I am so depressed...I think I'm having another bad bout with the Fibromyalgia...

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Cheryl C
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   Posted 1/28/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
cry  Hi all...
Just need to vent...I have been diagnosed with Fibro for about 7 years now. Sometimes I can go for long periods and feel very little pain...or at least be able to go about my daily business as usual. about 3 weeks ago I got sick and had some kind of virus...and now like when it first presented itself, my fibro is screaming! I can't concentrate...I hurt almost all over...I'm soooo tired, and to top things off...I took 31/2 days off work due to being sick....I just want to go home. This is not the first time this has happened to me. Seems like after I have been sick...my symptoms come back kicking and screaming for months and then eventually abate....Does this happen to anyone else??? What should or can I do about work...I don't want to loose my job, but it is getting harder and harder to function???

dolphinfire
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   Posted 1/28/2009 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
HUGGS!!!! I hate bad days, I am sure we all do. I hope you start to feel better soon.
Fibro, interstitial cystitis, migraines, rotated femur, bunion on rt ft, hiatal hernia, for just a few.

reglan, prilosec otc, nadol, citrilipram,amitriptyline, and peroxicam, and vicodin.


Cheryl C
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you....me too! I just feel like going home and jumping into bed, snuggling with my blanket, pillow, and dog...and let the rain and snow come down....forget the outside world!

Taking one of my sleeping pills might help too!


patsie
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cheryl,

I m sorry this virus threw you in to a major flare. What I am understanding is this is just one of those painful things about fibro. I stay in a pretty stable state of pain, never great but no major flares :):):)!!

Try to pamper yourself as much as possible, right???? You have to try. Are you getting this major storm up there. My son just called from Boston and said it is really a white out right now. Go home and cuddle in with some hot chocolate!!!!

Thinking about you, Patsie

Sherrine
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Cheryl, and welcome!  I'm so sorry you are having this problem.  Yes, fibro can flare at the least little thing...a virus, not pacing yourself and overdoing, etc.  But, you will learn what you can and cannot do with fibro because your body will tell you.
 
Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  You will find good info about fibromyalgia there that can possibly help you.
 
Try to pace yourself.  You can't do all the things you used to do before fibro in the same time frame.  Since you have a job, that should be one of  your top priorities...just below your family.  You can find ways to work around fibro, too.  If you are having a certain problem, ask on this forum and someone might just have a way to make things easier for you!
 
Be sure to get plenty of rest.  Sleep does help with the pain and fatigue that you suffer with fibromyalgia.  I keep on a sleep schedule and my body responds to that now.  I rarely lie in bed trying to fall asleep.  I do get up many times in the night but I will fall right back to sleep and I don't use sleep aids either.  I just avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening and stay on a sleep schedule.
 
Be sure to read back posts and ask questions.  We are here to help you.  This is all I can come up with right now that I think could help you with your work.  But, if you have more questions, please post and we will try to give you a hand.
 
I'm so glad that you found us and joined in.  We have good people on this forum with great ideas to help you and the bonus is that we really do care about each other.  I hope to hear more from you soon.
 
Sherrine
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


Cheryl C
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your reply...I am at work now and doing everything in my power to stay and not let others see me cry...I hope to go home at 5 and crawl into bed...and I will keep coming!

Sherrine
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
You will be fine.  We are far stronger than we realize.  The human spirit is a wonderful thing and we can do what we need to when we put our mind to it.  Look at the people who have lifted automobiles off people!  So, I think you can learn how to control your pain.
 
When you get home, think of things you want to ask and we will be here for you.  We do have good ideas to help you live a full and enjoyable life with fibromyalgia.  I've had fibro for nearly 22 years and have had a great life so far.  You can too and we will help you.  Just keep a positive attitude and a good sense of humor and you will make it!
 
Talk to you soon.
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


Binki
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Cheryl,
I am sorry to hear your having an awful time with our monster, fm. I now what your saying about being at work and just hurt somethin' awful and having already used up some sick time and worried about your job and such. I think that it's part of our problem with the depression/physical aches we get, to much guilt, not knowing if cutting hours or taking more time off will help. I think taking time off or cutting hours back is great for ones like us if you can afford it. As for me I can't. I spent many of days "toughing" it through here (I'm at work now, trying to type this quickly b/4 some starts checkin' out what I'm doing) and just about collapse when I get home. My hat is off to you hun. Make your space around you at work as comfortable as possible e.g......comfortable clothing, heating pad, good pain meds that you can take while at work and take a couple extra breaks at work than usual if possible. I work this way. Just thought I'd share. :-)

Take your sleeping pills for the next few nights to get the rest you need. And get all the warmth and love from your dog and zone out. I love it when my cat curls up with me. Pets are such great stress relievers.

