Single Mom Just Diagnosed With Fm

Iv been in pain going on 3 years now, everyday getting worse, was diagnosed September 2012 with Fibromyalgia. Unaware what it really was or still what it is, started to do a bunch of research and asking a bunchbof questions. Have been on many different medication treaments and nothing has worked. I have a 2 year old boy and its so hard, so hard to get Up every morning, play with him, take him to the park, I feel bad, he has so much energy when I dont. So many doctors still dont understand themselves everything about FM. Iv been brushed off and laughed at by doctors due to my age and the fact that I was diagnosed with this disease
MamaMely MamaMely
26-30, F
4 Responses Jan 15, 2013

MamaMely,
After I was diagnosed with FMS, I was totally disabled. Now, I have been out of pain and off meds for 13 years. I didn't happen over night, but it did happen. I did it by balancing my hormones, initially balancing brain chemistry, cleaning up my diet, and clearing some toxins, etc., which is likely something you won't hear in your doctor’s offices.

I have been studying and working the past 13 years to help others in their recoveries. I want people to get well.

Out of a passion to help others get well, I have written Reversing Chronic Disease: A Journey Back to Health, which is endorsed by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum and 2 other MDs.

If I can get well, why can't others. I believe something better is out there with your name on it. I want to encourage you with fibromyalgia. I understand what you are going through.

I have been there.
Here is what I have done to get well.
1. Identify and correct hormonal imbalances using plant-based replacement.
2. Initially corrected brain chemical imbalances, particularly improving a naturally occurring brain chemical called dopamine.
3. Cleaned up my diet and eliminated milk, a food that was causing trouble for me.
4. Cleaned up some toxins.

Rheumatologists and patients typically don't understand the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. I want to help change that. The technology is in the here and now to identify and correct hormonal imbalance.

Do a little research to see if you have symptoms of hormonal imbalance. If you have many of these symptoms, study to find out how to identify and correct imbalances.

Here is a hug for you. I want you to feel well again.

Patricia Stephens, Certified Nutritional Consultant

I understand what your saying, I also have fibro & it was difficult to raise a family.
I now see an Internal Specialist that treats me for it. I hope you find someone who is a good fit for you. I would just call clinics/hospitals in your area & ask them if they have anyone. Good Luck.
PS There are also support groups just for this reason.

Internal Specialists?! I feel like I am doing this all on my own, I do all my own research. This is the only "support group" that I am in at the moment, dont really know where to find any or how to find them. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Have you seen a Rheumatologist yet? I would start there. The one I had did the diagnoses and then sent me to the Internal Specialist. I would also ask about any support groups.

Yes the Rheumatologist was the one who diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. Then continued testing, now im diagnosed with "unspecified connective tissue disease" Sjogren's disease, Raynaud's disorder, Osteoarthritis in my neck. But you say I ask the Rheumatologist about the support groups?

It's possible they might know of something. Sometimes their at hospitals and I would check there first. You'll really have to dig around. I come here and I belong to a great group on facebook that meets my needs.

Thank you I will look into it. What is the group on Facebook?

You need a friend to from it to join. It' by invite. I'm happy to hook you up.

I am completely private on Facebook so you wouldn't be able to look me Up, how would I look you Up and we go from there?! I trully appreciate it

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It's a shame that people have to deal with things like this.
Plus, I think my mum has that. I saw this fibromyalgia here on EP and searched it I'm pretty sure that's what's wrong with her. 20 years now she's in pain, nobody finds anything wrong with her, and personally I thought it was pshycosomatic, and at times I didn't believe she could be in sooo much pain and all over her body without any actual cause.
So, anyway, I hope you find meds that make it easier. Take care.

It is amazing, I was living my life working 2 jobs. Yes I suffered from depression for years but it never prevented me from doing what I needed to do (work/school). When I found out I was pregnant I couldnt work anymore, I was technically high risk due to my thyroid issues. After I had my son thats when everything changed. I went back to work when he was 4 months old (working in retail) I lasted 9 months. Pain became un-bareable, thats when I started going to the doctors. Took months of tests and many different doctors to get a few answers. Still changing, still trying to get answers.
As for your mom, have compassion. Its hard, especially when theres constant pain, no cure, noone really understands, and we still have to live life with a smile on our faces most of the time.
Thank you, it means alot

Oh i feel you. I have been brushed off for a long time because of my age. But luckily i found a great general doc who would work with me and refer out! Actually so much i have seem so many specialist in the past year its crazy and depressing. But its good to knock some bad out of the picture. Fibro is deff tough. And im always tired and weak. No kids...yet lol but don't plan on anytime soon. Because i know how i feel i couldn't be the mom i want to be. Kudos to you! Hang in there! Don't give up on finding a good doc that will work with you!