Welcome, Beadyeye. I hope you continue to post. This is a very interesting topic. Probably all of us try not to focus too much on the specifics of how we feel, but I'll try:
I usually feel like I'm moving through water when I first get up. My muscles feel stiff and heavy. I have to get up at least a couple of hours before I have to be somewhere because of this, and also because my food seems to digest slower in the morning. Rushing after breakfast makes me nauseous and dizzy and, I suspect, tends to trigger an episode of tachycardia.
I'm better once I get moving. There are always the same-old aches, but usually also some surprise pains (hand, crotch, heel, head, hip, ??) that decides to accompany me for god-knows-what reason. Always hoping that places will have handicapped doors because
opening heavy doors can greatly increase my pain for an extended period of time (until I get a chiropractic adjustment.) Lifting just about
anything, and uneven streets, do the same thing...so feeling cautious is definitely part of my personality by now.
I'm always deep-down cold. If I could walk around with a hot bathtub around me (can't picture it - I'm not very visual, but I know it would feel great!) I would. I'm the baglady-looking person with at least 3 layers on until June!
The fog - ok - back to water. Not only my body, but my mind, is always trying to push through it. I have to sift through layers repeatedly, to get back to whatever concrete thought I had before. It's there, but it's hiding...hiding very well most of the time.
I feel like I'm forced to live "life lite," - tread carefully, don't overdo anything, don't underdo anything, don't get too upset or too excited, just take the middle road and try to think positively.
fibromyalgia, hashimoto's, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia
Post Edited (Acheybody) : 12/3/2011 4:53:57 PM (GMT-7)