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hope4
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   Posted 5/10/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if others with fibro get the feeling, sometimes unexpectedly, other times when they wake up, of feeling absolutely no strength or energy in their bodies, especially their legs. This happened Friday at work; then again I woke up this morning feeling that way. It is awful. Very hard to do anything at all.
Earlier last week I had a major flare, (intense pain in my neck and should) that I had to go to the dr. for. He put me on a short course of meds, I wonder if that is related.
Thanks for any help you can give me!

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   Posted 5/10/2009 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   

Most definitely!  Today, I felt like I had lead weights on my legs.  You just have to keep going. 

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   Posted 5/10/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes on the rare occassions I get some new meds, and they work, I tend to over do it, and then pay for the extra activities when the meds are gone. If you could have, just drink plenty of water and do extra stretching exercises. Hope you get to feeling better :)
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   Posted 5/11/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate that drained out feeling. No energy, nothing. I do try to keep going, but there are times that I can't. But try not to do that for a long time without moving around, or it will be harder to get started the next time. Before you know it you will be like me, I was in bed for two years, listening to life go by. Until I got on some medications that gave me energy and kept me awake.

I hope that you feel more energized soon.

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   Posted 5/11/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
This is totally "normal". Sometimes my legs are so weak I need a cane to help me walk. Last December I was in a wheelchair for a shopping trip.

I hope you feel better soon.
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hope4
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   Posted 5/12/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the replies! It helps to know that this happens to others with fibro too. It is very upsetting when it happens - usually I need to keep going (at work), or when it happens on weekends, I feel bad for my hubby because I just can't do much.

Has anyone found any supplement or med that helps with this?

Sherrine
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   Posted 5/12/2009 5:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Malic acid/magnesium supplements helped me, along with vitamin D supplements.  Information about malic acid is in the Fibro 101 thread.
 
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   Posted 5/12/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Danibm, your post made me smile. Could you imagine just sitting down in the middle of the grocery store and saying, "nope. I am not doing any more."

Yes, hope. me too. I get this feeling like my limbs are made of lead. or sheer exhaustion for no apparent reason (except fibro).
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jjr
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   Posted 5/13/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I too feel completely exhausted at times.  The only way I can describe it to people is that it feels like someone used a vaccum and sucked all the energy out of me.  I sometimes try to keep going, but I notice when I do, I get really irritable.  cry

Littleneck
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   Posted 5/16/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I have noticed that I feel like this almost every Saturday when I wake up. I guess that is logical after a busy workweek, and my body knowing it will be able to rest a bit more on the weekend. Also, during a stressful work day, or if I have to really multi-task (which I used to be great at!), I will get that immediate droop right after lunch and have to go nap.

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   Posted 5/17/2009 3:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep that sounds about right. I'm sick right now and I just barely have any energy to to anything but walk to the bathroom, to the kitchen to get a drink and back to bed. I am however starting to get over this sickness or whatever it is? I'll be glad when it's gone. I'm staying in bed all day on Sunday because I have to go to work on Monday. I don't know How I'm going to answer the phones because I still have NO voice....hehehe
 
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   Posted 5/17/2009 4:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope 4: You mentioned going to doctor with shoulder and neck pain. He put you on a short course of meds. Could this be related? Do you know what the meds were? I had a similar experience a month back (almost), an emergency room doc put me on a medicine which nearly killed me. He said it was a "muscle relaxer". It wasn't. It was an amphetamine, and me with critical hypertension, well, I could easily have stroked out. It hit me like a hammer. I had no idea what was going on. Now, almost a month later I am still so screwed up. about the fatique, well, I awaken everyday in a lot of pain. That and my pups, needing to go out, is what gets me up. Usually fairly early. Yesterday, I overdid it, trying to totally clean and sanitize the house we moved out of, supposedly at the 1st of May. The owners gave me permission to take my time getting out as I was having health problems. So, I am short on funds and had to absolutely make this the last go at it, if you know what I mean. Overdid it. Came home rolled out of the truck, got food started for supper, and laid down. Hurting so bad. So tired it was an imposition and painful to go to washroom. Hurt everywhere. There's a lot of bending to get into tiny corners when cleaning. I have a routine, usually, except when something "out of the ordinary is going on, ie. moving". That routine is get up early, run dogs, fix their breakfast, drink mine (ensure), attend to errands, at 2 PM to 3 Pm, I'm done. I relax, watch TV, read, make phone calls, all low key activities. In university, I always had a spot in the library where I would go between classes or at lunch and power snooze. Same while working. Always tried to give body 1/2 to 1 hour rest, midday. More would wipe me out. I think pain and fatique are the cornerstones of Fibro, oh yeah, I forgot, Fibrofog also.
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
I feel totally drained a lot. I can work through the pain but when the energy is gone it's gone. A couple of weeks after starting the D I felt more energy and motivation but now it's back to the drained feeling way too much of the time. I was doing so much more I figured it would increase the energy, especially since I'm outside with the dogs and walking more, but doesn't seem to be working like that. For me it's the most frustrating part of this.
 
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tyno3
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   Posted 5/17/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Dearest Marlee; I hear you gal. Loud and clear. Do you think it's related to the length of time we've been battling Fibro. Anything chronic, longterm wears the body down. It's a battle to get going in the morning, painful, but then one gets involved in an activity the pain isn't as bad, it's like we loosen up, plus the distraction factor. Then after only 1.5 - 4 hours of even relatively mild activity, it knocks you down, hard. When you're not moving yu (I) sense the pain so much more. But what choice is there? I would even resort to something like a stimulant, but I'm not allowed. I am allowed 3 caffinated beverages per day. No cold medicine. And whatever that so called "muscle relaxer",(emergency room medicine), which was really a heavy duty stimulant, almost took me out. On that topic, it was described as relaxing the skelatal muscles. Is it possible that this is a round a bout way of relaxing the long muscles of the skeleton by causing the core, internal muscles to constrict? I cannot figure out how a medicine referred to as a muscle relaxant, has ephedrine in it, a lot of ephedrine. I get frustrated by round a bout medicine. Like anti-depressants for anxiety. Like anti-seizure meds for depression. Things like that. I like the straight ahead approach. I like my muscle relaxant's to have a muscle relaxer in them, my anti-anxiety meds to have anti-anxiety medicine, and my anti-depressant to increase my serotonin levels. Call me old fashioned, I guess. Sorry you're experiencing such monumental fatique. I woke up today, so sore and tired from overdoing yesterday. I was planning to put together a flea market sale. I could barely move. Then it hit me, a blast of sunlight on a cloudy day, hey, tomorrow, there's always tomorrow. So I decided to do a little flea market on line. I posted all the good stuff on Kijiji. Got a couple bites too. I am conducting my flea market from my computer chair. I have to do something. We're poorer than Church mice. Well rehearshed church mice, I might add. I guess it's a good thing you don't have a combined 160 lbs of dog, as I do. I walked and ran them extensively this morning. Wore them totally out. Me, I fell onto the bed and just now awoke. Hope the scent of spring and the emerging blooms bring you renewal, and hope everlasting, to all.
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