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04/13/2012 08:44 PM

I wish we could put fibro on hold.

bc1028
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Everytime I have something big going on or something planned, fibro seems to rear its ugly head to remind me it is here for good. In the past month I have had 2 trips, my oldest daughter's prom, and a few other things going on. I seem to be dead on my feet (actually dead on swollen feet) I am tired and hurt more right now. I know that having "something big" can trigger the fibro but I wish it would wait until things slow down before it blows up on me. It is irritating to me that if I do something, it takes me twice or three times as long to recover as it should. Does anyone else notice this pattern? I know taking it slower would help but sometimes life just does not let you do that, how do you cope?
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04/13/2012 08:49 PM
MoiraWolf
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I think it's the stress that triggers the flaring when we have something going on. It's a self-perpetuating cycle. I have this big event coming up. I'm worried will the fibro flare on me while I've got this event going on. The worry triggers stress and the stress triggers a Flare, so I've done it to myself with the worry and stress. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I would suggest trying to stay calm and not worry (I know that's impossible, but still try!). Take time to meditate, or just sit in the morning with a cup of coffee on the porch and take a few minutes to relax before the start of your full day with it's event you're worried about. Take a moment to BREATHE. It may not help, but it certainly won't hurt!


04/13/2012 09:01 PM
mabri
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bc,

I do agree. It does seem to flare up when there are important things going on. I personally think that the anxiety or stress leading up to the event is what pushes it to come on. Either that or just luck..LOL I do know that it is when it is most opportune..I'm not sure when a good time is...but I do know when it's not. I hope that things will get better for you. HUGS


04/13/2012 11:43 PM
ushie
 
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Meditation/relaxation can help, said the woman who slept most of the day because work stress beat her up this week.

04/14/2012 06:31 AM
MoiraWolf
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Meditation IS great Ushie. I should do it more often. I got out of practice when I was a truck driver. No place quiet and calm enough when you live in a 5x8 foot living space with another person!

04/14/2012 06:56 AM
Montag
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Remembering to breathe is terribly important!!

When an event is planned ahead of time I always tell whoever is having the event - `I`ll be there, but if I can`t I will give you as much notice as possible.`

This way the stress of HAVING to be there is lessoned b/c I have an out should i need to take it.

If i can`t make the event at least i was honest from the start & don`t have to climb into a guilt box....no no no!!!

If i do make it to the event i always have my own tranportation and again i make it known to the host/hostess I`m there to make an appearance & will stay as long as i can.

Sometimes I end up staying for a few hours, b/c the pressure of HAVING to stay is off.

this helps me alot.....!


04/14/2012 08:25 AM
Adewyn
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i jusy got home from my fathers wednesday.... and all i can say is i am de stressing and it hurts LOL....i did stuff yesterday but i cant get out of my own way today lol..oh well ..shrugs always later or tomorrow lol

04/14/2012 08:29 AM
livewithhope
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I know exactly what you mean! I believe it's the added stress, too. I just take a day or two to relax and plan to do nothing....I love days when I can do nothing!!

04/14/2012 09:25 AM
girlfriend
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I've notice the same thing.. something important or exciting coming up and wham.. here we go again...

Adewyn, glad you are back safely with your family... rest and relax!


04/14/2012 06:21 PM
bc1028
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I successfully got my daughter off to prom tonight after a LONG day of hair, make up and pictures. I am done-stick a fork in me. My body feels like it was hit by an 18 wheeler and they backed up and did it agian. If I don't have to stand on my feet for the next 24 hours, I will be happy. OH, and on top of everything, I got up at 6 this morning and went to wake all the kids up for school. One of my daughters finally to me "Mom, it is Saturday-leave me alone!!!
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