Sorry for the delay in responding to your post. Thanks for sharing. It sounds very similar to my ordeal, and like your situation, these "flares" are becoming far too frequent. But I don't see too many people discussing this aspect of fibro. Even my case management nurse seemed surprised that I wasn't just dealing with the pain aspect, but also these sudden flu-like symptoms that are completely debilitating. It is beyond frustrating. Incidentally, I haven't been able to work for the past year and a half. Like you, I was able to push through all of this for years, and I also paid for that behavior by recovering (sleeping) through the weekend. Last year, however, for the second time in my teaching career, I had to go on disability. The whole situation just sucks! I truly loved teaching..... So very, very sad.View Thread
I see many posts about pain management & tiredness - but I wanted to know if anyone else deals with actually "feeling sick." I've had fibro for 20+ years and now am dealing with much more frequent bouts of "feeling sick" in addition to the constant pain. This used to be for me more of a constant pain situation, but now it is evolving into actually feeling sick - similar to how one feels when they are coming down with the flu. And it's like a light switch - one minute I can be pretty much ok, and the next, for no obvious reason, I am sick as a dog. Anyone else experience this?View Thread
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