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Fibromyalgia and daily activity

Apr 27, 2018 1:36 PM

So I have fibro and am struggling to figure out best way to get everything done. House work is extremely hard for me laundry with all the bending and then sweeping and mopping all of it bothers me and it seems I try to get it all knocked out in one day and then i have to take time to recover and then it’s all built back up again and I have to do it all over again any advice???

Apr 27, 2018 2:43 PM

You could try to create a schedule for each item of housework. Remember that not everything has to be done in one day. Dishes have to be done every day. Sweeping, mopping and laundry only need to be done once or twice a week. So maybe creating a schedule to split each task over the week would help you to pace yourself more and give you time to rest.

Apr 27, 2018 3:49 PM

My husband helps a lot but I tend to pace things out. For example Monday - strip beds and laundry, Tuesday - mopping and window cleaning etc etc. A little each day to keep on top of it all.

Apr 29, 2018 2:44 PM

I sadly have no help and after spending the time
Cleaning today... I’m in so much agony now.. gonna have to sleep early after just taking my amithriptyline

Apr 29, 2018 5:03 PM

I have had to prioritize my activities & sometimes the housework just doesn't get done.

May 04, 2018 9:45 AM

I have charts for EVERYTHING. So I work kind of on the premise of the spoon theory. For example every day I know I have let's say 20 spoons. For everything I do I pay in spoons. Make bed 2 spoons. Get dressed 2 spoons. Shower 2 spoons. Laundry 5 spoons (start to finish). So that's 11 spoons. 2 for dishes, 3 for preparing food then I have 4 left. I have broken down sweeping/vacuuming, washing floors, bathrooms, dusting, appliances etc. Into 5 days. That pretty much uses the rest of my spoons for the day. If I do more than those things, I have essentially taken a loan on my next day. Don't get me wrong, I still over do it all the time and pay the price. Self care is my first priority of every day. If I feel like I can't do it, I don't push to get it done. Ask for help from friends and family. Keep a daily planner to track all your activities. When you see it on paper it's easier to figure out how many "spoons" you as an individual have in a day. Hope this is helpful ☺

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