When I was a little girl, my mother's nickname for me was "clumsovata Chedoha" (spelled phonetically) It is Polish for clumsy oaf but somehow in an endearing manner. So I have always been clumsy.
About 5 years ago, I fell on some ice and broke my left elbow. Since then, I have fallen off ladders, down stairs, walking the dog and tripping over thngs I didn't see. About a month ago, I fell while walking the dog and broke my right elbow. Since then I have fallen 3 times where it was totally unexpected and I went flying! The last time was about 10 days ago. I jammed my right arm under me and hurt that shoulder. I also pulled a muscle directly beneath my left breast. It was very painful for a week but now only when I am getting into or out of bed.
So be very careful friends! DON'T FALL! Watch where you are walking. Light the area as much as possible. If you do fall, I hope it is on a featherbed or a cloud of marshmallows.
I believe that Flexeril is cyclobenzaprine, which is a muscle relaxer. I take it only occasionally, when my back muscles have tightened up so much that I am in a lot of pain. I only take it at night unless I really, really need it sooner. That's because it makes me very drowsy. My "30 day" prescription usually lasts several months.
I think that all of the meds that I take are habit forming. I asked my doctor if I could stop taking my anti-depressant to see how I would do and she said to gradually decrease the dose, rather than stop at once.
Your doctor can help but I have found that I usually have to monitor my own meds and then let my doctor know what is happening. She is great at listening and discussing.
It sounds as if your doctor needs educating as well as you. That's how it was with my doctor. We learned together.
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Today I had the misfortune of falling twice. I went flying both times. It seems to be a habit lately. Every bone and muscle in my body aches tremendously. Just got out of the tub and now I can't stop sweating. I'm too old for this.
Not so different in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where it is now almost 3:00pm.
Shampooed about half of the carpet in my home over the weekend, with every intention of continuing today, but my body is just refusing to help out. I remember a time when I could do the whole house in one day and that's with moving big furniture (except beds) out of the way and back.
You sound like you have a lovely job and a lovely frame of mind. Keep smiling and helping us to do the same.
If only, you gave us 3 wishes, but fatique is on top of mine. I'm not sure though, that if the pain disappeared or at least was at the level where it could be tolerated without meds, that the fatique might go away also.
Soft hugs to all,
Ps:The wether has been rainy and chilly in Wisconsin and both my pain and fatique levels have been sky high. Here's hoping there still might be an Indian Summer coming!View Thread
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Hello, I had plantar fasciitis several years ago and it was all in the arch of my foot. I also had heel pain and that was due to a bone spur underneath my heel. I got orthotics for that and they worked wonders. The plantar fasciitis lasted nearly a year and I couldn't powerwalk for that entire time, but it did go away all by itself.
There is a third kind of foot pain that I sometimes get and it sems to run in streaks. The first few steps out of bed are so painful, I can barely walk. Don't know what it is. I remember how relieved I was the last time it went away. I may be hydrating more now but I don't know if that has anything to do with it leaving.
The hawk is in the air in Wisconsin (that means it's windy and cold). We had a roofer scheduled to patch some shingles on our roof today and he backed out. We have a 2 story duplex with a full attic so it's high up there. The wind hit him and he came right back down. He'll try again tomorrow.
Our family is blessed to be together. My DH, MIL and I live in the 3 bedroom lower and my son, DIL and 3 grandkids live upstairs. Ages run from 11 to 90 and cover 4 generations. It's great all of the time but especially at the holidays. It's like having 2 big ovens and 2 microwaves. My son and DIL have taken quite a load off me after a couple of holidays ended with me in pain and in tears. Couldn't do it without them.
The weather here seems to have affected my pain level and it is an unusual day that I don't need a nap but I am fortunate compared to a lot of you who suffer much more and don't have an extended family to support them.
My hope and prayer for all of you is that the holidays are easy on you and that you get the help that you need, from your family, friends and doctors.
I'm 67 years old and, while I hate to think of myself as elderly, some people might call me that. My fibromyalgia is sort of at a manageable state. If I parcel out the work I do, my flares are somewhat limited. However, every day about an hour or 2 before I am due for my next dose of meds, I start hurting pretty bad and it doesn't get better until about an hour after I take them.
It doesn't seem to me that I have gotten any better. The only thing that has improved is the combination of meds that I am taking.
Sure wish it were true that we could outgrow our fibro, but it just doesn't seem to work that way.
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