My name is nikita Stephens im 20 years old I’m diagnosed with fibromyalia, depression, anxiety and well it’s a lot to deal with.
I first started noticing something wasn’t right at age 12. I wasn’t able to do p.e in school, was struggling to wake up and do a whole day school, would come home and feel like rubbish.
As I got into high school it had become such a daily drain I was at braking point. At this stage I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Not surprised, have to deal with the feeling you can’t explain to people. No one understood, other than my mum who was suffering from fibromylagia and ME, undiagnosed.
It did not take long till my school work started sliding. I couldn’t get to class/school. And when I did, I couldn’t consentrate on simple tasks ie copy from the board, which was the easyes of tasks. Teachers thought I was lazy and misbehaving. Truth being, while I sat in that class, the only thing on my mind wasn’t work. It was why am I hurting so bad? Why am I so tired? Why can’t the doctors find what’s wrong with me? Why can’t I remember simple things like a password or all of a sudden drop my fag ??
By year 8 it had got so bad I dropped out of school, being deamed a menic a naughty child! When the truth was if I managed to get a good sleep, it would be broken till 5 ish am. Go into a deep sleep and a lot of the time then take me out for 14 hours plus wake up feeling like I’ve been up all night dealing with unexplained pain in able to get out of bed.
I’m not lazy, I am ill. Yet no one beleived me.
After struggling till the age of 16, getting worse and worse, till the point my life was lay in bed with the TV on as quiet as poss because sensory over load lift would hurt so badly just lay there hoping I’m able to get to he toilet or make a quick drink of water even making a hot drink took to long for me to stand.
So I got and get a hospital appointment after changing my doctors and begging her to look into it other than bloody blood test. As soon as I walk in and tell him what it’s like bam he knew I had been really suffering. Well 4 years on and a trial of different pain meds I’m currently up and able to move most days. Even help care for my mum who suffers more than I. I am fibro warrior and we are all amazing <3 love to all