Whether your diagnosis is Fibro or not...has this happened to you? Have you been left to figure the rest of this stuff on your own? How are you doing with it? Are you struggling or are you managing okay?
I think this is one of the most frustrating things for us when we're diagnosed with a chronic illness. Pills won't solve the problem...pills won't cure our pain... sometimes pills can only cause us more...and pills are not the only treatment available for us.
These are only some of the things we're left to figure out on our own...and there's more!
How are you coping with the thoughts that your thinking?
What are you doing about your social life?
What about your sex life?
How are you managing work and your pain?
Who do you have in your life you can turn to for support and help?
And still there is more to work out isn't there? yes there is. A life with a chronic illness requires a lot of things and often we're left to figure them out on our own...and sometimes?...we can feel like we're falling, failing, and just not strong enough. BUT! WE ARE! We are stronger than our pain when we learn how to soothe and comfort ourselves. When we learn how to be mindful of the words we use and how we treat ourselves...we become stronger. We can figure this out. WE CAN! even on our own.
Yes...sometimes it's up to you to explore and find what works for you. It's up to you to bring ideas to your doctor and say "hey...let's try this". It's up to you to keep finding and trying what helps you. It's your life after all and you're the one in control. You have to advocate for yourself and your needs...it's up to you.
Being left on your own to figure this out can be scary and it can be very intimidating...but you can do it. Learn what works for you and support yourself through your days.
YOU CAN...YOU WILL...YOU GOT THIS!
take good care of you
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