I definitely have this problem as well. My mother didn't teach us good habits for maintain the house when I was a kid. There was a lot of let it go let it go and then scramble to do everything in one day. I remember being woken up early on a Saturday morning because she Decided the woodwork needed cleaning while there were piles of untouched mail on the table, LOL.
What I found that helped me was a site called flylady.com. Maria Cilley runs the site for free. I started this before I had fibromyalgia or at least before I was diagnosed and had significant symptoms.
Her point is that you start small and develop routines that you can maintain daily for one or two things. I have found that on my severe Fog days the only thing that helps me is the routines that I have put together. Then I try to save any work beyond the stuff I can do without thinking about
it for better days. I explain this very poorly, but if you take a look at her site, there is a lovely community there that is very supportive. One of her main mottos is "you are not behind"! she did not have fibromyalgia or any specific illness that she talks about
, she had severe depression and an abusive husband. Her way of dealing with the problem was to start small and find something she could feel good about
keeping up. In the kitchen she starts with shining her sink. I like her attitude because I find her very supportive and friendly. You cansign up for her email list which will send you daily one off tasks to keep up the household. They also will send out inspirational emails from their audience that talk about
their individual experiences. I tend to focus more on those for myself and just follow her routines. My husband and daughter have picked up some from me and help me keep the daily things under control now that they know what they are. (dishes, laundry, hotspot messes).
I am sure that the people here have ways that it worked for them. This is the one thing that ever "took" for me and allowed me to build routines that my body goes through when my brain isn't engaged. They are also simple so that I can often manage them even on stressful days or pain filled days.
I haven't tried Naltrexone, but have just started on my first medicine for Fibromyalgia, Lyrica. I am finding it helpful, but haven't been on it long enough to determine whether it's a good solution for me. I would be interested in hearing how the Naltrexone works for you. I am learning a lot reading other people's experiences in this forum.
Post Edited (Firefly18) : 11/30/2014 12:16:48 PM (GMT-7)