Gnawing feeling while at work, do you?

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   Posted 2/26/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have the same problem I do? overwhelming feeling all throughout your body of uneasiness and achy in various parts of the body, even though you are not in "real pain". 
And, finding it hard to sit and work (computer work, answering phones, talking with customers/vendors, writing up orders...the least of my job) and all you want to do is lay down and rest.  I do "rest" but I have certain "times"(2 a day) of the day I go.  Some days all I notice is the "real" pain in my hips,legs,back,neck, etc.. and I know thats a given with FM.  But as for the "full time" workers how do you handle your "uneasiness, achiness in various parts of your body" while at work?  I do take Ultracet and it seems to help.  I hate that feeling when I stop working at my desk (sitting still), not talking or busy typing or working with paperwork, and feel it throughout my body(like coming down with something), deep gnawing I guess is a way to put it.  Does any of this make sense?  This happens at anytime whenever during the work day (as well as being home.)
If and when I lay down on my break when this happens all I want to do is roll up in a ball and close my eyes and sleep.  I don't take anything(meds) in the morning except for a multi-vitamin, I think that rules side effects of meds?..
So, can anyone relate?  I guess this is just another....Do you experience this too?
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis

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   Posted 2/26/2009 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I still work full time. I've been having to take a lot more time off this year already as I've had some other issues going on. But yes, by about the 6th hour I'm dragging myself through work for the last 2. I deliberately don't allow myself to stop. I keep moving throughout breaks and lunch. (To be honest my boss is okay with me working a straight 8 and then getting out) so I don't actually have to stop at any point. I just get in and try to get the momentum to carry me through the day.

When I do stop for a lunch, I specifically make sure that I take my time in an upright position. I'll walk around the building outside if it's nice or I'll go and stand around in the breakroom on the other floor. But If i stop and sit - I'm toast.

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   Posted 2/26/2009 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I work 40+ hours a week and yes I feel like that everyday.  Feels like you are coming down with the flu.  Just an achiness all over.  Especially after sitting for a while.  I don't notice it at much when I am up moving around and doing something bust as soon as I sit down and try to relax I start to feel it.
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   Posted 2/26/2009 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
O.k.....hmmmm, well, then I can't avoid it. It doesn't seem to be effects of meds. I have to sit at a desk everyday for my job. I can't get up regularly either...ain't gonna happen with my line of work, it takes a real push on my part to take my morning break.

Thanx for your input,

Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis

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   Posted 2/26/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I admire all of you Fibro friends who work. I have been on disability for many years. I've tried going back to work many times, but I go through what you explain. And yes it seems to be like that when I am about to get sick, though I can't tell to much anymore.

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   Posted 2/26/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It's the darned unpredictability of it all - I have been off work (I, too, have primarily a desk job) since October, and I just don't know how I could go back to work and deal with this DD.

More power to those of you that do.

Hang in there - it's a victory.
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   Posted 2/26/2009 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
When I held a full-time job the hardest part was the muscle spasms in my neck, shoulders, and back (that dull, irritating pain that you would stick a knife through to get to go away) and the only thing that helped was a 7.5/500 hydrocodone. I hate taking them because they make me goofy, but if it comes down to taking it or getting fired, I'd rather be dopy. Talk to your doctor and see if you can get some on an as needed basis. I can't stress this enough, only take it if you REALLY need it. I know lots of people that have become addicted to them. The hydrocodone's are the only pain pills that work for me though, they work better than the morphine/demerol cocktail they make for me during hospital visits even though hydrocodone is not as strong. It also seems to give me more energy and motivation to work (for a few hours at least), and only one pill is not enough to make MOST people goofy.
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   Posted 2/26/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Binki, I have that alot & I stay home.  I haven't been able to work for about 4 years but when I was, I would try to push it out of my mind until I went home & then I would crash.  I am very impressed with those of you who can work, even part time.  I have felt just like you described, all day today.  The weather here is fluctuating between warm w/rain & cold w/snow.  back & forth & with each fluctuation I feel like I have the flu & my arms & legs ache & feel like they have 20 LB weights on each.  Sorry, I have no good news for you, it is what it is, as Patti says.  I also, think it has to do with using all of your spoons & having none in reserve.  Then, you also use some of tomorrows, so it has a cumulative affect so by the weekend all you can do is crash.  With Fibro our bodys don't recoup from energy loss like normal bodies.  So when its gone. its gone.  For some reason I am into little quips today.  Hope you feel better, hugs, Denise 

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   Posted 2/27/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
So I'm not wrong about feeling this way so much, especially at work, knowing its fibro paying me visits. mad
I guess I needed to be reassured about the feelings I get all the time.  I think I brought this topic up b/4, sorry sad .
Denise, you sure hit the nail on the head about crashing on the weekend.  I have been saying to my dh for the longest that the weekend is just not enough for me to regroup.
I guess I'll keep on keepin' on til I can find a happy medium for myself. 
Thanx and Hugs, :-)
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis

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