Hi, I'm Bethany, I'm 18 and I am currently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and I'm awaiting a possible diagnosis of Ehler Danlos Hypermobility type. My current Doctor (my family is in the midst of switching gp's due to insurance) believes I have both, but said that they are often mixed up and things, so he referred me to a specialist to figure out if I've got one, both, or neither.
I'm currently not in school, I graduated in 2015 and have no current plans of going to college. I'm a part time phone rep at a call center that does medical surveys, and I'm living with my sister, her husband and two children. My pain level prohibits me from working more than 25 hours or so a week, and I can't really afford to live on my own or anything like that. My usual pain level is a solid 4 that goes up and down between 4-6 throughout the day. It's mostly my joints that have been hurting me, and I've been having a lot of difficulty sleeping at night. I'm currently on Celexa 30 mg for depression and anxiety, Temazepam 30 mg for insomnia and Orphenadrine 100 mg for muscle pain/TMJ. Anyway, I'm not sure what I should do anymore, because my pain is really starting to limit me and I fear that I won't be able to support myself. But that's all I have to say for now, thanks for reading!