Do you start feeling rundown, and have an increase in fibromyalgia symptoms every Year around late October and do not feel better until the following April or May?
You are not alone in this problem, more than 50% of fibromyalgia sufferers report symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Seasonal Affective Disorder
tips to help you get through the worst of these “fuzzy” days more safely.
One of the most annoying problems we face with Fibromyalgia is definitely memory problems. There are many other problems that we deal with on a daily basis, but messing with our memory is definitely annoying. Unfortunately, the more pronounced our fibromyalgia symptoms are at the time, the worse our memory problems will be. Continue reading Fibromyalgia Memory Problems
SO HOW DO YOU HANDLE THOSE DAYS …YOU KNOW THOSE DAYS WHEN THE PAIN IS SO PERSISTENT, THAT IT REALLY GETS TO YOU?
UNLIKE THE PAIN OF ARTHRITIS OR BURSITIS (WHICH USUALLY LIKES TO JOIN THE PARTY ON THESE DAYS ALSO), THE PAIN FROM A FIBROMYALGIA FLARE-UP CAN AFFECT YOUR ENTIRE BODY INSTEAD OF JUST LOCALIZED AREAS THAT ARE INFLAMED. Continue reading Fibromyalgia Flare-up
Setting priorities will help you through the fibromyalgia maze
It is an incredible experience to suddenly come face to face with something as overwhelming as fibromyalgia. fibromyalgia can affect your body in so many ways. At first, you have no name for it and then, when you do have a name for it, there is no cure. Continue reading Choosing Your Priorities
Today I was once again reminded of just how much a handicap this memory problem really is. We live in an area well known for tourism… especially in the summer time. There is everything here: mountain climbing, bike trails, water skiing, white water rafting, loads of historical sights and we are just twenty minutes from a 5-star resort hotel and 45 minutes from 2 resort/ski lodges. We have a little business that was handed down from my father in law…many of our customers are third generation customers. So naturally, they appreciate knowing that you know them and their family. Today, in making small talk with a customer, I really goofed up. I realized after he was gone that I must have sounded like I was really out of it …calling a longtime friend by his father’s name and his son by his name. This may sound like a small thing, but there are times I feel I should have a sign behind me saying “Please excuse my brain, I haven’t cleaned the cobwebs out today”. I leave all kinds of memory markers around where I may need them, but if caught off-guard…especially during a flare-up, who knows what will come out of my mouth.
I know it has something to do with this monstrous flare-up I have been dealing with for about the past week. This was obviously triggered by an afternoon of putting in our garden 5 days ago. I hurt so badly afterward that even a shower and eating dinner did not help. I took the anti-inflammatories and antioxidants that usually snap me out of a flare up before it gets bad, but nothing helped the way it usually does.
I suppose it could have something to do with seasonal allergies. Anything that affects your body adversely is very apt to aggravate fibromyalgia symptoms.
I have not personally made a note of the moon cycles in my journal, but some people swear that the wafting and waning of the full moon actually effects their symptoms…hmmm…the full moon was 2 days ago…maybe there could be something to that after all.
It is true though that anything that affects your health will affect your fibromyalgia symptoms. If you have any health problems that can be helped by diet or changes in your activities, try to do all you can to reduce their impact on your health because this will inevitably affect your fibromyalgia symptoms also.
Have a Great Summer! And take care to pace your activities!