Hi, Lupus fighter, RebeccaDestiny and Everyone,
I'm sorry to hear of the pain struggles each is going through. I have had a rough day today also, and for the last few days acutally. It has been miserable and exhausting!! I felt really bad today because I couldn't spend the time with my children to go Christmas shopping. This is when it gets me the most. I get so tired of having to disappoint them because I'm not feeling well or am too ill to participate in activities.
I take Tramadol too. Most of he time it eases the pain, and lets me get some sleep. Agree with Ginny, the heating pad and hot baths/showers have sometimes been my lifesavers. I add a little something to help relax me, like jasmine or chamamile to the hot bath, along with a little Epson salt. It does the trick. Also good point regarding the prednisone and the Fibro. This could be the culprit.
My thoughts are with you all. RebeccaDestiny, my prayers are with you too.
Love and blessings…
Great information and suggestions Ginny!
Lupus Fighter, you could not have gotten any better advice! With Lupus, you will have to alter your lifestyle in it's entirety so you are comfortable with the state you are in. As my doctor said to me, people will not always understand how sick you really are becasue they may not see a "physical wound". They may never understand the dept of your illness, but talk to them about it anyway.
Take heed to Ginny's advice regarding the prednisone. It will be your "best friend" when it is the only thing that will seem to give you some relief from your Lupus symptoms, but at the same time, it will make your body even more fatigued and pretty darn sore. You have to learn to take it slow, arm yourself with as much knowledge and information on Lupus and fibro each day as you possibly can stand to read! Knowing certain things to expect from these disesases really helps out a lot.
Take care, and never stop fighting!!