You started experiencing pain and fatigue that never, he does not know what’s going on, but it hurts and is tired. He can hold a job, you can do it through the day, but you know something is wrong … so it’s something that will start to investigate.
You are in great pain, sometimes taking an anti-inflammatory medication or whatever. They do not give you a lot of relief, and have accepted that it will be something that will take some time. he feels a lot of pain and has exhausted almost every day, but most of all to continue and keep a job, you can always go to events, spend time with friends and loved ones, and have a good time here and there.
You are in constant pain, which is constantly tired, wondering if you will still be able to function normally again. Consider yourself can not work because they no longer have the energy you already have had you come home from work and all you can do is rest. You must refuse invitations, you have no energy left and must rest to return tomorrow. At this point, you start to feel lonely and more and more people are starting to think that you are lamenting too. This step can take a long time, maybe years.
You are in pain all the time, the good days are few. You call working sick on what he’s still doing. You are in bed a good part of the day. When you have a good day you enjoy this one, and do as much as possible, all the things that have left these last few weeks to cram in your day, knowing full well that tomorrow will pay off. His eruptions of several days. At that time your friends without making plans, they already know their excuses and are almost certainly not able to reach the hotel. Her family is starting to think that fibromyalgia uses as an excuse for not doing things, so 1-3 steps could be doing a lot of what can not be done now. They think they use his illness as an excuse, you feel alone, isolated, worried, emotional, sad. This step can last for years.
What has already been fired or left your job, you ask about the permanent disability and how long it takes to get it. You have heard horror stories about people who have refused and the process of taking years. You are having trouble making ends meet. Maybe you have someone who takes care of you. You spend a lot of the day in bed, but still take advantage of a day from time to time. You are pain, a lot of pain, cry a lot, he feels like a prisoner in his own body. Now explained to his friends who always feels good to be invited, even if you do not go there. It has been found that the only people who can relate to that in a similar situation.
Step 6 (the last stage)
You may or may not wait for the disability pension. You can not keep a job. Fibromyalgia is now their way of life, most of their friends live with fibromyalgia themselves, everything you do has spent its whole precious energy, simple daily tasks that have taken for granted in the early stages, the toilet, washing your hair, taking a shower, getting dressed, lacing their shoes, taking everything you can give. It is irritated by the hair or clothes that touch your skin, you have no energy or desire to put “face” before leaving, no energy to keep a house clean. With all the medications you or have tried, these are the side effects and the constant pain.
You are a human being and still enjoy some things, like watching TV. You are trying to keep abreast of any new developments regarding fibromyalgia, hoping that they are closer to finding a cure. Most of his old friends are not around anymore, they have things to do. You need a lot of rest. It is easy to feel overwhelmed at this point, because things are piling up around them: bills, laundry, dishes. In fact a little everyday, pushing you so that you do not feel like your day is lost in bed, it feels guilty that no longer pull their own weight in the house. Your children, spouse or family member to do things more than ever. They try to do it in a nice way, but it still feels like a burden, can not remember anything, can not remember names or dates and the thread of thought in lost middle of a sentence. He is also known more about fibromyalgia at this point, your own doctor and laughs essentially with regards to a new medication. You are hopeless same exercise as before, the same results, nothing helps.
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