Sunday started my second ever Fibro flare-up. And it's so annoying!! I've been doing so good, in some aspects.
My initial symptoms that caused concern started back in October 2010. I didn't go to the doctor for the first time until August 2011, and that was for dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath. I was tired all the time, slept 10+ hours a night and took two hour naps daily. My lower back started hurting in October 2011 and didn't stop until last month. My anxiety was so severe, I couldn't drive. I would get dizzy trying to focus on the road and my eyes would look wherever they wanted, whether I wanted them to or not. I've had a severe fear of choking since 2005, which has basically gone away. But during those few months, I could hardly eat because I was afraid to choke. I also have difficulties swallowing, which I had a barium swallow for and it (of course) came out normal. I was getting confused really easily, like where I was, what I was doing. I couldn't think of the name of a lot of things. My brain would get "stuck" and I'd have to clear it to function again. I'm normally a very good speller and I was having a hard time spelling words. Just all these things at one time.
And I was finally feeling better! My back pain went away last month. I haven't had confusion since probably November '11. My anxiety (choking, driving and swallowing) went away, so I could drive and eat again. I gained my weight back. I wasn't sleeping as much. In fact, I was hardly sleeping at all. I would toss and turn in bed all night, wake up multiple times, get less than 5 hours of sleep, but feel fine the next day.
And I woke up Sunday and it's back. It's ALL BACK. I woke up dizzy, naueous and short of breath. Luckily, this is the third time I've had vertigo so I still had the meds. The shortness of breath is worse after I eat. My choking fear is back. My boyfriend can't eat a Starburst without me freaking out. I slept 10 hours last night and almost fell asleep before writing this (even though I've only been awake for 3 hours). And my back pain is back, which is the worst.
My brain fog is also back. This has been very hard to write because I can't remember how to spell words. lol My sentences aren't forming in my head correctly. I dunno. I just feel detached, like my brain is functioning without any help from me. Ugh. It's a horrible feeling.
I just don't understand! I had two beers Saturday night. I woke up feeling like I had a hangover that would never end. But I didn't even get drunk! Could an allergy to yeast cause my flare up? Or just plain alcohol intollerance? I just don't get how I was perfectly fine (my boyfriend said the same thing) and then have my problems start back up again out of nowhere, with nothing to trigger it.
I don't understand. :( lol