A day in the life of a fibromite huh??? I have not slept well for about 4 wks now so got up before 6 feeling like I hadn't been to bed in a few days and I can't sleep during the day so it's only gotten worse as the day wears on. The pain varies according to the weather, stress level, what muscles I have used recently and sometimes for no reason at all. On an average day I have a deep ache in the muscles from lower back up, bad enough that I always know it's there but tolerable, everything I do has to be done from about 10:00 am to 2:00 pm cause the energy runs out about then and there is no pushing myself when it is gone. I have knots in the muscles all over my body that when pressed on about sends me through the roof. I can't even remember a day that I didn't have a headache it's been so long. Can't stand any tight clothes on and everything has to be soft, our skin is sensitive. Most of us are like the Pea and the Princess when it comes to our beds, they have to feel just right for us to sleep at all. I can't even stand a lot of heavy covers on so I sleep with sheet and electric blanket on only. Then there is the fibro fog where we can't remember anything and we put things in odd places.
A flare??? Feels like you have been tortured for days by being beat, everything hurts and my body feels sick, like it is fighting off the flu or something and I do run a little temp. During those times I pray a lot, use heat in any form and the sad thing is no matter how much you hurt and how bad you feel you can't just lay or it makes it worse so you have to get up and move and stretch your muscles whether you feel up to it or not.
luv and hugs
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