That tricky fibro

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Statgeek
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   Posted 10/20/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
This morning I got up feeling great, even with a mediocre night sleep.  I think it was because I met with my thesis chair about defending today and I was excited about the upcoming meeting.  I walked without my cane, felt bouncy, youthful, energetic, healthy.  I walked without the cane yesterday, too.  I thought to myself, "maybe I am getting better!  hot dog!"
 
Even after the 1.5 hour commute to work and the 1 hour commute to the meeting and walks through the halls, I felt fine.  Then on the way home, I stopped at old Navy and felt a little bad - then I went to the beauty supply store and target.  By the time I got to Target, I was parking in the handicapped parking, using my cane, leaning on the basket, feeling groggy, limping, and overall feeling awful.  I almost had to use the cane just to get from my car in the driveway to the house, but didn't. 
 
oh brother. 

Dagger
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   Posted 10/20/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Isn't fibro wonderful? ---NOT!

OnTheRocks
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   Posted 10/20/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Remember to take baby steps. If you're feeling better, you don't want to overdue anything.

donnaeil
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   Posted 10/21/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup,

that is fibro. It is almost as if we get a false feeling of normalcy, then wham.

try doing only 70% or so of what you think you can. Never go gung ho and think things are back to normal.

donnaeil

myjoy
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   Posted 10/21/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I had a few days 2 weeks ago where I thought I was 'cured'. Then "slam", I was in my recliner for 3 days, in more pain than I had ever been in. Fibro is something else, isn't it? Take care of yourself.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

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Baloo
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   Posted 10/21/2009 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh I so know this one. I think I don't have fibro I am great and by that afternoon I too am parking in the handicap, then I go home and crash.
Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto Thyroid disease, Chronic pain.
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/21/2009 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Fibro is a tease!!! But oh it feels so good when we have those times when we can feel like our old selves again for a short time. Remember there are a lot of people out there that never get a taste of a normal life.
 
That was a lot to do in one day Sue, I haven't had that kind of energy for 10 yrs.
 
luv and hugs
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crazykitty
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   Posted 10/21/2009 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Fibro is a trickster, always tempting us to do more than we should, by allowing us
to feel like we're cured. It has fooled me more than once!  yeah
 
Robin

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   Posted 10/21/2009 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Ewww~! That happened to me last week. I went to Costco with my daughter to pick up some sheets. I left the house feeling fab-u-mundo! (insert the theme song from the movie Rocky here... LOL ). We chatted and drove to Costco ( 10 minutes ) and I felt weird getting out of the car. By the time we were paying for the sheets ( 15 minutes, max ) I was clinging to the shopping cart, shaking on two screaming hips, dripping in sweat and on the verge of collapse... lovely.....NOT!!! Oh fibro phooey!!
Live each moment as if it is a gift...because it is.


Statgeek
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   Posted 10/21/2009 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, yesterday was a really good day.   Ever since I was sick in bed with the flu a few weeks ago, I have been extra thankful for my energy, even with fibro.  Because when I was sick, I could not get out of bed.  I was even too weak to sit up and read.  And even after I got better, it took several days to regain strength.  So, even with the aches and pains of fibro, I still feel tons better than when I was sick. 
 
I think yesterday's energy was a sort of false energy caused by excitement from the fact that I am actually going to get my master's degree, finally!  It has taken me longer to finish my thesis than I thought and I am excited to get it done.  Also was excited to see old friends.  I didn't sleep, had neck and shoulder pain and still felt great!   Yes, it was a really good day. 
 
Today will be more normal.  wink

TreeBo
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   Posted 10/22/2009 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I know the feeling. I have had times when i thought I was "normal" just to be slammed with a huge flare. I think that's why it took me so long to get DXED I was fine for a long time and then down again for a while. Lately Ihave been more down than up though, but I still look forward to those good days.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 10/22/2009 5:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue you brought up something that I find interesting cause it has also happened to me and that is excitement or an adrenaline rush. I have found when I'm excited or happy about doing something I feel better and fibro kinda goes away during that time. So if we could all live the most exciting lives possible would we be cured??? smilewinkgrin
 
I'm glad your over the flu, that would make you happy.
 
luv and hugs
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Statgeek
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   Posted 10/23/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a wonderful idea, Marlee. But we would probably od on adrenaline and have to take an ativan!

mamanan
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   Posted 10/24/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
adrenaline is such a great pick me up. I waitress, and there have been days that I wonder if I should go to work or call in sick. Once the rush picks up, I feel pretty good and can do my job (90% of the time). Once the rush is over, I do sometimes have trouble finishing my shift. It's the same I find after driving for a bit... I call it 'passive alertness'. Working at the computer does the same to me. Anything where I am sitting, but still have some tense muscles and some movement. I am at my best moving, or completely inert laying down.

Congrats on finishing your schooling! You have worked so hard at it, what an accomplishment. I really admire your drive :)
possible fibro and trigeminal neuralgia
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