I swear these flare ups won't end! I finally got control of one this weekend, and now two days later it's hitting me again! The one before last ended and I flared up again four days later. Seriously though, is it normal to have flare ups this often?? I can't figure out what caused this one... I can't miss school to get better and I have no in school accommodations. Does anyone have advice for how to help a flare in class? Anything would be appreciated!
RFF, My flare ups can be random & far apart, or close together almost on a monthly basis. I have noticed the fluctuating weather we keep having in GA seems to affect me more often, between the fibro Sjogrens & OA. My rheumatologist told me that moving & stretching was best for the fibro, because otherwise it creates stiffness like we wake up with. She told me to start my days with a warm shower & gentle stretches, and to try moving each appendage every 20-30 minutes. That may be a little difficult in class, but try speaking with the teachers &/or school counselors. And ask your doctor for a note for the school. It certainly can't hurt to ask, and who knows, maybe you can educate people on what fibro is & how it affects the many sufferers. Also, try tracking what you eat daily for a month. It's been proven that sugar increases inflammation in the body, and carbs become sugary fuel for inflammation. Hugs love & prayers this flare will be short. 🙂💞❤🙏🌷
Have you considered asking your doctor if you could be on a Medro dose pack. Maybe the prednisone in it might stop your flare and possibly any others. FlappysLady is right try to move a little so you don’t stiffen up.Even when I’m having a flare I force myself to move. You don’t want to ( rather curl up in bed. Lol). I know my flares can happen like that and if I take the prednisone it helps stop it. You don’t want to take it ongoing though because it’s really hard on your liver. Sorry your in so much pain. I just came off a severe flare. Mine usually last 3-4 days. Oh make sure you keep yourself hydrated to ( drink drink drink water). If you know your triggers be prepared. Example, one of mine is cold breezes can cause muscle spasms in my legs. I wear long underwater in the winter under my pants to keep my legs warm. Not 100% effective but it really helps me. Just a couple suggestions good luck RFF!