This Article is About
chronic fatigue
daily basis
fibromyalgia
nerves
flu
fever
relationships
sleep
But There Is Nothing Wrong With You
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

But There Is Nothing Wrong With You

Constant Pain & Fatigue

Does this sound familiar? Do you have constant pain and fatigue all time? That’s Fibromyalgia for you. Fibromyalgia is a sneaky thing that creeps up and slams you and makes you wonder what is going on.

First,

you start with the feeling of having the flu all the time. You constantly take your temperature to find out you don’t have a fever. So, why are you aching so much? You go to the doctor and he tells you that there is nothing wrong with you. That the only thing that is wrong is you are doing too much, spreading yourself too thin. That can’t be true because you aren’t doing anything any more than anyone else. But, you just let it go and take more over the counter pain medicines.

You take the over the counter pain medicines on a daily basis. You can’t go without.

Now,

you are going to bed at your normal time and you just lay there, exhausted but can’t sleep. At first, this is just once in a while. So, you don’t think anything about it. But, then it gets to be more and more. It starts to wear on your nerves and you are so exhausted all the time. This can’t be right.

You go back to the doctor and he runs all kind s of normal tests and finds nothing wrong. Ok! What gives? The doctor tells you, now, that you are just getting older and these things happen. You’re just not buying this. Something is not right. But, what?

Next,

you start to look things up on the computer, googling your symptoms. Several things come up in your search. But, when you type in ‘flu-like symptoms, tiredness and sleeplessness, the top things to appear are Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. Nay! That can’t be it.

The symptoms only get worse and start to affect your work and your relationships. You don’t feel like getting up in the morning because you are so exhausted. So, you start to miss work. You cancel family activities. Now, the notion of you possibly having one of these two illnesses is becoming more real. You seek out more information and reach out to others with these illnesses. You are now experiencing other problems. You find yourself depressed and having anxiety or panic attacks. You can’t stay still even though you are so tired. It gets scary when you start to forget things that were told to you one day and the next it’s gone. People think you are losing your mind or something.

Finally,

you have had enough and contact a rheumatologist. You hope for answers. The rheumatologist meets with you, talks with you about what is going on and finally does a test. This test is a tender point test. She has you stand. She starts to poke you and you cringe. It hurts to the point of wanting to cry. She pokes you in about 11 to 18 different points on your body. Each time you wince. She, then, steps back and says, ‘you definitely have Fibromyalgia’. This does confirm your suspicions but, yet, you feel at a loss.

What is this strange illness that has taken over my body and mind?

Now, you have to take this all in.

What is next?

How do I cope?

I bet many of you have experienced this very same thing. We will continue to ride through this journey together, learning and growing. Hopefully, this will help those who are just starting this journey.

Continue this journey to learn, laugh and grow together.


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Chronic Fatigue Syndome, Lupus And Behcets Disease – Common Grounds Of Thought
Body pH and blood oxygen levels, with relation to CFS, Lupus and Behcets disease. A comment on one of my articles had me thinking about the pH and blood oxygenation considerations with relation to these ailments. How much research has been undertaken on this fact, or when considering treatment methods…
By: Rob Ainslie in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Apr 16, 2012  
30
  Likes: 11

Having Email Classes Through Autoresponders
One method of marketing if you are in the internet marketing business is to offer something free to your website's visitors. This will often times result in many sales in the future. Delivering a class through email is quite popular, and potential customers will sign up for these classes regularly…
By: Marla Overton in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Autoresponders   Jun 13, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

What Should A Wife Do When Her Husband Ask Her for A Separation?
On an almost daily basis, I hear from a wives whose husband has asked her for a separation.  Many wives' first inclination is try to change the husband's mind or to talk him out of this.   And this strategy make work once or twice.  But what usually happens if it…
By: Leslie Cane in  Relationships  >  Marriage   Mar 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 3

