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    tnewsome31 posted:
    I am new to all of this and am really hoping to make some friends on here that know exactly what I am going through!! I have tried talking to my family and friends, but no one really seems to understand! My boyfriend is trying so hard to understand, but not real sure he really gets it. I was diagnosed with neuropathy and fibromyalgia back in March of this year, on top of all my other medical issues. I am 31 and have a 2 year old daughter and not so sure how much more I can handle!! I am open to any advice or tips to help, I feel like such a bad mother cause I can't get down and play with my little girl like I should and everyday becomes more of a challenge for me! Not sure what else to say at this point, there is so much running through my mind but, I am sure something else will come to me!
    RBalthrop responded:
    I know EXACTLY what you are going through. I have had Fibro now for years and let me tell you it is NO fun. I have good days and bad days and I always know when it's going to REALLY act up cause the day before I get very quiet and don't want no one around me. I have tried SO many things and nothing seems to help.The doctor put me on Cymbalta and I can tell you that stuff is the devil lol I stay away from Caffine and Chocolate's and it seems to help alot. I have other health issues as well. I know it's easier said then done but I do try and look at the bright side of things as well. I was diagnosed with stomach cancer a year ago after I bhad 1/2 my thyroid removed and I learned that as long as I open my eyes in the morning and am breathing it's going to be a wonderful day :) I understand what your saying about your boyfriend not understanding how you feel sometimes my husband doesn't understand either. But hey I am here should you want to chit chat
    tnewsome31 replied to RBalthrop's response:
    Thank you for your reply! I am totally understanding that it is No fun, lol. My docs put me on Cymbalta as well, but at the end of last month, I had to see my doc again cause I was getting very depressed and aggrivated at any little thing, so he told me that my depression had returned and wanted to change my meds on me again...that gets very frusterating as well!! I have been off of caffine for about 3 months now and do not eat much chocolate either, here the past few weeks I have been fighting terrible headaches again and not sure if its just cause of all the stress and the fact that I don't ever get any good sleep cause of all the tossing and turning I do at night from the pain or a combo of everything. My boyfriend is so wonderful...he knows that I am in constant pain and all and tries to do what he can for me, but there are times that he just does nothing, cause he doesn't know what to do...and I don't blame him, I try to tell him that there really isn't anything that he can do, except be there for me when I need him! He has gotten used to opening things for me and cutting stuff for me, even though I haven't gotten used to asking for the help...I feel like a burden when I need help. Anyways, thank you for listening and replying...I hope to be able to chat again, and I am always willing to listen as well if you need to chat!!! Thanks again!

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