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7/8/13 8:04 A

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Actually if I have a trip planned nothing stops me not even a flare. By a trip I mean I am gone for a week...if you mean a day trip, that would depend on what it is. I rarely cancel though. I just take something to get through the day and I go. You can't let this stop you from living your life.

We just went on a 7 day cruise in March and we flew to San Juan from Wisconsin. I was sore all week but sat in the hot tub once. I also walked a lot and it wasn't till day 5 that my body yelled big at me. It was a great trip.

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10/19/12 9:46 P

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I just got a TENS unit and hope to find relief with it as we travel. We have done some semifinal packing tonight and the back isn't liking me so have the unit on now and the muscles seem to be responding well. We don't plan on going more than 200-250 miles a day, nice & relaxed travel. We will work hard at being safe!! emoticon emoticon

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10/19/12 7:57 P

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Eileen, happy safe travel . I usually find I have some problems during long trips of driving and for a day or two once we make our destination. I usually drag my rice bags along and they help relieve some of the stiffness and aches.

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Blisters healed and we are packing for an extended trip in the camper. i do keep well hydrated and seem to require more all the time. I am much different from most people in that when I drink coffee, it doesn't cause more frequent stops. It actually makes for fewer stops as my body decides to hang on to the coffee in the hand, arm,s legs, feet. When we stop for the evening and some walking is done, it tend to change I do drink at least 12 cups of water daily as well.
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10/17/12 8:54 A

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I do find being hydrated helps. It means extra side trips to the ladies room, but that can be a blessing. It means moving. That's a bene in itself.

Snacks on hand at all times, too. Just a nibble of a grahm cracker helps the tum and my spirits.

Great topic. Sorry it took so long to reply. I remember talking about it with hubby.

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We travel by truck and camper. I have a lumbar support in the truck seat. I try to stretch as we travel but we stop every 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. to walk a little. But the next day of no travel is a little tough especially if we have plans going. Right now, we arrived at our campground last night and had some problems with the camper. Got things cleaned up as best we could (rain water soaked our carpet as we drove), visited a little while with friends, came back and did SP all being tired. To bed early (for me) and off to a huge County Fair. Walked slowly about 4 hrs. today. Blisters on both feet and stiff. Stretched and took a nap in the recliner before a lite supper. Now feeling a little better but I will probably take the day off tomorrow as they all go back to the fair. Sat. I will go again and maybe Sun (the last day) That is kind of day I frequently have. You need to let your body tell you what it needs and a lot of the time stretching is the best helper we have even though we may not feel like it! Give it a try and see what happens. Good luck!!

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I don't fly at all. When I know I have a lot of driving to do, I get plenty of rest before hand and warn everyone that I need 3-4 days afterwards to recuperate. When I had to do the drive from St. Louis, Missouri to West Palm Beach, FL, it was 3 days of driving h3ll (sorry). It took me a week to be able to stand up again. MIL thought I was faking. Hubby took me to hospital and luckily I had my medical records and the ER doc then told MIL, let her rest and leave her alone. Now, MIL doesn't make a sound when I mention my fibro acting up.

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9/13/12 8:33 A

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Oh, yes! I also plan on a full day to recover after arrival. If travelling by car, I try to make frequent stops to get out and stretch. I also have an inexpensive massaging (actually just vibrating) seat pad that plugs into the car lighter. If I start to tighten up, I turn it on for a little while. It masssages from the thighs up to the neck, and I think it just keep everything circulating a little better. If travelling by plane, I just hope for the best and pray for no delays! I know I'm probably going to be miserable the next day, so I expect to take it easy for a day.

Try not to let the fibro stop you. It is not easy, but if you plan for rest times, bring along some hot wraps, stretch when possible, etc., you might not have to miss out on that next trip. Good luck to you!


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9/13/12 12:30 A

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I try to schedule lots of extra rest time after arriving, but I also use hot wraps for my back before sitting in the car.

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9/13/12 12:04 A

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i had a really nice trip planned today,but had to cancel out because of this fibro,does anyone else here suffer from flare ups after traveling? emoticon

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