Fibromyalgia Thoughts #2

The pain has moved to my lower body, it attacks every joint and muscle I have. For the past 10 days, my leg has caused a big problem, it’s hard to walk. Any pressure on my leg makes me scream out in pain.

I can’t stand up by myself unless there are objects strong enough to pull me up. My husband isn’t a little guy and it takes two or three tries because I start to cry out. I have no idea what is happening, this level of pain is new for me. It’s not so much the level but the time in constant pain.

I’ve been going to bed between 4:30-6:30 p.m. every night thinking resting is the only answer. So far that seems to be the case. I can now move my knee closer to a normal sitting position. Try getting on and off the toilet, it’s been a painful 10 days.

I’ve forced myself to bed in order to get better. I’m not looking for total pain relief, that’s not my goal. Right now I want to be able to get out of a chair by myself. The rest of my body feels the normal everyday dull pain, my shoulder still screams out at night. Pain meds, topical patches and ointments the doctor gave me on Friday have provided no relief.

I’m laying in bed with one leg balancing the computer, trying not to walk any more than I have to. It’s a beautiful day after the storms we had yesterday, I want to see what the damage to my flowers but it will wait.

I am feeling significantly better by resting but letting life pass me by is not my personality. I always try to bulldoze my way through any pain but I’ve never cried or had this level of pain. I remain optimistic this is not the new norm if there is a norm with Fibromyalgia.

I started a new book which helps me go to bed earlier and stay connected to the world. Tomorrow is a new day, a day with possibly less pain. 

 

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  1. I hear you – Leg pain has haunted me for the last 2 months.. Before that it would be on & off. Now I feel like someone is constantly punching me in the legs.
    I struggle getting up from seated & walking is always a few steps of shuffling & grunting before I get into the swing of it…
    So I feel your pain XXX
    Sending soft & gentle #Spoonie hugs XX

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  2. Oh Melinda, that sounds awful, I’m so sorry you’ve having such an awful time with your leg and walking lately. Must feel like a long 10 days. I’ll keep my fingers crossed things ease off and that tomorrow is a little easier  ♥
    Caz xx

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  3. So sorry about this, Melinda. What you describe sounds like my “first” Fibro Symptom, 8 years ago. It felt like razor blades were cutting through my knee and I used to cry and scream. We tried everything, including THE most painful Cortisone shot, I’ve ever had. I couldn’t walk or put any weight on it. Crutches gave me blisters and made my shoulders, arms and back hurt too much to use. My Husband had to carry me in and out of the house and put me in the shower. When he was gone, I scooted around on my butt, if I had to move. And then it just went away. It took about six months. We never got answers. BUT it went away and did not become my norm. Sending you strength and love ❤️ Stace

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  4. Thank you for sharing this, Melinda. Your instincts about rest sound like they are working well. I’m praying for your comfort and sending healing energy. You and your flowers will drink up the goodness of water and light as you regain strength.

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  5. I am so very sorry to read your pain has intensified. I think the worst part is the unpredictability. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a couple of years ago after complaining to my (old) doctor for over 10 years. He thought it was my imagination, all in my head . . like anyone would want to make that pain up or wish for it! Several medications that did not combine well and only made me worse over time. New doctor thankfully listens and understands and came up with a medication that actually helps, low dose naltrexone 4.5 mg at bedtime. I hope that you will find some relief because the constant unremitting pain is exhausting and relentless. very best wishes and prayers, ra:)

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