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   Posted 5/26/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering how many of you regulary have setbacks/flares from doing too much activity compared to your current norm.  For example, I took my daughter to the mall on Saturday.  We were gone about 4 hours or so.  about an hour 15 minutes was used for driving.  Another hour for eating lunch.  The rest of the time was tiring (but very fun for her) going to 3 stores spread out in the mall and trying on some clothes.  The only other t hing she has been doing is about 15 minutes of stationary biking and some yoga.  The last 3 days have been terrible, so she isn't doing anything right now.

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   Posted 5/26/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I think we all over do it when we are feeling better. The trick is to pace yourself. When we are feeling good we see so many things that need to get done that we haven't been able to do beforehand. But we have to learn to go slow and not over do it.

I really hope that you feel better soon. And you will. Just take it easy and let yourself rest.

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   Posted 5/26/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Kim, I tend to flare from too much activity. Pacing myself is always iffy. The same activity
on a differant day can mean something differant to my body. I am careful when house
cleaning or gardening to work in 15 minute increments and take breaks.

I can go to the mall somedays and shop for a few hours with no problems and other times
go and be there less than an hour and start hurting. Taking breaks is important when having
fun too but it doesn't always guarantee you won't flare....that seems to be the nature of fibro.

When you are flaring it is important that you still do some form of excercise like gentle
stretching. The inactivity will make you feel worse. I hpe your daughter's flare ends soon!

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   Posted 5/26/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes! All the time - and I hate it! But I guess no one told us life would be fair...
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   Posted 5/26/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone - I get the setback stuff and can accept that. But how do you get the school that my daughter is supposed to go to to understand and accept it. Right now she is homeschooled with tutors that the school is providing. However, they want her back in school in the fall.


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   Posted 5/26/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I am like crazykitty in that my body is not always consistent. Sometimes, I can work for hours at something that is fairly strenuous, and not have any problems the following day. On another day, I can work half the amount of time at something that would not seem that strenuous, and I can end up having a flare that lasts for a couple of weeks. It helps if I take fairly frequent breaks, but sometimes, I have a problem with forgetting to do this. Shopping for an extended period of time nearly always creates problems for me. This is especially true if the floors in the stores that I am shopping in have a very hard surface, such as concrete. I can feel it almost immidiately in my back and hips. I try to wear comfortable shoes that provide good support, but this doesn't help. I love going to the 2 home improvement stores here in town, as it seems that we always have some kind of project going. However, it seems as if they get me every time!

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   Posted 5/26/2010 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kim,

I used to pay for it after too much activity. What has helped me is going the natural route and doing various cleanses/detox. Since doing those I no longer get pain from overdoing it, or if I do it's very minimal. Mostly I'll just be overtired.

I hope your daughter feels better soon.

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