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Too young for Fibromyalgia

Posted In: Fibromyalgia 80 Replies
  • Posted By: NurseCJT
  • January 3, 2007
  • 09:59 AM

I am now 19 years old but I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 16. I have never met anyone this young that has this disease!! And I remember having all of the symptoms as young a 12 and 13. I'm not sure what caused it and it seems to be getting worse as I get older. I recently got over a flare up where I had bad fibro-fog and anxiety which I learned could all be caused by fibro. I got married a few months ago and I'm pregnant now. Does anyone have any advice? And has anyone ever heard of someone as young as me having this painful disease?
Also, I'm having a lot of problems with working. I've had to quite my job as a nurse a few weeks ago because I was just too tired and I couldn't stand on my feet like that. My boss was making me work 12 hour shifts and I just can't do it. I will have to start working again in July when my baby's born and I don't know what to do?

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