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feeling better come spring?

Jan 02, 2015 5:09 PM

Just looking for that light at the end of the tunnel...this is my first terrible flare with fibro the past 5/months. Before that I would go maybe a month feeling really good! Like I was cured. But one wrong turn down a waterslide brought it all back. Since then my pain is at a 10 where before it was like a 2. So my question is...for all of you who have fibro does your pain subside come spring or summer? I am just hoping that the warmth of those wonderful summer months will bring relief! To make matters worse I am a wimp when it comes to pain....just can't do this you guys!

Jan 02, 2015 7:09 PM

Blessed, My fibromyalgia pain flares on & off year round. Sometimes its for no reason at all, then others it could be because I do too much, or because of humidity, heat, & cold fluctuations. If I could say for sure, I'd say summer flares the fibro while winter flares the osteoarthritis. When I have good days or even a week at a time, I have to remind myself... It's only temporary, so slow down or else! Wish I had more encouraging words.

Jan 02, 2015 7:24 PM

Yes! Totally with you guys....

Jan 02, 2015 10:40 PM

Blessed. My fibro flare ups have increased over the last two years. I was officially diagnosed last August along with raynards syndrome. I also have various back problems. Any of these can flare up at any time. Sometimes I don't know which has flared up as it's hard to separate the pains each cause. The cold weather doesn't help at all. I've just got over a raynards flare up. Now have fibro flare up. I used to be able to keep going for a few weeks and try and do loads while I could. Then regret it because I was then in so much pain. I think looking back over the main 17 years of my medical problems I have had more flare ups during colder weather, but have been told that the fibro flare ups can come at any time, even stress could be causing them. I'm a wimp to when it comes to pain and am really struggling to cope with everything. I'm on a lot of medications that do help but am being weaned off morphine because it's causing a few problems that I don't need. Hopefully when I'm off it I'll be able to try something different that has less side effects. I have found that heat helps a bit with my raynards and back pain but doesn't take it away altogether. I wish you all the best and hope you find a way to deal with your pain. I know how you feel, as I often feel as you do... That I can't do it, but I live in hope that one day help will be there for us all.

Jan 03, 2015 5:11 PM

Thanks for taking the time to comment all. I really do appreciate you sharing your experiences. I guess I am just having a hard time accepting this. I could handle it if it were temporary....I guess I should not think about tomorrow for it is not here yet...but it's hard sometimes. Up until this winter have been very active. And now I am finding myself extremely depressed because I can't do the things I use to do. Like today my boys and husband went bowling. Guess who had to sit and watch for the very first time? Me. I can hardly cut the vegetables for a salad, let alone throw a bowling ball. So I guess bowling's out. I'm not even a fan if bowling. Its just the principal that this freaking illness is dictating what I can and cannot do. Don't like that. I guess I will just take one day.at a time. Sure will have all of you in my thoughts and prayers. You truly are a blessing to me. Thanks for listening...I know someone is...

Jan 03, 2015 5:27 PM

Yes, you're definitely not alone Blessed. Two weeks ago we had our Christmas outing at work - at the bowling alley. And for the first time I couldn't participate. I felt like I had "outcast" written all over my forehead. Thankfully there were some others "benched" as well and we still had a great time. Maybe you can invite some friends along next time?

Jan 03, 2015 8:32 PM

Not a bad idea iathompson! Wish I had a friend like you to invite. I bet we'd have a blast! Hope you have a peaceful night.

Jan 03, 2015 9:12 PM

How sweet of you to say, Blessed! You have a peaceful night as well. And you never know, one day our paths may cross and we'll get to hang out in person 😃.

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