Hi Karen and welcome to our family. You sound like a typical fibromite to me.
I'm really sore when I first wake up in the morning. My muscles are stiff and achy. Before
I can get up I have to spend at least five minutes doing slow gentle stretches. The change
in weather especially cool and damp weather really affect my muscles. When I'm flaring
I do take a muscle relaxer, cyclobenzaprine and it does help.
Exercise is a must for me, I'm a daily walker and it does help with my muscles getting
tighter. Deep breathing exercises help relax my muscles, so that is part of my routine
too. Heat is wonderful in helping those muscles relax too. Our tenderpoints are so very
sensitive that the more relaxed we are the better!
Glad you joined us!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements