I was horribly abused as a child. Physically and emotionally. On a weekly basis from age 6 until age 15. I went into a shelter for abused children and then to a foster home. After I was in Foster Care I began to exhibit more symptoms of PTSD, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks and OCD plus Fibromyalgia. It was 1987. No one understood or had any clue as to what was wrong with me. Now with 20/20 hindsight I see I had Fibromyalgia symptoms way back then. I can trace flair ups as far back as when I was 7 years old. That was when my first big trauma occured. After too many traumas built up, I got worse
Now I am fighting the fight of my life. I thought over-coming child-abuse and doing the hard work that comes with that in psycho-therapy all those years to heal my mind was over. Now I have Fibromyalgia and life is even harder than ever before. But I am not quiting! I know that no matter how bad it gets that my life is worth living and I am doing whatever I can to survive this and hopefully soon manage it enough to live my life. Live it not just survive but live it with joy and happiness pain-free and more active!
FM changed my life. The past 5 years have been hell. But I know there is hope. For example when I am in the water I feel great!
AQUATIC THERAPY! Being in the water decreases my pain completely! I wish I could LIVE in the water.
A year ago due to an injury to my back and neck I have been suffering from two herniated disks protruding into my spinal cord. Since then my condition worsened drastically. :(