In a flare-up what do you do to help make you smile? Is there something you have to have with you at all times? How do you control the sinking depression feeling that takes over when you feel as though the flare up has no end?
Of course in a bad flare up I am in bed but my dog is right beside me. On a good day or so so day, he forces me to get out and walk but when I'm bad, he's always by my side!! They are wonderful healers and their unconditional love is a blessing!
I blessed that my husband has a sense of humor and tells me the corniest jokes.
My kids are always checking on me and tell me about their day.
Mostly my grandchild who sits on the bed with me and we read or play games .
When it's real bad we lay quietly and watch movies. We love Disney, anything Minions , lots of stuff.
My family brings me joy.
I blessed for that
Katiee....that's a good question. For me, it's hard for me to hide the pain during a flair up. I usually take in deep breathes and excuse myself and go to the ladies room. I have Wintergreen Ice Breakers in my purse and put one in my mouth. Something in my mouth gives me something else to think about. But hon, when it's real bad...I don't think there is anything to do...at least not for me. I wish there was an easy answer, but there isn't. I'm sorry you are dealing with this. Please take care of yourself and God bless you. Gentle hugs...
It's different for everyone in all honesty my dog really cheers me up she is a Great Dane she is so goofy but also really lazy I'm laid in bed on bad days she will lay with me won't leave my side except for her walk and her tea time etc. I watch funny videos of dogs on u tube it's just a case of trying different things and finding what works for you sending gentle hugs x
Hi Katiee. It really is tough going through a flair. Accepting that it is a part of what we have to deal with with this illness and getting through the flairs whether they are just a few days or seem endless is depressing but......know that they will pass. Give your body the rest it needs and don't try to press on and do things you shouldn't do. It will just take longer to get through it. I hope you have a good doctor who understands Fibro and all the other problems that can go along with it. Praying you feel better soon. Gentle hugs!!