A MyFibroTeam Member
Hallo Im new to this side, and my symptoms does not precisly match fibro, I have little pain, but a lot of heavyness and stiffness in my legs and arms and struggle a lot with fatique and brainfog.
I was sidetracked of my life for two years because of extreme fatique and stiff arms and legs and also edema ind my face, arms and legs. But now I only experience the symptoms sporadicly. I just had a flare.. where everything was exhausting, my body felt like it was made out of concrete, and my fingers and wrist of my right hand was aching and I just wanted to sleep forever.. but now the symptoms are wearing off... and im feeling better physically.. but mentally im kind of numb.. and I dont want to do anything. Its a struggle to get back on track.. Does anybody els have the same experiences?
Hope to hear frome you.. I feel so down and lonely right now.
(Sorry for my spelling, im from Denmark, som English is not my first language)
I find it to be the exact same, I'm so exhausted from it
I find when I’m in a flare I can’t concentrate at all, even something as simple as writing a shopping list! There’s no point in me trying because it’s hopeless so I just kinda go with the flo. And I get totally exhausted after the first day of horrible pain so yes it takes awhile even after the flare up to get physically and mentally recovered!! This illness is relentless!
Also, btw, and I know this sounds out of the box, but I've found that sucking on a popsicle helps with migraines. I guess it kind of makes sense since there are nerves that go directly to the head- hence brain freeze- but it really has helped me, just try to avoid the brain freeze;)
Yes agree with @A MyFibroTeam Member I aways listen to music when I’m feeling that way happy music it does help me 😊
I go through the same thing. My theory is that after experiencing all that pain, our brain needs to kind of rest by blocking out anything that uses energy or feeling what the body is going through, I think it is a reaction to trauma. I find that with rest it does get improved. Also it helps to watch chick flicks or romantic comedies or anything that is a happy no drama tv show or movie. I hope you kick this thing. Btw there are birth controls that make it so that you only get your period every three months, I found that that really helped! Much luck to you!!
Yes I do so sorry to hear your going through it lots of gentle hugs hope it passes quickly thinking of you my grandads from Denmark 🤗
Hi sweetie welcome, the symptoms you describe is what I think Chronic Fatigue, which often comes with fibro you might want to go to Dr & explain how you feel & see if there anything they can suggest??
There is nothing much you can do except rest, sleep and pray it passes xx 💜 xx 🙏 xx