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Thread: Fibro flare up

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    Well wouldn't you know it....today is my DGD's birthday party and I feel like I've been run over by a mac truck. I didn't sleep well last night because everything hurts.....Today...same song, second verse.
    I am going to find out how good I am at acting....I am going to be there and "enjoy" every minute of it!(even if it feels like it will kill me)
    Then I'll come home and crash and burn......Those of you with fibro know what I mean.....
    Wish me luck! :|

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    I wish you luck and hope your flare up doesn't last too long. I get a flare up now and again and it really hurts. I don't think I have fibro that bad, but it still gets me. Maybe with your mind on the party and having fun, the pain will go into the background. Be good to yourself, and do the things you need to do to get better! HUGS ( but not too tightly)!

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    Ow ow ow! Flexeril is about the only thing that helps when mine acts up. Let's hope you are past it soon.

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    Oh wow... I hear you! It is so hard to put on a cheerful face when you feel so horrible. What is amazing is that nobody will know that you are dying inside. That is the main problem with fibro...everyone thinks you are normal and can't see the pain.

    I'm in the middle of a flare too. My kids are driving me nuts. I can't stop crying, my blood sugar is up, can barely walk. Yesterday my DD was invited to a birthday party an hour drive away. That means FOUR hours in the car. Driving her up, coming home, going to pick her up and driving home. And of course I have to put a smile on my face and take my DD shopping for gym clothes today. I just want to lay in bed and sleep.

    I hope you get some rest after you get home and feel nice and refreshed tomorrow.

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    I'm so sorry you have fibro. My sister has it and she is younger than I am and has been living with it at least 20 years. I hope your acting skills are in place and you can enjoy the occasion anyway. Love your "laughs for the day."

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    Do you mean fibromalgia, if so I do know, my youngest daughter has it and is quite disabled by it. My thoughts are with you.

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    Well I am back from the party. I did enjoy it in spite of how bad I feel. Being with the two youngest grandchildren is always such a joy.

    I gave my DGD the Ariel bow tucks purse I made her and she loves it! My 2 yo grandson kept getting it and putting his toy tools in it so I promised to make him a tool belt!

    Anyway I am back home, my DH is taking a nap and I am going to go lay down for a while too. For those who didn't see the purse before, I am reposting the picture. I forgot my camera so I didn't get pictures! DRAT!!! She is a 5yo beauty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43
    Well wouldn't you know it....today is my DGD's birthday party and I feel like I've been run over by a mac truck. I didn't sleep well last night because everything hurts.....Today...same song, second verse.
    I am going to find out how good I am at acting....I am going to be there and "enjoy" every minute of it!(even if it feels like it will kill me)
    Then I'll come home and crash and burn......Those of you with fibro know what I mean.....
    Wish me luck! :|
    Ditter43 seem like we are both in the same boat today. I didn't sleep well last night either and I have had a hard time getting the old motor going today.
    I hope you have a good day.

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    Sorry you are not feeling well. Things will get better.
    How did the doctors diagnosis your condition. My daughter is always tired and in pain. She has been to doctor after doctor, as well as a couple of "shrinks". No diagnosis yet.

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    Your in my prayers. I have a friend that has it. Yes, there are good and bad days. Do you think the weather changing makes a difference??? Feel Better................. :)

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    It must be something in the air. My hands and legs are hurting so bad the last few days. I hate it when I feel like this.

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    you will be in my thoughts and prayers, no fun when we don't feel good, take care of yourself

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    Aww , so sorry you are feeling poorly, but happy to hear you were able to go and stick out the party for your GD and that the purse was a hit!! Feel better soon.

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    I hope you feel better soon..how often do you get flareups? Do you just hurt all over or do you get swelling? How long does a flareup last?

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    forgot so say gorgeous bag! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    I hope you feel better soon..how often do you get flareups? Do you just hurt all over or do you get swelling? How long does a flareup last?
    Fortunately, since I started taking Cymbalta, my flareups aren't as often and usually milder in all ways. Sudden changes in weather seem to affect me as does over doing things. My main symptoms are pain, but this time it started about a week ago with my eyes burning a lot and not sleeping well.This painful part can last from a couple of days to months.But,like I said, with the medication it is usually no more then a week or so. In the meantime, I try to just keep going with more rest periods then usual..... :wink:

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    I'm glad you were able to go and enjoy the day. I know it's hard when you hurt, it takes all your energy.

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    I'm sorry you aren't feeling well but it sounds like you had a good time and no one was the wiser. I went to the dr. today and she thinks I may have fibro too. She wants me to get blood work done as well as xrays to rule out other things too. All I know is I hurt almost all the time in different parts of my body but that it changes along with the type of pain, it hurts like a bruise or worse to touch places on my body that others say don't hurt them and I don't sleep well, and feel tired alot. Well see what the outcome is.

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    I feel for you! Today my "fibro fog" is pretty heavy, but I am pressing forward!
    Glad you made it through the day and were able to rest later. Hope your tomorrow is better! :)

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    Wonder if its the seasonal changes?? I feel like a bus hit me. Can barely walk. I have that eye burning too. Oh well, I guess I shouldnt complain,at least its not a deadly disease,although you feel like you are dying at times!!!Hugs to all my forum sisters who have this!!!

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    I'm sorry...wishing you luck and sending you hugs!

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    Ditter43,

    I am sorry to hear that You have fibro . I have it also . I understand Your pain .BE good to Yourself and don't overdo it for awhile. Give Yourself a break .

    RIVERSONG....THANKS FOR THE HUG ....AND HUGS BACKATCHA

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