I tried to cut my fingernails today and just pressing down on the clipper was agonizing. Even the pads of my fingers hurt. Last night I tried sleeping in the bed, the couch, the chair and even the floor. The throbbing hip and leg pain would not cut me a break. I ended up watching info-mmercials for vaccum cleaners and weight lifting equipment. Oh yeah, and the old colonic cleansers. It bites, and the moments of painless bliss are almost surreal.
Post Edited (vestabula) : 7/18/2009 11:01:30 AM (GMT-6)
I freak out sometimes too. Everyone has on the forum I'm sure. Get used to the pain. I have it all day. I try to think of something else. I work harder at work or take a walk. Stretching my arms and legs helps. I can do that at work without looking weird.
Take preventative measures so it doesn't get too bad. To prevent it worsening I keep time of my muscle relaxers and anti-inflamatories. I keep a schedule for the meds.
I think this is a learning experience. Maybe I'm supposed to be this way, because I can really relate to my Mom who has Lupus now.
Body aches in pain. I know what you mean. I feel like I want to just get knocked out or put to sleep for a couple hrs. to ignore the pain.
I feel tired all day long. Sometimes during the day the light bother's me and I'm fatigued. I feel like I ran a marathon sometimes. Light sensitive. Migranes too like if I got hit in my brain. May sound weird. I'm new here. Have not been in a forum in ages.
I can fall asleep just sitting too long. Sitting too long then my legs lock up. My legs start hurting so bad like arthritis. I have to take a walk or stretch.
Hate the numbness and tingling on my limbs. It's rather annoying. Esp. at night. Restless legs.
Getting swollen and not being able to wear my rings. Sometimes hurting so bad that I can't wear high heels.
Sometimes I have to use my cane. Had a bad flare up recently. Unexplainable pain. I must have appeared loony toon, b/c I was crying from the pain. Had to go to ER 3x's. I was put in a wheelchair. Couldn't walk, move my arms much, be touched. Tenderness. I collapsed at the house.
Just glad it's undercontrol now. I think of other stuff when I get the pain. Like eatting or thinking someone has it worse than me. Somedays just no appettie. Mostly I want to eat junk or sweets. I not supposed to.