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Babs
Babs Member Posts: 4
edited 16. Feb 2015, 02:29 in Say Hello Archive
I thought I was alone. How wrong could I be. I have spent the last two weeks confined to my bed with yet another relapse of Fibromyalgia. It's such a lonely place to be. Generally speaking I can get through the days even though they feel like an endurance test. Then, every now and then I'm flattened by 'IT'. I can feel it coming, but I still ignore the signs. Then WHACK! I'm flat on my back in chronic pain thinking "Why didn't I just listen to my body? Why have I got to keep pushing it to it's limits".
Will I ever learn? I'm so glad to have found this forum. Maybe I can get some advice from people who actually KNOW what they are talking about. Here's hoping.
Babs

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  • moderator
    moderator Moderator Posts: 4,081
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,237
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Babs form another Babs..and welcome to the forum
    You are not alone now you have joined us, I don't have fibro but have OA in multiple joints..so know the tiredness caused by pain, talking to us will help..I know it helped me..there are a few people on here with Fibro so if like the mods say you start a thread in Living with arthritis..headed fibro I am sure someone will be along to help..you take care and don't forget we are always here to support one another..
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,630
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Babs and welcome from me too :) Like Barbara, I don't have fibro either just RA and OA but there are several on here who do.

    Please join in on the other forums where you're more likely to find them. I hope we'll be able to help :D
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,552
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hello Babs, it's lovely to meet you but I am sorry you have had to find us. I too have fibro and it's far from fun. :( I have spent a lifetime listening to my body thanks to other conditions but I can understand why it can be so difficult to master this skill.

    Humans are 'wonderful' in how they refuse to learn from experience :wink: but on AC it's different because the majority of us have been there, learned it and done it. I hope we can help you to do the same. DD
  • Babs
    Babs Member Posts: 4
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks so much for all your replies. I think the thing that I find most difficult is trying to juggle work and Fibro. When I have a relapse I feel so much pressure to get back to work, and the added pressure sets me back again. I'm lucky in that I work in a school. I know that every 5-6 weeks I will get a break. I just try to pace myself and then collapse every half term. This time I only managed 3 weeks. Not good!
    Moving forward I'm going to try a new diet. The idea is that I will increase the magnesium intake which should help (said someone somewhere).
    I've got to the stage where I will try anything now.
    I'm 47 and feel 97. There's got to be something out there that will help.
    :(

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