My psychologist feels if we can get my depression and anxiety under control then I could work part time....
I argue that my fibromyalgia symptoms anxiety and depression all feed together; it simply is depressing living with a chronically c illness and that alone is debilitating to be reason I can't work. Advice ??
I agree that the anxiety, depression and FM all feed together. My Fibro is so unpredictable, like the weather patterns changing every day, throughout the day. I am totally unreliable for demands from a job and a good job performance. I am unable to work at this time.
@A MyFibroTeam Member What you described is exactly why I have little interest in diving into the job market: Unreliability... and don't get me wrong, it p****s me off and depresses me no end given how it affects me (no money equals restricted opportunities, diminished expectations and eroded sense of self and hope as much as Fibro does... both together is double the troubles) but I also see it from the employers pov... they have a team to manage, schedule to run to, a bottom line to stay above... and unfortunately in many cases, a public image to keep glossy.
I'd hate to struggle getting a job...
and I would struggle, the first hurdle of job availability aside I have no experience or qualifications outside what I cannot do any more and in my experience disclosure of my ills (a legal requirement) always seems to get me kicked off a prospective employers shortlist no matter how much I'd impressed them before that point.
...only to lose it when any concessions made to my ills become too much for them to comfortably cater to.
Sure, I'd love more money, a place of my own, not being beholden to anyone... even the chance of a relationship... just as much as I'd like my ills to go away or take a break but these are dreams I have to forget, things not meant for me.
I've become quite the asocial misanthrope through my trials.
Still, there's always the lottery eh?
I agree it all feeds together to, with anxiety attacks you never know when there going to hit you, and with the depression you don't know if your depressed because of the pain or because it is another symptom of the FM. It takes so much energy just to get through the day sometimes, let alone work on top of it! I'm still working fulltime, but hope that I will be able to stop in the near future.
I have had issues with anxiety, depression, and FM, all at the same time. My doctor wanted me to go on @Cymbalta as she felt this may help with all three issues and it did in my case. It's a slippery slope as they can all be interlinked with fibromyalgia. Good luck in your search for answers, hope this helps a bit.