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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:

I worked as a teacher for several years with Arthritis, but when I developed Fibromyalgia in 2012 I lasted about 2 months and ended up retiring in the November as could no longer cope. Sad day

posted 16 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:

When I don't feel good I can sleep all night and all day and all night again!
If it weren't for the cat wanting feeding I would loose days!

posted 9 days 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:

I just started Lyrica again after 40 years. I hope it helps. I called my doctor to get off some of the meds and she added lyrica. I am on so many drugs and vitamins. 8 in the morning and 5 after… read more

posted 5 days ago

Sweating

Sweating

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

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I do it's awful your body is on fire

posted 7 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:

Hey girls . As per my story my son or his girlfriend did not get Covid. But I did nt go to the dinner plans anyway. I just want to be careful everyday. Hug to all of you Frances

posted 1 day 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:

Me too! First I was hyper and now I am hypo

posted 9 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:

Yes. All the time.

posted 3 months 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 4 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:

With me brain fog gets worse with stress.

posted 5 days ago

How Do You Ask For Emotional Support When You Are Experiencing a Flare? Any Advice You Would Share With Others?

How Do You Ask For Emotional Support When You Are Experiencing a Flare? Any Advice You Would Share With Others?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I totally agree
Shits if any kind arre scary to me
MY PERSONAL OPINION
Have you ever watched the show
(How it’s made?)
They build all sorts if stuff from scratch
Etc
I watched how the flu shot was… read more

posted 5 months ago
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