When my fibro was diagnosed in 2008 followed by Sjogrens in 2011 they always came together, back to back & rough, but as the years passed they lessened in intensity. Then over the past 12-18 months my fibro and Sjogrens flares have been very mild and very short, and sometimes solo flares without the other. I guess the stress of taking care of everyone else the past 2 years was why, maybe? I guess I got use to that and forgot how ugly it can be...
When I got up this morning I felt pretty good except for a few aches here and there. As each hour passed those aches became more intense and encompass my whole body by tonight. I am having a Sjogrens flare of joint pain and a mouth full of tiny burning stinging blisters and thrush with hoarseness and sinus congestion. Add to that a fibro flare of all over muscle pain, leg cramps & extreme fatigue, more than I've been use to in a long time.
And then to top it all off I've got newer symptoms that I'm not sure what's the cause for: painful throbbing in multiple finger joints and extreme painful sensitivity to touch on my knees, feet & low back. I mean literally my small dog was sitting between my legs scratching his neck with his back foot & as his foot hit my knee I'm like "Whoa, that hurts!" He weighs 20 pounds so his foot can't even weigh 1 lb. What is going on?
At this point I've taken all the meds I can safely take and I still hurt too much to even get any rest let alone sleep. I do wish I could get into an Epsom salt bath, but even if I managed to get in I'd never get out of the tub with my hip issue right now.
I have to wonder if it's the weather change coming? It's been humid for 3 days and we've had a lot of that dust cloud from the African dessert in the air which they say is affecting us. And now a ridge of heat is coming in so we could hit triple digits by Monday. Georgia is not suppose to have this heat & humidity until August, in what we call the "dog days of summer!" 🌡🔥😰This weekend is gonna be a rough one. I sure hope everyone else has a better one than mine is looking! Hugs love & prayers for all... And thanks for listening.🙂❤🙏🌼