For me, pain is a daily thing... but there are days when it's fairly easy to deal with, and days that nothing but narcotics helps. I have been unable to tolerate any of the alternative medications, some even put me in the Emergency Room. The only way to find what is going to make life tolerable for you is careful experimentation.
There are various techniques to deal with the pain. Surprisingly enough, the most common one is exercise. But it's like walking a VERY thin line between doing enough to make a difference and doing too much--and every day the line moves! You take things slow, don't back down, and if something doesn't work and you hit a wall... find a way around it.
Just FYI, Fibromyalgia is currently being considered for reclassification as a neurological disorder... Some doctors are already treating it as such.
Who knows where it starts... it isn't terminal, at least. Ask questions, study, experiment...this is your life, after all.
My mom was the smartest lady... she always told me, it isn't what happens to you, it's how you deal with it.
You're not alone, and
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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