How do I stop this flare????

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by BethM, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. BethM

    BethM New Member

    I've been in a fibro flare for about 3 weeks now, pretty much since we started our great indoor painting project. (Those who are considering such a project, be prepared for the possible consequences. Paint is highly toxic, as is the chaos that is part and parcel of such an endeavor. yuck.) I will NEVER do this again. Ever. I don't know what I'll do when we replace the carpeting in the living room and the hallways. Leave home, maybe?

    The project is nearly finished, thank God, but unfortunately, so am I. I skipped my yoga class last night, because by the time I began my drive home from work, I was having tremors from the pain, and it was painful just to hold the steering wheel. Pain level at about 8 or so by the time I got home. This is the worst it's ever been, I think, or at least as far as my hole-y memory remembers. I'm at work now because I'm foolish and it's easier to be here than not, but I don't know if I'll make it through the whole day. The tremors are back, I've not taken any medication yet, and even when I do it's a half dose of Darvocet because I have a half hour drive home. I also need a clear head at work. Not sure how clear my head is with this pain, though, or if I'm a liability rather than an asset for my students. I'm praying for a quiet day.

    I know no one has any miracles for me. Maybe just venting will help, as I know everyone here knows what I'm talking about. Next week is spring break. Thank God. I may live.

  2. afeni

    afeni New Member

    I'm sorry to tell you this Beth, but as far as I know, you're just gonna have to ride that baby out. I know flares can really be a pain literally. I'm in the middle of one myself.
    It ain't fun. The world don't stop cause we do unfortunately. But hang in there. Hopefully it won't last too much longer.
    Sending lol and soft hugs
    [This Message was Edited on 04/03/2003]
  3. baby-bear

    baby-bear New Member

    I really sympathize with your situation. Do you take Magnesium w/ malic acid? Also Vitamin E helps some. I know when I take those two things it contributes a bit. I know how you feel as I have those awful flares the day after I do that kind of work also. Hope you get better...Pammy
  4. BethM

    BethM New Member

    thank you... I know there's no miracle. I do take FibroResponse, which has magnesium and malic acid in it in the correct proportions, maybe I'll increase it. Good idea.

    I'm just very scared that since this has gone on so long that it will by my usual level of function now.

    I can't accept that.