I am so sleepy today! How is everyone feeling?

Anybody out there feel defeated?
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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 9/9/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi!  Well I know the energy was yesterday, today I am dragging.  I can't sleep, my body and mind won't shut down.  I know the pain is coming.  My next step is my body will shut down and I will be in bed.  Then the pain.  I am going to have to make myself go down and workout.  I know this is the best thing.  Now just getting the energy.  I hope that everybody is doing better today.  You got to stay positive,  we all will get through the day....  Things may change  tomorrow, and we might feel better.  My quote for today is When you feel defeated,  FIGHT HARDER!!!!  All of us F/M peeps  we are all strong and beautiful people,  when life gets us down, We continue fighting and fighting.  I am proud to say that We all are awesome, strong willed, caring, loving beautiful women and men.  I hope you have a great day....

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   Posted 9/9/2010 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
also if anyone could send some help my way, if you respond to my post how do I send something back to you. I am killing myself trying to figure this out

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sunny,
I am sleepy, not as bad as yesterday, I had one last nuvigil that I took this morning, so I should be ok until I get home from work. I hope you are able to find some energy this afternoon!!

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   Posted 9/9/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Sunny, I think you might be overdoing in the exercise area.  It's wonderful you can do this but it might be causing more pain because it could be too much.  Exercise is wonderful for fibro and helps with the pain...if you don't overdo.  In another of your posts you talked about all this exercise equipment that you use.  If I used that, they'd be taking me out on a stretcher!  smhair
Gentle exercise is good...things like walking or swimming.  If you can do that with no problem, then do some exercise for a short period of time on your equipment.  Then see how you feel.  If you are worse the next day, then back down a bit on the exercise equipment. 
What you have to do is a little trial and error.  You try something and see how it affects your pain.  If you have no problems, then it's something you can handle.  If you want to do more, then work into it gradually and see what happens.  You don't want to cause yourself more pain.
Pacing yourself is huge with fibro, too.  You can't do things in the same time frame as you could before fibro.  I will work a little, stop and rest, and do more.  It does get done but not as quickly.  If you are a perfectionist like most of us here, you need to give that up.  It will drive you bonkers!  wink
Lastly, don't "plan" on being in pain.  At the end of your post you were saying that you know this will happen.  You probably are correct but try to avoid that.  Instead, don't do things that will give you the extra pain.  You definitely don't want to do things that put you in bed.  Laying in bed can make things worse! 
So, I guess the bottom line is to pace yourself.  Start out slowly and slowly work up to what you want to do.  I hope this helps!
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 9/9/2010 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Well stated, Sherrine!  I have eliminated the term "workout" from my vocabulary, and replaced it with plain old "exercise."  I hate that I can't work out like I used to, but even if I could find the energy to do it I wouldn't be willing the pay the price.  I can hurt myself plenty with too much heavy housework, gardening, etc.  But at least then I have something to show for the pain. 

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   Posted 9/9/2010 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are logged in sunny you should automatically be able to reply at the bottom of the screen. You have to be logged in to do this. If you are wanting to e-mail someone just click on their name and it will take you to their profile. My e-mail is in my profile but some of us dont have them listed because they dont want e-mails. I am sorry you are having such a rough day hope you feel better tomorrow.
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