I am an idiot...ouch!!!

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   Posted 4/23/2009 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I agreed to clean 2 houses yesterday and I did one today, I have not taken my meds in 5 days, Now I feel like I have been hit by a truck, When I was in my 20s I cleaned 3-4 houses a day. I dont know how I did it. Yes I do I saw $$$.How could I have forgotten my meds I will never learn. I think because of being on vacation last week getting out of routine had a lot to do with it. Plus I have not slept well since before vacation. I was actually thinking that the meds were not working, Well now I think they were. Because every part of my body aches...I tried the hot tub tried laying down tried heating pad tylenol and motrin are not working very well either, taking the edge off thats it. started taking meds again today maybe they will kick in soon..

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   Posted 4/23/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Idiot!  devil    Yep, that was waaaayyyy too much for one day!  When I'm hurting like that, I take 3 ibuprofen (600 mg) with food every six hours.  If that still isn't helping, I add two extra strength Tylenol in between the ibuprofen.  That would be 2,000 mg of Tylenol a day.  You can take 2000 mg of Tylenol and 2,400 mg of ibuprofen safely.  Those are the highest amounts you can safely take in one day.  I reserve that for my REALLY painful days.
Try the gentle stretching exercises, too.  They should help you some until those muscles feel a little better.  Then try walking just around the house.  Lastly, and most importantly, don't clean 3 houses in a day and a half again!  smhair
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   Posted 4/23/2009 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Oh my goodness.  I can't imagine cleaning 3 houses in that short time span.  If you need the money then I can understand "why".  I do hope you can rest up before doing the next one.

Just remember to pace yourself. 


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   Posted 4/23/2009 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah LeeAnn, (((((((((((gentle hugs))))))))))) I know the feeling of "sure I can do that!" It's like I am doing ok so I can tackle that huge job. But, reality always comes around to slap us in the face. Again!!! I am always saying "will I ever learn"? I used to clean houses for a living when i was younger & I could get so many done in one day. Now I can't even clean my own house. I have to either clean 1 room really well or 2 to 3 rooms moderately. How sad!!! But on the up side: I hate housework, & if I can get out of it I will. Ya!!!!
I hope you feel better soon, take those meds, they are working. Love & hugs, Denise

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   Posted 4/23/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   

LeeAnn...bad girl...Bad, bad girl...LOL!  At least you didn't take your dog's heartworm pills instead of your own like I did.  Take about being an idiot.

But I do commend you for tackling such a demanding job that would bring most of us fibromites to our knees.  I can barely get through my own house, let alone cleaning someone else's.  You are officially my hero.  Now.  Rest, take your pills, get back in that hot tub and call me in the morning.



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   Posted 4/23/2009 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Ow LeeAnn!

I can sympathize, it's so easy to remember the things that used to be no problem, and think that you can still do them. Even if you can, the next day you pay for it :(

Hope you get some releif soon. And lots of rest!

And I'm with Donna, I don't think I'd even make it through my own house!

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