How fibro feels

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

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1495
   Posted 8/7/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Yesterday, after a very hard day and week, I took inventory of myself and decided it would be difficult to explain to hubby exactly how fibro feels.  confused I came up with the following explanation.  idea hat do you think? 
It feels like the beginnings of a flue with aches and pains (we all know that, of course), but in addition, bones have been hollowed out and filled with lead and then the whole body has been repeatedly run over with one of those big heavy lawn rolling thingies that is filled with water (run over like when you iron - y'know, so all the spots are effectively squashed!)
Hmmm, wonder if a non fibro person could get a sense of how that might feel . . .
Today is a better day.  Slept in until 9:00 and will now take my time doing what I can to get dd and dgd settled. 
First order of business:  move the baby swing from the middle of the kitchen so we can open the dishwasher!!! smilewinkgrin

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 817
   Posted 8/7/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sue, I think you described it perfectly. I would add (for my pain) that someone is taking an ice pick and twisting it deep into my shoulders and buttocks.
Fibromyalgia, arthritis in spine and hips, IBS, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension
On the eighth day God created Golden Retrievers.

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 1556
   Posted 8/7/2010 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Lol sounds pretty close too me desiree
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 197
   Posted 8/7/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
AND.... like fire ants are crawling under your skin and devouring your body bit by bite.

[u>Diagnosis: ]

Meds: Vicadin, Meloxicam,Omepraxole(high dose previced) Vitamin D 50K , Ambian, Savella,Lyrica, Tramadol, Cyclobenzopine, Voltaren Gel, and Pennsaid Drops.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy paths acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5,6


Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1495
   Posted 8/7/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot that the last several days I keep thinking there are ants crawling on me - but nope, no ants! funny.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 376
   Posted 8/8/2010 1:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Ahhh, I wouldn't forget that on occasion you'll get weird spots that are cold like something wet hit your leg and you touch it and there's nothing wet or cold there. Same goes for hot spots that kinda just appear and vanish out of nowhere.
Allergies and Asthma my whole life: Benadryl
Depression and PTSD after surgeries and illness of 2003 (turned out to be Crohns)
Crohns Dx'd: February 2008: Pentasa, Hyoscyamine
Fibromyalgia Dx'd: July 21, 2009: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Hydrocodone, Prenatal Vitamin

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 906
   Posted 8/8/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Sue, I love the bones filled with lead. That is spot on! Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 5923
   Posted 8/8/2010 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sue, I also like the lead bones part. So heavy. So impossible to see!

This too shall pass...

.....fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

New Member

Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 6
   Posted 8/13/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I think you have hit the nail on the head! Perfect explaination.
I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, October 22, 2016 8:39 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,710,360 posts in 298,889 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 153429 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Mattyice.
284 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
XxdavexX, wtw415, Fl Drifter, THE HAPPY TURTLE, birthdaysuit, Huddie, Bhutan boy, xiantaej64, Hilander64, Tall Allen, (Seashell)

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Pinterest

©1996-2016 LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer