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Full Time Employment And Fibro
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

posted February 25, 2015
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes! I am not in menopause and yet I will sweat profusely. Usually when the temperature gets around 70-75 degrees its game over. Within minutes I look like I wet myself, sweat will roll down my legs… read more

posted June 8
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

posted September 8, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Those night sweats makes me feel like I just jumped into a pool of water.

posted August 15
Does Anyone Else Get Tongue Tied And Get Words Mixed Up?
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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.

posted February 15, 2018
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes Brain Fog & mixing up saying or spelling words is a Fibro symptom due to Cognitive issues we have.

posted June 26
Sleeping All Day
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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?

posted January 19, 2016
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A MyFibroTeam Member

Oh yeah! Many of us have been there before! I’m on trazadone to help me get some sleep. My husband and I joke that I sleep like a cat, I’m up every three hours and I sleep whenever the mood hits my… read more

posted August 31
Fibro Flare
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

posted March 26, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Honestly sometimes my flare-ups range from a week to maybe two weeks and the most important thing is that I keep myself warm because being cold only increases the pain I use turmeric this evening for… read more

posted 2 days ago
Describe What A Flare Up Is To You ?
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

posted January 15, 2016
A MyFibroTeam Member

@A MyFibroTeam Member when I get a flare it is pretty much like yours. Everything hurts some places like my hips can lay me out for weeks. I just wake up in the morning and I either have a flare up or… read more

posted August 27
Does Anyone Else Get Pain Like Someone Is Sticking A Pin In You
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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?😠

posted March 30, 2017
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes I do, it happens a lot and also spasms that make whichever part of me it's happening to jolt and shoot put in a random direction

posted September 18
Does Anyone Get Exhausted And Depressed After A Simple Outing?
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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!

posted March 2, 2018
A MyFibroTeam Member

Me ocurre constantemente así que el día después de cada actividad. Lo acepto necesito recuperarme par la próxima salida. Leer es uno de mis pasatiempos trató de coger un libro cuando mejor me siento… read more

posted 8 hours ago
Stress And Memory
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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

posted January 8, 2018
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A MyFibroTeam Member

Brain fog is definitely worse under stress, also fatigue. Find that I have to keep a set routine of bedtime and amount of sleep. Praying morning and night helps with the stress.

posted 2 days ago
How Do You Respond To Insensitive Remarks?
A MyFibroTeam Member asked a question 💭

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!

posted July 7, 2015
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A MyFibroTeam Member

The spoon theory is one I try and use.....

posted January 4
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