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Sjogrens Flair

Sep 15, 2016 6:26 AM

Today marks I think 2 weeks now with a Sjogrens Flair, I have heating pads on my flairing body and resting, then I've tried my tens unit with no help. Does anyone have any ideas? It actually hurt's to walk today.

Sep 15, 2016 7:49 AM

Sjogrens77
I have Fibromyalgia so I don't know what a sjogrens flare is like can you describe what happens? I am sure other people here have your condition and might have some advice!πŸ™ƒ

Sep 15, 2016 7:59 AM

Basically every muscle in my body hurts, my joints are swollen and painful and feel like they are on fire and they are weak and I am tired all the time fighting fatigue. It hurts to walk because it feels like I have thousands of tiny ninjas attacking my feet with their weapons.

Sep 15, 2016 10:20 AM

The only thing I can think of is an epsom salt bath.

Sep 15, 2016 10:40 AM

Sjogrens77
So your sjogrens flare sounds very similar to a fibro flare! When I am in full flare I rest when I can and avoid anything that makes the pain worse! There isn't much of anything I can do to make the pain better so I concentrate on not aggravating it even more. Take More baths with epsom salts. I don't exercise as regularly as I do otherwise.That is all the advice I have! I hope you start feeling better soon!πŸ’πŸ΅πŸŒΉπŸŒ·πŸŒΈπŸ€—πŸ™ƒ

Sep 15, 2016 1:00 PM

I am so very sorry to hear that you are in such a horrible state with this flare that seems to have attached itself to you. A perhaps some good music that makes you want to sing or maybe a mindless tv show for background sound that you can glance at but don't need to pay attention to... Try a warm Epsom salt bath?? I wish I was nearby, I'd come and give you a massage to help relax you. It may take me a while since I only have one hand to work with... LOL!!! I'd be willing to try for you though my friend. Gentle {{{Hugs}}} positive vibes and prayers on the way to you. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»πŸ˜Š

Sep 15, 2016 2:35 PM

Alwayz, it sure has! It's like a dog with a favorite chew toy and an old bone and it won't let go!

Been fighting fatigue all day long and I'm having a hard time staying up. Thanks for the offer of the massage but I think I'll let you save your arm and have hubby do that.πŸ˜‰ Hopefully it will have eased up by tomorrow.

Sep 15, 2016 3:32 PM

Just know that to take pain away from someone I care about, I have no problem sacrificing my own self to help. When I was away, my BFF was having a migraine and I had her sit at the table and I worked on her for almost an hour.. I was really done after that but she felt better... LOL!!πŸ’•

Sep 15, 2016 4:25 PM

Sounds like something my BFF's husband did to my temple's while she was cooking dinner, off course I was sitting at the table and she suggested that he do, she said that he is like a miracle worker when it comes to it, I must say he say a soft touch lol! My husband ran to the store and got some Excedrin Migraine while my temple's were being worked over, between that the meds and Mt.Dew I was a new woman pain wise with migraine anyway lol!

Sep 15, 2016 7:22 PM

Oh no, poor you! You described exactly what my sjogrens & fibro combined flares feel like. Sjogrens always involves the joints while my fibro is in the muscles. I usually use warm showers, muscle relaxers, my tramadol, and rest. Many times I get sjogrens first and within a few days the fibro joins in. But since being put on the plaquenil for sjogrens the combined flares don't usually last more than 2 weeks. Sending hugs, love, & prayers you start feeling less pain very soon dear friend! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

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