wish I could help. I know what you mean about being in such pain, not being able to work (or much else) and trying not to go out of my mind. I try to find movies to distract me. if I'm not having a migraine, I read. other times, I sit here and cry. I have lost interest in almost all things that used to make me happy. I don't know your ituations, but sometimes taking care of another being (pets) helps. sometimes simply petting an animal, watching them play or even sleep really does help. good luck.
I have two young children they help me focus on what needs to be done, I also have two small dogs, a cat and a fiancée, I try to work 15 hours a week, but trying to juggle medical appointments, work, kids, housework and pace myself at the same time is impossible to say the least! my latest hobbie is restoring old furniture 'shabby chic' style.... takes me a long time to even complete one project!! but I found it helps me escape reality of it all. I know I have to put my health first (m.e, Fibro, PTSD, the list goes on) but it's so dam bloody hard!!!!!
I'm so sorry you're suffering. I also have fibromyalgia among other things. it is so hard to go without sleep, be in pain 24/7/365 and the Fibro Fog, anxiety and depression. hang in there. I've been like this for 18 years, you're never alone. good luck
I have 3 pets my kids and my Aunt and a special needs kid I take care of, so my plate is usually full! I like to do photography and I volunteer at my daughters school taking photo's and doing "receipts" to help the school out. I also have a piano game on my phone that helps, it's called piano tiles 2 not the fast tap one. Hope these suggestions help!
I had to give up my hobbies of sewing & cross-stitching. I do genealogy research for short periods, watch TV, I listen to K-Love & Joy radio (Contemporary Christian), and I play with my dog. I try to stay calm and think positive, though some days it just won't happen. And I think of someone who's worse than I am, then pray for them. 🙏🌼
I forgot, when I'm having a bad day(s), I make sure to take it easy and rest. And if something happens that throws a link into my day, I take slow relaxing breaths & pray for strength & courage. And I always have this wonderful community.
When I'm having a bad day, I mostly hibernate. On a good day I work on family genealogy, listen to Spotify, read my bible, Walk(if weather and back permit), spend time with my niece and nephew(3 and almost 2), and that's about it.