Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ericdinbstn, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. ericdinbstn

    ericdinbstn New Member

    Hi everyone-

    I know I haven't posted in a while, but I just needed to rant a bit to people who understand. I have been in a flare for at least the last three weeks. I went on vacation at the end of June and felt fine, made sure to add plenty of rest into the day, all was good. I did more in the week I was in Seattle than I've done in the last six months at home in MA.

    I get home, I'm still feeling ok. Then one day BAM I'm tired and can't shake it, I feel that low-grade lets say "icky" feeling in that I'm achey, tired, listless, not thinking straight, etc. It just pisses me off. My partner was away for the weekend, I greeted him when he got home by snoring and sleeping the ENTIRE day away. Today I got up and I feel like all I want to do is sleep. But, I have to push through work, I'll sleep later.

    I'm just tired of it all. Like I said I know I'm ranting, and I apologize, but people who don't deal with this day in and day out just don't get it.

    I'm going to Tufts Medical Center's "Center for Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia" it's part of their Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department. I'm hoping this visit will be positive. I discovered them a few weeks ago. Dr. Joseph Hanak anyone know him. Apparently the staff are phsiatrists. So we'll see.

    Any feedback on Doc would be appreciated. Oh and thanks for allowing me the vent time.

    Eric
  2. hopeliveshere

    hopeliveshere New Member

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  3. frosty77

    frosty77 New Member

    Eric, sorry you are not feeling well - this awful weather we've been having here in Boston area is not helping!

    Best of luck at Tufts!
  4. FMsaddenedspirit

    FMsaddenedspirit New Member

    Eric
    Thanks for the ranting ! I was feeling the same way :( just trying to make it through work latly , sleep is all I want to do. having more bad days then good, they are so rare anymore, I do think the weather has a lot to do with it. I also have FM CFS and more. oh and 45 yrs ( wow )

    Funny I also took vaction in June ,, was awesome had a great time did lots of hiking in the woods,, loved it very uplifting

    Hang in there , One day at time

    and thanks , I know I'm not the only one going through bad days..
    Prayers JoAnne

  5. homesheba

    homesheba New Member

    i so understand!
    it does stink!
    you know i hate to sleep-
    its like i am literally sleeping my life away
    just to be able to go someplace the next day
    i will have to sleep the 'before and after' days
    to be able to do a 'normal human being 'thing!
    but then of course,
    i still may have to sleep 3 or more days after the little outing-
    just to be able to feel kinda okay.
    sigh.
    vent all you want-
    im just sorry you are also sick.
  6. JEANSKI

    JEANSKI New Member

    I've been going through a flare also. It never ceases to amaze me. I have been dealing with this for years and every time I have a flare it blows my mind how bad I can feel.

    I am TRYING (unsuccessfully at the moment) to remember that it will get better in time. I think the weather has alot to do with it. I have also been dealing with stressors that I need to get a handle on.

    So, until that happens I will endure and thank people like you for sharing. It's nice to know that I am not alone.

    Let us know how your appt. goes. I will be anxious to know if there is any help out there for us!
  7. kitteejo

    kitteejo Member

    I'm sick of it too.

    My support team is tired of me being this way too.

    I'd give a rant but I'm to weak at the moment, so I'm enjoying yours.


    kitteejo

  8. lvjesus

    lvjesus Member

    being in a flare makes me scared that it won't get better. The week before my period is hell on earth and I lay in bed after work on the heating pad fearing that it won't ease up like I expect once I start. You get sick and tired of being afraid too.
  9. PVLady

    PVLady New Member

    Have you ever tried Emergen C? I have used it with good success in the past for that tired feeling. It has all the electrolytes etc and sometimes helps.

    Another thing that helped me was using a supplement called Miracle Reds with a protein drink daily (with soy milk). I always believed many of our problems are linked to borderline vitamin deficiencies, etc. Miracle Reds is supposed to strengthen your immune system. It has acai, mangosteen, pomegranite juice, etc.

    All I can say is after starting the drinks and supplement, I had more improvement than from anything. The protein drink I use is called Gold Standard but there are many excellent ones on the market. Gold Standard is supposed to be such a high quality a baby could drink it.

    By the way, in addition to "Miracle Reds" they also have "Miracle Greens".

    I do not sell these products but am just telling you because of the benefits I received personally. I have asked Prohealth to add these to their store.

    Here is info from the web..

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    In 1996, Wagner was researching nutrition-based solutions to complement his chiropractic healing practice. He wanted to create products that would offer his patients an easy way to achieve the nutritional balance they needed to compensate for negative effects of poor long term diets and unhealthy environments.

    Working with leading fitness guru Sylvia Ortiz, Wagner helped create Miracle Reds® and Macro Greens™ , comprehensive single-source nutritional supplements that provide nutrients, minerals and energy and tastes good. Miracle Reds® and Macro Greens™ surpass the nutrition of five servings of fruits and vegetables without the calories or carbohydrates. Miracle Reds® and Macro Greens™ have become the best-selling whole food supplements in natural foods and supermarket retailers throughout the US.

    As Miracle Reds® and Macro Greens™ have grown in success among consumers and retailers, Dr. Wagner has begun working with Sylvia to develop new MacroLife Naturals products.

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    [This Message was Edited on 08/21/2008]
  10. ericdinbstn

    ericdinbstn New Member

    I'm so sorry to hear that so many of you are in this boat with me. I am thankful that you all either appreciated or were supportive of my rant. I also appreciate the helpful information and the sharing of information (which I'm definitely looking into.

    I had my appointment at Tufts, it was very helpful. The doctor gave me some very useful information, as well as trigger point injections (which have helped a bit), Baclofen, and Mobic (for the bursitis in the hips and in my knees), plus orders for a spinal x-ray (which he was shocked no one had ever ordered). I'm going to see him again this week for follow up. I think I finally found someone who will provide me with pain management not just pain medication. Here's hoping.

    He also told me that aqua therapy, and perhaps physical therapy using laser light (anyone ever heard of this?)

    This was a thank you, but I thought I'd update folks. I'm hoping the second appointment at Tufts will be as promising.

    Thanks again,

    Eric