Help Flare up during and post FLU

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by elizajane40, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. elizajane40

    elizajane40 New Member

    Dearest Fibro Friend,

    I started getting sick with the flu on November 8th. Was truly sick by the 11th and was sick all last week with it. Finally am getting over the flu, but the flare up of my fibro symptoms is still with me...especially the fatigue.

    I've missed so much work, I have to work! Does anyone have any tips or ideas about how to boost my energy?

    Thanks a million :)
  2. nightngale

    nightngale New Member

    Poor Dear,

    All I can say is if I get sick or even miss sleep it knocks me down so hard. I hope you are better by now. Sad to say the only thing that works for me is rest, sleep, rest, and try not to stress over it. Like i just can't stand not being able to even do basic housework. Do you push fluids and gatorade? My neurologist I just started with has suggested provigil for me, but I haven't had a chance to look up stuff yet. It is a mild stimulant I believe.
    [This Message was Edited on 11/20/2006]