When fibro is attached to other chronic conditions the hope of ever feeling good again seems missing. I have pages of vented feelings I never let anyone read and there are pages of summary in only the briefly expressed salient points. Therapy is effective when goals are set. Just to go to vent is not as effective.
I.M.Magic-I agree with the statement of anger turning inward. Do we do it to focus on needed change of self and re-think that?
If you deny the ability to physically change then change the way you see yourself; change the happiness parameters. I do both with effectiveness in slow acceptable steps. I can quit gluten but must emotionally catch up with the physical removal with body responses and social aspect of diet and denials. I am feeling stronger for each step. A high energy perfect 36 I will never be again, I must accept that. But pain control and scientifically proven inflammation reduction steps and self or formal therapy… I can get moving to do those!
When I get down I give it to the keyboard. The words fall through my fingertips with the tears; I web search for health research and I share hope from scientific hopefuls; and I find my no-no’s of infamous inflammation causes and learn to avoid the ones that affect me with sound body loving replacements. In a recent surfing the web action I found that the interleulin-6 of depressed cancer patients is well below the ranges recommended and do better with more. So I work to embellish my gut flora environment to help make more vitamin D-K and blood products like healthy white blood cells and interleukins and interferon.
Interleukin-6 is a cytokine a blood warrior made by the body and is a tool in cancer research with the adaptogen qualities by just flicking the gene switch. It can be a pro-inflammation or an anti-inflammation blood component. How you feed the genes is a cutting edge research project.
Some of this success is in the books written by the generations of authors the D’Adamo doctors. You know of them from the books on research with titles of: ‘Eat right for your blood type’ fame and ‘Eat right for your genes’. The ability of food and nutrition to help guide away from swelling into calmer quieter body messaging has helped many but not always to perfection with mixed results.
Maybe depression can be redirected to more comfort with Il-6 additional support and a knowing of which foods stress to an inflammation state and which ones lower swelling and become more anti-inflammatory naturally like omega-3 fatty acids and plenty of the “B” vitamin complex.
I rebuild my …hope at least… by keeping busy with visiting ideas intending future improvements for all. Using the elimination diet to find the discomforts is something the doctors cannot do for me. Journaling with more than one purpose in mind has helped me and my doctors find my serendipity to achieve freedom from many negative symptoms.
The greatest love story is your own. If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win. You are the happiness master of your own mind. Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good. Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness. I may not recognize the significance until some time later. Is my resistance to change really that strong? Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson; Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
Whenever I feel real down, I talk to a close friend or counselor about it. Or I write down my feelings in a journal. Either way, you may get to the bottom of your bad feelings and maybe learn how to make them go away.
Nancy Co-Leader: The Breakfast Bunch ----------------- Dream it. Do it.
I think we all go through this one time or another... I had a counsellor a few years back who told me that depression is anger turned inward, and that the best way to deal with it was to get moving. Yeah, I know, easier said than done, with fibro! LOL
It does work, but for me I have a slightly less arduous way of moving: when I get that "down 'n' out" feeling, I turn to music. I'm a singer. Yep, I was actually a wedding singer (I even sang at my mom's wedding when she remarried!) Music is like breathing to me, it's so much a part of every day... and it's a form of exercise that not only gets me breathing a little deeper, it also lifts my spirits in the process.
Don't know if you like to sing... just sayin'... LOL
Good luck on this one!
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
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
I don't like feeling like a victim but I've had a long bout of acute symptoms lately that is really affecting my attitude and undermining my hope and optimism. I would be interested in how other people deal with this.
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