Can you explain "flares" to me?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by donna13210, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. donna13210

    donna13210 Member

    Does a "flare" mean that you WERE feeling much better and suddenly you feel achy and tired again?

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    Still Learning (Donna)
  2. Annette2

    Annette2 New Member

    Yes, unfortunately that is what a flare is. You're feeling good one day and them bam! You wake up feeling achy, tired, sore, etc. It can be caused by overdoing things, stress, staying up too late, eating the wrong things, on and on and on. Sometimes you can pinpoint what causes a flare but sometimes you can't. If you are in a flare you have to rest a lot and take care of yourself. Don't do too much. Take nice hot baths, eat well and hopefully you'll come out it quickly. I just got out of a bad flare brought on by problems with sleep. I'm seeing a sleep physician next week. I hope you feel better soon!

    Annette2