Join Date: Jan 2008
Re: What does this sound like to you?
Wow, Heather, you have a lot on your plate. Sounds like me! I was a relatively healthy person, and the only thing that bothered me were migraines, and they started getting worse, and pmdd. Over the last summer, the migraines got worse, and then on September 4, 2007 my tmjd flared up, and it stayed, and I still battle the pain everyday. The tmjd pain went from my face, teeth, ear, into my neck and shoulders, and then into my hands and feet, then my joints, muscles, and bones. I am now a chronic pain patient, and stay at home with my 2 boys, they are 2 and 4. I know what you mean about worrying it is something more becuase you have others to think about, like your kids and husband.
My diagnosis's went like this, migraines, since I was 8, then depression and anxiety, pmdd, tmjd, myofascial pain disorder, fibromyalgia, tendonitis in my wrist and my left side jaw, and there are a couple more too.
Back to fibro, I have had 2 bad flareups in the last 2 weeks. I am unable to do anything, but lay on the couch or in bed, with ice packs, and heating pads, which ever feels better. I am exhausted, my body feels like I have been run over by a truck, my arms and legs throb with pain, and I can barely stand it. It is horrible. I try to put pillows around my body to take pressure off the muscles, joints, and bones, and lay very still. It helps if I don't move. I try to do my best to take care of everyone, and myself. I am one of those people who have pain everyday, and then have terrible flareups too. My body feels like one big bruise. Do you feel that way? I have done the fibro pressue point test on myself so many times, trying to confirm if I really had it. I have even done it on my sister many times, and she has no pain when I touch her skin on those points. Some of the ones that are touched on me, make me want to hit the roof.
From having the boys, and picking them up, I got tendonitis of the left hand wrist, and it has been there for 5 years now, off and on. Sometimes my bones hurt so bad, I think there must be something more serious wrong, but then think or calm myself down to it being fibro. What about burning, do your feet burn and throb when you stand on them for too long? I can't stand on them for longer than an hour. I have used a grocery cart for a crutch to make it out of the grocery store.
I could go on and on. Please keep posting, it helps so much. I cannot thank everybody here for helping me with soooo many things.