Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Fibro and Grief
    avatar
    dizziblondeme posted:
    I know that CBT is highly recommended for fibromites and intend to try it again, but I can't help wondering if some kind of grief counseling would also help. I've seen over and over (even on this community's boards) how developing this disorder essentially steals our lives as we once knew them, as any chronic condition does, and this catapults us into the grief process. I know I've noticed myself experiencing denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and even periods of calm acceptance. I don't believe these are such clear-cut "stages" as some of the conventional wisdom would suggest, either; they seem to ebb and flow along with my fibro symptoms. I would love to see what the resident experts have to say about this aspect of "The Fibro Experience"!
    Allodynia-respectful hugs, The Dizzy Blonde
    Reply
     
    avatar
    booch007 responded:
    Cute name....dizzy, what ever works is the key here. I totally agree it probably would be awesome to have a councelor helpyou through it all. BUT I used this board and it takes time to get through. I personaaly am a person who hangs out in the tears department for a while before moving on......

    I am a fighter and do all I canwithin this box I am in, I reinvent at a moments notice and if it gets me in trouble I learn from it.
    I never stop trying though.

    I think for those having major issues counceling is the great.

    Sometimes all you need is an ear to HEAR you and it is better. Someone who can make a plan and focus you in another direction.

    Good post, thanks....Nancy B


    Helpful Tips

    Vitamin D level checked ***
    I encourage everyone who is having pain problems to ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D level......a simple blood test...and so very ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    233 of 263 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.