I am 24 years old and have had type 1 diabetes for 15 years now and been officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia for a year. My diabetes is finally under really good control because of my pump and CGMS and diet, but I don't want to take medications for my fibro anymore and am weaning myself off them. The thing is I still have flares every once in a while and i don't know how to help my future employers
and teachers understand. The one thing I struggle the most with is fibro fog and being able to adequately document like everyone wants me to. I have worked as a CNA for years and have actually lost a job for this reason and because they didn't like that I couldn't handle more than about 5-7 patients and be able to give them the high quality standard of care that I have set for myself. Do you have any tips of how to overcome these challenges and to truly help everyone understand that I really am very good at what I do but unfortunately I do have limits?