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Mind Games

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Well, I am totally off Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia now.

I am feeling the fibro pain and fatigue full force now. And it is playing with my head.
It is the same body, but now I THINK it can't do the active lifestyle and fitness routine I was doing before because of the all over throbbing pain, thigh muscles that bind up, and fatigue I now feel. It's the same body but my mind thinks I need to pamper it, protect it.

I can NOT go back to that horrible, depressing sedentary life of pain, eating, and resting!!!!!

So, I am going to make a fitness plan for this week. One that hopefully will work with my body AND my mind.
Instead of going for distance, I'll go for more often. I'll also practice yoga more often to help with the tight muscle & pain and train my body to listen to my mind and relax certain bound-up muscles on command. Yoga will help my digestion and sleep as well, which fibro messes with.

Mon- 1mile walk, strength training, yoga
Tues- yoga
Wed- 1 mile walk, strength training, yoga
Thur- 1 mile walk, yoga
Fri- 1 mile walk, yoga
Sat- strength training, yoga
Sun- rest

I'll give it a try this week and make any adaptions. Hopefully my mind will see I CAN do it like I used to a few weeks ago. The only difference is my mind's perception of the pain signals.


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KSSONRISA 7/24/2012 10:28AM

    I am sorry to hear of your struggles. Hang in there! emoticon Are you keeping up with that lovely garden? I will remember you in my prayers and hope to hear a good report soon.

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LINDAF49 7/23/2012 10:30AM

    OH my ...I am going to pray for you this week ... thanks also for the encouragement to NOT try cymbalta or the other meds that Drs try to push at pain levels and fatigue are up again and I was thinking maybe there is one of them that would help though I have tried several that were awful for me.

So as I commit to more veggies and pedometer steps, I will pray for you in your plan ...keep us posted how you are doing ...What yoga plan or video or book is helping you with that?

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