I also have fibromyalgia & arthritis. I'm only 43 but sometimes.feel as though I'm 83. I have good & bad days. Recently, my bad days are outnumbering my good days. I don't want to be stuck at home all the time. Our 3 kids are all grown, moved out & in college. Before the kids left, I had something to take my mind off the pain. Any ideas for turning this around?
You have to have hobbies or things you like to do. I am without children except my furry little babies now. We have fun together, they even try to hold conversations with me. I knit, read, do jigsaw puzzles, come here. Take a course online. There are interesting things to learn. I just did one on sleep disorders. There is plenty to do to occupy your mind if you just think a little. I love to walk with the dogs but right now that's not possible, my back won't let me.
Hi, Kimmie. You have found a great support group here. Many people here, myself included, have some form of chronic pain. First are you being treated for your conditions and pain? That is number one. Of course we have to learn to live with some pain.
Like kaismama said , hobbies do help us focus on something else's other than the pain. And staying involved in this support group, making friends here that can offer advice. And trying to offer advice and helping others takes our minds off our own problems too.
Hi Kimmi - I know what you mean. Now that my daughter is gone my health issues take completely over. For me, I had to figure out where my passion was. I found singing music in the choir caused the pain to be a little less while singing. And sometimes when I can't sleep I'll put in comments here on drugs.com. Anything that gets my focus OFF of myself is good! Take care - EJ23
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