If you didn’t see my first post on it then I’ll link it HERE – It’s just a basic run down of some of the symptoms that I deal with having fibromyalgia. Even the title shows you that I was planning on doing so much with it, that was supposed to be post #1 of many. Turns out, though, that whenever I come to talk about it in any real depth, to get into the emotions and the actual issues involved… I reach a sort of blockade.
I saw a specialist in Bath a couple of weeks ago and he did a number of checks on different parts of my body, we ran through my symptoms, talked about it all and he confirmed that I have what he said was a ‘very active case of fibro’ – I have no idea what that means but I guess there’s no harm in getting some confirmation sometimes.
The thing is, with these medications, is that sometimes they’ll seem fab for a week and then the effects get lesser and lesser. As such there’s such a big chance that in a week or so time I’ll have lost the help I’ve gained from these – I hope I won’t because I am loving the difference, I’ve had tears in my eyes over the differences it has made in certain areas of my life. But, if it doesn’t last then I will, at least, enjoy the time that I do have with things being slightly improved.
My blood tests all came up fine so there’s no answer to why I passed out a couple of months ago – It’s great to know there’s nothing big wrong but it’s scary to know that this could just happen again. I just need to be even more careful – The fibro means I have to force myself to go slower, to not push myself, but if I get even the slightest inkling of one of the funny turns that lead me towards passing out then I have to just stop and wait for it to pass.
All in all – The lyrica has helped a little, and I hope it stays that way. I’ve not been posting much recently, I know there was a string of posting every day but they were scheduled a while back, I’ve barely blogged in a couple of weeks. That’s down to the fibro, I’ve been suffering from tremendous, very regular headaches, the exhaustion has been pretty consuming and the pain has been really bad – And, so, I’m sure you’ll understand that’s why the blog hasn’t been moving forward as well as I’d like. But I’m not going anywhere, I may take breaks from time to time but this blog is one of the things that helps keep me sane whilst I battle this condition and so I’m not giving it up for any reason.