Sunday 7 October 2012

Brenna's Introduction!

Hello all!! This will be a short post as I'm just coming down with a cold. I just wanted to intoduce myself! I'm Brenna, 17 and senior in highschool. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 14 my freshman year of highschool. I started homeschooling seeing it was easier for me. Most of my pain is muscle spasms in my back, but I also have restless leg, insomnia, chronic fatigue, ect. I also suffer very severley with depression and anxiety, I've contemplated suicide many times and I used to cut myself. I'm on Lyrica which takes away some of the pain but not enough. I take Percocet to take the edge off, but again it doesn't completely take the pain away. My mom also has fibro, she was diagnosed a year after me and always says I passed up the fibro to her (haha very funny.) We've just started acupuncture to try and get my pain under control. A much as I hate needles, I honestly love it. He says it will take a couple treatments to help my pain, but my insomnia is completely gone. For the first time in my life I can actually sleep a full night!! It will also help the anxiety and depression which I have found to be true, I don't have as many panic attacks and my urges to cut have gone away. I'm getting a cane soon, I've recently started to have trouble walking when I flare. I'm afraid of the looks I'll get, but then again I can just hit them with my cane. Well if any of you have questions for me, feel free to ask, and I'll post a longer entry tomorrow! :)
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