My fibromyalgia pain has been flaring up. The change in the weather has greatly affected me and it has not even got extremely cold yet. When the bitter cold hits I feel it chill to my bones. The pain in my back and my legs feel the worst. I have found that the heating pad is important to me.
Describing the pain of fibromyalgia is different from person to person. The best way I can describe the pain I experience is that it is like being run over by a truck again and again then being hit with a baseball bat along with the flu. It can be hard to deal with. I find it mentally exhausting on top of the physical pain.
Something I do to help ease the pain is walk and do some exercise. There are times I feel that I cannot do it but I push through and make myself. I always feel better about myself afterwards. My body does not always agree but I try to do what is best for it.
Fibromyalgia often adds to my depression when I am in a lot of pain. I have not found a medicine to help me yet. My diagnosis is only about 2 years old. I have tried 3 different medicines. The ones that helped some had awful side effects such as suicidal thoughts. those thoughts were brutal.
I will keep pushing on and keep trying, I refuse to give up. This is just another obstacle that I have to overcome. Sometimes I lose hope and think I will never feel better. That is when i am severely depressed. I just have to think about the positives in my life and think about that.