I Battle Depression and Fibromyalgia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 129 People

    Anyone Relate?

    HI, well i don't know where to start. But i was a pretty healthy girl besides growing up with some panic attacks and weight fluctuations from a rough childhood. I am now 23. Since around turning 20 i started getting dizzy issues. At age 21 a year later i was diagnosed with...
    Rachg810 Rachg810
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 15, 2013

    Rough Day :(

    Hi everyone, I'm having such a bad day. So stressed and drained from dealing with this. After each period i notice my fribo is worse every month. I feel so drained. My body feels as if its a heavy weight and its hard to even cook food. When i'm laying down i feel so weighted. My...
    Rachg810 Rachg810
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2013

    I suffer from hyperhidrosis

    and want to arrange a uk meetup for fellow sufferers. who would be interested?
    pbarn pbarn
    31-35, M
    Jan 22

    26 Years Old, With Fibro!

     That's not something i ever expected. to tell you the truth. After i had my daughter i started to get all these weird symptoms of depression and Pain. I can't even wake up in the morning without throwing up from all the pain that i am in. My lower back, my legs, my butt, my...
    redhotfreak redhotfreak
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 12, 2009

    Betrayed

    THE PAIN THE HURT THE AGONY SOME DAYS ARE WORSE THAN OTHERS BUT ALL DAYS ARE JUST THE SAME THINKING BACK ON LOOKING FOWARD NEVER IMAGING WHAT COULD BE BELIEVING IT COULD EVER HAPPEN WAKE UP EVERY MORNING ASKING WHY WHO COULD DO SUCH A THING YOU OPEN YOUR EYES EVERY EFFORT...
    MamaMely MamaMely
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2013

    Hi I don't personally have fibromyalgia,

    but I am with a US company for all natural products that help various medical conditions, products for pain/inflammation for instance, let me know if interested in learning more, would be happy to share more information, over 30 yrs of research behind our products.
    carolgem carolgem
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    Living With the Stigma of Mental Illness

    I'm 45 and have been battling depression for most of my life, and now I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. I have been divorced for many years and have 3 grown children and 5 grandchildren. The sad thing is I don't get to see the grand kids that often. My family wont have...
    DolceBella DolceBella
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 20, 2009

    I'm hurting so badly tonight.

    both from fibro and depression, and I have a migraine. I'm not alone. I have my husband who takes good care of me but it makes me feel so guilty. I've hurt all week and then today, I was in bed with a migraine. I keep saying I'll dye my daughter's hair but I hurt too much. she's...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 9, 2015

    The walls feel like they are melting

    when I just stare at them. I can barely keep focus. My back is aching me so much. . . I guess no sleep. My brain is just everywhere and it makes me want to cry. My depression is getting worse by the second fighting back the tears. I hate when I cry for no reason. . .
    thesorrybumblebee thesorrybumblebee
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014

    My Pain

    My depression has been my companion since I was 14. My weird aches and pains and sensations i have been living with since I was 17. I guess I was hoping for something more definitive than fibromyalgia since a lot of people down play it. But that is my diagnosis as of last year. I...
    Sesbrega Sesbrega
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2013

    Sometimes A Hug Is All I Need

    Sometimes I just need a hug, Sometimes I just need someone who understands, Sometimes I just need someone to listen, Sometimes I just need someone to tell me everything is going to be ok. Sometimes I just want to stay in bed, Sometimes I just want to be left alone, Sometimes I...
    MamaMely MamaMely
    26-30, F
    Jan 22, 2013

    May Have Fibromyalgiia...

    Some years ago, I was diagnosed with Polymyagria that had its' run with me. Then I had and still have arthritis that has been giving me alot of pain. However, the pain is now showing in other parts of my body. I started to experience pain in my upper arms and thought it was my...
    PoliM PoliM
    70+, F
    Jun 10, 2012

    I would like to join

    or start a fibromyalgia support group. I have it now for 20+ PLUS years and have the research notes for it I have collected and filing covering this 20 years. some is out of date and will be sorting it out. lots of love.
    bermc bermc
    66-70, F
    Aug 9, 2015

    I hate my life. And don't bother commented

    saying things will get better. I have no money, no home, and no health insurance. I'm stuck living with my bf and his ******* annoying parents that make me want to rip my hair out. I can't work due to my disability but according to my state it's not enough to get disability...
    dreadfulsuicide dreadfulsuicide
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    Living With Fibromyalgia

    I have been battling this disease for 7 years. I cant say it gets easier cause it doesnt. I have seen numerous of doctors, been on numerous of medications. This is the worse pain in the world. All over pain, in my muscles, joints and bones. I pray to God to help me everyday I...
    REDBONE72 REDBONE72
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    Depression, Sadness And Pain Are My Constant Companions.

