Friday, March 19, 2010
Gee whiz. I should be grateful my mind cannot compute more than 2-3 moderate to severe pains at a time. This morning my feet, especially the right was killing and I had to put my shoes and arch supports on the minute I got up today.
My mother probably had fibromyalgia (more than likely) and everybody, includng the doctors thought she was a hypochondriac. I did, too, until I got the same symptoms including migrating pains and good days and bad days as far as the aches and pains go.
One of my present doctors admitted to me that even today, though it is a diagnosis, the doctors don't really know how to treat fibromyalgia. I do know that stress makes it worse and I have been stressed out for quite awhile, though the generalized achiness had been improved for a long time. But I definitely see a correlation between all the stress I have had esepcially the past 6 months continuing to now and a generalized less well feeling and the "traveling" pains. Yesterday my right hand was the achiest spot, switching off in the afternoon with the neck.
I probably sound like a hypochondriac to anyone not familiar with arthritis and fibormyalgia. I understand now why my mother was a "bad housekeeper" and spent most of her days in bed or a warm bath. I am very lucky to have a therapy pool and whirlpool to go to when I need it (preferably every day).
Then, also, I remember when I was my highest weight walking was pure misery which should motivate me to seriously lose some of the weight I regained in the past 3 years.