Deb B

@issostinkingtired
I'm just looking for people who I can identify with, and those who understand what I'm going through. (At least for the most part) I'm sick so often, that it pisses me off, but at the same time, I'm completely unable to do anything about it. For the most part. Ya, the fight is real.
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I'm looking for bra recommendations!

I know that I am not the only woman with #Fibromyalgia that has bra related issues. I have tried multiple styles, but have had very little luck finding a bra that still offers support without making my rib and shoulder pain unbearable. I'm a DD so I need something that will fit larger sizes. I'm getting to the point where if I have a bra on for more than a few hours I just want to cry. It's too much! Any ideas are welcome. Thanks 💕

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New to The Mighty

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Deb, I'm 52, a wife, and have two adult children. I've been battling illnesses for a decade now, so many physical problems that I'm now disabled and stuck in the house for most of the time. I'm also learning how to give up doing the normal things I used to do, although most of the time, it's not pretty. I am mortified and embarrassed to list my issues... but, I feel I need to as I did come here to learn and be a part of a group that understands. So.. here goes.. my list of issues are fibromyalgia (10 years officially diagnosed, 17 years with it), heart disease (including an emergency triple bypass when I was 44), pending pulmonary hypertension diag, asthma, copd, liver disease, kidney disease, stage 3a, hypothyroidism, feet neuropathy, low grade chronic depression, anxiety, and I'm sure I'm missing one or two more. The fibromyalgia really kicks my ass though.

Right now, I'm in the middle of fighting myself to get up in the morning, and finding something to do besides not getting up and sleeping as much as possible. I know, from reading and my doctors, that activity is supposed to help with this, but to date, I think they have no clue. I am extremely thankful for the medication Trintellix, as it's made it so I don't need 3 entire hours to be able to get up off the bed in the mornings. (Speaking of meds, I'm on a ton) My main doc doesn't believe in giving me hardly anything for pain meds, which, sure would help me start walking on a treadmill.

Sorry, I meant to type up a quick "hello" and introduce myself, and I've started a tiny book.

Anywhooo, I'm glad to be here!

#Fibromyalgia

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New to The Mighty

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Deb, I'm 52, a wife, and have two adult children. I've been battling illnesses for a decade now, so many physical problems that I'm now disabled and stuck in the house for most of the time. I'm also learning how to give up doing the normal things I used to do, although most of the time, it's not pretty. I am mortified and embarrassed to list my issues... but, I feel I need to as I did come here to learn and be a part of a group that understands. So.. here goes.. my list of issues are fibromyalgia (10 years officially diagnosed, 17 years with it), heart disease (including an emergency triple bypass when I was 44), pending pulmonary hypertension diag, asthma, copd, liver disease, kidney disease, stage 3a, hypothyroidism, feet neuropathy, low grade chronic depression, anxiety, and I'm sure I'm missing one or two more. The fibromyalgia really kicks my ass though.

Right now, I'm in the middle of fighting myself to get up in the morning, and finding something to do besides not getting up and sleeping as much as possible. I know, from reading and my doctors, that activity is supposed to help with this, but to date, I think they have no clue. I am extremely thankful for the medication Trintellix, as it's made it so I don't need 3 entire hours to be able to get up off the bed in the mornings. (Speaking of meds, I'm on a ton) My main doc doesn't believe in giving me hardly anything for pain meds, which, sure would help me start walking on a treadmill.

Sorry, I meant to type up a quick "hello" and introduce myself, and I've started a tiny book.

Anywhooo, I'm glad to be here!

#Fibromyalgia

13 people are talking about this
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New to The Mighty

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Deb, I'm 52, a wife, and have two adult children. I've been battling illnesses for a decade now, so many physical problems that I'm now disabled and stuck in the house for most of the time. I'm also learning how to give up doing the normal things I used to do, although most of the time, it's not pretty. I am mortified and embarrassed to list my issues... but, I feel I need to as I did come here to learn and be a part of a group that understands. So.. here goes.. my list of issues are fibromyalgia (10 years officially diagnosed, 17 years with it), heart disease (including an emergency triple bypass when I was 44), pending pulmonary hypertension diag, asthma, copd, liver disease, kidney disease, stage 3a, hypothyroidism, feet neuropathy, low grade chronic depression, anxiety, and I'm sure I'm missing one or two more. The fibromyalgia really kicks my ass though.

