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Flaring Up Again... 4th Time In 4 Weeks

Feb 13, 2020 8:28 PM

I dont understand. Chronic illness is so weird, it's like you can do everything right and try really hard and still end up in bed on heating pads breathing deeply because the pain is too much. I have a huge test and performance tomorrow and I'm exhausted. I dont really know how I'm gonna get through tomorrow but I know I can... it's just gonna be interesting. It'll be okay. I'm just tired of it.
I'm starting to really hate school. The students are awful and the classes are boring and stressful and only lead to pain.
I've stopped lying to people when they ask me how much pain I'm in. They usually say "rate your pain from 1-10" (I have a friend who is always trying to understand). I used to always say 6 because it didnt lead to any conversations and I didnt want people to think about it but now I'm blunt. When my pain is a 9, I say that. When it's a 4 (lol as if), I'll say that too.
End of rant haha.
Does anyone have any advice for me? My fibro wont stop flaring up and I dont know why. Nothing is really different and I havent been exposed to any of the usual triggers. I dont get it. Maybe one of you will.

Hope everyone's doing okay.
- RFF πŸ’œ

Feb 13, 2020 8:32 PM

RFF, try and do deep breathing relaxation tonight and throughout tomorrow. Stress can make symptoms worse. Hugs love & prayers for strength! πŸ™‚πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·

Feb 13, 2020 8:36 PM

FlappysLady I'm trying to but it hurts too much. Im at a 9 right now and trying to do my homework. Why why why why does my body hate me haha 😭
Sorry not trying to be annoying I'm just tired of thisss

Feb 14, 2020 12:58 AM

RFF, are you able to ask your doctor for a Medro Dose pack? It’s a 7 day pack of Prednisone that can stop your continual spiking of pain. My thoughts and prayers go out to you my dear in hopes you can get out of this bad flair that your having. Your doing the best that you can concerning your situation hang in there. {{πŸ€—}}. πŸ™πŸ’œπŸŒΈπŸ¦‹

Feb 14, 2020 8:18 AM

Painwarrior I have definitely thought about it, I have an appointment in a few days so I'll ask them then. Thank you!

Feb 14, 2020 7:38 PM

RFF, you are not annoying. You're rather new at this compared to us older bunch. I hadn't thought of the Medrol pack, but that's a good idea. Also ask about a muscle relaxer, since fibro is attacking the muscles & causing them to knot up. Have you tried an Epsom salt bath soak? It's been helpful to many. Unfortunately I can no longer use a bathtub; fall risk & too difficult to maneuver. Weather can be a factor for many: cold bothers me more, but my sister flares with warm weather. Try to identify what could be triggers for you. Hugs love & prayers you can soon get better control and have a lot less flares! πŸ™‚πŸ’žβ€πŸ™πŸŒ·

Feb 15, 2020 11:21 PM

RFF, don't forget to look at your diet when looking at triggers. So very sorry you are dealing with flare ups. You are so right Chronic illness is weird! I've had it a long time and I still don't get it!

Mar 02, 2020 2:00 AM

My girlfriend has it all the time and she carnt understand why she's currently seeing the pian clinic and is on busperone

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