acceptance? (sorry its a bit of an epic one)

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Im relatively new to the fibro diagnoses, despite having syptoms for around 7 years.  My GP has been swapping and changing all my medications recently to try to find the combination that works for me.

(I know the medication debate is a big one but thats for another time.)

 I am currently taking amitriptyline 2x10mg at night along with pregabalin 300mg twice a day, tramadol modified release tablets 100mg twice a day and have recently swapped sertraline 200mg for Mirtazapine 15mg.  The amitriptyline and mirtazapine (which is taken at night) seem to have helped loads with my sleep problem, although its still not perfect, but the pain i am feeling on a daily basis is horrendous.  In the morning I firstly struggle to get out of bed, once I have managed that dressing myself is another struggle, it usually ends with my hubby having to help me.

What i want to know is at what point do we accept or come to terms with the fact that we cant do things we used to? I am only 36 years old and having to be helped to dress, in the shower and with other things that I took for granted before is degrading to say the least. I know every day wont be like this but I am really having a hard time with this at the moment. I've been off work sick for the first time with it because its so bad at the moment.

This is contributing to depression and anxiety which in turn, as you know makes everything else worse. Any words of wisdom would be hugely appreciated

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    You just have to try hun i find it hard im 32 and have a 2 year old and on amitriptyline 3x10mg at night and gabapentine 300mg, just keep smiling hunbiggrin
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    I know hun i understand biggrin
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    I was 27 when mine started.  I am 44 now.  Alot of years of struggle and 3 kids 16, 14, and 4 to care for.  I just do the best that I can every day, and I take every day as it comes.  I think you eventually come to accept that you may have to live your life a little differently but never stop fighting.  I am always trying to learn what I can about FM and apply what I consider reasonable to my life.  Keep your chin up and keep plugging away.  You are not alone.
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    hoefully you will hun


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