How fast does if affect you and can it get worse?

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   Posted 1/5/2009 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I found out I had fibro 4 or 5 months ago and it seems to be so much worse than when I did not know what was going on. I also started my in-home child care business about this same time. My husband confronts me with this issue all the time, about it getting worse, especially since I found out I have it. I think that he feels it is psychological or I'm a hype. I attribute the progression of it to me starting work and becoming more physically active with my job. Can fibro get worse and can it ever go away?

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   Posted 1/5/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes fibro can get worse and it can get better. It all depends on what you are doing at the time and it is so hard to get a grip on. It sounds like your recent activity may have made it flare up. Try to pace yourself and don't over do it. You can get it under control. I am sorry that your husband doesn't believe you. or thinks it is hype. But maybe you could educate him on this matter.

I wish for you a painfree day.

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   Posted 1/5/2009 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
My fibromyalgia got much worse around the time I was diagnosed. I wondered how much worse it could possibly get. This lasted about 5 months (the getting worse part). Then I finally got medications sorted out after a number of attempts. And so long as I take the medication, it is much better than it was. I hope for the day when it goes into "recession" or at least where I can work full-time again. (I currently can only work 4 hours/day but since it's better I can at least do some errands and cook and stay up past 9 pm).
I have Fibromyalgia, and nothing else!
I take Lyrica 225 mg/day and Tramadol (150mg time-released)

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   Posted 1/6/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Schnook and Welcome-

Stress affects my fibro big time and it sounds like yours got worse just when you started your daycare business. Hopefully it will settle down for you soon. My fibro is different everyday. Even the weather affects it.

Others will be along that have spouses and can offer more insight. I know it takes time for all the adjustments to be made.

Nice to meet you and keep us posted on how your doing-



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