Absolutely! Don’t feel alone in this I am semi new to fibro but I’ve battled with depression and anxiety but was in major denial for a long time but I often get very emotional when I’m flaring or irritable which leads to crying usually because I know I was being irritable and shouldn’t have been so I know exactly what you mean and it’s ok sometimes things just happen that way there are always going to be those bad days but we can always look forward to the good ones
You are not alone! It is so normal to cry when dealing with chronic pain. I used to cry a lot before. I can't say my pain has gotten better but I've learnt to always see something positive in every day. It took a lot of time before I felt less sad about my new life with pain but now I feel a lot better mentally. I still cry on bad days, weeks, months but it's not as often and when I do cry I am able to pick myself up a lot faster most of the time. I hope you feel better soon ❤️
Thanks so much for the love you guys. Hard days are so hard sometimes but I’m so grateful to know I’m not alone and that I’m not just a crazy person. It’s like not being in control of your own body is so hard to accept on the really bad days, but with you guys I know I’ll get there❤️
@rach6915 I was diagnosed a little over a year ago, but I still feel pretty new sometimes with my fibro too. Especially when new things pop up and i don’t know whether it’s fibro or the anxiety. Like you depression and anxiety have been a lifetime struggle for me as well. I take Prozac, which I think definitely made a huge difference, but the bad days still always win.
@Shmegs I feel like we have a ton in common because I’m the same Prozac for about 8 months now and it definitely helps make the bad days with fibro and anxiety and depression a lot more bearable and this community has helped me so much! I was convinced I was crazy for a while there and then I found this and it helps so much and I couldn’t have described the frustration that comes with Fibro any better than the way you put it with not having control of your own body it’s such a relief knowing other people feel the same and can relate
It’s always refreshing to know your not alone huh :) I know for me it definitely keeps me going for sure. I’m glad the Prozac has been working for you though! I mean it’s not a miracle pill by any means but I feel the same way like It takes the dread away. I feel like I’m always dreading everything lol I am going to make more time to use this app now too. I’m a student right now, and I recently got into medical anthropology and like neuroscience and I’m like reaching for the stars here, but I want to get more research done about fibromyalgia and just chronic pain as an entity, because i truly believe we can cure it. Of course, there lies the problem, the fibro makes everything seem so much more impossible lol
Ive been same way recently. My daughter is psychologist and told me its because your brain gets inflamed too. Ive been in a bad flare since dec and seem to be spiraling down. Changing and discontinuing meds. Confirming diagnosis. Realizing my life will be filled with pain and disfigurement. Husband calling me whiney. Wow! No wonder im in tears alot. I did start taking 5htp otc recommended by holistic md. Seems to help.
@Pawpaw I’m so glad that the 5htp is working for you! I am sorry though you have to go through that, I can relate entirely. I have a medical card and honestly that’s like my best friend. I definitely feel like holistic treatments are the way to go. I’m really interested in Eastern medicine and like trying an herbalist so I’ll update about that. Sending my love your way! I was literally just crying a minute ago cuz I’m flaring so bad, but I’m gonna be ok! That’s what the weed is for ;)