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So many misunderstood questions of having fibromyalgia

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A couple days ago my foot had excruciating pain, doctor said it's not broken, and this morning I wake feeling blah. I have no motivation, and yet the pain in my foot is gone. I have no idea what is going on with me and how to make myself better.
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    Don't mean to be intrusive, just sharing in case you haven't learned this yet.... One challenge with fibro is that most of us can't do repetitive movement. We have to vary our movements more frequently than the typical person. So exercise routines and chores that have several reps have to be broken up into small pieces. We each learn how to divide things up - and that will vary on how your body is doing. I love to garden and was getting so discouraged that I could do so little. Then I figured out that if I weed for just a couple of minutes, get up, walk the weeds over to my discard bin and walk back - well, I could go for a normal stretch that way. Just took changing the muscles I was using frequently. Tedious at first, but relaxing when you get used to it.

    Another tricky part of fibro is that the fatigue cycle is often 3 days - meaning, when you exert yourself one day, you'll feel a normal tired the next day, but then, you'll feel a little more tired the second day. And on the third day, you can be knocked out from what you did three days back. It really helps to manage your activity when you learn that too. Many of us find it helps a lot to organize our lives with every 3 or 4th day a lower activity day, finding our unique ways of tranquility. Not always possible, but it can really help.

    But mostly I want to say - it feels mysterious and it's so hard to be so impacted by pain, days of "flu-ish" feeling, and fatigue no one can even see. But fibro is real - and you can live victoriously. God bless you! Kathy
    1246 days ago
    Oh, fibromyalgia.... bless you!!
    1252 days ago
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