Feeling Good! Not!

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Feeling Good! Not!

Postby KAREN WESTLEY » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:09 pm

Yesterday I thought yes I have turned the corner. Ok still have pain but mood wise feeling pretty good, haven't felt too tired and had a reasonably active day . Oh dear !! have I come down with a bang today. Thought I'd try and get by with no painkillers today just to see if I really do have these pains everyday and boy do i. I feel exhausted, sore, pain across my shoulders , in my knees and elbows , my neck feels like its on fire and my head is thumping. Every time my husband ring up through the day he ask "how are today " I feel so self centered and a moaner that i say "yeah not to bad" when really I wanna say much more or go to bed and cry. Is this going to be the rest of my days? How do I get more energy and positivity ? How do i start getting on with life ? Any suggestions out there.
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Re: Feeling Good! Not!

Postby Dj 73 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:44 pm

No suggestions I'm afraid, still new to this myself.

I remember when I stopped taking my painkillers, thinking I can manage this, it's can't be that bad, and thinking they're are not really doing anything......omg! How wrong was I to stop....absolute agony....so they were actually doing something!

It seems that it's trial and error when it comes to pain killers.

Like you, I feel that my partner is fed up with me moaning all the time which in turn makes me feel bad! I struggle to get my head round the fact that this pain kills me when I've always had a high pain threshold....I've got tattoos and piercings fgs! Lol

Anyway, I'm always here to talk to whenever you want. We can whinge and moan together :-D

Hang in there

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Re: Feeling Good! Not!

Postby denys » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:12 pm

We all have those thoughts and they will happen again and again its part of having an invisible illness. Read through the stages of grief and it might explain things a bit better and give you a chance to see what others have put about how they cope :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Feeling Good! Not!

Postby FluppyPuffy » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:22 pm

As Denys has said, unfortunately these times are all part of the process unfortunately :( :( :( :( I've lost count of the number of times I've been lulled into that false sense of security over the years, only for FM and its constant companions to be laying in wait to bite me on my more~than~ample derrière as a reminder of how they're with me for the long haul :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

The way I get thru each day is to keep taking my meds, as whilst they don't take away all the hurtys, I do know the difference when I don't take them :yikes: :yikes: I try to keep as active as I can, whilst at the same time making sure I don't over exert myself by making sure I have regular rests. It's not an infallible approach, and even now I can still get things very wrong and then have to pay the price for it, but it does help keep me ticking over and staying just about on the right side of being :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
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Re: Feeling Good! Not!

Postby frances A » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:45 pm

hello ! A few years ago I was put on Preglabalin by my specialist- a year or so later another dr said ' oh no, I don't agree with them, we'll wean you off & give you something else !' Ok I thought they propably dont do much- I'm still in pain - so off I came- getting increasingly worse ! then I knew how much they helped- my specialist put me back on! now I am beginning to think the fibro is winning cos I'm getting increasingly tired of fighting a losing battle.
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Re: Feeling Good! Not!

Postby painprincess1 » Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:19 pm

oh hun right there with you. i hurt everywhere today.i to stopped the pain killers im on Tramadol and paracetamol ,i thought na im in so much pain i dont think i will take them. guess what i do lol i hate taking them but i only take 4 para and for trams a day two morning two afternoon.i no i should take more but i hate it as i no nothing will ever really stop the pain .but boy i wouldn't do without them.
tip wise after over ten years with this i can only say take one day at a time.thinking about years to come really dont help.and noone knows whats round the comer do they. who knows they might find a cure or at lest a good med we can all take . :-D
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