Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Living with Fibromyalgia

Some of you may or may not know that I, like millions of others, suffer from fibromyalgia. It's been called arthritis of the muscles and that describes it pretty well. Fatigue from poor sleep is another component. "Fibro fog" is yet another symptom and what I've been dealing with lately. I feel like I'm walking around inside a cloud, or like I'm floating. Very disconnected from things around me. There is a constant buzzing in my ears and I can't remember a thing. Not. A. Thing. My arms and legs feel like they are weighted down with concrete blocks, so bad is my fatigue.

I've debated writing this post for a while. Sympathy isn't my goal here, explanation is. It's been hard to write blog posts along with my other commitments as author, wife, mother and church secretary. Many days I've had things to write about but haven't had the energy to execute them.

After months of this, I broke down last week and went to my doctor. I love him, by the way. He understands fibromyalgia very well. He put me on new medication that should help with the fatigue and cognitive deficits. I'm praying it will work and I'll soon be my old self again. I miss her!

Thank you all for your understanding.


Sabrina said...

Oh, my friend! Praying for you to feel better very soon! Love ya and miss ya!

Felicity said...

Oh Liz, I totally understand! I have it too! Sometimes I worry about all the medication I take, but if I don't take it, the pain becomes too much and it affects my day to day life too much. Life is crazy enough as it is, I need to be as on top of things as I can be.
Thinking of you and praying for you,


Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

i hear ya' ! i'm physically in the same place in addition to RA! and -just hit with Bell's Palsy. yikes!
prayers for you in discovering this.. NO SHAME!

God sustains and heals us.. we live in a place of praise and rest b/c God is trustworthy! and we live in TRUST!
Emmanuel - God WITH US! in it and through it WITH us..

live in Gratitude - write them down as markers of remembrance - those who do are proven 25% more well than those who don't!
here's a recent POST for you and some Reading Recommendations i've been inspirited by ~ EnJoY!

and there IS JoY in our Journey through this..

Remember ~ we are WELL people fighting unwellness/chronic illness!

and just so you know, i am a certified instructor w/ the Stanford U's chronic illness self-management program {if that's of any value to you!}

The GRACE of our Lord Jesus Christ, the LOVE of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit IS WITH You..NOW and FOREVER !!

Shalom ~

Breezy Point Mom said...

So sorry to hear you are suffering from this! I hope the new medication helps very soon. The last thing you should have to worry about is keeping your blog readers satisfied. But I will add prayers for to our prayers for Jonalyn.