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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

Finally, A Solution To My Pants!!! :) LOL

Finally, A Solution To My Pants!!! :) LOL

Comfort is not usually a word surrounding Fibromyalgia sufferers. But I have to tell you, I'm so happy that I have come up with this idea. Some of you may have already known this trick and maybe I'm the last one to know. But at a risk of sounding ridiculous, here it goes. I have suffered with the pain of fibromyalgia along with the rest of you. I must say, even wearing clothes gets painful at times. I especially dislike wearing shorts or jeans or skirts. Basically anything around my… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Michelle that was amazing! You truly encompassed how I feel everyday. Thanks for that, you did well to concentrate for that long honey!🥰♥️. I'm so proud of you. Love Sam x

posted 7 months 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

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

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

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

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

How To Help A Friend With Chronic Illness

How To Help A Friend With Chronic Illness

There are many ways to reach out to help, and of course the needs will change for each person. Big things like helping clean the house or cooking meals can help, but often it’s the little things that are the best, like opening the door for them, or remembering not to wear perfume. Here’s a list of a few things that can help (with thanks to many other websites I‘ve read similar lists on over the years):

~ Don’t be afraid to hug her gently, but please no bear hugs
~ Understand that just because… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I think someone must have been keeping a log! You've hit so many of the things but I think of and of course I never have something to write it down with and if I do I lose it but other than the hugs… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

I Have Read That Depression Can Cause Pain. I Believe The Opposite Is True.

I Have Read That Depression Can Cause Pain. I Believe The Opposite Is True.

I believe pain can cause depression.
I belive that pain limits what you can do. With those limits comes self worth issues and can also cause isolation.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
After all WE are the EXPERTS !

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

If anyone has any doubts about pain causing depression, try this
Take a rubberband and put it above your elbow on your most used arm (right or left handed accordingly). Leave it there for a few… read more

posted about 2 months 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
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