This is the way fibro works.

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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/14/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I got up this morning feeling normal fibro aching, nothing unusual. Had errands to run so wanted to get those out of the way first, ended up going more places and taking longer than I thought I would. Got home about noon, was having pain mostly in my hands so took a little vicodin and jumped right in getting laundry started, got all the toys out of the closet, tagged and put in Santa's bag and Santa's clothes ready. When out of no where every muscle in my body tightened up and started hurting like heck. How can you go from 1 to 10 in less than a minute??? So I quit for the day, took part of a xanax to relax me and have heat on me. I will take a nice hot shower in a little while.
 
So what caused it, our weather isn't sure what it wants to do right now, I was hurrying as fast as I could to get everything done so I could get home and get other things done today. Who knows??? That is fibro for you and after a hot shower and some rest it may go away or it might hang around for days, we never know.
 
For those of you that are new to fibro this is an example of how fast a fibro flare can start. I'm not going to stress over it cause that will make it worse, I will do what I can to help the pain and go with it til it is over.
 
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Marlee
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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/14/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Marlee, I'm sorry.  That has happened so many times with me.  You just don't know what triggers it but I hope you are much better tonight or tomorrow.

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   Posted 12/14/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Marlee,
 
I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that the weather doens't know what it wants to do.  I ache before the storm.  I think it is the barometric pressure that effects us. 
 
I hope that you feel better soon and that you don't go into a flare.  And if you do, I hope that it doesn't last too long.  Darn fibro anyway. . .
 
How are your puppies?  I lost my Dharma a couple of weeks ago and am getting a puppy in March.  Another german shepherd.  I am pretty excited about it.  Plan to take a couple of months off of work to train it.  We want a him, but might have to get a her.  Not sure yet.  I am trading two of my dog kennels for the puppy.  Can't wait...
 
Have a good pain free and energetic day.
 
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crazykitty
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   Posted 12/14/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Marlee, Fibro does have a mind of it's own and doesn't care who it picks on.
Hope you feel better soon.

Hugs, Robin
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Jadensmommy
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   Posted 12/14/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so new to this Fibro Dx, just diagnosed last month but I hear you when you say you can go from a 1 to a 10 in less than a minute! I have that happen alot and thought there was something so wrong with me that I was going to pass out. Personally, I am at a 9 right now and I've blamed it on doing too much over the weekend with Christmas coming and all. It came on in a matter of seconds and hasn't left me yet. It's been 48 hours now. Not something I wanted to deal with right now with having to take care of a 2 year old boy all day by myself. I want to be pain free for Christmas. Is that something you can ask Santa for? I hope so. It's on my wish list!
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Pain issues: Pain in neck and upper/lower back, chest/ribcage pain, Degenerative joint disease in both knees, migraine headaches, very painful menstrual cramping, pelvic pain.

Meds: Neurontin 300mg.

No more pain meds for me until the PM doctor accepts me. Who knows how long that will be!


Tammy <3


Marlee2
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   Posted 12/14/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Tammy, your one of the ones I had in mind when I started this thread, there are so many new members and so much pain. I'm an old hand at this and don't panic when the pain starts like it did today. I'm still hurting but hope to get a good night sleep which always helps me. It takes time to learn to deal with the pain without stressing and making it worse.
 
It never hurts to ask Santa for a pain free holiday. smilewinkgrin
 
Thanks Sherrine, Karen and Robin, I'll be fine. Sure handle it better than I did two years ago huh Sherrine??? I wasn't new to fibro when I joined the forum but sure had a lot to learn about it. When I read post from the newbies I wish I could fast forward them so they will learn quicker. Did that make sense??? turn
 
Karen, I'm sorry about Dharma!!! I will get around to writing to you after this weekend, well after Ken's heart cath Mon.
 
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getting by
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   Posted 12/15/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Marlee,

It was the hardest decision that we ever had to make, she was shutting down. Due to age maybe? We think she had a tumor or something, but soon I will be like you with a new baby to take care of. Going to take some time off of work to train the new baby. So excited about that. Though I will miss work. But we can make it until I go back.

