Do we seem to be on a downward cycle now?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by optimistic1, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. optimistic1

    optimistic1 New Member

    I've been reading most of the posts yesterday and today and it seems that there are a great number of us who are having a difficult time painwise with much depression just now. I know that I am in an awful flare, probably the worst I've had.

    Wonder why this is. Why sould so many of us be suffering more than usual? With this added pain our problems are worse too.

    Why can't someone find some real help for us? I try so hard to be positive and not be down but there are times that I just have to go with whats happening to me and hopefully I will be better afterward.

    I am so thankful for my husband and children for their love and support during these times and feel so badly for those of you who don't have it.

    Anyway I am just rambling. Just wanted to point out that there is a great deal of pain and stress in what I read and I'm so sorry.

    Lets pray for a fast recovery, at least to where we have been,


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  2. optimistic1

    optimistic1 New Member

  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    For about a week, we've had powerful systems moving rapidly across the country. This often brings low barometic pressure which can cause pain and the jitters. Just a guess.

    Love, Mikie
  4. optimistic1

    optimistic1 New Member

    I thank you for this explanation. Don't know why, but I am always looking for a reason for why I might be feeling so terrible. I notice it in so many of us right now,

  5. Empower

    Empower New Member

    I would have to say weather also

    Last week, it was cold enough in my house to run furnace in evening and morning.

    Now it is 90 degree

    I get much pain and fatigue when weather changes

    I do better when temps remain constant
  6. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    Arlene, I am glad that you asked this question. I have notice that the past couple of days there has been a lot of ranting, people unhappy, complaining, angry. We do seem to go in cycles for certain topics. I, for one, find it difficult to respond when people are very angry about a situation and seem to want to nurture that frustration.

    I hope no one gets offended by this. I am not directing this at any one particular post,person or persons. It just something I have noticed and tend to stay away from. I've even tried adding something positive or encouraging, but it hasn't helped much. I try not to add more fuel to the fire.

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  7. optimistic1

    optimistic1 New Member

    I so appreciate the feedback. It looks like the weather wins hands down. Guess I don't give Mother Nature enough credit, but it really makes sense. Weather certainly influences so many other factors----------why not our bodies and spirits?

    Coincidentally, we are from Wisconsin too. The weather is never the same from day to day.

    This website is great, I beginning to feel at home now.

    Again, many thanks,

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  8. bioman85

    bioman85 New Member


    I absolutely agree with you. I notice too that when a couple negative posts start trickling in, they sort of gain momentum and more and more people post negatively. The best thing for your sanity is to ignore them, and just look at the ones of interest or ones that are positive - especially if you're already in a foul mood.

    I don't mind people complaining about something once in a while, but when it's all complaints or negative posts it really brings people down. But you know what they say...misery loves company, right?

    Have a good day lolalee!
  9. Lolalee

    Lolalee New Member

    Thanks for your support. I was afraid I would offend someone ( you know how sensitive we are). You are right, it is best to ignore those posts that bring you down. Fortunately there is a big variety of topics going on at any given time.


  10. optimistic1

    optimistic1 New Member

    Many thanks to all of you.

    I am feeling very sick tonight------major flare, a really bad one. I must find an FM specialist here in Milwaukee. Its way past time. Too much pain and I need a change in pain meds.


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  11. smiffy79

    smiffy79 New Member

    you will find that many of us post here when we are at are worst and so in more need of support.

    i at the mo am doing great I WENT JOGGING YESTERDAY!!!! <how cool is that! but i still pop in a few times a week to see if i can offer back the support i recieved.

    i know i am not 'cured' and that i must be very careful in what i do and how i do it but for now i'm catching up on all the little jobs my last flare restricted me form :)

    look forward to chatting with you arlene xx
  12. CanBrit

    CanBrit Member

    In Ontario our weather has either been cold and damp or hot and humid. Either one is awful for my FM.

    My neuropathy has been really bad the last couple of weeks and I've been having more frequent headaches and am totally fagitued.

    Today is supposed to be 31 and humid (88F for my non-metric friends). Thank God we have an above ground pool, but if we didn't, I think I'd be taking a trip to an indoor one.

    Hoping the coming weeks find some relief.



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