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06/19/2013 08:22 PM

Feel Like I am falling apart

Posts: 45

I have not posted on here in a very long time but I need to vent! As the subject line says, I feel like I am falling apart, or at least my body is. I had a baby 10 months ago and I have to say pregnancy worked wonders for my fibro. It did not go away but I went from not being able to function to having mild symptoms that were easier to deal with. I still have felt better up until a couple months ago and my fibro seems to be going back to be more severe. On top of this I have been dealing with horrible abdominal pains. My blood work showed elevated Lipase and alkaline ph. Basically I could have gallstones or have another issue with liver or pancreas. I have to wait until July 10th to see a specialist as my GP did not see anything on my ultrasound but my blood is still showing the same. The pain seems to get worse everyday no matter how I eat or don't eat. With this for the first time I feel like I am experiencing anxiety. My eye has been twitching for weeks and I am flaring. I don't feel like I have any support right now either as my husband is busy with work and he is dealing with some family drama. Its getting harder and harder to function but thankfully my desire to be the best Mom I can be keeps me going.

06/19/2013 11:13 PM
sammykatePosts: 491

So sorry you are having such a hard time. It is hard to find time to take care of ourselves when we are responsible for taking care of little ones. My kids are older now (15, 13 and 9), but I well remember those days. My husband works long hours, sometimes 2 or 3 jobs at a time, so I am often on my own with the kids. This may have nothing to do with it at all, but I know that spasms and twitches like that can sometimes result from dehydration, which I remember being a major challenge for me when the kids were little tykes. I remember being so busy taking care of them that I would forget to pause long enough to eat, drink, rest...and, of course, in the longrun, I'd end up worse for the wear and have an even harder time taking care of them. I hope you find some answers and get some relief. Being a mama is challenging enough, without any added stress. Hang in there, and know we're here when you need to talk.

06/20/2013 12:15 AM
BlancaAgPosts: 1712
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Post edited by: BlancaAg, at: 12/23/2013 01:07 AM

06/20/2013 01:37 AM
Posts: 127

OH I remember having the worst flares of my life after my pregnancies, some how your body makes up for lost time when you are feeling better while pregnant. They were long and hard and lasted for a few months, but will get better I promise. after my son was born I had to use a walker because my legs hurt so bad and were so weak at the same time. Hang in there nap when the baby naps, and try to get as much rest as possible, Come on here and get your daily dose of support, it truly helps me navigate my day.

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