Fatigue from Fibromyalgia-need help!

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   Posted 10/28/2008 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new to this post. This looks like a great one to belong to. I have had FMS for 8 yrs. I have found that Glucosamine Chondroitin/MSM has really helped with the joint pain I've been having. Now that I'm getting around better, I'm tending to want to do more (of course). The only main problem is it leads to horrible Flares and Chronic Fatigue. Does anyone know of anything besides lots and lots of rest that can help this? I get so tired of having to feel like I have to prove myself to everyone, even my Husband. I know how to work & work & work and show them I'm not lazy!!! The only thing is this leads to the never ending flares and chronic fatigue. I'm so angry and trying to get rid of this anger as well as feeling like I have to prove myself to everyone. It's just that I just can't make them understand no matter how much I talk to them about it. Does anyone know how to deal w/ the chronic fatigue and is there any exercise or any herbal supplement you can take that can help???

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   Posted 10/29/2008 6:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi gina I also have FMS for 8 yrs I am new to this site and the replys I got were so helpful . Please stop trying to prove yourself to everyone it will only stress you more and make your FMS worse.I was like you I was trying to do everything and then I would be so tired I would cry . Then my husband and children told me stop trying to be super woman. My advise would be to take one day at a time what you don't get done today will wait until tomorrow if you feel tired during the day take a break rest for a while and if you could go for a walk even a short walk it would help , the air helps clear your head .I am sure you will get more advise from others on the site , sometimes it is just nice to know you are not alone and others feel just like you so chin up and keep in touch . LUV KHALIN .

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   Posted 10/29/2008 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Gina and welcome to our family. I agree with Khalin, what are you trying to prove??? Fatigue is the worse part of this for me too. I can deal with the pain most days but I only have so much energy in me and when it's gone it's gone. It is frustrating cause by 3 in the afternoon I'm pretty much done and that doesn't leave much of a social life since most things are in the evening. I can not sleep during the day but I do rest.
It sounds like your family needs to be educated on fibro. There are a couple of things like the spoon theory that is helpful to make others understand about our energy. Read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, there is a great deal of info in it. I would have never understood the fatigue problem before I got fibro. I knew what tired was but not the drained, bone tired can't go anymore feeling.
Some have had great results with malic acid/magnesium combo.
Ask questions, read and vent when you need we are here for you.
luv and hugs
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