Hi arthritis board........
I am gonna write this and see if journaling helps my pain a bit. I just CANNOT believe the amount of pain I am in tonite. It started around 5pm and has lasted all evening long. I just got finished slathering BioFreeze all over myself...boy do I ever smell peachy! LOL J/K! The pain is in every single joint I have, fingers, wrists, elbows, toes, knees, ankles and on top of that, the muscle ache is body-wide as well! I am at a loss for words to describe it.
I did a very foolish thing today...but it had to be done. See, we're selling our home; my husband has taken a position in OK City, OK. Our home was listed on the market this afternoon, so I knew I had a full day of cleaning (mostly tidying up, some mopping and vacuuming) ahead of me. I took a Motrin to begin the day with...but tonite I wish I had something strong enough to knock me over the head and put me out for the night. So, anyway, back to my mistake....I cleaned 5 rooms of the house back to back; basically on my feet for 5 hrs straight.....I did take breaks and sit and rest for awhile though about once an hour.
Our weather is very mild here in the midatlantic, around 70degrees today...so I dont think that's causing any of this....But then again, this is the worst flare of my RA I've ever experienced in my life.
I guess on Monday I'll be calling the Rheumy to get a follow up appt (maybe an emergency one would be better?) and see what in the world is going on.
You all know me, I haven't posted in forever and a day.....was feeling great, now this.
Thank you for listening to my vent and special thank yous for letting me have a place to go to do so! I guess I just needed your experienced ears for a moment!
God bless and keep each of you,
Hugs and God Bless You, Beth
Fibro, RA, Costo, Endo, IBS-D, Anxiety-2004
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