I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ,
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11
Waterbury...I crack and pop so much people can hear me coming. When the hubby hugs me he has actually jumped back from the noise. I have always assumed its arthtitis but others on the forum say it's just part of fibro. As far as flares...I have been so fortunate that I have gone several years without having so much pain that I am crawling to a chair, and a couple of Advil has gotten me through the day. When my mom died a few years ago, I was the executrix of her estate and competley emptied her house by myself, cleaned it, did some painting...did the yard while it was on the market ....had a garage sale, hauled a mattress to the road on my back....Hubby was very sick at the time and couldn't help me that much and my brother and sister just sat back and waited for the check for their share. Anyway...after all of that, NO FLARE! So I don't know what triggers them when they seem to come out of nowhere. Sometimes I will do something and say to myself...'Boy, you will suffer for this tomorrow," and nothing! Other times I will have done nothing out of the ordinary and end up pacing the floors. I don't get it either!
Hope you are feeling better...wish I had an answer, but you're not alone!
I wish I had an answer for you. I've tried to figure it out and there's no answer. There are times when I've really over done it and was fearful of what the next day would bring.. and no problem. Then there's been times when I was really careful and bam, I'm in full blown flare. Those days that we feel reasonably normal are so wonderful, but kind of a tease.
I just wanted to let you know that I care and I hope you find some relief.
Hi Waterbaby- The only thing predictable that I haved learned about fibro, is how unpredictable it can be! Jeesh!
Do you live in a cold climate? The winter we are having here is wreaking havoc on my body. We have finally climbed above freezing so I am hoping that will help some.
I too get the snap, crackle, pop - all over my body now. Where pre-fibro it was just in my neck. I know sometime back a member explained it and hopefully whoever it was will see this post.
Hope you start to get some relief soon!