Right now, I'm in the middle of fighting myself to get up in the morning, and finding something to do besides not getting up and sleeping as much as possible. I know, from reading and my doctors, that activity is supposed to help with this, but to date, I think they have no clue. I am extremely thankful for the medication Trintellix, as it's made it so I don't need 3 entire hours to be able to get up off the bed in the mornings. (Speaking of meds, I'm on a ton) My main doc doesn't believe in giving me hardly anything for pain meds, which, sure would help me start walking on a treadmill.

Sorry, I meant to type up a quick "hello" and introduce myself, and I've started a tiny book.

Anywhooo, I'm glad to be here!

#Fibromyalgia

13 people are talking about this
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New to The Mighty

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Deb, I'm 52, a wife, and have two adult children. I've been battling illnesses for a decade now, so many physical problems that I'm now disabled and stuck in the house for most of the time. I'm also learning how to give up doing the normal things I used to do, although most of the time, it's not pretty. I am mortified and embarrassed to list my issues... but, I feel I need to as I did come here to learn and be a part of a group that understands. So.. here goes.. my list of issues are fibromyalgia (10 years officially diagnosed, 17 years with it), heart disease (including an emergency triple bypass when I was 44), pending pulmonary hypertension diag, asthma, copd, liver disease, kidney disease, stage 3a, hypothyroidism, feet neuropathy, low grade chronic depression, anxiety, and I'm sure I'm missing one or two more. The fibromyalgia really kicks my ass though.

Right now, I'm in the middle of fighting myself to get up in the morning, and finding something to do besides not getting up and sleeping as much as possible. I know, from reading and my doctors, that activity is supposed to help with this, but to date, I think they have no clue. I am extremely thankful for the medication Trintellix, as it's made it so I don't need 3 entire hours to be able to get up off the bed in the mornings. (Speaking of meds, I'm on a ton) My main doc doesn't believe in giving me hardly anything for pain meds, which, sure would help me start walking on a treadmill.

Sorry, I meant to type up a quick "hello" and introduce myself, and I've started a tiny book.

Anywhooo, I'm glad to be here!

#Fibromyalgia

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I'm looking for bra recommendations!

I know that I am not the only woman with #Fibromyalgia that has bra related issues. I have tried multiple styles, but have had very little luck finding a bra that still offers support without making my rib and shoulder pain unbearable. I'm a DD so I need something that will fit larger sizes. I'm getting to the point where if I have a bra on for more than a few hours I just want to cry. It's too much! Any ideas are welcome. Thanks 💕

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Fixes for Fibro Fatigue

I am feeling soooooooo fatigued today. This is one of the most frustrating symptoms for me. I feel like I can barely keep my head up and eyes open. To move feels like I am walking in a pool of water up to my neck. I don't want to give in to the fatigue and am open to suggestions. How do you combat fibromyalgia fatigue? #Fibrofatigue

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#Fibromyalgia flare up

Well 😑 after the holidays in which I thought I paced myself well enough. Nope! My body is now retaliating. Every inch of my body hurts. Even when laying down. I find that with this illness you never know what you are going to get, it is so unpredictable and has a mind of its own . 😣😢 Can anyone relate?

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I'm looking for bra recommendations!

I know that I am not the only woman with #Fibromyalgia that has bra related issues. I have tried multiple styles, but have had very little luck finding a bra that still offers support without making my rib and shoulder pain unbearable. I'm a DD so I need something that will fit larger sizes. I'm getting to the point where if I have a bra on for more than a few hours I just want to cry. It's too much! Any ideas are welcome. Thanks 💕

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idk

I did talk to my therapist about how I was feeling. I also had a psychiatrist appointment and got my meds adjusted. IDK...I just can't seem to pull myself up this time. That happens occasionally. Hopefully the meds work. I have people checking in on me throughout the week, usually over zoom or text, so I guess that's good.

Can't seem to get past the feelings of worthlessness, though. How do you convince yourself that you're worth anything when much of your life was spent being treated like you were not worth anything? Well, only worth existing for what other people could take from me. I don't have value. Other people have value and can rip me apart to take what they need for themselves.

#Depression #Trauma #CPTSD #Worthlessness

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