Cymbalta has been discussed as an option for her Fibro
That's good, and she should also have either gabapentin or lyrica. They can make a big difference. I've had fibro since I was a child. Its a really challenging thing to have as a teen. You try to go to school functions and don't have the energy. Its an extra effort to go to college for the same reason. It can be done. Exhaustion plays a big factor, because people don't understand. You look fine, today you feel ok, no one saw you yesterday when you were almost immobilized. People judge you, She has to learn to stand up for herself.
I worked as a school counselor for 18 years and have had fibro for over 25 yrs. I had multiple students with fibro. What they need to know is that they must pace themselves. I advised them to take a college course load of 12 credits as opposed to 15 to 18. Otherwise, they were overwhelmed and tended to dropout. They also must let their instructors know that they have fibro and sometimes may not be able to meet deadlines. If your child is in high school and been diagnosed with fibro, you must ask his/her counselor for a 504 plan which is an accommodation for a child diagnosed with any illness which does not meet the criteria of a special education plan (IEP). The 504 plan follows a student to college (it is the student's responsibility to let professors know about this) and is a legal document which must be followed. The 504 plan is a legal document and by law MUST be followed by both high school and college instructors. Don't know where you live but this is a national law. Best of luck. Let me know if you need further info.
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