I am new to this support group but am excited to be a part of this informative community. I have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia for several years now but have had symptoms even longer. I was in denial for quite some time because I have watched my mother suffer with it for years. I am a nurse and worked as a clinical manager in a very large practice for twenty years. This past December I had to retire due to the amount of stress that was exacerbating my Fibromyalgia symptoms. I just couldn’t cope any longer and my doctor had been urging me for awhile to leave my ‘toxic’ environment.
The past several weeks my Fibro pain has been excruciating, thus, causing me much frustration! I have already been reading the posts here and feel like finally I’m not alone in my struggle. My doctor has prescribed Savella, which I will be starting this week. I’m praying it helps.
Thanks for allowing me to introduce myself. I look forward to the comrodery.