Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kytriplets, Mar 29, 2006.
How long do your flares last and how often do they occur?
they vary. the worst one lasted over 6 months. it took me back to the level i was on at the beginning of the illness. it took another year to pull myself back to a livable level. that flare caused me to resign from my teaching job.
now (i cannot work now) they last around a month. in a moderately bad one now.
Do you mean that sometimes the pain goes away? I was diagnosed over a year ago and my pain never goes away. I even spent 6 weeks in the hospital for chronic pain and narcotic addiction. I would love it if my pain went away for a little while!
I have cfs and feel like I stay in a crash..Since cfs hit me I can't say I have had a well day, there are days better than others..I seem to be in and out of bed all the time..That is one reason I doubt my dx..
Most of the time I am 4 days down and 3 days up..This is a weekly thing. On my 3 days up I manage to do a few house hold chores, some errands etc..Then it hits first its like allergy/sinus then the flu symptoms, chills, fatigue but never a fever..of course then the depression has to surface. That seems to be my pattern no matter what I try or do..
Can anyone relate to this?
The worst flare was a week or two, usually I could take it east for a couple of days and be o.k. It was like this for 20 years. In January I lost my father to Body Inclusion Myosistis, and 3 weeks later I was in a flare that lated a couple of months. I still have neck and head pain, but am back at work half days for a couple of weeks before I go FT again.
(I am seeing my internist next week to make sure there is nothing else going on the my neck, love my rhuemy, but he isn't willing to send me for additional testing. I figure if nothing else it will give me peace of mind)
is the one I am in now. I've been mostly housebound for the past 6 months. This time it is the CFIDS that is keeping me down. I am exremely exhausted with much pain and terrible malaise.
I've had fm for more than ten years now and at first i could barley walk!......................but i find that if i pace myself and do alot of stretching twice a day then the flares are farther between times!........................................Driving more than 1hour at once is also a flare trigger! but i realize that everyone is different. such a difficult illness to deal with!!! sisland
MY HAVE GONE ON FOR TWO YEARS OFF AND ON THIS PAST YEAR 05 IT IS 24/7 GOD LUCK
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