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   Posted 11/8/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
This will be my first winter since diagnosed with fibro. I was outside first thing Saturday morning (around 48 degrees). Within minutes, my right arm went numb and both legs started aching. Once the air got warmed up, my body was fine. However, later in the afternoon, I was so tired. I took a nap and even went to bed early. The next day I was still very tired and missed church due to still sleeping. By 8:00pm that night, I was exhausted again. This morning, I feel fine. Is this going to be my new life? I was laid off recently and have applied to start tech school this January. I'm just worried about how to deal with school. Any advice?

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   Posted 11/8/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have the same problem when it gets cold. Try and keep warm.

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   Posted 11/9/2010 12:26 AM (GMT -7)   

The bad news is...yes, this is the life of those of us who live with Fibro. But it isn't a death sentence. Like Corinne said, keep warm! Changes in weather, cold temperatures even barometric changes all can cause pain to flare up...sort of like those of us with overly active arthritis. I used to think the old wives tales about "people with arthritis and how they could feel a storm coming in their bones" was just a bunch of bunk. I'm eating my own words now. I'm miserable when the weather changes and overly warm weather is as bad as cold for me.

But please don't let your uncooperative body stop you from living your dreams! My doctor summed it up fairly well. He told me to do my best at enjoying my life and being as 'normal' as possible and he will do his best to keep me reasonably comfortable. Working together gives me a life with quality.

Hang in there...we're here to hold each other up!
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   Posted 11/9/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Winter is the worse for me , the mornings my hips , fingers and ankles hurt bad. Being prepared for winter is what my dr said ..

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   Posted 11/9/2010 8:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in frigid winter weather and my body dreads the thought of the freezing days that lie ahead. I get some relief by slapping on the ThermaCare heat thingies on my shoulders/neck and back, but I can't afford to do that on a daily basis.

At home I love my heating pad, heated RestWarmer mattress pad, my hot tub, and hot shower. Anything WARM to provide relief!!!!
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