What is this remission I hear about from fibro? Does it end? If so, is the pain worse or has anyone ever experienced this? I wish I could have days without the pain.
There is really no such thing as "remission" in fibro. We have what's called "flare ups" where you will hurt in one area of your body for a certain amount of time (sometimes 2-3 months or longer) then you'll notice one day you're not hurting there anymore. But the hurt now is somewhere else. It just seems to move from one area to another.
I'm not sure of what a flare up is ...really! I have had continuous pain since I was finally diagnosed. Some days are better than others, and others with different symptoms. I think the pain is masked over with injections, or meds...yet never goes away. I've heard of people that say they are in remission....I don't understand
well I have chronic pain, sciatic, fatigue, leg, hip shoulder, elbows, all of the time! So I guess when I just can't move anymore... that's a flare.
I don't think that fibromyalgia remission exists. There are times in between flare ups where symptoms can be much less but it does not just go away ever.
I was DX w Fibromyalgia in 1987, then when I was pregnant with my daughter in 90-91 I supposedly went into remission during my pregnancy. Now mind you this was when they just started learning about FM and it was my chiropractor who DX with him and treating me prior prior with muscle skeletal issues too. Obviously it was not a permanent thing and must have been due to hormones? But since then I have continued w flare ups and since Xmas of last year my FM has gone into over drive and at this point is the worse it has been all these yrs. Or at anytime during my FM life. So to me it has progressed now, which I didn't think was possible and filing disability after work separated my emplemployment once my FMLA ran out. FM is so unpredictable that I am not surprised at anything any more and yet still try to be optimistic of what can be done to help us Someday! Gentle hugs.