Good morning, All.....I was just wondering what others take to help with sleep. I've been taking .25 Xanax plus a mild muscle relaxer (skelaxin). Would any of you mind sharing what helps you? I've been waking up several times during the night here lately.
Absolutely! I completely understand. You went through a very emotionally draining weekend, so naturally it's going to catch up with you. I've had that happen to me before....it might result in extra pain or extra fatigue and fog. I almost prefer the pain over the fatigue/fog. All I can do when that hits is rest for however long it takes. I know you won't regret having visited.
Mary, I certainly will pray for you and your husband! I can only imagine how difficult a long-distance marriage would be. I'm sure he's under a lot of stress, and living apart is taking a toll on him (of course on you, too).
I'll pray that God will intervene in your situation and make it right, in whatever way that may be.
I'm pretty stiff, too. And I think I agree with you that sometimes, if I've overdone an activity or sat for an extended period of time, my stiffness is much worse. The only thing that I've found to help is to try NOT to overdo and to get up more often. I do the best I can.View Thread
Hello, Mayville. What a great tribute for your Dad! I'm with you on the hot and humid weather. It doesn't do well for my fibro either. I live in Alabama, so we have a lot of it during the summer and early fall.View Thread
Hi, Maggie! I certainly remember you. I understand about being on erratically. Life just happens sometimes, but I'm sorry you've been having flares.
Great job on your weight loss, too! Losing weight is such hard work....believe me, I've spent practically all my adult life working on it...lol! While my weight loss makes me feel so much better about myself, and it's easier to get around, it didn't help my fibro pain. So there goes that theory!
Thanks for the welcome back. I hope brighter days are ahead for you.
Wow! I love all these replies! It reminds me of a time a couple of years ago, when I learned that my sister-in-law was going to the gym everyday and working out. Well, I started beating myself up over that and feeling so pathetic, b/c I couldn't do it....I couldn't even walk in my neighborhood b/c of my feet/ankle/leg pain.
I posted about it on another support group, and someone said the same thing to me as Anon 10089 and Nancy....that I'm much stronger dealing with fibro everyday with its challenges than she is by going to the gym. Well, that sure helped me change my attitude!
Another thought I had for you, Mary, is I don't know how much you've "studied" fibro, but it really helps me feel better about things when I read what doctors write about the science of it all. Then you understand WHY it really is a big feat for us to do even a little bit. I love the book, "Fibromyalgia for Dummies."
Good morning, Mimi and Nancy.....Mimi, I love this cooler weather, since living in the heart of Dixie (AL), you know how hot we get during the summer! As long as we can put that off, the better. But I know the folks up north are tired of the long, cold winter.
I'm going to church, then to visit my mother in the nursing home. With all the activities of the past couple of weeks, I haven't gotten to see her as often, although we do talk on the phone several times a day. I'm the only daughter, so I take on the nurturing roll.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! ElizabethView Thread
Hey, Nancy....thank you. I am so very proud, but it has had me on an emotional roller coaster!
The only way I was able to take care of her was the fact that I had my husband's help...lol! He's retired also, so the two of us together made it work. I learned how to entertain her while sitting in my recliner. Fortunately she loved our story time together. And hubby and I have the most wonderful memories to treasure. You can't put a price tag on that, for sure.