I have been with my husband for 23 years, 17 happily married. I have suffered from chronic headaches for 22 years. Hmmm...coincidence? Actually he is very supportive and I wouldn't trade him for anything. Well, almost anything. Over the years I have been to several doctors and had several tests always with the same outcome...no diagnosis and treatments that lose effectiveness quickly. If they even worked at all. During that time I was in 4 car accidents where I was rear ended. None of them were my fault. Honest. And I have had multiple surgeries for various reasons.
Including a hysterectomy when I was 32. For the last 5 years I have been seeing a Chiropractor when my headache gets out of control. Usually once or twice a month. Up until Nov 2009 this worked. Then that too was not enough. My husband and I determined it was time to start with the testing again. Maybe I would have better luck this go round. EVERYTHING came back that I was normal. It was all in my head. HA! In Jan 2010 a landslide of new symptoms and pain started. Then I was finally given a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and CMP in Sept 2010. At first there was relief. Now, not so much. More of a denial thing going on now. I'm sure I will come to grips with this. But for now it truly sucks! I used to lift weights and run. Now I have a difficult time vacuuming without being sorry for it a few hours later. Even more frustrating is coming off sounding like a complete idiot when I talk. Forgetting the word that fits the sentence or better yet, the whole topic mid-sentence. That's fun. The good news is the meds I am now on seem to really be helping. I actually had a headache free day recently. The rest of my body felt like I had been run over, but no headache. Hopefully, between the meds and family/friends support I will be able to start living my life again instead of just existing in it. This web site is going to be a God send for me.