Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Feeling good (not god)

I have Fibromyalgia, and for the last few months I have been in a flare, which is when your body decides that every touch will be felt as pain. It is, well, imagine that wearing clothes hurt. That being touched by your child hurt. That sitting or laying down hurt. Any touches, all touch, hurt.
Then today it stopped. No more pain, just general achiness.
You have no idea how wonderful that is.


  1. Glad to hear the flare has passed, I know a couple of people who suffer from this, not pretty. This is a kind of nerve pain isn't it, so that drugs really don't help? I have a really bad neck that flares up but I know that's a drop in the bucket in comparison. I had a dry socket once after a tooth extraction and that was freakin intense so to imagine something like that only everywhere... I don't know how you stay sane. I think another blogger, Personal Failure, has fibro too, you girls get ALL my sympathy!

  2. Yup, no one knows why it happens, but fibro is a nerve pain. It's really just bizarre.
    I know PF has something else, not Fibro, and for the life of me I can't remember what it is (how awful is that, because I just saw the Mystery Diagnosis ep about her disorder this weekend).

  3. I hope it's not what's going on with my friends mother. They diagnosed her with Fibro but she's got more then that going on. She started having pain hot/cold sensations in her fingertips and it's moving up her arms... I did a little research for her and what I found wasn't good. If it gets to her organs it can cause failure. She's also got dementia so she's forgetting all kinds of thing, it's really sad.

    From what I understand, things like Fibro are very hard to diagnose let alone treat. When it comes to that, we still don't know all that much. At least they've stopped telling people it's all in their minds.

  4. People who have fibro usually have a secondary condition, so it can be really hard to diagnose. But yeah, at least now you aren't told that it's all in your head. But it can take anywhere from a year to 10 years to get a diagnosis. It's terrible.


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