I don't really know what a flare up is, I have my pain and all the other symptoms every day.
How do I know when I have a flare up?
It is interesting to see everyone's answer - same yet different for each person. When I have a flare, my pain level increases like times ten. I feel like my body is badly bruised (but without the bruises), and I feel like I have a bad case of the flu. I also have bad GI problems, terrible fatigue, and sometimes restlessness, especially during the night when I want to sleep but can't. I can also feel hot then cold then hot again. All of this can vary in intensity if the flare lasts just a day or lasts days. This past week, it's been off and on. I feel some pain all the time. Having fibromyalgia is like being hyper-sensitive to everything.
When you have a stronger pain than your normal pain ang when the weather changes you can feel a pain attack coming ,flare up and pain attack are the same ,like for me since Friday 4pm I have a big flare up in my legs and back,so I am in much more pain than my normal tough pain.hope this helps ,curious what other comments we will get maybe it's not the same for everyone.have a good day
I had a real bad flair up awhile back, I couldn't get out of bed, and I felt like I was trying to lift up a ton o f weight, had no engrey, my pain was worse, just didn't feel good at all, that went on for over a month. I have a lot of stress in my life, so that doesn't help at all, anyway I wish everyone better days.
I knowt that my answer probably sounded short. I guess Ihate to be negative, especially when you've just found out what you have. But, I sometimes feel like just when you think it is all you can bear, and it flares up and can be worse, or different symptoms can get worse, all flare ups. But every now and then I find things might be not so bad for a while and everything is under control you are blindsided by a flare up.
How about pain in a new area along with normal pain in the other areas? Bouts of itchiness and or bumps with the itchiness? Then there are all the things you get under the fibro umbrella: IBS, fibro fog more intense at some times more I than others, ear ringing, migraines, interstitial cystitis (bladder hurts, but no infection and need to urinate frequently), arthritis, feet hurt in the mornings upon walking on them initially, acid reflux, hair falling out, rosacea, sun sensitivity, insomnia...and so on.
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