It's true. BUT... there is life with fibro. It's all what you make of it.
Keep moving. Even when it hurts you need to keep moving. Think, "use it or lose it!" LOL Inactivity is worse than overdoing, it's part of a vicious cycle that only leads one way--and that's straight to... well, let's just say, it's downhill all the way! LOL
Learn to listen to your body, and seek that tricky balance between enough and too much-- and if you lose it (the balance, too, that is LOL) just get up and go start over! LOL
Welcome to the team!
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called
Pounds lost: 42.0
Fitness Minutes: (49) Posts: 14 1/11/12 1:25 P
Fishburg and WELCOME to the group. What is really depressing is that there is no cure for this disease and it can change in symptoms and pain levels.We never know for sure is this fibro or something else.Pace your self and learn from what your body is telling you and try to avoid flare ups.I also play the medication game and all cause weight gain and other side effects. Stay moving even though it hurts it is worse when you don't move around. Hang in there and know you have a lot of sister in fibro here. Oh and I love epsom salt baths to help loose me up in the morning. I no longer do bubble baths.
I have had fibro for 15 years now and I agree with you....I have decided that there is really nothing that they can do for us. They prescribe medications and see how we do until we find something that may help a bit. Nothing really helps totally. It's on us to know what works best for ourselves.
"In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us" Romans 8:37
current weight: 180.0
Fitness Minutes: (49) Posts: 14 1/10/12 1:32 P
I was diagnosed with Fibro 2 1/2 years ago and then Lupus after a car accident.
I most likely had Fibro and Lupus for longer but just lived with it thinking everyone had these pains. After the car accident to injured my neck (6 herniated disc) and back (3 herniated disc), everything changed and became more difficult.
Every few months meds change, then when i find one that works a new issue crops up like weight gain - no excuses I have been over weight for awhile, but this stuff does not help.
I am glad I found this group. To have a net work of people with weight issues and fibro is ... well a great resource - emotionally and ideas.
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