This post has been sitting in drafts for over a year now – December 9th 2016. Why so long? Because I’ve been steadily feeling awful for over a year. When I go back and read it I feel pretty naïve.
I’ve been doing great!! Very little pain for the past 3 months. I started to feel very good about my ability to manage this thing called fibromyalgia.
Then I over exerted and got a terrible emotional shock and now I’m one full week into a really horrible fibro flare up.
When you’re in bed and you can barely focus the internet is your friend. I couldn’t focus on my work so I decided to do some fibromyalgia research. I found out that it’s really hard to find an exhaustive list of symptoms and I do not know all he symptoms of fibromyalgia.
For example I didn’t realize that my rapidly growing cuticles were a symptom. Who knew?
- Concentration and memory problems — known as “fibro fog”
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Morning stiffness
- Painful menstrual cramps
- Sleep problems
- Numbness, and tingling in hands, arms, feet, and legs
- Tender points
- Urinary symptoms, such as pain or frequency
- cognitive and memory problems (sometimes referred to as “fibro fog”)
- sleep disturbances
- morning stiffness
- irritable bowel syndrome
- painful menstrual periods
- numbness or tingling of the extremities
- restless legs syndrome
- temperature sensitivity
- sensitivity to loud noises or bright lights.
Since then I have had every single symptom on this list. I have tried so many things to try to get my body and my life back. It feels that every time I make any progress I get a major setback. I feel the need to record my journey with chronic illness but I don’t feel that the yoga with Mo blog is the right place for it. I am also having difficulties in general talking about all that I am going through. I don’t think holding it in is healthy so I will be blogging about living with chronic illness at my new blog notterminal.wordpress.com. It will be a private blog because I am want to be totally honest about what is going on and it could get dark and gross. If you would like access just let me know and I will grant it to you.
Hopefully I will see you on the dark side.