Why can't we ever get it just right and find that happy medium?

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   Posted 11/29/2013 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
As someone else already posted, I too am in a flare right now. Went to bed at 9pm and woke up at 12:30pm hurting so bad. Finally gave up after tossing and turning and got up at 1:30am. My whole body aches and hurts so bad. I must have over done it for Thanksgiving. And here I thought I was taking my time and taking it easy, no stress. Why is it so hard to get it right and find that happy medium?

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   Posted 11/29/2013 7:43 AM (GMT -6)   
That's typical for fibro but you should feel better as you move around today and take whatever helps you. I have done some pretty heavy cleaning and gardening over the past several weeks and have done well by pacing myself. Yesterday I just had the food preparation for Thanksgiving...something I love to do. It was one of the easiest chores that I've done in weeks but yet I woke up with bad back pain and my ankles ached, too, and that was new for me! I'm attributing that to being on my feet so much.

It just doesn't take a lot to end up with extra pain. It's the nature of the beast. But I know as I warm up, take my meds, and stretch and move, I'll be much better later on. I better be! My son is coming today and I haven't seen him in 1 1/2 years! I can't wait.

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   Posted 11/29/2013 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
At least for me (and maybe everyone here?), it helps to remember that this, too, will pass. It may take a few days or a few weeks, or, at worse, longer, but with fibro, at least for me, things change eventually. (did I have enough commas in that sentence? LOL!!!)

My feet were just awful a few months back and I could barely walk. With the help of Neurontin, changing shoes throughout the day, and adding more soft orthotics and thicker socks, wearing bands on my feet, etc.., now it's gotten better. I was somewhat concerned because I hadn't had the bad nerve pain in my feet to that extent before that happened.

Now it's like 'whew!' and I finally feel like I'm getting back to better days. Hope the same happens to you soon!

Sherrine: Have a nice visit with your son! Happy you are getting a visit after so long. :)
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   Posted 11/29/2013 8:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sherrine and I am so happy that you get to see your son! I hope you enjoy the visit.

Luvsminis: I get that way with my feet too. Most of the time, that is what hurts the most. I also take neurontin and it makes such a big difference.

I am feeling a little better tonight but have felt so exhausted along with pain. I have taken two naps. It's just frustrating when you do take it easy and space things out and you still end up in a flare. But, I also have RA so it could be that as well.

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   Posted 11/30/2013 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope that you are feeling better Diznyfrk... A nice hot soak often helps. Or get the bed buddies out...

Take care...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 11/30/2013 10:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Sharon, are you better today? I hope so!

I put making my one dish off until the morning of Thanksgiving (when will I learn?) Then there was some emotional strain - family stuff - as there always is. All in all, though, it was a pretty good day.

Physically, I'm not doing too bad. A little worse sacroiliac pain, but I guess that's to be expected.

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