About Lisa – Contact or Ask Lisa a Question
Hi. My name is Lisa Klein Weber. I was born in 1972. I grew up mostly in Northern Illinois, but at the time of this writing I am living in Hilo, Hawaii. I’ve been here for 15 years but am planning a move to Northern Idaho soon.
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Briefly, My Fibro History
The first symptoms I remember of fibromyalgia were when I was about 12. I had muscular pain mostly in my neck and shoulders which was treated by a naturopath and mostly gone until I was about 20.
At 20 I had very persistent sciatica for 2 years which finally subsided when my activities changed. At about 28 to 29 I started having frequent headaches and muscle aches and strange joint pain.
Fibro fog was never a big problem for me but I was tired and fatigued often. I was more tired than anyone I knew almost all the time and had been since childhood.
At age 30, immediately after my only pregnancy (to date) everything came crashing down. I couldn’t sit in one position or even drive without constant pain. I couldn’t work (computer work) for more than 10 minutes without getting a blinding headache. Carrying my son on my hip was agony.
I lost interest in all friends and activities – I would watch people sit in one spot and talk to each other in ease and just wonder what was wrong with me!? Why could I not even sit in one spot without feeling pain all over my body!
I explored alternative keybords and ergonomic chairs and drafting desks and massage chairs and none of it helped at ALL!
After my son was born I figured out something was very wrong with me. I started seeking diagnosis and treatment. I immediately discovered something I had never noticed, although it probably would have been evident for many years, had I cared to look or known what to look for: every spot and muscle in my body was sore to anything but light touch. I couldn’t even put my hair up anymore because the pull of the hair on my scalp hurt horribly.
In 2003, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome. My doctor wanted to ‘manage my pain’ and that was about it.
I started looking for more help. At first, I wasn’t looking for a cure. I believed my doctor when he said it couldn’t be cured. But I at least needed to find something that would let me make it through a day without blinding pain and popping pills all day. I was only 30! I had a brand new baby! I needed something.
So I searched, and I actually found things that helped me. And about 2 years in I started believing I could reverse the fibromyalgia completely. And by 5 years in, I had released it, at least enought that I was symptom free 95% of every day.
I don’t believe that it will take anyone else 5 years to reverse their fibromyalgia – see, what I didn’t discover until year 4 or so was that even while I was taking steps to reverse my fibromyalgia, I was continuing to live in emotional states the rest of my day that created fibromyalgia. As SOON as I discovered this and took action to relieve it, my healing took a quantum leap.
And now .. I feel great!
So, now, my life is completely different! I can work all day on the computer with no pain. If I do overdo it I know exactly what to do to calm my nervous system and feel better immediately. I have more energy and joy in life and living than I ever remember having - even as a teenager.
I have this understanding of my body and what it wants and how to listen to it that I never had before and that no one in my family must have ever had either. Things are good. This is what I want to share with you.