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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 12/6/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
My fibro has been fairly ok for about 2 weeks.  Then Friday came, I was really tired and more painful on that day then normal.  Then Saturday came.  For the first time, as I was getting out of bed in the AM I was tearful due to the fibro.  Pain fairly severe most of the day.  Then Sunday came,  more pain than i have had ever in the past.  As the day has gone by the pain in my upper back and neck is really really bad.  Now I am not tearful, I feel like SCREAMING!  I am almost fearful of going to bed because of what tomorrow morning might be like.  I have such sympathy for those of you who have this severity of pain on a regular basis.  Just venting tonight because I needed to....shakehead
Oh yea, the old meaning of BFD has changed in my book, it now means
                                  BAD FIBRO DAY! smile
Each day brings a new adventure!  Always strive to make yours the best it can be.      smile

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 1176
   Posted 12/7/2009 1:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi imjb,

I'm so sorry to hear that you're in such pain....I've been there before during a bout of costochondritis plus back pain that hit me at the same time. At that point it even hurt me to BREATHE.

Please vent as much as you need to....I'll be praying that you feel better very soon!

Soft and gentle ((((hugs)))),
Autoimmune hepatitis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, asthma, psoriasis, Raynaud's syndrome, hypertension, osteopenia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, GERD.

Prednisone, Imuran, Plaquenil, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Levothyroxine, Atenolol, Cozaar, Mirapex, Zyrtec, Fosamax, Albuterol, Prilosec, CPAP

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/7/2009 3:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there! Dont worry they caught me venting the other day too and I'm normaly hiding in the shadows LOL
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
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Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
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Regular Member

Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 173
   Posted 12/7/2009 4:51 AM (GMT -7)   
IMJB  Hang in there.  It will pass.  I hope u wake refreshed and painfree.
I have been up all night b/c of pain.  Tried to sleep cannot.  I know it will pass too but yes u do feel like screaming i get It!
Painfree Days for Us ALL!
Humour is always the Best Medicine!
Fibromyalgia, DDD, 2 herniated Lumbar discs, OsteoArthritis Lumbar, Migraine, Dysthmic Disorder, Anxiey, Panic Attacks, OsteoArthritis Knee, Carpal Tunnel both hands, Currently Double Depression

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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   

I hope, by the time you read this, that you are feeling better.  Fibro can bring you to your knees.  I find that if I take pain meds before I get really bad, they work better.  I don't wait until my pain is intense.  If I do, then it takes a long time for the meds to kick in.  Consequently, on my various trips to the bathroom at night I will take my meds and that helps me have a better morning.  I still am stiff and have pain but it's not nearly as bad as it would be if I hadn't kept the medication in my system.  You might talk to your doctor about that.  I don't know what type of pain medication you take.


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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 12/7/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hope your flare ends quickly! They can be painful buggers. Flexeril and heat are my friends
when I'm hurting. Pamper yourself, but don't forget to stretch.

Feel better soon


MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 704
   Posted 12/7/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -7)   


Welcome! I'm sorry to hear you are having such pain right now. This winter weather, can be so bad on us fibro's. I hope that your pain has past and you feel more comfortable.

Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: IV rocephin; Percocet for break thru pain
Taking it one day at a time.... 

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 12/7/2009 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all for the support. I did not really know that the winter weather could be a factor. Makes sense though. I never really can figure out what causes the really bad days but I suppose that is part of this whole fibro thing.
Each day brings a new adventure.  Always strive to make yours the best it can be!      

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 1495
   Posted 12/7/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey imjb, is the flare subsiding yet? It is so unpredictable, isn't it? Sometimes it can change back and forth throughout the day. Hope you get relief soon.

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 12/8/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Flare is subsiding a bit, thank god. I am going to make another appt with my dr. Still avoiding meds if I possibly can, heard too many things I don't like about them. So far I have been using massage, excersize, diet and malic acid-magnisium. One thing for sure, you have to move, move, move even if it hurts like heck it will help.
Each day brings a new adventure.  Always strive to make yours the best it can be!      

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 846
   Posted 12/8/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome!! Glad you are staring to feel a bit better. Good luck at your doctor's appointment and finding something that works for you. Exercise is so helpful in dealing with fibro pain. I try to move as much as I can, b/c I know I will feel better in the long run. I also take the malic acid/ magnesium, it really helps with energy and muscle fatigue.

Have you been newly dx? I also remember my fibro seeming worse when I started. It is amazing what our bodies will start to get used to. And of course, for me at least, fibro is constantly waxing and waning. You might feel horrible one day and wake up fine the next.
fibromyalgia and possible trigeminal neuralgia
50 mgs amitriptyline daily, T3s for facial pain (really not appropriate med) and now tramacet

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