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M.E to FM

Postby muscles68 » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:59 pm

Hi all i wont beat about the bush im a 41 yr old male who has suffered what i was told was ME for 14 yrs. along with a good diet and working out as best i can i survived, or did i.
years of pain depresion mood swings, yes i servived kk.
Any how i was unemployable so i started my own pc repair business that failed due to not being able to work. like most im a proud father and wanted nothing more than for my kids to see me work.
So for past few years i tried tried and tried again, ive been shunned by doctors family friends etc.
i started to feel i was going mad. Oh did i mention i worked out, i brought a small home gym lifted some weights when i could i even gained a not to bad a physique, Wow i hear you say, but alas for every work out that was suposed to stimulate me the pain and tears with exhaustion didnt out way what i was trying to gain.(to feel like a real man).
Then about 4months ago i was working out usual set of weights when i noticed i couldnt lift it more than a couple of times the pain and disiness were unberable, but hey im the big man i must go on so i did.
Two days later i wake up in hostpital i couldnt move i felt like an elephant was sitting upon me.
i could be touched i felt so bruised.
Once i returned home i went to my gp i can hardly walk anymore and need the use of a waliking stick im in so much pain i thought im going insane, i stand up im dizzy i sit down i hurt , sounds make me angry light kills my eyes.
My doc said you do not have me you have fm, sorry im still confused over what it is but im so glad i found this forum, i have tears of anger and pain flowing as i write this intro, i no longer feel like a man, im hoping the medication may ease my pain i think its called duluxotine.
Any how im being refered to a specialist in chelmsford not to far from me. apart from that theres not a lot i can do eccept lern to live with it.
Sorry its a long intro, and i look forward to support from others
thanks
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Re: M.E to FM

Postby shazq » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:36 pm

Hi :welcome: to the forum.

You will be happy to know we have a lot of males on the forum, but us females tend to out do you.

You have come to the right place for help and support.
Sorry to hear you have had a long journey to get to a DX.

Any questions just ask, we are a friendly bunch on here. :wave:
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Re: M.E to FM

Postby princess » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:06 pm

Hi im sorry you have had such a bad time - i have both ME and Fibro - so i understand your frustration.
I am not a Dr so i wont tell you what to do, but maybe that was your body telling you enough of pushng me.
YOu need to learn to pace yourself so as you can at least function.
Its not easy as you have the ME symptoms and the fibro pain - but if i can help thn just pm me.
There are a few people on this forum that have both ME/Fibro.
Please dont do yourself down, its not your fault you have this, sometimes its an infection that causes it, sometimes stress, they really dont know.
All they know is if you push you get more pain and if you keep going through the pain you get exhaustion.
There was a report years ago that people with ME have muscles with little holes in them, and when you go over the new bodys tollerance you rip - like tights that ladder!!!!! Then the pain is there till it heals.
Well thats what i was told many years ago and i would agree at least with me it makes sense.
I think its hard when you are supporting a family, myself i lost a very valuable and hard earned job.
But my health just would not let me do it and i had to come out of work.
Thankfully i had a hubby still working.
Now 15 years on i feel im just about the same but i manage my illness better, if i cant do it then i just leave it.
But thats easy for me to say after all that time.
It takes a long time and sometimes anxiety or depression to get to this point.
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Re: M.E to FM

Postby gillshutt » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:38 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum, so sorry you have suffered so much pain but we are all here to help if we can. Any questions just ask and someone will be along to help :hugs:

As for coming to terms with it, take your time and don't over do the reading up on things and trying to find how to beat it. It takes a while to get your head round so one step at a time. One good thing, now you've found us lot you aren't alone and you have people you can talk too who understand exactly how you feel.

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Re: M.E to FM

Postby muscles68 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:19 am

Thank you all for the kind words maybee i do have both i was told all these years i have ME and now it FM. i have been refured to a specialist in chelmsford so hopfully ill no one way or the other for sure.
and thank you
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