pain everywhere. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and have had tests for other things and don't have results yet. I have read that a hard jolt could actually cause fibromyalgia. I'm sure that at a minimum it greatly exacerbated it. I've been on Worker's Comp but had to go back half days so that I wouldn't lose my med. insurance. It is hell. I work 4 hours and then go home and sit in the recliner to recover the rest of the day. Believe me, I would love to go back to work fulltime but half time is horrible and noone understands. I cry easily and am extrememly depressed. I'm on Wellbutrin XL, Celebrex and Xanax or Restoril for sleep. I can't take serantonin reuptake meds because they made me gain a ton of weight. Sorry for going on for so long but I've been dealing with this with very little understanding for over six months.
  2. cczub

    cczub New Member

    I'm only 28 but have been working since I got out of HS. I've been with the same employer for 9 years now. Love my work and am a Jr. partner. However, it's been getting harder for me to get through each day. When I get home all I do is crash. It totally stinks. I have to spend the whole weekend relaxing in bed or the sofa just to get through the next week of work.

    I have a 7 year old son and a second one due in June. I just don't know how I'm going to do it. Luckily my wife is supportive but there's on;y so much she can do and now with her being 6 months along, the house is going to hell.

    Add on top of this I have to re-do my bathroom Easter week and somehow find time to do the nursery!

    It just never seems like it will ever end.

    Hang in there, we're all in this together.
  3. coolma

    coolma New Member

    Be careful of chiropractic manipulations. My specialist theory that the nerves going down your spine and neck are affected from accidents, or degenerative disc disease have been widely supported - a strong manipulation to the neck and back can make you worse. HOWEVER, the only thing that would release my neck spasms was gentle massage therapy, which chiropractors are well trained to do, followed by a tens treatment. I solved many pain problems with their help!
    Alternate heat/cold packs also reduce painful spasms. Remember, spasms are caused by the nerves firing like crazy, and the muscles tense around them causing spasms - or trigger points. Release the trigger point spasms and you release pain. That is why they often prescribe muscle relaxants. They work very well in conjunction with pain meds.
    Hope this helps. If you want to learn more, there is a great book on FM/CFS by Dr. Devin Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland - you can request it from your local library. Read it and you will know alot about treatments and side effects.
    Good luck and good health!
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    have a Workers' Comp atty? If not, get one and vigorously pursue your W/C benefits.
  5. 00a7370

    00a7370 New Member

    Someone asked how I was doing at work today and I fell apart. My boss went to talk to HR and everyone seems to be in agreement that I need to go on perm. disb. I do have a worker's comp atty and will probably be going back on worker's comp full time. Our governator has torn apart the worker's comp system in CA so I feel further victimized.

    Since I went back for 30 days my family and I will be able to retain med ins for six more mos. Then I'll have to figure something out.

    I'm two years away from early retirement.

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