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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
ive woken up this morning, practically unable to move my neck without shooting pain. my shoulders are very tight and the pain is excruciating. but im a high school teacher, and must go to work regardless- im on my feet most of the day and that doesnt help either.
my mind is so foggy, its a wonder im able to teach anything- i keep forgetting what im saying half way through- so far the students havent noticed, but they HAVE noticed the tremor in my hands (side effect antidepressants).
this is so frustratring- i also have a chest infection and every time i cough it feels like my chest muscles are going to explode.
sorry- needed to unload
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   Posted 10/22/2008 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a massage today and my neck and shoulders were a mess.  They feel better now.  If you can find a good massage that understands fibro....a gentle massage helps.
Have you tried Mucinex?  It's over the counter and it thins the mucous so you can get rid of it.  They have one that has a cough suppressant in it so that you are not coughing all of the time.  That's what I use with a chest cold.  Also, Tylenol or ibuprofen help with the pain.
It has to be so hard for you.  I used to teach so I can totally understand how difficult it must be with fibro.  You have to be on your toes all of the time and it's hard when  you can't remember your name!  shakehead   You are to be commended for your perseverance and dedication.  I hope you are feeling better soon.
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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maz!

I'm so sorry to hear the misery you're going through. That chest cold must be so awful! I was teaching up until last June when doc said it was time to quit. I'm probably older than you are but still I was not ready to retire..mentally, but physically I was a wreck. The fog was awful some days and I too would forget what I was saying 1/2 way through a sentence. Some how I blundered and faked my way through and the students always did well. I worked with college students so that may have been easier than younger ones.

Maybe you need a couple of days sick leave or you'll end up with pneumonia. I did that about 2 years ago and it was no fun, believe me. Please take care of yourself. Your system is already under fire with fibro, please give it a chance to recover some.

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   Posted 10/22/2008 10:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you get to feeling better :)  The weekend is almost here :)
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