I have you name it, all the bad symptoms of fibromyalgia & I'm not able to hold a full time job. I have had this for 24 years now. I also have severe depression because I have lost my purpose of raising 2 daughters that are adults now. How do fibromyalgia people make it financially by themselves?
I'm very fortunate to have my mom. I'm 21 and I have a great mom who believes me and doesn't push me too hard and understand when I cant do even the simplest tasks
I created my own job that I can do at my own pace and it's something I love. When the boss (me) says take a nap, I do lol
@A MyFibroTeam Member. I worked with fibromyalgia for 25 years. In and out of jobs. Trying to change up so my work was not so physical. But finally 3 1/2 years ago I just could not take it no more. I quit my job. But I am married and we have no kids at home. I got an attorney and 2 1/2 years later I had my day in court. 1 month later I was approved for disability and from that point on I got medical insurance and a little monthly income. If it wasn't for my husband working and us living in a very tight budget we probably would of lost everything. He still works and we are living a bit more comfortable right now. But if it wasn't for him, I would not be able to make it on my own. Wish you lots of luck. Sending Hugs and Prayers your way
I feel for you. My husband is only working 3 hours a week, tutoring. He's been unable to find work in 3 years. I only work 15 hours due to fibro. This illness has taken our standard of living. We are having to claim benefits (UK). Sending love and hugs your way. Xx
I had to step away from a full-time job in ministry, and I was very fortunate to have
1. a senior pastor who allowed me to take 6 months for wellness leave (unpaid)
2 . a husband whose salary did not allow us to experience hardship.
I returned to my job part-time in December, and there are days (most) when I question whether I can continue in ministry or not. Even with a flexible schedule and smaller workload, some days are just brutal with fibro and the other diagnoses. Praying through each day. Not by my strength, but yours Lord.