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   Posted 7/27/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel a flare coming on and there is nothing I can do about it!  Neck and legs are starting to get achey as well as my shoulders and hands :-(  I am stressing about getting a part time job and the kids are driving me crazy!  I am not looking forward to camping this weekend and I am about to get my period (sorry TMI).  I just want to sit and cry but life is not letting me.  I feel so overwhelmed with everything that I want/need to do.  Cripes!  
Thanks for listening,

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   Posted 7/27/2010 3:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Breathe Lisa Breathe......I hear what you are saying but stressing will actually make it worse.
I'm too looking for a part-time job too so I do know that alone is stressful trying to find hours that work with a family.
The period well my is worse with this thing....never thought I would look forward to menopause. shocked
Relax in a warm tub, when I start feeling bad I start taking ibuprophen to stay on top of things.  Stupid me well start to feel better going gee I feel better wonder why..then I remember I have been taking ibuprophen through the day, duh....Hope that made you smile.

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   Posted 7/27/2010 3:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Lisa,go ahead and have a good cry. It gets rid of some ugly stress. I always
feel better after a good cry. Sorry you are flaring. Maybe the adventure of
camping will be a distraction to the pain. Soak in a hot bath tonight. I'm flaring
right now, but lucky to be old enough to have gone through menopause. Flares
are miserable but thank goodness at some point they do end. Hoping you feel better
before the weekend and you can enjoy your time with the family.

Try not to worry about the job. If you have some control in the situation, you
can control it...if you don' don't. I know it is always easier said than done.
When there are things I can't deal with, I trust God will figure it out for me and
give me the intuition to do what I need to do.

Feel better my friend!

hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
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   Posted 7/27/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa, sorry you are going into a flare but it is probably all the stress you are under right now that is bringing it on. I can totally sympathize with you on the kids driving you crazy over summer break because I still have memories of mine being home. lol Luckily I only have one still at home and he is seventeen so its not so bad anymore. The menstrual cycle was another biggie for me as far as stress because of the heavy bleeding. I had a hysterectomy about 5 years ago and havent missed that part at all. I hope when you do find a part time job that you dont settle for whatever is out there and that you can find something you really enjoy doing. I will be praying for you.
Gentle Hugs
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When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/27/2010 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry that you have everything coming at you at once.

And yes, sometimes a good cry does help. :D

It will get better.
Fibro    Acid Reflux    Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease
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vitamin d and folic acid

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Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 387
   Posted 7/27/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your kind words.  I am so frustrated.  I have a foster daughter who is 10 and she is giving me a run for my money.  She is going through alot of emotional things right now and takes it out on me.  She is going to family but when, I don't know and neither does the worker.  Is it horrible of me to say that I just want my family back and want things to be normal again?  I feel upset with myself for saying that.  Along with frustration and stress, there is guilt too.  I spoke with my husband about it and he wants to see things through.  I do too but I already have alot on my plate!  Thank you for listening.  I just need to vent and write things down.
Lisa smurf

deb in indiana
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   Posted 7/27/2010 6:49 PM (GMT -7)   
i was at my son's in Ill. for 3 days and when i came home i was over whelmed how my house looked its just hubby here well then two days later he went to a world horseshoe game the doctor just told him he has sever arthtris and bone spurs in his neck but he still went will be back in2 weeks i took him to the guys house so i could have the car and all the way he *****ed about my driving the station on the radiothen i came home to the messy house took me 7 hours to clean it and put stuff a way so i had my good cry and i did fill betterhang it there u will have better days Deb

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/27/2010 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry your going into a flare.. I am right there with ya... it is finals week in school and lets just say between age and fibro, my brain is fried!!! Take deep breaths, hot baths, and plenty of meds........ thats what my plan is for the rest of the week!
Fibromyalgia, abnormal ANA, Complete hysterectomy, GERD, high blood pressure, sure there is more but fibrofog is blocking it out!
meds: Benicar, meclizine, percoset, zofran, prozac, amitryptaline, premarin, multivitamins, LifePak antiaging supplements

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