The Diagnosis


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I’ve asked the same question for years….Why do I have pain that comes out of the wazoo and why can’t they find what’s wrong with me?

I finally have an answer :)))

Last Tuesday after seeing yet another specialist, this time a rheumatologist – I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

Someone getting this kind of news might feel defeated, depressed and a bit mystified at the news of suffering from a chronic illness but I felt the opposite.

I finally know what’s wrong with me!!!  I spent a great deal of the rest of the afternoon with my mouth open and a facial expression of shock.

I feel like I just got a new lease on life.  I’m finally not crazy!!!

After spending the weekend researching symptoms, treatment, food intolerance, reaction to alcohol, diet, exercises and everything else I could find; I am optimistic!!! Heck I am absolutely on cloud nine.

You can’t imagine what it’s like not to know what’s wrong, or maybe you can.  Not only do you feel crazy but others seem to think you are faking or over-exaggerating which makes you feel alone.

I can now create an action plan that includes diet changes  to manage the symptoms, I now know what exercises are best for someone with Fibromyalgia (Swimming & Yoga) and believe it or not I want to beat this….Okay it’s a chronic illness, sure but I can’t start defeated there is no point.  I have to think that I can beat this.  I’m a competitor and competitors have a goal of #WINNING

Here is a great article about foods that you should and shouldn’t eat if you have Fibromyalgia http://www.everydayhealth.com/fibromyalgia-pictures/eat-well-to-help-fibromyalgia.aspx#/slide-1

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12 comments

  1. I just started a blog outlining my daily life with this. I am in my mid-twenties, and it took a long time for doctors to finally settle on this diagnosis. Yes, yoga helps! Trust me. And follow my blog, if you wish! 🙂

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  2. I think it is better to know what is wrong with you then to wonder… having a name and possible help gives us hope, I am thrilled you now know what it is… At least now you can treat it and hopefully not be in as much pain…

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  3. With a diagnosis, you can make changes that can, at least, alleviate your discomfort.
    I have a autoimmune problem that is life long. I’ve learned to accept it and work around my pain. They are things that are a lot worse. Being alive and seeing a new dawn is the blessing in disguise.
    May you continue to improve in your health regime. Blessings … ❤

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