Beginning a Flare need help to curb symptoms

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/24/2009 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Friday-Today................Melting down.....Starting to shake uncontrollably. Humming to myself to keep focused. Crying if anyone comes close to me or speaks to me. Pain is getting worse by the second. I have not had this total of a flare in over a year.
Monday- bid on a new home. Migraine
Tuesday- Work-deadlines coming fast. Adult daughter thinks I am to much chaos (she does not understand Fibromyalgia), refuses to let me see grandchildren.
Wednesday-My little dog gets very sick, goes to hospital. Work deadlines. Computers crashing. Grand daughters birthday (cannot see her)
Thursday-Up all night with sick dog, crying uncontrollably, body is shutting down. Dog goes back to hospital. Headaches.....

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 4/24/2009 10:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow. Ummm/

Take a hot shower or relaxing bath. Take your meds with a decaffinated tea and a bit of sugar. Lie down with a heating pad or some type of warm towel.

Find the most comfortable piece of furniture in your home to sleep on and lie down. If you cannot sleep, leave the television on for some white noise.

Take deep breaths and try to clear your mind of stressful thoughts. If you can find a pool tomorrow get into it and just float around. You can also do the stretches listed in the post fibro 101.

I will be looking for a new home soon and will need your help in the future I am sure.

Take care, Donnaeil

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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/24/2009 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I hope by the time you read this that things have gotten easier for you - you've sure had a heck of a week! Wish your daughter was more understanding, but unfortunately lots of folks just don't get it... Doesn't help us fibromites, but that's just part of the whole equation with fibro I think. How is your little dog? If one of mine got that sick, it alone would be enough to make me flare.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and others' minds as well.
Hope you can post again soon and let us know how you are doing...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/25/2009 12:45 AM (GMT -7)   

STRESS makes people flare big time. I am going through such a flare right now I cring at every little thing. I am that hyper-sensitive right now. I hope your little dog come out well.


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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/25/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Finally got a little sleep. Tessa (My dog) is better, she wagged her tail. Thank GOD for the littlest of miracles. I am very weak and in a lot of pain. I will try to rest more today. Thank everyone for the posts. I didn't realize how many like me are out there and it helps to speak with people who understand. My prayers go out to all who suffer through FMS and MPS. It can bring us to our knees and raise awareness to new heights. Again, Thank you.
Diagnosed in FMS and MPS in 2000

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   Posted 4/25/2009 9:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Kimberlyjoe, and welcome!  I'm glad to hear that your little dog is feeling better.  My little dog was sick last Saturday and it really throws you! 
I'm so sorry that your daughter doesn't understand.  I just have such a hard time understanding family members who keep their children away from other family members just because they have an illness.  That isn't right and my heart goes out to you.  Hopefully she will change her ways soon.  If not, do feel sorry for her because her children are watching and will do the same to her.  They learn by example. 
We are here for you, though.  Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro that could help you.  Also, read back posts and ask questions.  We are here to help.
I'm so glad that you found us and joined in.  We do have wonderful members that love to help one another and we really do care about each other, too!  So, you have come to a great place!  I hope to hear more from you soon.
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