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Kinzie10
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   Posted 4/29/2011 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry y'all but this is going to be a vent and ramble post. Today has been a very bad pain day. Every inch of my body hurts, my hair hurts, my eyes hurt, my fingernails even hurt. I'm tired of hurting, tired of being exhausted, and just tired of being tired. My meds aren't working, my heating pad has become another appendage on my body and I'm tired of being in bed all of the darn time. I go to bed at night by 7pm because it hurts to sit on the couch or in the recliner....well sometimes the bed even feels like I'm sleeping on a bed of needles. Is there any relief from fibro.....ever???

Thanks for reading and putting up with my venting. I appreciate y'all more than I could ever say.

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Jen

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   Posted 4/29/2011 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jen,

By looking at your signature, I see you have a whole lot of issues with pain and a lot on your plate. I know that it is hard, but try to get out and walk a little each day. It keeps you loosened up and you wont hurt as much. Go slowly, maybe just five minutes a day to begin with, but gradually you will build up some strength. If you aren't walking already, give it a try. See if you can get out at least three or four times a week if you can't do it daily. I walk as much as I can. Even if it is just to the store or something. But I like to take my dog out too.

My hard thing is getting in and out of chairs as my knees are bad. But I keep having to do it anyway. Know that we all understand your pain and you are definately not alone.

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Kinzie10
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   Posted 4/30/2011 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Karen,

Thanks for responding to my rant post...lol. That is really terrific advice. I actually have a membership to a gym that I use at least 2 to 3 times a week. I go in and walk the treadmill for about 30 - 40 mins. Walking does seem to help some of the time but I still seem to have those days where the pain is just so intense. I was diagnosed with Fibro on March 14, 2011 and at that appointment my Rheum doc told me that walking was a great thing and to keep it up. I started last October because I felt like yuck all the time and I thought the walking would make me feel better. Like I said, it does help some but I still have "those" days as I'm sure everyone in our shoes does. To be pain free for one entire day would be like heaven. :)

Thanks again!
Gentle Hugs,
Jen

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Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, High Blood Pressure, Buldging disks in lower back, Degenerative Spine Disease, Insomnia :(

Sherrine
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   Posted 4/30/2011 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Jen, I walk every day for one mile.  BUT I don't have some of the spine issues you have.  But do try to walk as much as possible.  Also, water exercises is excellent, too, and that would be very good for you.  If you sit or lay too much, you will have more pain with fibo. 
 
Have you tried the gentle stretching exercises in Fibro 101?  You can do these sitting down and you can do these a lot during the day.  All of this helps keep the muscles more limber.
 
I also use gentle massage.  I see a massage therapist once a month.  I wish I could afford to go more frequently.  That really helps me a lot, too.
 
I hope you are having a better day today.
 
Sherrine
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   Posted 4/30/2011 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy that you are doing things to help you. And the exercise is really helpful, though there are days we just don't feel up to it. On those days, I don't push myself. I let myself rest so that I will feel better the next day. I have punished myself enough for not being able to do the things that I use to do.

Drink a lot of water too if you can. I drink lemon water. I put lemon wedges in ice water and that helps to keep the muscles hydrated. Plus it detoxifies the liver. I am sure that you take pain meds that have tylenol in them and that isn't good for the liver. The lemon water would help with that. Then you don't worry so much. But yeah, hydration is good. And as Sherrine mentioned the water exercises.

I really feel for you with all the things that you have going on. I hope that you have some painfree days. I haven't had one, but I have had a moment, and that helps.

Take care, best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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Kinzie10
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   Posted 4/30/2011 3:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard that water exercises are good. And my family and I just moved into a new house in December 2010 and it has an in ground pool. I've been in it a couple of times already but its just not warm enough yet to really stay in long enough to get good exercises in. It won't be long though, I can guarantee that. It get HOT here! (West Texas)
Jen

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Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, High Blood Pressure, Buldging disks in lower back, Degenerative Spine Disease, Insomnia :(

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   Posted 4/30/2011 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
You are lucky to live in a warm climate. I am in Michigan and it has been a cold spring. Hoping for a warm up so we can look for morel mushrooms. It is getting that time, then I walk in the woods a lot.

Best wishes to you.

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woodanemone
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   Posted 4/30/2011 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh trust me I have those moments. Ecsp. at 3 AM when everyone is snoring and I am wide awake trying to figure out how to make the pain stop just long enough for me to get a few hours of sleep.
It still flippin cold out some days up here in the moutains of PA. Although we had a few days were I was a roasted piggy. Our weather is going from one extreme to the other - I thought spring was a middle ground?
Our family has a lot of medical issues so I am normally busy with appointments or school meetings. However, I get exhausted at the drop of a dime. I have found myself drinking caffine just to make it through the next appointment (really bad idea with tachycardia). Sad part is I am often so tired and so desperately want to sleep, but I hurt too much. :(
I do not know how you are with baths (I need help, because we have a deep tub and just to stubborn to ask sometimes) but maybe a hot epsom salt bath? If you like tea maybe ask doctor is chamomile tea an option. Nice hot soak, warm cup of tea and maybe surf through www.peopleofwalmart.com for a good laugh. They say laugher is the best medicine. :)

Kinzie10
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   Posted 5/1/2011 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Woodanemone

Thanks for the terrific advice! I sure will try it. I'm sure the website will provide me with plenty of laughter. I've heard about the website but have never actually checked it out.....maybe its time I do that. I went to bed last night in so much pain I wanted to scream and of course woke up this morning still hurting, perhaps not quite as bad.....but nevertheless, still in pain. My doc just added Cymbalta to my meds and I can't take it. He told me to take 30mg at night (I was lucky he gave me samples). So I took it Thursday night and Friday night. I didn't take it last night because I'm still nauseated from taking it those two nights. I have never experienced such nausea in my entire life. The constant pain is enough, I certainly don't need nausea added into the mix. I'm already experiencing every bad side effect Lyrica has to offer....ugh. Anyways, I will definitely try the baths & tea. It sounds wonderful!

I completely understand about the exhaustion, I have that too. I got out of bed this morning, fed the dogs, made myself a cup of coffee and that was it for me. I had to sit down, so here I am. But at least we all have each other to lean on, vent too and laugh with because no one understands us better than we do. :)

Gentle hugs
Jen

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Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, High Blood Pressure, Buldging disks in lower back, Degenerative Spine Disease, Insomnia :(
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