Cannot shake flareup.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Manwithfibro, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. Manwithfibro

    Manwithfibro New Member

    I am swelling in my back, ribs etc. My legs are burning. I just cannot shake this flare up.

    The smog and humidity are bad here today and that is not helping either.

    Anyone have advice on breaking up a flare?
  2. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    We just back a couple of weeks ago from a wonderful, almost pain free, vacation. Then my husband had to go to his arthritis clinic and brought back a virus. Needless to say, we both ended up sick.

    This always brings on a flare for me. I make sure I rest, use some muscle relaxants and have a hot pack for my back.

    The resting is key. Yesterday I had to go out for a couple of hours and was almost asleep at the wheel on the way home.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Eileen



  3. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    When I am in a flare (as I am right now) the only thing that helps me is to rest as much as possible. When I start to feel a little better I try not to do too much. Flares take as long as they take and I've learned that I can't rush it.

    Lolalee