I haven't gotten around to trying to walk again, but I will. I was getting on the elliptical at times, but keep trying to get physical. It is a killer at first, but is also helps to relax you too! By the grace and goodness of God, I have been able to plant and somewhat tend to a backyard garden. I am so proud of myself, first of all I have a brown thumb, and physical work made me tired just thinking of it.
All in all, going to the garden does help me. it is relaxing, in fact yesterday I felt a flare coming on, and I went outside to the garden, picked some green tomatoes and cucumber, and found that the flare lost it's steam. I thank God for that!
Try to do something that you enjoy everyday, and try not to beat yourself up about things that you can't possibly get done. god is your strength he will provide you with the tenacity to endure.
You have my prayer and respect. I've been in the same situatioin. I pray and try not to let it get me down for long! I do get down, don't get me wrong. It is very hard when someone that is regular try to compare themselves to someone with fibromyalgia.
It is upsetting that family are not sensitive to your individual needs. I always get told that I should have gotten enough sleep when I fall asleep in the chair and then go to bed. I feel like I never get enough sleep or rest, esp when you work all day and have wait for everyone else to go to bed before you can go, which is about 11:30 -12;00am, and turn around and be up by 6:00 a.m. before getting them up.
If you don't know God, get to know him. It is the only thing that helps keep me. I can just about lose is everyday. It's frustrating working hard and not getting all the thing you want to get completed. No one understands how hard it is to get even the simplest things done. It's not that you want to dwell on the negative, but on the other hand, you can never get away from it! You are in my heart and prayers. I need to stop because my eyes are getting watery!View Thread
I tried Savella for a hot second. It was prescribed to me for Fibro to take along with Lyrica, and it made me feel crazy. Weird things crawing in my head. Things and feelings that I couldn't control. I felt on edge. I can'r describe the rest!!View Thread
I'm going to cancel plans to go with relatives to check out colleges for my daughter, because I am afraid of what it might do to me. Even my husband reminded me, and that was unusual. I would love to go, in fact my heart and mind is there, but hope I'm not over thinking it.
I haven't hardly been anywhere more that 1 hour away in years. Don't want to be a party pooper. People won't understand and ask silly questions, even my daughter!View Thread
I have those too. They are tender, and they don't just come monthly. They are almost always there. I would be interested in any help. I can't stand for water some times get on me they are so tender.View Thread
I used to think it was crazy when I was told to exercise it took me some time to get around to it, but I find that it help. It hurts a lot, let me tell you, but after you get in the middle of it you feel like you have been stretched and feel more limber.
I have been doing tredmill and eliptical (3) days a week, if not something kind of physical. I usu. do (10) min.. stretch before. Don't know how long I'll keep it up. I pay dearly, but feels ok at the time.
I also use an app on my phone called nexercise. It helps keep me motivated and somewhat on track, or else I might not do it as often as I do. Hope this helps.