Hi Snowbird, I'm sorry your having a hard time. If we could all be cured of fibro this would be the hardest working group of people you would ever meet. Everyone of us has about the same story, worked our butts off before fibro. I have not read a post from anyone yet that says they were a pampered person before fibro. I know I was a "I can do anything a man can do only better" woman before this DD. I was also always there for everyone else. I've said on here before that maybe our strength was our weakness cause so many of us seem to have the same personality type.
I was dxd five years ago and I'm 58 so I don't know what is normal energy for a 58 yr old. I also have arthritis in my hands which doesn't help any with getting things done. I do keep moving, not push til I'm really exhausted and in horrible pain cause I have found that is counter productive. I take 4000 mg of tylenol a day and 100 mg of amitriptyline at night. There are many things I can't take so I do use a TENS unit to interrupt the pain signal to the brain on really bad days. Moist heat in any form is my friend. But there are times when I feel like my body is fighting off a virus or something and I try to be nice to myself during those times. But I even move and stretch during those times.
I have found with my family it has taken them all time to grasp this whole fibro thing and get use to the fact that I'm not the same person I use to be and I do have limits. I do not let fibro keep me from the important things in my sons or grandchildren's lives. Educate your family and set limits and they will catch on.
luv and hugs
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