There was someone on this site that posted an article from a doctor that spent his life's work on fibro. He said that fibro has eight stages. Each one progressively worse then the other. He claims that once you go down a stage, there is never going back to the stage you had before. It's such a long and detailed article, but in a nutshell he said to find a way to keep you in the stage you are and not let yourself get worse. I know, easier said then done but he gave suggestions in this article on how to try and accomplish this. But as you know, what works for one of us does not work for everyone.
I went on a personal mission to find my way of stopping my progression and so far so good.
Maybe the person that posted the article will read your question and repost.
I wish you the best!
it does progress ... new symptoms pop up all of the time and we outgrow the drugs and we develop new pains on top of it all so to anyone saying its not progressive... i say Bollox lets see you f**king live with it ans see if it progresses....
I seemed to be at my worst when I was diagnosed in 1989, I was 32. My late 30s and thru out my 40s seemed to be the worst stages of my fibro but I've always felt when a person is first diagnosed they tend to fight with the diagnosis instead of making peace with it and learning one's limitations.............stress and over doing will take you down every time and I think that is what a lot of us go thru in the beginning plus being over whelmed...........I've battled the beast for 27 years and am very well schooled on it. I educated myself in the beginning but over the years its actually been recognized as a major thing vs the day and time in which I was diagnosed when I was told "take Tylenol for the pain and have a nice life" yep, MADE ME MAD !!!!!!!!!!!!! There is so much more info on it now in which I am so grateful. Drs specialize in it and realize its not in our heads, its in our bodies.........ABOUT TIME !!!!!!!! We aren't making this up I assure you !! I don't think it progresses I think its the things we do that causes flare ups, fibro will only rear its ugly head when we make it mad LOL !!!!!!!!!!! When I hit my 50s I seemed to have less symptoms but like I said I learned what to do and what not to do.............sure, things like stress, change in the weather and changing seasons is out of our control, we are going to have flare ups but I do my best not to exceed my limitations and there are things I just can't do anymore...........I have to come to terms with it, it was a very hard thing to do................kinda like raising the titanic with tweezers but once I made friends with this wretched illness I've had much less pain and flare ups, which is liberating.................Blessing for us all !!
Yes it does progress....it has for me -but as it does I find new ways to deal with the new symptoms..rest as much as needed and continue to be as active as possible...I am going to find a way to get into some warm water as I now struggle with getting out of my bathtub due to painful arms, hands and shoulders..new stuff...but a hot shower and washing dishes in hot water helps
From what my doctor told me Fibro can be progressive. I have found that mostly I just get bad flare ups that last anywhere from a week to a month and then everything goes back to the way it was. During flare ups I increase my magnesium to almost double what I normally take and then ease back to my normal dose once the flare up stops.