What is Wrong With The News
What Is In The News Have you notice that the media always pays itself out as the only way to see things? Have you ever thought about the possibility that the media could be wrong and pulling us in as if we are not to bright and our only source…
By: Carmen Breen in  News and Society  >  Pure Opinion   May 11, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Self Development Tips – What Do You Need?
Self development tips are part of the many lessons in life which we will never have the chance to study and master them within any education curriculum. This is because development is continuous, and, as long as one is alive; there is the necessity to grow and improve. We therefore…
By: Josh McObuya (Greenright) in  Self Improvement  >  Personal Growth   Feb 09, 2012  
13
  Likes: 7

Work Less! - Accomplish More?
There is a wealth of information to sift through on a daily basis and the news seems to always be in the headlines of websites we visit and the spam emails certainly cost valuable time sifting through at work and at home. There are valuable tricks we can use to…
By: CurtisJ75 in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Jan 09, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Are You A Giver Or A Taker? 5 Steps to Become A Giver
This is one thing I try to ask myself on a daily basis. I want to be a giver, not a taker. Why, you may ask. Well, I find that being a giver is much more rewarding than being a taker. This is not to say that when you given…
By: Joyce aka Nana in  Self Improvement  >  Inspirational   Nov 10, 2012  
5
  Likes: 1

What is the Point Of Keyword Research?
It is often asked, "what really is the point of keyword research? I have asked this same question before, and hopefully I'll be able to answer your questions about the why's and how's of keyword research in this article. Why Research Keywords? Ok, why should we do this in the…
By: Stephen Rush in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  SEO   Aug 14, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

One Apple And A Doctor's Review - Leading to Success!
I choose to concentrate on affiliate marketing training in order to make money on the internet. My reason is that most online ‘experts’ still need to keep learning something new on a daily basis. As long as you are learning and applying learnt concepts to your online business, you will…
2
  Likes: 1

My Baby Boy And Apple Crumble
I'm looking forward to Christmas this year. It's my and my fiance's last Christmas without a little baby to look after. In Feb 2012 we'll become parents to little Samuel and will have the chance to teach him all the things we have learnt in my 32 years on the…
By: Ollie Tanton Brown in  Food and Drink  >  Desserts   Nov 21, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

What Is Forum Marketing?
Forum marketing is a great way to get your business noticed online by others. You will find experienced users of blogs and savvy internet marketers in forums where you can also learn a lot of from them if you hang out there a lot.Your messages get spread far and wide…
By: Charles Goldie in  Business  >  Marketing   Oct 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 1

YOU Need Financial Planning
Financial planning isn’t something that strikes many people as exciting. It really doesn’t conjure up images of people jumping up and down with enthusiasm, as they are told that you need to sit down and figure this stuff out. Many people just ask “Why would I need any kind of…
By: Stephen Rush in  Finance  >  Personal Finance   Jun 22, 2012  
1
  Likes: 0

These Foods Turn Off Fat Burning
Many people who engage in dieting are of the opinion that if they eat less they should lose weight, but they soon find out that life is not that simple. I have known overweight individuals who have tried all the diets in the world and at the end of the…
By: Des Forbes in  Health and Fitness  >  Hypertension   Apr 16, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

5 Tips to Avoid Losing Time
One commodity that we all have in common is time and it’s one thing that many of us struggle with. It doesn’t actually matter how hard we try, we can’t actually “save time” and we can’t even “buy time” (although that doesn’t stop people from trying”. What we can do…
By: BIS_Coach in  Self Improvement  >  Time Management   Jun 28, 2012  
6
  Likes: 3

Best Diet For Fibromyalgia
If you are suffering with pain and are wanting to be more proactive with your health, wouldn't it be nice to know the best diet for fibromyalgia? Some of these tips will be simple, common-sense concepts. I am confident that some of the tips will be real eye openers. The…
By: Dr Becky Spacke in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Aug 29, 2012  
15
  Likes: 9

Article Views: 1283    Report this Article