Friday, February 8, 2013

Fibro Flare Ups

Mostly I can keep my fibromyalgia under control- I walk for exercise but not too much, I try to eat right, I try to live a low stress lifestyle and keep my schedule under control, but it still flares every now and again. Flares are the pits. I have friends who suffer from migraines (I don't, thank goodness) and it is debilitating for them. My flare ups are about the same- debilitating. I had a bad flare up yesterday from over-doing things the day before; not fun. It's like having the flu with the muscle aches and fatigue; it felt like I was trying to walk under water. I forced myself to get up and get some things done around the house but I would have to lay down between even the most minor chores. I cancelled everything I could cancel, which stinks since that meant the kids had to miss out on their activities, but I just didn't have it in me to drive them around.

Today is a busy day too and I'm still in the midst of the flare, but the activities are close by (driving is tough when I'm flaring) and don't involve much in the way of moving around. My family is pitching in to help out, too so I think I might make it! Having a good support system is crucial to getting through a flare; I think that helps more than anything to get me back on my feet.

It's frustrating because I have so many things I want to do! The fibro slows me down, but it can't stop me, so here's to carrying on!!