Take care, will be awaiting your email.

Hope Ken's tests and all come out good.

Hugs, Karen
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freckle
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   Posted 12/15/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope you feel better soon, for me that is the most frustrating aspect of fibro, the fact that one can go from minimal to maximum pain in seconds, it makes it so difficult to plan anything confused
 
Take care !

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   Posted 12/15/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, so sorry you've been feeling so bad, I do hope you are doing better today! I'm not surprised about the flare, tho. Btw the weather and worrying about Ken that is just prime for a flare. All I can offer is take care of yourself, hot shower, rest, drink fluids, stay warm, and cuddle w/ your DH.
 
You know you are in my thoughts and prayers, I want you both to come thru this healthy and happy. AND that's an order. yeah
 
God bless.  Alice.

neeters
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   Posted 12/15/2009 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow, it is unbelievable really when I read posts like this on here or in other forums I belong to. None of my family and friends understand what I mean when I explain my pain to them, how it feels or how strangely it goes away just as it starts. It is an extremely frustrating condition....that is for sure! I just try to take it easy, limit my activities as much as possible and as soon as I feel a flare up coming on.....I just veg out. LOL Of course, 90% of the time....it still comes on anyway. I keep meaning to start a fibro journal and haven't yet. I just want to monitor my daily pain, etc. Anyone do this?

Hope you are feeling better by now Marlee! I sympathize with you!
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Juvenile FMS
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   Posted 12/15/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel your pain. We are in the process of selling our house, and for the past two weeks I have been up and down cleaning and leaving for showings and then coming back home and doing it all again the next day. I am feeling the pain now from all of that activity. It's amazing how fast the fibro can catch up to you when doing simple things around the house.

Just take it easy for a few days, stretch out throughout the day, and hopefully it will clear up in a few days.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/16/2009 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone!!! Yesterday was a rough day but I kept going. I'm going to hurt whether I'm sitting doing nothing or being productive. At least when I'm being productive I'm not thinking about the pain so much. That is one thing I have learned about fibro, it does no good to just sit and think about the pain, distraction is good for us and so is moving. I know that may be hard to grasp at first but it is true. I did change my plan to tackle the grocery store by myself and took DH with me and I'm so glad I did, don't know what I would do without that man.
 
I think I feel better this morning, besides this never ending headache, and will do some cleaning today. Point being, life goes on even when you have fibro and I choose to be a part of it.
 
Hi Juvenile and welcome. I can't imagine selling a house right now, that is such a stressful process and doing it at Christmas time, no wonder your hurting.
 
Hope everyone has a pain free day.
 
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Finding_the_Light
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   Posted 12/16/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
i only read the first post cause my neck hurts and im on my phone but Im sorry you had to go through all the pain. :( I truly do appreciate you posting it though because it gives me more understanding since as much as i have read up on fibro in the past cause i thought it was a possibility. But when i got the dx it was as though i knew nothing. I absolutely love this site!!
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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/16/2009 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Part of this is figuring out yourself and what is going on that may be adding to a flare. I always stress before a big family event til the first family arrives, some things about yourself you can't change. I started cleaning this morning even though I didn't feel all that great and wasn't sure if I was going to get much done but the more I got done the better I seemed to feel. Got everything cleaned except our shower and kitchen sink which DH will have to scrub due to the arthritis in my hands. Tomorrow morning will do the hard surface floors and cleaning will be done, yeah big relief. I even made a some homemade fudge after I was finished so crossed that off the list. I am beat and done for the day except a nice hot shower.
 
I could have set here the past two days waiting for the pain to go away but it wouldn't have cause I would have been stressed worse with getting nothing done for the weekend.
 
I haven't brought this up on here for awhile but I do self analysis, go over every part of my life and if I hit on what is causing stress sometimes I can change it, some things in life you can't change but you can help yourself by the way you think about it.
 
I think I over did it Mon and even though I kept telling myself I wasn't stressing about the pain in the back of my mind I was and now that I'm almost ready for my family my muscles aren't near as tight and not hurting as much.
 
I hope my experience this week has helped someone understand that we can do things to help a flare.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
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