I'm not coping with Fibromyalgia flare-up's…I'd love advice on how to deal with symptoms.?

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 10, and developed Fibromyalgia about 4 years ago (in my late 20’s). I’ve coped ok with joint pain and swelling since my childhood, but over the last 2 years, the Fibromyalgia has got worse and I’m finding it difficult to cope.
My biggest coping mechanism is my happiness; if I’m in pain but happy, I can cope. But if I’m in pain and unhappy, I seem to fall apart.
I’ve got a lovely life, with a perfect fiance (am getting married next year), a home I love, a job I enjoy and family and friends I adore. It’s very frustrating that a medical condition seems to be ruining my life at the moment.
The fibromyalgia wipes all energy from my system and makes me feel so low. I just want to be asleep all the time.
I’m starting to feel more and more depressed and cry far to easily at the most ridiculous things. I’m finding it more and more difficult to cope with the pain now as a result of feeling so low. My regular hospital visits help to a certain extent, but my doctor treats my arthritis, but says there’s no treatment for the fibromyalgia, I just have to learn to live with it. I’m desperate to feel better, please help with some advice if you can, it will be very much appreciated.

Written By Soniamiller

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  • Stephanie March 29, 2009, 12:02 am

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