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    A few weeks ago it was discovered after years of wondering why it was so easy to put my back out that I was born without a disc in between 2 of my vertebrae which had caused them to fuse over time as well as having degenerative disc disease there isn’t a day my back doesn’t hurt. This is made even worse with having fibromyalgia as the fibro makes any pain multiply. On top of all this I had noticed I was tripping over my own feet a lot more then usual, losing my balance and at times just dropping random objects as my hands would just decide to not work and because he had witnessed all this DH came with me to my drs appointment to make sure the dr was told and I was sent for a mri. The results came back inconclusive with the dr saying it appears my fibro is advancing. Most days I am either in incredible amount of pain or that tired I can barely function and those times I am trying to push through like normal but I just can’t seem too and it is making me depressed. I am managing to be a Mum (probably doing a sh!t job) a wife and keep the house running smoothly and going to work but that seems to be my limit before I crash. I just don’t know how much more I can take, my meds have been increased and I am booked in to see a chronic pain specialist at the end of the month but I need to make it until then without losing my mind. I am so depressed because of it all I never want to go out, I have recently taken up adult colouring again just to help me zone out but I can’t sit and colour forever. How does everyone else deal with health and pain issues especially given current times and most places like pools (the heated pool here always made me feel wonderful) being off limits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loodle View Post
    A few weeks ago it was discovered after years of wondering why it was so easy to put my back out that I was born without a disc in between 2 of my vertebrae which had caused them to fuse over time as well as having degenerative disc disease there isn’t a day my back doesn’t hurt. This is made even worse with having fibromyalgia as the fibro makes any pain multiply. On top of all this I had noticed I was tripping over my own feet a lot more then usual, losing my balance and at times just dropping random objects as my hands would just decide to not work and because he had witnessed all this DH came with me to my drs appointment to make sure the dr was told and I was sent for a mri. The results came back inconclusive with the dr saying it appears my fibro is advancing. Most days I am either in incredible amount of pain or that tired I can barely function and those times I am trying to push through like normal but I just can’t seem too and it is making me depressed. I am managing to be a Mum (probably doing a sh!t job) a wife and keep the house running smoothly and going to work but that seems to be my limit before I crash. I just don’t know how much more I can take, my meds have been increased and I am booked in to see a chronic pain specialist at the end of the month but I need to make it until then without losing my mind. I am so depressed because of it all I never want to go out, I have recently taken up adult colouring again just to help me zone out but I can’t sit and colour forever. How does everyone else deal with health and pain issues especially given current times and most places like pools (the heated pool here always made me feel wonderful) being off limits?
    I can totally sympathise with you. I too have fibromyalgia plus I have osteoarthritis in my neck , spine , hips, ankles , fingers and shoulders. I gave had 2 total knee replacements and due to have my right knee cap taken out due to severe pain. I’m on methotrexate injections which the rheumatoid specialist put me on to try and help with the pain but it’s not working. I was on prednisone 15 mg for 12 months which helped immensely but I have just been weaned off it completely and am suffering badly from pain that I can hardly walk . I also have an auto immune disease which doesn’t help matters at all.

    I was doing hydro at the local pool before the shut down but now I can’t and I’m suffering from lack of exercise and the warmth of the water.

    I’m sorry I have no suggestions on what you can do whilst you can’t use the pools but I wanted to share that you are not alone in your pain and depression. I too struggle with depression and last year tried to end my life and ended up in hospital for 2 weeks and 4 days of that in ICU. I had a heart attack and needed kidney dialysis.

    Please know that I’m thinking of you and totally understand your frustrations


    Much love to you

    Xxx


 

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