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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   

Wanting to go back to swing-shift. Better pay and easier work. I read it's not recommended. I heard people with fibromyalgia have trouble sleeping. I can knock out fast whenever. redface

I feel tired all day long. Sometimes during the day the light bother's me and I'm fatigued. I feel like I ran a marathon sometimes. Light sensitive. Migranes too like if I got hit in my brain. May sound weird. I'm new here. Have not been in a forum in ages.

I can fall asleep just sitting too long. Sitting too long then my legs lock up. My legs start hurting so bad like arthritis. I have to take a walk or stretch.

Hate the numbness and tingling on my limbs. It's rather annoying. Esp. at night. Restless legs.

Getting swollen and not being able to wear my rings. Sometimes hurting so bad that I can't wear high heels.

Sometimes I have to use my cane. Had a bad flare up recently. Unexplainable pain. I must have appeared loony toon, b/c I was crying from the pain. Had to go to ER 3x's. I was put in a wheelchair. Couldn't walk, move my arms much, be touched. Tenderness. I collapsed at the house.

Just glad it's undercontrol now. I think of other stuff when I get the pain. Like eatting or thinking someone has it worse than me. Somedays just no appettie. Mostly I want to eat junk or sweets. I not supposed to.



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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 7/5/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I have no trouble sleeping. I do have a lot of trouble getting good quality restorative sleep. I had a sleep study and thought I had the best night's sleep. It turns out that I have a sleep disorder that is common in people with fibro. The technicians could not tell from the monitors whether I was asleep or awake. I'm not really sleeping well even when I think I am, my husband can't tell either.

You may have a sleep disorder and not know it. Falling asleep at the drop of a hat or waking up unrefreshed are signs of a sleep disorder.

If you don't feel any worse working a swing shift - go for it. We are all different.

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   Posted 7/6/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi, Littlestrebel, and welcome!  I'm glad I saw your post so I could welcome you.  You have come to a very good place.

Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good information about fibro, including some gentle stretching exercises that really do help.

Yes, a positive attitude and a good sense of humor are invaluable with fibromyalgia.  I'm glad you have learned that.  It does make life easier.

Be sure to read back posts and ask questions because we are here to help you.  I'm so glad that you found us and joined in.  I'm looking forward to hearing more from you soon.


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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/6/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
you have just described me in a nutshell. I can fall asleep anywhere when the fatigue is really bad but it swings between coma sleep and not being able to get asleep sometimes.
Food is a major problem as i don't regularly medicate and it takes my mind off it sometimes.
Light sensitivity is a problem and i'm not a sunshine fan.
So welcome and i hope you can get as much help here as i have.
take care, boo
BikeBoo, biking with my boo since 1999
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most! But it has its advantages!
Fibro, spinal arthritis and all that goes with it.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 163
   Posted 7/13/2009 11:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the comments. It helps to know others with this illness. :-)

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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   

I took a lower position to be closer to my house, plus the pressure from family to work daytime and I have been working during the day. It's not for me. scool light sensitivity, fatigue during the day, can't be in the sun or I will break out in hives. I get migranes from the lights. In the house I use dimmers and table lamps.

Last week I got the position. More $$$$$ Yeah. It's swing-shift, so I can avoid the traffic. I am so glad they took me back. smilewinkgrin

The hrs should not bother me. I can fall asleep in a blink of a eye. It's the fatigue and migranes that comes with Fibromyalgia. blush

Like the Eric Burton from the Animals says "It's my life and I'll do what I want."


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