Hi, Cheryl, and welcome! I'm so sorry you are having this problem. Yes, fibro can flare at the least little thing...a virus, not pacing yourself and overdoing, etc. But, you will learn what you can and cannot do with fibro because your body will tell you.
Check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. You will find good info about fibromyalgia there that can possibly help you.
Try to pace yourself. You can't do all the things you used to do before fibro in the same time frame. Since you have a job, that should be one of your top priorities...just below your family. You can find ways to work around fibro, too. If you are having a certain problem, ask on this forum and someone might just have a way to make things easier for you!
Be sure to get plenty of rest. Sleep does help with the pain and fatigue that you suffer with fibromyalgia. I keep on a sleep schedule and my body responds to that now. I rarely lie in bed trying to fall asleep. I do get up many times in the night but I will fall right back to sleep and I don't use sleep aids either. I just avoid caffeine in the late afternoon and evening and stay on a sleep schedule.
Be sure to read back posts and ask questions. We are here to help you. This is all I can come up with right now that I think could help you with your work. But, if you have more questions, please post and we will try to give you a hand.
I'm so glad that you found us and joined in. We have good people on this forum with great ideas to help you and the bonus is that we really do care about each other. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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