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Full Time Employment And Fibro

Full Time Employment And Fibro

just for my own sanity... How many of you lovely people have lost a job or more than one due to your fibro symptoms?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My experiences are similar to the posts. My husband nags me to find a job working at home but he doesn't know how much pain, I am in.😔

posted 9 days ago

Sleeping All Day

Sleeping All Day

I can't sleep at night at all, so during the day I and very sleepy and find myself waking up without remembering falling asleep. I slept from 7am to 7pm! I have no idea! I could not keep myself awake. Does anyone have this?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have sleep apnea I am told but cannot tolerate the machine. Also I have tried many OTV sleep aids and of course the prescribed thinking it might help me but no such luck. I am at my wits end trying… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Sweating

Sweating

Does anyone sweat with there fibromyalgia not just at night but during the day as well?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes & my daughter also has it & does sweat a lot! We both have itchy scalp, we can thank Cymbalta for our so called return to some kind of life!!!

posted about 1 month ago

Does Anyone Else Get Tongue Tied And Get Words Mixed Up?

Does Anyone Else Get Tongue Tied And Get Words Mixed Up?

This has been a very busy week at work - my body isn’t so happy. My feet hurt even when I first get up in the morning. My left elbow hurts - it’s usually the first body part to experience pain.

What concerns me today though is that I’m struggling to speak properly. I’m getting words and letters mixed up like saying “baper pag” instead of “paper bag”. Does anyone else have this problem? It’s a bit scary.

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes it is a Fibro symptom due to Fibro fogginess.

posted 18 days ago

Fibro Flare

Fibro Flare

How long on average does a flare up of symptoms usually last. I'm quite newly diagnosed but I m still struggling with daily fatigue. I'm taking herbal suppliments to help me get a few hours sleep and same for energy but nothing works

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thank you!

posted 6 months ago

Describe What A Flare Up Is To You ?

Describe What A Flare Up Is To You ?

We all speak of the dreaded " flare up" but do we all experience the same symptoms ? For my own curiosity I'd like to know what others call their flare up . A flare to me is my whole body filled with aching , burning , stinging relentless pain. My mind becomes cloudy, thoughts make no sense, speaking becomes hard because the brain and mouth aren't working together . Nothing takes the pain away, no amount of drugs, therapy or rest eases it, it's like the flare takes over and ravages your body… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Relatable, with me its my arms and I bought a vibration machine for the feet and just put my calfs on so ts jiggles my hole legs. And it helps to relax them.

posted 7 days ago

Does Anyone Else Get Pain Like Someone Is Sticking A Pin In You

Does Anyone Else Get Pain Like Someone Is Sticking A Pin In You

Its like a sudden jabbing pain like someone has stabbed you with a pin or several pins. Its is so embarrassing when it happens and I have visitors. We can be talking away and suddenly I will jump up and shout OUCH!.
I feel such a fool, they must think I am nuts.
When my guest asks what's wrong I just reply I think I was stung by a wasp. Cos that's kind of what it feels like. Does anyone else experience this sudden random pain?😠

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Understand completely.

posted 15 days ago

Does Anyone Get Exhausted And Depressed After A Simple Outing?

Does Anyone Get Exhausted And Depressed After A Simple Outing?

Hi Everyone,

For years when I come home after being out I find myself sitting in my car for about an hour or more unable to move feeling exhausted and down. For a long time I thought it had to do with my PTSD but tonight I think it is due to fibro fog and fatigue??
Can anyone relate? Thank you in advance!

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Exhausted, yes and anxiety level sometimes going up too

posted 11 months ago

Stress And Memory

Stress And Memory

Does your brain fog and memory loss get worse under stress or is it consistent?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have brain fog worse when I get up set , stress
anxiety & panic attacks
Your nerves act up in your body and have know control and you feel that no body understands
and your all alone
My… read more

posted about 2 months ago

How Do You Respond To Insensitive Remarks?

How Do You Respond To Insensitive Remarks?

I have a friend who does not understand my fatigue level. She constantly is on the go and says "I only slept 2 (2-4 usually) hours last night" . The thing that upsets me is she says "just drink an energy drink" on a consistent basis. I've tried to explain it is not the same thing as just being "tired".

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle these scenarios?

Thanks in advance!

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Try telling her most days you wake up and you feel like you've been in a car accident the day before!! Every part of your body hurts or aches or something. Or you feel like you're coming down with… read more

posted 25 days ago
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