I've been suffering for a year with FIbromyalgia, but it took until this week to get a formal diagnosis. My doc tested me for EVERYTHING under the sun first. All normal. I told her I was just tired of being tired and hurting all the time. She put me on Neurontin but I haven't started it yet. I'm kinda scared to.
Does anyone else have night sweating from FM flares? Also, I feel like I'm going through menopause a lot (ruled out by repeating blood work over a year). I have hot flashes like crazy. I'll be sitting here and all of a sudden feel like I'm on fire. I have to have the house temperature at 70 or I'm sweating. I have 2 fans blowing on me at all times. I'm driving my family crazy, they think I'm trying to freeze them to death. Anyone else like that???
Has anyone been successful in getting disability for FM? I can't work due to pain and severe fatigue, and I'm so incredibly depressed.
I have 4 children between the ages of 2-16, who I feel like I should be spending more time with, but some days I just can't even get out of bed. I feel like a miserable failure as a wife and mother. I'm going to find a support group in my area, for my husband and I. Our marriage is fine, but I would like to have him hear from others too, to see I'm not exaggerating. He's generally very supportive but I know he gets frustrated too.
Anyhoo, thanks for reading my rant.