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Jun 27, 2015 2:31 PM

Had a tough day yesterday. I try so hard to not let how bad I feel show but when I cry at the drop of a hat or the mention of the names of family I don't get to see due to distance and the pain won't go away I just have to cry. I hate the stress effect on my fibro. I have so much to be thankful for but sometimes it just all hits me and it all bubbles over or drips down my face. Thank you for letting me get this out.

Jun 27, 2015 5:49 PM

Do you find that even feeling happy is a form of stress that can cause flares?

Jun 27, 2015 6:25 PM

Yes and just leaving the house can trigger a flare. No fun for sure.

Jun 28, 2015 1:22 AM

Alaskangrammy, I understand exactly what you mean. It is very hard when you don't see your family because it's just too hard to travel and sit in someone else's house and then worry about having to travel back home again. There are many times I get overwhelmed and I understand crying at the drop of a hat. Being in pain all the time keeps you at a heightened level of anxiety and depression and of course, exhaustion. It becomes very easy to get to the point of intolerance and crying. There is definitely no shame in that and folks just have to be more understanding that there are just things that you can't do any more because of the pain.

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