travel and fatigue

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

myjoy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 686
   Posted 1/11/2010 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
In early December we traveled to MN (14hrs one way), for my father in law's funeral. A couple of weeks later, we traveled back there for Christmas. Now this past weekend we went to WI to celebrate Christmas with our kids, that's about a 5 hour drive one way. Anyway, I am so exhausted that I don't feel right. I'm weak, and feel like my strength will never come back.
 
There are many things I should be doing around our house today, but I can't move. Did I travel too much in one month's time? Is fatigue such a huge part of fibro for anyone alse? What do I do to get better? I feel like a zombie (and walk like one too). smurf
 
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, prilosec, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.


Myself 09
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 5876
   Posted 1/11/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, excess travel wears me OUT. It does sound as if you pushed yourself a little much... but sometimes, we have to in order to live life.

Rest and then rest some more. Eventually, your body will heal.

Do not beat yourself around the head and shoulders. The housework will get done/ And, frankly, you and your health are far more important than a clean and tidy house!
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis, arthritis, TMJ. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed.

There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot.


crazykitty
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 1/11/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Myjoy I think you are over exhausted. You need plenty of good rest, good nutrition, and yes
some exercise. Everything in moderation. I think when we travel it throws off our normal
routines. We aren't eating the same, drinking enough water and sometimes our med schedule
is thrown out of whack. All of this takes a toll on our bodies. Traveling always wipes me out.

Ease yourself back into your normal routine and get the rest you need. Hoping you feel
much better soon.

Hugs, Robin
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 


myjoy
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 686
   Posted 1/11/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone - I think my hubby will understand.
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, prilosec, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.


Marlee2
Veteran Member


Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 1/11/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
When we travel I can only make it 4 or 5 hrs a day before we have to stop. I use to love road trips, not anymore. I'm sure you are wore out and need time to recoop. And yes, fatigue is a big problem for me.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
Fibro,Sjogrens, Anxiety, Gastroparesis, IBS, Gastritis, Allergies, High Blood Pressure, Low Blood Sodium, Osteoarthritis and Celiac
 
Amitriptyline, Celexa, Xanax, Synthroid, Zyrtec, Micardis, Spironalactone, Tylenol, Reglan, Lidoderm Patches, Carafate and Prilosec
 
Vit D/calcium


puppylover
Veteran Member


Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 821
   Posted 1/11/2010 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Travel is my worst nightmare.  It's not only the fatigue but the pain and stiffness in my hips, butt, legs, shoulders and just about everything else.  We are planning a trip back to the St. Louis area sometime this spring to visit family.  We use to make it in 2 very long days.  Now we do it in 3 and I would really like to make it in 4 days.  It wipes me out.  The fatigue lasts a long time after the trip.  I rest a lot and try to get back into my exercise and stretching routine.  This does help.
 
Take it easy for now, try light exercise and stretching.  Housework can wait is my motto.devil
Puppylover
 
Fibromyalgia, arthritis in spine and hips, IBS, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension
 
On the eighth day God created Golden Retrievers.


Juvenile FMS
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 1/11/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Any amount of travel wears me out tremendously. I have never been one to get tired in the car. Ever since the fibro set in, I get exhausted even from even a short five minute car ride. Long traveling, especially one without breaks, is killer. Not only do I become extremely fatigued, I experience a lot of muscle pain and an increase in muscle spasms.
Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in June 2009

currently taking melatonin (3mg) to assist with sleep

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, December 04, 2016 11:35 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,732,616 posts in 301,038 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151196 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, RAmiddleage55.
265 Guest(s), 9 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Lyme Yes or No ?, Psilociraptor, 81GyGuy, Gemlin, 142, Fairwind, BKelly, Islandclub1, Mister Mike


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer