Monday, February 16, 2009

Physical Health: Symptoms of Fibromyalgia: What It Feels Like

Fibromyalgia sufferers will tell you that they hurt. Often they hurt all over. They have pain in their muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints, as well as back and neck, and tenderness when certain spots on the body are pressed.

Often they have no energy. And when they go to sleep to recover, it doesn't help. They wake up completely unrefreshed."I would feel like I got hit by a truck when I woke up in the morning," says Phyllis Talarico, 61, of Yorba Linda, Calif. "I just felt like somebody had beat the tar out of me. I felt like I had a hangover. I would have to set my alarm an extra hour earlier, because it would take me that much time to properly wake up."Below are the constellation of symptoms that fibromyalgia can bring on.

Symptoms

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12 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for this information.

OweMe1Cannoli said...

No one knows what it feels like until they suffer with it ... dreadful disease. When my wife, Martha has what she calls a "Fibro Moment", the pain reaches out. It is also painful to know I can do nothing but watch. I can't even hold her because, well, that hurts too. Prayer is awesome! God is Awesome!

Jinxie said...

Fibro is so hard to deal with sometimes. I've had it almost 10 years and it has it moments that just drive me insane. Dealing with the limitations has been hard on me. I use to work up to 14 hours a day and now I don't work outside the home at all. I am blessed that I've been able to stop working.
Its hard on my hubby because he can't fix it.
GREAT information!

Kristi said...

Thank you for sharing this. My father-in-law suffers from this. He has been helped tremendously by medications that he takes at night to help him get a good nights rest.

luvmy4sons said...

I have fibromyalgia. Figuring out I have it took over ten years of pain and suffering that everyone told me it was just part of aging. I am so glad that changing my diet and adding daily exercise keeps me almost completely fibromyaglia pain free...for the moment anyway...As always such good info from your posts! Blessings to you!

Tracy said...

I've heard a lot over the years about this disease, but haven't yet known anyone personally who struggles with it. Thanks for sharing this information and giving me more insight as to what a challenging disease this must be.

Blessings,
Tracy

Angie said...

I will go over and read the rest...my sweet friend Susan has this disease. I always feel helpless as to what I can do to help her. Prayer of course. That is always top on the list.

My heart goes out to those suffering---I have seen her struggle---my heart breaks. BUT we continue in prayer!

Love you friend!

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Edie said...

I've been hearing a lot about this lately and started doing some research. God bless you for the work you are doing here Michele.

He And Me + 3 said...

Thank you for sharing this...both my mom and my aunt have Fibromyalgia...this is good to know.

Donetta said...

I hope for a good day for you tomorrow.

HOPE said...

Amazed at how many have this...myself included...

it's nice to find information on various topics concerning this health issue...

took me also many many years and test to finally realize what I had...

Pacing oneself is definetly ONE answer..

Thanks for sharing the information...

HOPE~