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insomnia, very painful trigger points, loss of train of thought, hard to articulate my thoughts

Jul 10, 2015 12:38 AM

So much going on due to Fibro, not to mention anxiety disorder and depression from all the pain. insomnia is taking its toll on my life. Most times I cannot leave my own home.

Jul 10, 2015 1:07 AM

Welcome Dalyaya, I'm glad you've found this community!

Jul 10, 2015 1:31 AM

Welcome to our community Dalyaya. Fibro is very hard to deal with due to its ever changing symptoms. I'm dealing with insomnia tonight myself, due to the pain from being on my feet three hours yesterday evening. I've tried stretching the tightening cramping muscles and get a few minutes of relief and then the nerves start shooting and tingling pains. It's a viscous cycle some days, and nights. I hope you find this community as compassionate and helpful as I have. 🙏🌼

Jul 10, 2015 2:26 AM

Welcome Dalyaya. I'm glad you found out community family. I'm sorry you are suffering like you are. I have been dealing with the pain of fibro for over 20 years and I also suffer from anxiety and depression because of it. There is no happy medium with the pain, anxiety, depression cycle... Each one makes the other worse. Know that there are many, many wonderful people here and that you are always free to vent, ask questions, complain, etc.. There is never judgement, only friendly folks with compassion, empathy and caring for others. I hope that you find the support and caring that you need here. I'll keep you in my prayers and I wish you all the very best.

Jul 11, 2015 10:05 PM

Hi, just wanted to share what my neice has done for her fibro. She has gone gluten and white sugar free now for a year and has become a new girl. She sees a young doctor who believes it is brought on by all the processed foods she ate all her life.she thought at first he was full of it but started with her pop/soda and any breads. After a few days she noticed a change, now she will let you touch her and her husband says their intimate life has improved . Just something to think about.

Jul 11, 2015 10:19 PM

That's great Zetarlov! I've tried going gluten free but GF bread are not good, at least not so far. I love my sweets so I doubt I could do a no sugar diet. But good luck and best wishes to your neice! 🙏🌼

Jul 13, 2015 4:54 AM

Hi Dalyaya, have you tried massaging your trigger points with a tennis ball? I do this: I put a tennis ball between my bed and my back right where there is a trigger point. It hurts but at the same time it relieves my pain long term.

Jul 13, 2015 4:17 PM

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I have had Fibro for ten years now. At first I was able to work through the pain up to level 6. I convinced my body that it was mind over matter. Until two years ago. The pain was getting worse I started seeing pain specialist. Prescribed Butrans patch which worked fine until 2014 when my anxiety started to be a problem. Going to work every day made me feel good, then last year I finally broke down at work. Taking every day off that I had earned. My boss did not like this and pretty soon she started to pick apart everything I did which just made my anxiety worse. I started dreading work and facing her. She was mean and belittling and an attorney. For five years I heard her talk bad of every employee we had, she was never satisfied. High turnover for small firm. I tried to keep it together but she made it worse by making me her next target. I finally had a nervous breakdown at work and taken to ER, she fired me for not calling off the next day even though I did call and spoke with the person she hired to replace me in my duties. Her reason was that I had deleted an invoice causing the company to look bad. I don't even know what she was talking about. We never delete invoices. Anyway she gave compensation a different reason for firing me. She made my life hell and I tried to go back to work this year but both times I tried I failed miserably. Now I'm on disability. I can't sleep at night although I'm tired. I have pain all day. Depression has set in and anxiety of walking out the front door make me a prisoner of my home. I'm ranting. I feel sorry for myself. I want to be who I was before but all I do is cry. I can't snap myself out of this pity party of one. Help!!! I'm dying all by self by my own hands.

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