    Feeling incredibly sad today and not sure what to do anymore. Tired of taking meds that don't work or have terrible side effects. Does anyone else with fibro have problems with swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet? It has reduced my activity level substantinally. I have...
    victrolli victrolli
    46-50
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2012

    I think I've been dealing with some depression

    this month, partly due to pain and overall exhaustion. It's so hard.
    astralune astralune
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 28, 2015

    I am a newbie! Hi! I am currently struggling

    with fibromyalgia and depression. I typed "I need a friend" into google just for sharts & giggles and this site came up. I was feeling especially down because my pain has kept me from leaving the house for several weeks and I suddenly realized that my life has become one where I...
    butthekatcameback butthekatcameback
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 31, 2015

    Hi I wanted to post that I am with a company in

    the US for all natural products for various medical conditions, one product that helps inflammatory issues. We have over 30 yrs of research behind our products. If interested in learning more, message me, would be happy to share more information. Thank you
    carolgem carolgem
    46-50, F
    May 26, 2015

    Hi Everyone........ I"m A Newbie

    I was diagnosed with Fibro about 6 years ago maybe a little more. I also broke my ankle back in March to come to find out after the fact that in about May I was also having a vitamin D/ calcium deficiency had i known that i wouldn't have broken my ankle. Along with Fibro I also...
    jetaymor07 jetaymor07
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2010

    It's very difficult to be depressed.

    It's as if a dark monster takes over and lives within. It's hard to move. Hard to think. It's a battle going on inside that is invisible and blinding at the same time. It's not easy to fight blind. It's not easy to fight an invisible entity. I feel overwhelmed and under equipped...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 4, 2014

    Just So Tired

    TIRED OF THE PAIN TIRED OF THE SYMPTOMS TIRED OF ALL THE DIFFERENT DIAGNOSIS TIRED OF ALL THE MEDS TIRED OF ALL THE DOCTORS JUST SO TIRED TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO DONT UNDERSTAND TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO DONT WALK IN MY SHOES TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO ACT LIKE THEY DO TIRED OF PEOPLE WHO...
    MamaMely MamaMely
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 6, 2013

    My Fight With Life

    I have fibromyalgia. Do not pretend to understand. If you don't have it, you cant understand, and this is of no fault of your own. You're lucky you can't understand. Fibromyalgia (do not call it 'fibro') is a chronic pain disorder resulting from overactive nerves, but it effects...
    privaterose privaterose
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 7, 2013

    I have recently started to track my mood with

    Youniverse. I have tracked my mood with numerous apps in the past but never recognized a correlation between mood and energy beyond acknowledging that when I'm especially tired, I get pretty bummed. With this app and graph, I am wondering if my energy controls my experiences...
    o0capricious0o o0capricious0o
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2014

    It Hurts

    I have had depression for a few years now, anxiety disorder for at least 10, back pain for over 10 years random pain for about 5 years and recently constant neck pain for about a month Doctor told me I had fibromyalgia, he told me as if it was a cold. I didnt know what it...
    sylverdawn sylverdawn
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    25 Years Of Fibro And Depression

    Fibromyalgia? What the hell is THAT? ::: This was my very first reaction on this subject. It was 1998 BEFORE it was even recognized by the medical profession as a disability. A person I knew at the time told me what it was after I had complained of "always aching all over and...
    puddetat puddetat
    66-70, F
    1 Response Mar 20, 2012

    I am feeling like **** today AGAIN.

    I hurt all over feel like I'm having a heart attack with my anxiety and I have to go down the school to see my daughters teachers then take my step daughter to the dr. I don't even know if I can walk upstairs to get dressed right now let one anything else. Iv seriously had...
    Stressedoutsammy Stressedoutsammy
    46-50, F
    Jan 28, 2014

    So many times, I want to run away.

    The sad part is I have no where to go. I want to run away from this pain that is constantly inside of me. I want to go & be where there is joy, happiness & health. A play where the sun shines brightly & warmly & there's no pain. But I'm stuck in this rut of depression. It...
    PiscesDream PiscesDream
    46-50, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014
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