The 1980s were very busy and quite stressful for me, in many ways.
I think that's when my fibro began, although I did learn later from a neurologist that I have another (as yet undiagosed) underlying neuro condition, so maybe my body was just 'ready' to flare, if that makes sense. My neurologist thinks I may have always had this problem.
almost medfree: I know what you mean about
stress/relaxation. My muscles (everywhere!) never seemed to work 'right,' even as a small child. They still don't. They just don't fully relax. When it's cold and damp, like now, even my neck muscles tighten, giving my body the impression of a very stressful experience; yet, I don't feel overly stressed out about
my life, and I know I'm doing what I can to deal with issues which arise.
I hear ya!!
For me, anyway, it becomes sort of a vicious circle. Tight, cold muscles....frustration they don't work better...then a little relief....then they tighten again....then things are better...
And when I do come across anything stressful, it plays much havoc on my already overworked, tired, heavy-feeling muscles.
I guess it's one day (or hour!) at a time, and deal with things as they arise. It seems a long, slow process, and I know my muscles have never been 'right' since day one, so in a way, that makes it a bit easier.
Have you been tested by a neurologist for muscle or nerve issues? Sorry--you've probably mentioned it somewhere, but I'm drawing a (memory) blank.
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