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Jun 26, 2016 2:12 PM

I'm only 27 years old I can barely get out of bed I shake when I hold thing I had fibro for yrs but it's getting a lot worse wat do I do

Jun 26, 2016 2:49 PM

Have you seen your doctor about the shaking?
I find when i get upset or stressed i shake lots. Relaxation techniques might help. Your muscles might be in atrophy and not strong enough so when you use them they shake. That one will need gentle strength training as well as relaxation techniques. Muscle twitching and spasms can cause shaking. I started taking magnesium and potassium and it helped with my spasms and cramps. Helped, they are not gone but they are way less. Check with your doctor before starting any supplements, to much of some things (potassium especially) can cause major problems.
There can be many reasons for getting the shakes, even food intolerances.
Personally I have changed my lifestyle completely. Its taken years and i still have a long ways to go but i have found several food intolerances (i keep gaining more so that's a constant test) and when i remove the offending item things get a little better. I try to keep my muscle tone up so that while i am in pain I'm not weak and in pain. I work on cardio almost daily and my stamina has increased. I try to eat as healthy as possible and stay away from what bothers me. Chemicals are a big problem for me so I've changed most of the stuff i own and use to as natural as i can find and unscented and i eat organic when possible. I go to acupuncture and massage and physiotherapy. I see a naturopath, which i highly recommend. The naturopath has helped me more in a span of 6 months than any doctor has in 12 years.
I'm 29 and diagnosed with fibro too. Before i saw the naturopath and changed my lifestyle i couldn't do anything. I have accepted that it'll never go away. I know that there while i may never have a great pain free day again some will be way better than others. There will be ups and downs. I have learned that things can be somewhat managed. If we didn't have to partake in society or maintaining our homes and were just given proper food and non toxic items and all possible treatments and therapies at no cost and our only job was to manage our health and conditions i think that a lot of us would be better off than we are. Some might even get to mostly managed. But that fantasy world doesn't exist so we just try to do what we can.
Sorry for my ramble.

Jun 26, 2016 4:27 PM

Welcome to our community family Jenylove! I'm sorry to hear of your shaking. Gotobef has already covered possibilities & ways to help so I won't restate them. If you aren't getting up much you may be having muscle atrophy, deconditioning, & weakness with shaking. But you should see a doctor to make sure what's going on. Our health can change overnight. So if this is new, or a worsening problem please see your doctor.

I'm 54 and have been dealing with fibro since 2007. Speaking from experience, last year I started having tremors in both hands, right worse than left, and because of imbalance & dizziness I was stumbling/tripping, or falling/near falling a lot. Although I have to live with the fibro, tremors, dizziness, & imbalance, my docs put me through physical therapy to strengthen leg muscles that had become weak & deconditioned (from lack of enough mobility). It took 12 weeks but I'm now able to retain my balance better when I start to fall out trip. My legs & back muscles are stronger and better able to support me. Back in 2012-2014 I rode a stationary bike almost every day, 15 minutes. Then I had problems with my asthma & allergies that brought it to a screeching halt. I restarted exercising again last Fall when my daughter loaned me a treadmill (bike tore up). And because I'm continuing the PT exercises at home, as best as possible, I'm continuing to maintain strength. I try to walk 15-30 minutes multiple times a week. I do gentle stretches and easy exercises for people with physical challenges, even light hand weights. I use a cane, a walker, and when in large public stores, electronic carts. I rest when I need to, taking breaks for days if needed. I pace my activities with frequent breaks, and don't do things I know will cause severe pain or a possible injury. I take it slow, steady, and easy, because getting an injury from pushing too hard would only set my progress back. Flare ups usually cost me days to weeks. I do what I can when I can, and when I can't it's OK.

There may be things going on that prevent you from exercising right now, but starting with physical therapy would be the best way. They can evaluate your condition and once they know what is going on they can personalize the therapy to your needs. You may not be able to do much but every little bit will help you. And if there is something causing the shakes, they will hopefully know how to help. I'm saying prayers that your docs will help find out what's going on, and be able to come up with a treatment plan to let you enjoy as much of life as possible. We will all have bad days, but we should enjoy as much as we can. Hugs & prayers! 🙂💕🙏🌼

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