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Sep 18, 2015 12:11 PM

Hi, im new here. Im in big flareup with fibromyalgia plus i have rhematoid arthitis. This flare up been the worst. Big migraines,skin hurts,cant touch myself cause it hurts,achy bad. My arns,shoulds,hands,neck,knees,hips,feet My head has been dizzy and cant focus my eyes last nite and then threw up. Plus the fatigue. Is this all common?? Im so need to be over it.😞😞😞😞😞😞

Sep 18, 2015 12:25 PM

dbgiggles, first I would like to welcome you to the community. You have found a safe haven to ask questions, vent, laugh, complain, whatever you need and there is NO judgement here. Also, know that you are never alone. I am sorry you are in such a horrible flare. Everyone is different but all of the symptoms you describe are all common, although horrendous. You may want to take a warm soak in the tub or use a TENS Unit. Try using a heating pad and see if that helps. I wish for you that your symptoms subside and your flare ends quickly. Try to rest a bit. You're in my prayers. 🙏🏻🌻

Sep 18, 2015 12:26 PM

Whats a TENS Unit?

Sep 18, 2015 12:37 PM

It's a portable electrical device that has sticky pads that you put in the area of the pain. What it does is sends electrical pulses (kind of the feeling of a massage chair) to your nerves and the brain processes that instead of the pain. It doesn't take it all away but may lessen it for you.

Sep 18, 2015 12:38 PM

Ok thanks. Where do you get this at?

Sep 18, 2015 12:41 PM

You can get them from Target or many pharmacies carry them or can order them. If you have a doctor that you deal with, he/she can get one for you.

Sep 18, 2015 12:41 PM

Ok. Im going to me RA doctor next week

Sep 18, 2015 12:43 PM

Excellent. They should be able to help you!! In the meanwhile, try to take a warm tub bath or use the heating pads. Get some rest and try to unwind.

Sep 18, 2015 12:56 PM

Hi, welcome to a great group! The only thing I can add is instead of a soak, I take showers, there is something about the hot water falling on me, a shower chair helps if you need one. I am nauseous most of the time and throw up way to often, I found only one med that helps nausea, heartburn, and all that, zo frank ODT tabs. They go under your tongue and work fast.

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