big flare this morning

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   Posted 9/22/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
oh my goodness everything was hurting this morning, way more than usual. i came back to bed with the heating pad so i'm feeling a little better now. but it's so weird how it gets better and then worse again and i have no clue why. i give up trying to figure it out, it just is what it is. all i have to do today is take a shower and wash my hair, which sounds daunting, but i can probably manage it.

hope everyone is having a good day whether the fibro is flaring or not.
fibro, migraines, ibs

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   Posted 9/22/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
beanley, hope your flare passes quickly. Pamper yourself with a long, relaxing soak in a
hot bath. Feel better soon!

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   Posted 9/22/2009 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I also woke up in a flare, I can barely move. I tried taking a hot shower but that didnt work too well. I think I may have to take some Ibprofen, but I keep trying to put it off for reasons I dont know why. I dont want to take anything too sedating but if it gets any worse I may have no choice but to take something a bit stronger, like a muscle relaxer...Life just isnt fair to us sometimes. I guess the fibro fairy came and beat us up while we where sleeping.


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   Posted 9/22/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Awe sorry to hear! i woke up... well i didn't get much sleep was in a flare this morning, i hope yours passes fast. I'm of to the shower soon too, looking forward to the smell of tea tree oil. I'm glad i don't have the sedation reaction to muscle relaxers, but they offer little help, it's weird but the pain killers just have never made me groggy!

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   Posted 9/22/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -6)   
It must be the day for it. I am starting to flare too. It always starts in my neck and gradually spreads. It has reached my arms and hands now. i can tell tonight is going to be a long one. I think I'll take a hot bath and just try to relax.

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   Posted 9/22/2009 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone, i'm feeling much better tonight. perked up as the day wore on. took an extra tramadol, used the heating pad, that did the trick
fibro, migraines, ibs

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   Posted 9/23/2009 12:18 PM (GMT -6)   

On very few occasions I have been able to say, well this flare is b/c of this or that. Usually, there is no apparent cause.
possible fibro and trigeminal neuralgia
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   Posted 9/23/2009 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
For many of us the season is changing and that is enough for fibro to flare. I know my allergies have been worse too and who knows that might be a good enough reason for fibro.
I spent a few hours Sun holding and playing with my little Chunky Monkey great grandson so I know where my pain is coming from this week. tongue
Hope it passes for everyone soon.
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   Posted 9/23/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I spent Sunday with the grand kids also and I have been dragging. But the sun is shining today so I hope to go for a walk. Aren't those little ones prescious Marlee?

Have a great day everybody,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 9/23/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your flare this morning...glad to hear you are feeling better. It's always so hard when you wake up to pain. I started taking tramadol again too in hopes that I won't have to take so much percocet.
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