Does This Sound Like a Crash??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by greatgran, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    You would think after 7 years I would know when I am having a crash or its something else but I still doubt so often..

    My symptoms: Very Blurred VIsion, My Body Aches All Over, the deep aches to the bones, My Sinuses, Allergies, are bad, Sore Throat, Fatigue, Ear fullness and the ringing is horrible. (they ring 24/7) can't sleep but can't get out of bed..No fever,feel like I could scream but don't have the energy, of course the anxity/depression..I could go on but you get the picture.

    My family doesn't understand and I get so tired of trying to be normal..I really do try to do as much as I can and not complain.

    Now, the low oxygen at night and seems I can't use the oxygen cause it does a number on my sinuses../allergies or could just be me..I never know.

    Just needed to vent to someone that might understand..

    God Bless,
    greatgran

  2. revlcb

    revlcb New Member

    One way I determine if I'm in a flare is to find my norm. Then if there's activity above and beyond my normal symptoms then I consider it a flare. There's small flares and then there's the doozies that wipe you out.

    For instance, I always have back and neck ache. If that progresses to pain and I've not done anything to aggrivate the situation, it's a flare.

    If my feet, which sometimes become numb, get totally numb and I begin to tremor, then it's a flar.

    You get the idea.

    Sending along a big {{{{{HUG}}}}}
  3. coolma

    coolma New Member

    Yes dear, that definitely sounds like a flare. As long as you have ruled out anything "abnormal" to your personal circumstance. Sometimes we just have to take our meds, put on some good music and ride them out. It always helped me knowing I was maybe not the best today, but tomorrow or the next day WOULD be better. You've had this condition for awhile. Knowledge is the best ammunition in this illness. There is a fantastic book on FM/CFS/ME by Dr. Devin Starlanyl and Mary Ellen Copeland. Local libraries stock it. See if you can order it and read it. It will answer alot of what you suffer and also give you great tips on treatment. Good luck and hope you feel better soon!
  4. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    Thank you for your reassurance, I know I have been this bad before but each time it is such a miserable feeling. I actually feel I would have to get better to die..

    This is my 4th day in bed and feel like I have the worse case of nerves and the flu..

    The last 2 weeks I kept my 2 greatgran daughters and feel that is why I am in this shape..I have no choice but to keep them, have found some part time help for now, I hope..

    Just can't do like I once did and my doctor doesn't understand..I called her and she wants me to see a sleep specialist..But for now she is going to d/c my oxygen..

    Back to bed I go crying and feeling like a big baby..

    Thanks again,
    greatgran