Post Edited (Birdy57) : 4/2/2009 10:42:31 AM (GMT-6)
Major flares are hard because you feel like they are never going to end and the pain is so constant. I usually lose my appetite and get more tearful (like PMS), when I'm in a major flare. I am acually in one now and went home during my lunch break yesterday to take hot shower and may again today. I do agree that stress can trigger them.
I do hope you feel better soon.
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety 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
Hi cbrown and Welcome-
I have learned over the past year that stress and cold weather do not mix with fibro! Lots of good advice the other members have given, and I hope this first major flare eases up soon for you- when you are hurting this bad it's hard to imagine living like this the rest of your life, I know. One day at a time- you are very young and they are figuring out more and more about fibro-
Hang in there!
Hi cbrown, and welcome. I'm sorry you are having such a hard time. A major flare can be such a difficult thing to deal with both physically and emotionally.
This is a struggle I have too, but try to remember that you don't have to deal with the rest of your life today. You only have to deal with one day at a time. I get all freaked out too when I think about "how am I going to deal with this for the rest of my life," so I try not to go there.
The intensity of my fibro symptoms do vary. Some days are much better than others. While you are going through a really rough time right now, more than likely you will have better days. When do you get one of those better days, grab it by the tail and enjoy it. It helps me cope with the bad days to live the good days as normally as possible without worrying about impending bad days (does that make any sense to anyone but me? lol).
I wish you much peace.
Hugs - Austen