Hope you feel some relief soon,

((Hugs)),

Lori
 


Cheryl C
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you thank you thank you....nice to hear you understand....I hope your are doing well....and I hope both of our days fly by! It gets to the point where if I could, I would just take a part time job...but alas....no such luck! Stay well....and did I tell you....Thank you?!

Binki
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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Your Welcome! So what tricks do you have at work. Do you work in your own office? I don't, in one work area sitting with 3 other people with no partitions. I have thought of looking for part time work too, but I can't afford it. How about you?
:-)

Today isn't to bad for me, best day I think I've had all month. I could barely walk a week ago and today I don't limp, still have the pain but not nearly as bad as it can be. My neck and shoulders have calmed down tremendously. :-)

Lori
 


Cheryl C
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   Posted 1/28/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm actually at the reception area...so anyone who comes and goes see's me...I do have a heater by my desk...but aside from that, nothing much. Like I said everything was going so well for so long...till I caught the virus this past month...seems like I am going down hill from there. Please let today go by quickly!  :) I can get up and walk whenever I want as I have a portable phone....I also do all the admin work for the CEO and HR, and sales....but sometimes just sitting or doing repetition on the computer is the worst.

Binki
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   Posted 1/28/2009 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, the longer I sit the harder it is on me that's one reason I use a heating pad for my back and hips. I am involved with phone sales, admin. work. Do you have any pain meds, maybe some ibuprofen would help take some of the edge off. If you can lay down for a 20 min. on a break, if possible would be great. Can you? Remember we need all the rest we can get. I know it won't stop completely, but you keep hanging in there.....Just know that I am doin' the same, as lots of others on this forum. I've got 5 to 6 hours left to go....AAAAAAaaa!

((Hugs)),
Lori
 


Cheryl C
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   Posted 1/28/2009 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I just took more motrin...but there is no place to lay down for my lunch....It's now 2:30 here...so I have 2 1/2 hours to go.....I'm suppose to go somewhere after work...but I don't forsee that happening tonight.....Unless the meds kick in! LOL  Can you lay down where you work? Wow....cool beans! Just talking with you today has helped me more than you will know!  :)

pattipanda
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   Posted 1/28/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   

There ya go Cheryl... keep up the good work on feeling better :-)   You mentioned that you had something going on after work today.. maybe you should just blow that off and go home and get snuggley with your dog.  If its somehting you could do another day .. why not?  Sounds like a good evening for a bath, if you have one.  Another great thing is a heating pad or rice sack for work.  I can't tell you how many times I used one at work.  I also had a small (airline size) pillow that I would prop up behind me to make my lower back feel better.

The folks here are all very helpful and I'm glad you found us!! 

Stay warm!!


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown


Cheryl C
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   Posted 1/28/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I actually have a jacuzzi...it does feel wonderful but takes forever to fill and I feel guilty for all the water I need to use...my husband always says I can share it with him...but when you feel this way the last thing you need is "the eye" if you know what I mean...Funny you have lyme disease listed. My mother lived on an island located off of RI that is infested with deer and lyme ticks. Two of my children have lyme disease and I know I have been bitten many a time...but my doctor said I never contracted it. My Fibro was diagnosed not long after the summer of the bites...do you think there is any common thread?
Thanks for all the help....
Cheryl

pattipanda
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   Posted 1/28/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Cheryl.. I know it is!!!! I got my last dx of Lyme in Feb 1998. So you can get it anytime of the year. And I know there's a link with Lyme and Fibro. You should get tested again, if you think there's the slightest possibility. Often there is a false negative or positive.. Lyme can be nasty stuff. You don't want to mess around with it.
Nice to meet you ... hope your day is getting better .. oh yeah.. YOU HAVE A JACUZZI AND HAVEN'T INVITED ME OVER???? LOL.. hop into that jacuzzi ALONE tonight... you need some serious rest.. tell hubby maybe next time!!! ** evil grin **
Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown

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