I take norco for the pain. Plus antidepressants for the depression. But I believe that they help somewhat with the pain too. Like today, I have done absolutely nothing. But I allow myself that. If I feel guilty about it, I will be worse tomorrow. I try to take it one day at a time. Somedays, I can do quite a bit, never what I use to be able to do, but enough to feel good about it. Some days, I can't do anything. We have had a cold spell and it has really gotten to me. Today it is sunny but cold. Yesterday it was really windy and the day before it was cold, wind and rain. So I hope that we are getting back to normal again. Whatever that is for this time of year. At least 60 would feel better. But the cold really effects me. I don't like feeling cold when I get out of the shower so I got a little heater for the bathroom. That really helps. I don't like our tub either, though we are talking about getting a nice shower stall, it is an old clawfoot tub that is hard to get in and out of. So I think when we get the shower, it will be better. It will be warmer because it is enclosed more.
Just remember, the more self nurturing you do, the better you will feel about yourself. Sometimes I don't think we feel worthy of it. Sometimes we just don't have the energy. Other times, we just plain forget. I do. It isn't a ritual for me like it use to be. Shaving my legs is even worse. I have taken to using a rechargable razor because it is faster and easier. But it leaves nubs. I don't like that. But I haven't used shaving gel and a regular razor in ages. I use to put lotions and oils on. Shower every morning and take a bath every night. I felt so good about myself back then. I quit smoking and was really healthy. But thqat was many years ago. Now I do what I can. I sometimes wear make up but it seems like when I do, I forget and rub my eye or something stupid like that. lol...
We will get there. One day at a time. Keep trying. But do allow yourself to take a day of rest here and there. Don't feel guilty over it either.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies