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Libby08
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Afternoon all.  Hope all is well with everyone.  I was just wondering how many of the women feel like they get a flare or what I would call maybe a mini flare when you get your monthly gift?  I always seem to get at least a small flare a few days before (unless I'm already in a flare- then it just worsens it) I start and sometimes still feel it a bit afterward. 

lostnomad
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I've often wondered if "flares" were cyclical. Unfortunately I had a hysterectomy at the age of 38. Because I still have my ovaries though I have been trying to keep a journal to document when, where, how, etc flares occur. It really wouldn't surprise me if it was.

nana2be
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   Posted 3/23/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
hey Libby...I do have full flares at that time every month and mini ones when I ovulate. I feel like I stay in constant flare mode-my body is fighting against itself. This month has been really bad for me since I got the Costo dx, spring crud and period all in the same week. I started on Cymbalta a few weeks ago and felt better then BAM! So I'm looking forward to next week to feeling a little better. Plus getting the Prednisone out of my system for the Costo. As much as it has helped me I have not slept more than 3 hours a night for the last week and that is not good. But I have been lounging around not doing anything. I got long winded, sorry, but for me the answer is a BIG yes. I do flare month after month, sometimes with different symptoms month to month, pain level different each month, but always the bone numbing exhaustion.

Big hugs to you!
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libertykitty
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   Posted 3/23/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I certainly have noticed that I'm pretty much useless for that week, so I switched my birth control to Seasonique. Now I only get my period every 3 months, and I've noticed that I don't feel quite as awful when it rolls around.

-Sandi
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Savella, Vitamin D, Provigil, Temazepam


Dagger
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   Posted 3/23/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, hormones definitely play a part in fibro. My docs have told me that most women feel more pain after ovulation.

Chutz
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   Posted 3/23/2010 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I sure can see where it would worsen pain since fibro amplifies pain signals. I did figure out a way around this monthly problem though...I gave up my subscription to those visits from Aunt Flo...lol There are some advantages to getting a bit older. But that can have it's own issues also.

Hope others have suggestions for helping this problem in a 'reasonable' manor.
Chutzie
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 3/24/2010 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't ovulate nor do I have any of the reproductive organs so I really don't know. Got all that taken care of 8 years ago at the ripe old age of 40.
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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Acheybody
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   Posted 3/24/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I never thought I could feel too hot - - I envied other women their hot flashes. Ha!! No more.
Debbie
 
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 3/25/2010 4:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Here's how I feel it works:
I can handle emotional distress, physical pain, or PMS ... but not all three at the same time. Therefore during my monthlies, I notice the pain/emotions more.
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