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   Posted 4/10/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
shakehead Hi everybody,
     Just feeling sorry for myself here and looking for some comiseration.  I shopped till I dropped - now my body is screaming in pain and the Darvocet is barely touching it.  It started in my mid-upper back, then spread to my chest, or muscles behind the chest, whatever - and feet and legs - and the sacroiliac area doesn't ever like to be left out of the fun.
     I just wanted to find some pants that are comfortable, that I actually like, and that I don't have to shorten, because I never do.  Is that too much to ask?  I actually found 2 pairs, but it took me almost 3 hours! (with a break to eat lunch in the car.)  I use a cart, so I wasn't carrying anything around, but just standing and walking and trying stuff on that long does me in.  Of course, I should know better after all these years.  It's my own dumb fault.  
  Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
  Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
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   Posted 4/10/2010 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Debbie!

I'm sorry you are hurting so much and especially from something that most people take for granted. I do understand about doing way too much shopping and hurting, then I do it again like I had no memory of the pain...lol Pamper yourself tonight and tomorrow with nice warm baths or showers, some lovely lotion when you are done and take some time just for you to rest and get your muscles to settle down...OK?

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   Posted 4/11/2010 5:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Debbie,

Like Chutz said, take some time and rest. She is so wise, isn't she? I think we all over do it from time to time. Especially when we are feeling better. And it doesn't take much. The problem in your chest area sounds like costochondritis. Some of us have that with fibro, it seems to go hand and hand, well, we have a lot of muscles there and I think that is why. And the sciatica, I can relate to that. I get that from time to time and it is really agrivating.

I sure do hope that you feel better soon. Take care, rest and relax and keep us posted on how you are doing.

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   Posted 4/14/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
achebody, I am so sorry that you are hurting so much. I do things like that all the time because I'm not going to let this illness take full control over my life. I know before i do something that i am going to hurt the next day or two and i do it any way. My family tells me all the time I should not do something because they know what it does to me and my response is, I may hurt tomorrow but I sure did enjoy today. I dont do it all the time but i have to decide if its worth it to me at the time. If we let it this illness would keep us in bed all the time or in alot of pain and cant do anything and the world just passes by, so dont be down on yourself so much because we all do it at times. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

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   Posted 4/15/2010 4:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Once you find pants you like, you should write down the brand and size, that way when you want pants again you can order it from the company online :)

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   Posted 4/15/2010 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Good idea ChocChip, I've just recently begun shopping online and paying my bills as well makes things much easier. Ache I'm sorry you're in pain and understand your plight. I have a 5 y/o son and my husband is in a wheelchair, often I'm the one that has to do things that I'm not supposed to because they need to be done. I end up paying for it later, as you are but it gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment to know that I can still do the things I need to. I hope you get to feeling better soon, take it easy for a couple of days and relax. A tennis ball between your back and a solid surface can substitute a back rub sometimes. And a soak in a hot bath is helpful too.
*gentle hugs*

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   Posted 4/15/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, everyone!
I actually had a wonderful thing happen to me the day after my overdoing it - an acquaintance is going to not only take me to a store that features comfortable clothes, but also hem all the pants and alter alll the clothes I can give her! This lovely woman has MS herself, but she insists sewing is her relaxation and she does it for fun, so - how lucky am I? Sometimes, the Universe is kind indeed.
  Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
  Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
  Chiropractic adjustments

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