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   Posted 2/24/2010 9:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Man, I don't think I can take anymore today.  Every muscle and every joint is throbbing.  I kept waking during the night with pain.  It hurts to lay or sit in any position.  Typing is killing me.  I don't mean to whine but it huuuuurts.  I don't see the Rheumatologist until Tuesday.  The other two doc's (GP and Neuro) "think" it's Fibro but I'd really like to find out for sure.  The work "think" makes me feel like a hypochondriac.  I think that once I KNOW what is wrong with me, I'll deal with it better.  At least I'll have something to DEAL WITH.  It's just ashame that we have to go through years of pain and a plethera of Doc's before someone will commit to what you have.  It's kind of hard to deal with something when you don't know what you're dealing with.  Sorry for the whinning.  Just another tricky day I guess.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Harley,

I can so appreciate what you're saying. I had Fibro pain for years before it was officially diagnosed. I was 99.9% sure that's what the problem was (among other things), but the relief I felt when it was confirmed was overwhelming. You really do start to wonder if it's all in your head.

I hope you get the answers you're looking for on Tuesday. In the meantime, do as much as you can to help yourself baths or showers, heat packs, muscle relaxants or pain meds (over the counter if you don't have prescriptions yet), and some gentle stretching and moving. I know it hurts to move, but it's critical you do it, to keep your muscles as loose as possible. Maybe re-read the Fibro 101 document for other suggestions.

You have my sympathy..

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   Posted 2/24/2010 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly how you feel...sleep on a feather bed which has brought some slight relief...hope you find something that will take you away from the pain and give you some aching joints and muscles are with you,,big hugs, J
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   Posted 2/24/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Harley!

Boy, do we all understand what you are saying!! I've had a 3 year old grandson for a couple of days and I can barely move. It seems like such a small thing to have a young one here but it makes every bone in my body hurt.

I also agree that once you have a name for what's going on that mentally it makes a huge difference. I'm guessing you've been tested for a lot of things already since that's how they diagnose fibro so... you don't have to worry about having one of the other disorders that fibro can emulate. Fibro isn't life threatening, it just makes you feel that way some days.

When your body gets this bad try very hard to slow down and relax, use warmth on the large muscles, or anywhere that hurts. Soak in a hot tub for as long as you can, do some very gentle stretching and get some extra rest. All sounds good if you don't have other distractions such as a house full of Just pamper yourself but don't lay in be all day. That will only make things worse. Get involved in a hobby or small project like reading, scrapbooking, organizing drawers or whatever suits your pleasure. It helps keep your mind focused on something else besides the pain.

OK, I've rambled on long enough...
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   Posted 2/24/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Vent away Harley, when it gets that bad we deserve it. I hope you get answers Tues but right now I'm sure that seems like forever away. We are not doctors but if everything else it could be has been ruled out it sure sounds like fibro and your in a horrible flare. Are you stressed about anything, besides wondering what is wrong with you??? Sometimes I have to go through every aspect of my life trying to figure out what I may be stressed over that I'm not aware that I'm stressing over. I get anxiety when I hit on the right thing. There are so many things that can put us in a flare that sometimes we have no idea why, maybe you put the wrong foot on the floor first this morning. smilewinkgrin Not to make light of your pain but there is no rhyme nor reason to fibro.
Give yourself permission to take it easy the rest of the day. I know I'm my worst enemy sometimes and stress more if I don't feel productive for a day which of course makes the fibro worse.
If you have a massage showerhead try letting it pound on your muscles. Do you like playing games on the computer??? I play spider solitaire when I'm really hurting cause it takes a lot of concentration when your playing with all four suites and it takes my mind off the pain for awhile.
Chutz, I have to hand it to you, I haven't taken care of a three year old in quite awhile but I don't think I could do it for a couple of days. I wouldn't last a half a day taking care of Shayne at the age he is, almost 11 mos.
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   Posted 2/25/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I can't even imagine a three year old for a couple of days. Well done. thanks to everyone for your concern and support. You know how it is. I just get so tired of venting to my husband all the time. He's always in a good mood. The type of person who walks around whistling all the time and then there's me who keeps saying "ouch"! :) Poor guy. They sure do put up with alot for us, not that we wouldn't be happy to do the same but when it's you, you just feel like a burden. Thanks again. I appreciate all of you.

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   Posted 2/25/2010 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   
So sorry about the pain.  I'm also in major pain today just about everywhere.  One thing:  I was never "officially" diagnosed with fibromyalgia, though that is the closest diagnosis they could give me.  However, the neurologist also said he believes I have something else going on, and he thinks it's likely that I also have cerebral palsy, and probably always had it.  Perhaps that is something for your doctor to consider?  Feel better and I'll say a prayer for you.  I'd sure appreciate a prayer today also--this stuff hurts!! ...and now back to the heating pad!
God bless.

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   Posted 2/25/2010 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutz:  Off topic here but I can't resist telling you:  that bunny rabbit is too cute!yeah
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