I have told no one about my husband’s affair, except for my children and my doctor. My doctor has been wonderful in watching over me and making sure I understand my options. I have refused antidepressants or any kind of medication besides a higher dose of my blood pressure meds. I have taken care of myself and for a while I felt I was in better shape than I have ever been. But I have been slowly losing the fight. A number of symptoms have been getting worse and worse. So I went in to see my doctor.
She said that, in my case, the shock was severe and I suffered a condition similar to PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder. This kind of emotional trauma can bring on fibromyalgia, which is what she thinks I have now developed. She has referred me to a rheumatologist for further testing.
So all the stress and pain and heartache has now possibly caused me to develop a physical disorder. Just great. I am researching online to see how to fight this thing. I’m not going to spend the rest of my life in pain if I can help it.
If you have pain all over your body, if you are depressed, if you suffer irritable bowel syndrome, headaches and sleeping problems, you may want to check out a description of fibromyalgia. Here’s a link to a good short description:
I’ll let you know if the specialist thinks I really have it or not. And I’ll let you know what I find out about remedies.
I refuse to be beaten by this after already making it through the worst of this nightmare.