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work with the pain??

Postby annet » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:04 pm

I have recently seen a new specialist who advises me not to stop when doing something really hurts but to carry on regardless. I tried this and landed up in bed unable to stand on one foot, or use my arms. Has anyone else heard this advice and tried it? Has it worked for any of you? I've had FM for 13 years and so am game toẃ try anything!
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Re: work with the pain??

Postby FinkyDink » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:28 pm

Yeah been told to exercise but it ends up with me being bedridden, I think living with your limits is much better advice, anything else was probably thought up by someone who doesn't have fibro.
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Postby libbiek30 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:29 pm

No I've never bin told this always 2 pace yourself. Ask for a second opinion :shock:
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Postby Wackers34 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:37 pm

yeah I think we are all different and respond very uniquely to things like this...I did this and powered through walking round London, telling myself the pain in my leg was false pain, I ended up not being able to walk for two days, in bed and also made me flare up with fatigue allsorts - i do think pacing is key. You might find though, you can build up in gradual doses like this, but fibro is so unique to all you never know what else you might have alongside it
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Postby daisies » Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:15 pm

I find when the grandchildren come over I keep going but then next day I suffer so much I cannot do anything, it makes me think twice sometimes whether to have them over but I do love seeing them and I do not want to miss their early years.
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Postby SchroedingersCat » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:41 am

I ignore the pain on a regular basis, but not because I was advised to, just because I'm bloody minded. As long as I get enough sleep, it doesn't make me any worse. Lack of sleep + pushing through pain barrier = broken. Like today.
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Postby denys » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:12 pm

A lot of people do manage to 'push through the pain' with some saying they dont hurt any more than they would anyway and others saying it lands them in bed so I think its personal to each of us and maybe that is where some of the confusion over the best way to treat the condition stems from
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Re: work with the pain??

Postby Otter65 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi

I always thing its best to listern to your body and not over do it or suffer afterwards, Saturday I only did 30 minutes in the garden just gently tidying up and im still suffering :crazy: :roll:

So it doesn't always work to fight though the pain :yikes:

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Postby tonydin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:06 pm

works for me . but ther is no escape from the pain even if i rest . so i push trough ,,,,, but you must pace it as well so pushing through while paceing is the key

and when i stop it hurts more ubtill i start pushing through agian

not sure when to stop really
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Postby tonydin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:12 pm

also if you have had fm 13 years and have been giveing in to it , then you will have lost all your fittness and strenght so so pushing through will put you in bed need to start a trianing program to get back up to speed

but remember its no pain relife just means you keep working and do things you want to. i wont improve the pain
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Postby tonydin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:19 pm

and also i dont understand how any one can bear laying in bed all day . i m in so much pain from the contact pionts with my tempor mattress i have to get up to relive the pain , no matter how much it hurts to get up , then when i get going i can push through agian

sorry i a mood tonight from doing tooooooooooooo much :nono: :nono: :nono: :-D
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Postby annet » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:38 pm

Thanks everyone. I get the message ... which seems to be, find what works for you and stick with it! I did find yesterday that doing 'too much' on the sewing machine left me crippled last night (deltoid arm muscles and lower back) and sleeping badly, BUT this morning the pain was minimal again and I could get back to sewing again.
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Re: work with the pain??

Postby denys » Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:46 pm

I think you have it right Annet just keep doing what works for you :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D it will probably be slightly different from the next person but thats cos FM seems to be particular to each of us :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
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Re: work with the pain??

Postby fallingtobits » Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:57 am

I was told by my specialist to do as much as I can, then do a bit more.... Otherwise you'll end up doing less and less, till you can do nothing. Good advice, but easier said than done.


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