365 Days of Fibromyalgia

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Cloudy Day Flare

April 15, 2014

Cloudy Day

I’m popping Advil like M & M’s and I can’t even tell if its working. But it’s the best I’m willing to do, I’m on no medication.
Forty-three degrees and I’m very cold. Today was rainy [showers all day.] My finger joints and only my left knee feels swollen and are very achy. Of course my legs are aching and back aches. Still feeling gassy and nothing I do is helping.
All I want to do is sleep and I keep getting headaches [which is nothing new.] Headaches seem to be apart of my everyday all days now.

“The FM-Weather Connection
In an internet survey of 2,596 fibromyalgia sufferers conducted by the National Fibromyalgia Association (NFA), weather changes ranked second as a perceived aggravating factor for fibromyalgia symptoms with an increase in pain or stiffness. However, research studies on the fibromyalgia/weather connection are limited, leaving frustrated doctors and patients searching for solutions.”- http://www.fmaware.org/site/News2c0cd.html

Even in spring, the weather is still giving pain.
What in the world will Summer bring? I wonder.
These are the fibromyalgia symptoms that have been worst for me this year so far and doesn’t seem to be getting better anytime soon.:
chest pain unrelated to the heart
shortness of breath
nasal congestion
painful periods
irritable bladder/interstitial cystitis
profuse sweating
tingling/numbness sensations
chemical sensitivities
vulvodynia (vulvar pain)
difficulty focusing eyes
the feeling of swollen extremities
dry/burning eyes and mouth

I’m ready for April to be done because the spring fever is got me down.


Bi-Polar Weather

March 13, 2014

Bi-Polar Weather

Another cold day, with spots of warmth here and there, but overall just cold. A warm day here and then it’s gone.
With being cold today, along with that came my monthly friend [period] so I’m cold and body is aching and cramps are on extra.
Even though despite that I got up and got dressed and went shopping for groceries, went better than most times. We all with fibromyalgia know how it can be somewhat stressful and with having brain fog. My husband grabbed the list [always a good thing] in case I forget it. After coming out from the store and in the car I had to open a powerade I got because my breathing was becoming heavy and I hadn’t had anything to drink or eat all day.
Last week I was having severe headaches and then became breathing really heavy, I had almost forgot I had high blood pressure, I hadn’t even thought about it a good while. I have been slacking off lately, so I’m back trying to get back on the right path. Slowly but not stopping.
I came freezing and I don’t know if I’m the only one dealing with high energy bill because of running the heat. I’ve tried to get by just using the heating pad and stuff but when my arms and legs become too cold,  I get this dull, weak like feeling in them and it aches sometimes burns. Wearing a lot of clothes can be so uncomfortable, I would rather just be warm.
I know that once it is warm I’m going to wish it was cool [maybe] I hope I get some kind of relief and more energy from it warming up and I will be able to keep motivation of exercising.
I am just thankful to not be getting any worst.
I just accept that cold, warm, spring, summer, fall, winter, it doesn’t matter my fibromyalgia pain will always be there. But I don’t always have to allow it to keep me in one place or keep me down.

Wanting Warmer Days

Wanting Warmer Days.

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