What triggers people's flares?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ericdinbstn, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. ericdinbstn

    ericdinbstn New Member

    My doctor asked me the other day (as I was having a major flare) if I could tell any triggering event that started this flare. I couldn't pinpoint anything. Does anyone sense any rhyme or reason to flares or do they just occur randomly?

    Eric
  2. pemaw54

    pemaw54 New Member

    I can only tell you what I know will cause a major flare for me. Going to 2-3 stores in the same day. Keeping our grandchild overnight and picking her up when she says"HOLD ME MAMAW. Rain and cold weather also makes it worse. Trying to clean house,etc. Or going out when I already am not feeling well.

    Suzette
  3. kriket

    kriket New Member


    If you are under stress
    If you try to do too much
    Cleaning house
    Financial Problems
  4. cinnveet

    cinnveet New Member

    When I saw your post the first word that came to my mind was. "LIFE". (lol)

    There are so many things that put me in a flare.
    Constant Infections
    Stress
    Work
    Over doing it. example, housework, excerise, etc...
    Spouse
    Kids
    Money & bills

    That pretty much my "LIFE".

    Cindy
  5. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Eric:
    In general, what makes me flare up is too much movement.
    I can not push, pull or carry. I can not go out and do too much. Whenever I go above and beyond: I flare.

    N.F.
  6. msSusan

    msSusan Member

    I have noticed certain foods aggrevate aches/pains. Food intolerences (not same as allery) can cause issues. I have been keeping diary of food eaten and how I feel later.

    Some of my culprits seem to be most types of sugar (like table sugar, fruits, corn syrup), grains/carbs (like wheat, oats, barley, spelt but non-white rice products seem o.k.), chocolate, caffeine and all coffee, any type of wine/alcohol.

    Eliminating things has been VERY hard but worth not having pain. I still eat some of these things but try to rotate foods. I still get aches/pains but less severe.
  7. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    I am not sure if it is part of the flare or the start but when my allergies/sinus start then to bed I go for days of crashing..

    This has been my pattern for almost 6 years about 3 good days, then 4 bad ones that are spent in bed..I have never had one good week..But on the good days I try to do housework, grocries, some cooking and all the stress with my family and doing for them then it hits..I awake with a headache, then the flu fleeings, horrible fatigue and on and on..

    I just wish we could be really sick for a year or so then have hope of recovery..I just don't like this life but again who does just try to make the best of it but it sure gets hard..

    God Bless,
    greatgran
  8. RockiAZ

    RockiAZ New Member

    All of these answers sound SO very familiar. My usual response is "there' seems to be no rhyme or reason" - just happens, but I know there are triggers.

    I was going to just answer: breathing, but I won't.

    Live, Laugh, Love,
    Rocki

  9. cmcd1070

    cmcd1070 New Member

    I find that when my hormones start changing when I should be on my cycle, I have terrible flare ups :( It puts me completely down-bedridden.

    Also unmanaged STRESS kills me physically.

    Flare ups happen when my body is trying to fight an infection, flu\cold, etc too.
  10. ChrisNewton

    ChrisNewton New Member

    Hi all

    Any rain, worse with a big low.
    Winter
    Physical exercise

    Chris
  11. kimfibro

    kimfibro New Member

    the weather is my biggest culprit for flare ups.

    winter makes my skin and body so very sensitive to the cold.

    summer makes exhaustion my motto and last summer i had aches and pains shooting around my body for 7 or 8 days in a month and a half.

    i have to protect myself from the winter's cold & wind.

    stay out of the summer's heat and humidity.

    also, i've noticed that lifting anything over 5 pounds sends me directly to muscle spasms all up and down my back which is often accompanied by a flare up the next day.