... warmer weather. The cold nights last winter were brutal and I never felt really "well". So I have been doing great recently-until today. I felt achy in joints and muscles last night, and this morning could barely make it out of bed. And after I went to the bathroom, I felt so badly I went back to bed and to sleep for hours. Now its 3pm and I'm up and I feel slightly better, but still not good enough to go out to the garden, or grocery shopping. No energy, lethargy, just want to eat popsicles and watch movies. Which doesn't sound bad for a Saturday in the summer. But I am an active person and sitting around is hard for me. What would have brought this on yesterday. Maybe just fatigue from going all the time? Just so happy to feel good that I maybe overdid it for a couple of months? I didn't think I was overdoing it at the time. I am usually tired at the end of the day, but not overly so. I need input from you guys. Thanks, pc
Fibromyalgia - I have been having NO symptoms for the last 3 months. I do attribute this partly to?
Added 23 Jul 2011:
Also, I have tried Lyrica which did nothing at all, so now I am on no meds for fibro. (am on other meds for other things like high b/p, gerd, cholesterol and depression (wellbutrin)). I haven't felt the need recently to be on anything for it without symptoms. And one more thing-I did not do anything or eat anything out of the ordinary yesterday to blame this flare on. The only thing I can pinpoint is that I might just be doing too much. As I said I am active, but I'm 61 and not exactly digging ditches or scaling mountains at this time in my life. Any thoughts?
I am happy to hear you were symptom free for so long. As to the current flare up, any one of a hundred things could have brought it on. In the summer, a flare up can occur from too much sun or a bug bite, allergies or any number of other things. If it goes away, great. If it doesn't, follow up with your doctor. I have fibro and had no luck with Lyrica but have done better with Savella. Cymbalta is also an option. Hopefully, none of that will be necessary. Best of luck. dg
Sorry for posting so late, I was on vacation when you sent your query.
First, let me say welcome to this site, IF you are a newbie!
I also have fibro and it quite frankly sux!! As you well know.
I wonder if you over did things a bit. But I see that you have solved the mystery by DaniGan's answer, a spider bite, who woulda thunk it? Certainly not me! I would have never connected the two! Very perceptive of you both.
I recently started Baclofen for the pain and muscle cramps of fibro, and I just gotta say, it works GREAT!! I really recommend it if you have not tried it Anniepc and DaniGan.
Best wishes to you,
I have neuromuscular problems/damage complications due to polio I have severall years ago this yeat I hadn't noticed weather as much (but moreso in the winter) I have noted some of the things that you mentioned I know I had a couple of days that I did overdo but also we have been having temperatures around 100 and much more with the humidity (heat index) it's been so bad until we have had to run the central air almost 24/7 last week I awoke about 2 a.m.
I had a light cover over me because of the cool air my body is really sensitive to temperatures either extreme heat or cold, I think in part thats where these diseases have something in common, I woke and was in so much pain that my legs ached and I had to get up and literally pace, I also can't keep from wondering that one of these days once they unlock the door and find answers to things like neuromuscluar diseases that they willl also hopefully find answers that will help them learn more about other disease processs (I apologize didn't mean to talk on so much) but I finally took a dose of breakthrough pain medicine and as soon as it was time took a dose of my extended dose pain medication and I finally got things under control and able to rest. I wouldn't have thought that the heat would have presented a problem but you know I really believe the more I've looked back at it that this was the factor that played the biggest upset with this. It is my sincere hope that you get this back in control and that you have another good time frame to where you are out of severe pain, I wish you only the very best!
join the crowd, i to have fibro and it seems the warm weather doesnt help me at all, when it rains im in so much pain as i do have arthritis in my "R" knee and "L" hip, mostly my fibro is on my "R" side. i over did it yesterday take advantage of the cooler weather but it rained also and i went shopping at walmart and by the time i got home i was hurting from my neck to my cafes and had to take a flexeril with tylenol just to get some releaf(sorry spelling) im still not good today, my fingers even acke and the back of my leg above my knee on "R" side hurts. im falling apart and im only 54 yrs old. im always tired and yet i dont sleep to well nites.
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