View Full Version : Fibro worsens???
02-04-2008, 04:30 PM
I was diagnosed about 15 years ago. I have usually been able to manage my symptoms ok...question I have is...this past year I have had some incredibly stressful things happen to me. Can this kind of emotional trauma cause your fibro or chronic pain to be amplified...like thowing gas on a fire???:confused::confused::confused::confused:
02-05-2008, 09:08 AM
In a word....yes.
The pain can fluctuate to almost 1 kind of day to an 8 in a matter of days. Especially when you are stressed and your brain tells your muscles to tighten up AKA back to status quo.
I hope you are feeling better today.:hug:
02-05-2008, 01:05 PM
I haven't been awake long enough to know how I feel...I have had a hard time feeling like I get enough rest. When ever I lay down to watch tv or take a break I'm asleep.
My pain gets worse as the day goes on and usually by the time I go to bed I'm almost in tears.
Hopefully today will be better...I'm trying to have a possitive attitude...
Oh Tam~~ I feel your pain, literally. I just came from 72 degrees on Sun am to a Winter storm Sun pm. My body is a regular barometer.
I am having big time Fibro issues right now. Weather change, stress, overdoing it, can all make me feel worse. Hope you get some rest and feel better soon.
02-05-2008, 01:56 PM
Thanks Maryann...I can feel a storm as it comes from Oregon and we have had a front come through every other day dropping a lot of snow. Wind is something that really puts me down...
My Rheumy told me to move to Arizona. The dampness and cold really do a number on me. It also kicks my fatigue into high gear.
02-05-2008, 03:55 PM
But who can take the heat in Arizona...
02-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Ditto to all the above!
Its rough living in an area that changes weather so often.
If it would just say one way, I think I would be happier.
02-05-2008, 04:39 PM
Oh, absolutely, ((((((Tammy)))))),
I've had fibro for almost 18 years.
I react to the weather. I react to lack of sleep A LOT. I react to when I'm sick with something else. Like you, the stress is a BIG ONE, too.
I've learned over these past almost two decades, that when I'm in a bad flair, everything -- EVERYTHING -- else has to go by the wayside. Stay in bed. Have the pizza joints cook for me. No housework. No dishes. No laundry. No cooking. No socializing. No nothing. Sleep and rest and heal.
It's a heck of a way to live isn't it :hug: I wish this country had spent some of the money that it's wasted pimping weapons and producing wars instead on things like fibro and chronic fatigue syndrome -- those diseases that kill so much productivity in this country and (I think) are a real warning that the environment is seriously tanking in this country. I believe fibro and chronic fatigue sufferers are the early warning system.
It's hard to live with a disease that requires you to sleep so much. Hope you feel better SOON.
02-05-2008, 05:07 PM
Barb, thank you so much for your post...you to Maryann...
This past July my Son got married on the great 07/07/07. He and his wife went to Oregon on their honeymoon and while there they stayed with one of my nieces. Four days after they got back my nieces husband put a big gun to his head and ended it while on speaker phone talking to my son and his wife. We went out for the funeral. After we got back my sons wife left him to live with my neice the widow...crazy...now my son is going through a divorce. His wife had a little girl...not his but she did call him Daddy and me Grammy...it sucks and hurts.
Sorry about being so long but I think my pain still has a lot to do with that stress...
02-05-2008, 11:57 PM
I have been ready a lot of the post here in the Fibro area and trying to put some since to the whole fibro thing.
How do you rid your life of stress? Impossible...
When I am having a huge flair...like now....I get so anxious that I start to panic...Xanax is the only thing that can bring me back. Also a double dose of pain killers. Right now my skin feels like it is on fire...I don't know...
Doc John you need a mood avatar that is for pain...not just crappy
02-06-2008, 07:47 AM
Hi I'm newly diagnosed with fibro. I've had all kinds of problems and a
few other new diagnosis this last 18 months. They are all hard to live
with and understand.
But fibro is one that I can get through and work with but its nice to
see that finally when I look some are really posting about fibro.
I imagine some would say at times I have chronic fatigue too. But I
dont think it will be diagnosed my biggest problem with the fatigue and
we thought the sleep was asthma that is so out of control it went
from just a simple problem to dangerous in 12 months.
And its very new.
02-06-2008, 08:54 AM
Yours is not just 'stress' -- I've got tons of bookmarks about how to relieve stress:
Coping, Inspirational, Personal Growth (http://public.murl.com/moose53/HEALTH_AND_MEDICAL/COPING-INSPIRATIONAL-PERSONAL_GROWTH)
Holistic and Healing (http://public.murl.com/moose53/HEALTH_AND_MEDICAL/HOLISTIC-HEALING)
-- you've got a HUGE OVERLOAD of grief. I lost my younger Brother to suicide just over 41 years ago. I can't even imagine having to cope with that on top of fibro.
Suicide wreaks a lot of damage on those affected by it -- family, co-workers, fellow students. It took me over 13 years to be able to really FACE my Brother's suicide. That's because I wasn't allowed to grieve by my family. And, I had no support anywhere in my life.
When I finally started to come back, it was due to a fantastic psychiatrist and some other professionals, writing (journal-keeping), talking (a TON of that). I miss my Brother like crazy. Some times, I wish I had him back again. At other times, I realize that he could not cope with living in this realm and I would not be the empathetic, understanding person that I've become if it weren't for such a HUGE, painful loss at such a young age.
I feel for your family. You've got a long road ahead. TALK to each other about 'feelings' A LOT. And most of all -- there is NO BLAME and NO FAULT and NO GUILT that belongs to any of you.
Bless you all. Hugs.
I'm just glad that Fibro is getting recognized as being a miserable illness now. Do we wish that upon ourselves?? Heck no, but at least w/the publicity it's getting now, more people will understand to a degree of what life is for us who suffer from it.
Feel better Tammy!
It's a blizzard here and I'm feeling it all over my body.
02-06-2008, 03:40 PM
You have our blizzard and the sun is out...melting my sidewalk and ramp...
02-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Oh, I'm so sorry Tammy. I just barely saw this thread.
That is so sad about what happened to your son. You just shake your head and wonder WHY?
You're dealing with a lot of stress, that's for sure. Good thing you and Olhipie have each other for support.
Sending hugs from central Utah way up north! XOXOXOX :hug:
02-06-2008, 05:13 PM
Oh, you have no idea how thanlful I am to have him.
My prior husband would leave the house when he found out that I was in pain...or had taken a pain killer. The Olhipie just wants to do anything he can to fix it....I love him to death!!
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