Rache, If it is a virus, I hope it doesn't last too long. They are really getting stronger & it sounds like a lot of people are sick for long periods of time. I know people who just keep getting it over & over.
I do think I would start documenting these episodes & see if they have a pattern. Write down everything that goes on during them & how long they last. I would talk to your Doctor about it and having it written down will help if a dx is needed. Fibro has a tendency to not stand alone & most of us have other issues we are dealing with, so just a heads up. The more info you can give your Doctor the better. I have learned not to rely on my memory because I usually forget half of what I was going to say, so I now go to my GP with a list & my calendar.
I hope you feel better soon, soft hugs, Denise
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Hi Rache- Yuk, every 4 weeks? Yes, mention this to your Dr. that your noticing a pattern. Maybe he/she can help with extra pain meds during that time? And you are resting it sounds like when it happens and that seems to help. My fibro is different everyday.
Hope your feeling better today-
I agree with Tyno and Denise.. start documenting your symptoms, take extra care of yourself and pump up the vitamins.
I have a question, though.. Do you have any other symptoms like a cold or stomach problems? You only mentioned the achy feeling. If that's all your getting w/ no head cold or stomach distress it could just be a flare repeating over and over again.
I know alot of folks that have gotten the "bug" this year seem to keep having relapses. So you might want to bring this to the attention to your GP.
Sure do hope you're feeling better soon. There's nothing worse than having something that just won't go away.
Oh no no, not five days a week. I currently work 40 hours a week, 8 hour days, five days a week. I have to be here at 6 am and leave at 2:30 pm. Needless to say I take a nap a lot when I get home and am completely exhausted at the end of a five day work week. This is why I was thinking of changing my schedule to work 10 hour days, four days a week, with an extra day off during the week to sleep in. I'm a helpdesk technician (tech support) so I just sit in front of a computer all day -- no physical activity. I really wish I could go back to working part time, but with the economy like it is, my fiance was laid off in December and hasn't been able to find work yet. So I have to work full time to keep us afloat.
That means I take four tramadol a day, two flexeril at night with two trazodone. My rheumy says I can take as many as eight tramadol a day, but more than four makes me really nauseated. Which I am sure it should, given that it isn't a good drug to be taking so much, but right now I just don't have any alternatives. I try yoga and pilates to keep my muscles stretched out, and I go to a gym called curves as much as possible. I was at least making it twice a week but I haven't made it at all in the last three weeks.
I know I will get to a point where I can't work full time, but I'm only 27 and want to work as long as I can. I'm also still trying to finish my bachelor's degree, and this darn fibro keeps delaying that. I know my body wants to slow down... trust me I know. That's why I am hoping this new schedule will get my body the rest it needs...
Thanks for your concern, though.