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Mar 02, 2016 6:18 PM

I never realized how many diseases have similar symptoms but the diagnosis is different. While reading the posts here often people are talking about the same symptoms I have but no one so far has indicated they have the same diagnosis as I do. I keep reading people posts about "flare ups" but I do not have a clue as to what that looks like because I have not been in remission. They have never had my pain under control. It was toleratable at one point but then I got Shingles and my body has been out of whack every since then. I have become a little...just a little more comfortable in my skin because I know that my symptoms, this illness is not in my head. There is a whole world out there of people like me. Even the simplest thing I wouldn't dare share outside of this cyber world ...like bladder spasms. I thought I had lost my mind!!! I really thought I was being freaky...LOL... Against my will mind you. It's such a relief to be able to talk about it openly. Thank you my pain family!

So let's talk brain fog! There is some very important paperwork that I put away so I would know where to find it when I needed it. Well guess what.. I need it and I can not for the life of me remember where to find it. BUT on my search I found $260.00. That I had put away and forgot where I put it! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ CELEBRATE!!! Well I put it away so I could find it when I wanted it... Guess what??? I do not remember where I put it!!! So the $260.00. I lost and found I have lost again. But I still haven't run across that paperwork. I am beginning to think I threw it away !!!๐Ÿ˜ฐ. Please pray that I find the paperwork first!

Mar 02, 2016 6:59 PM

Lmao goofball!!!! You are a mess girl ยก!!!!ยก your post was so sweet. You ar not alone and you are not so cra cra , you are normal to us?!!!!!! What does that say to you...(giggling) so, stop right now, go do something else for awhile, then it will come to you, just ask PApa God for a little assistance and let it go..much love, Terri

Mar 02, 2016 9:06 PM

You are so not alone! I've talked about symptoms and diagnoses in depth on here, simply because what I've gone through could help someone else identify their own issues. And as for the fog brain... I've complained to my pcp since 2008-2009 of forgetfulness. Every time up until last year he would say it was normal for my age. Then a neurologist ran some tests and said I have memory loss/dementia. My dad has Alzheimer's, so now I'm scared of it going into that. But my hubby got lectured by my rheumy doc about my fibro fog and the fact I can't help it. Like you, I've lost and misplaced so many things. I started using note pads to keep up with to-do things, but keep misplacing them too. Then when I find one I'm like, what does that mean (written short notes)? Lol. My hubby told me tonight to remind him to do "so & so," and I looked at him and said, "you do it now and place it on the table so you are it when you go to work. You know in fifteen minutes I'll forget it so don't even ask me to remember it in the morning.". Honestly, I don't remember what he asked me to remind him. I try to put everything in the same location I get it from, but in the last 6-8 years I've become disorganized, not me at all! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒผ

Mar 02, 2016 9:28 PM

Omg brain fog. I miss my very sticky memory. Playing musical meds isn't helping. I can't remember half of last night. Apparently my husband forgot his keys and I had to let him in. I have zero recollection of that. My meds got dialed down a bit today because of that. Scared the crap out of me.

Mar 02, 2016 9:48 PM

I have to use Dosecast app to alert me when to take what med.

Mar 02, 2016 9:50 PM

I think I need that. I can stay on top of BID meds, but when they're TID I need help.

Mar 02, 2016 9:53 PM

I any do it anymore. And my hubby even knows the beeps if I don't hear it alert.

Mar 02, 2016 10:01 PM

Just got it. Love it.

Mar 03, 2016 9:13 AM

I have a pill box with the alarm...but when it goes off on some days I am like...what's that beeping...and will someone turn that thing off!! I am going to find that app too! Thank you.. I appreciate knowing I am not alone! Still haven't found the paperwork or money!

Mar 03, 2016 9:18 AM

Have you checked the kitchen... that's where things go to hide from me.

Mar 03, 2016 9:21 AM

At least you know the money is in the house.. That will show up again. Ask St. Anthony to help you find the paperwork and leave it in his hands.. You will all of a sudden just get up and go somewhere and boom.. There will be the papers!! Best thing to do, like Terri said, is step back, ask God for help and leave it be for a while. It will all work out. No matter how bad the pain is, the safe place never turns out to be the garbage so it's in the house somewhere. Maybe you should buy a small lock box to keep your stuff safe and put it in the same place every time. {{{{{Hugs}}}}} ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ˜Š

Mar 03, 2016 12:18 PM

Gating that app Dosecast, exactly what I need

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