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12/24/13 10:38 P

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I think most of us have had flares, some lasting days and others only hours. It can happen after a taxing day or a quiet day and you know when it hits. Basically takes the winds out of your sails and you deal with it by listening to your body. Even with my sleeping med. I still have occasion nights that I can't sleep and that is a sign that I have over done that day so I do what I can and rest the remaining time.
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12/24/13 10:44 A

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So last night after,having a colonoscopy yesterday for a routine screening my muscles were so achy I had to take 2 tramadol which I usually. never take at night because it keeps me awake. Took a muscle relaxer so that helped with the sleeping but was still up in the middle of the night. I felt as bad as I did about a month ago when the doctor said I was having an "episode". Has anyone else had this happen? I feel better this morning thank goodness!
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12/23/13 9:38 P

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Hi Cathy. I have a big problem with insomnia and take a sleeping med for it. With that, I can get 4 solid hours where I don't move then is off and on sleep. I have to take 2 Tramadol in the morning and then it the day has been active, I take 2 more at dinner time. Seems to be the best program for me. Deep tissue massage is also something I do every 2 weeks. A lot of people with FM wonder how I tolerate it but it is something that starts very light and one works into the deep. It has kept me out of a wheelchair as that was where I was headed when I began massage. The therapist HAS to know what they are doing when they have a FM client.

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12/23/13 8:48 P

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Hi.
I did read that surgery can trigger it but who knows. Yes I keep my Tramadol by my bed also and take it before I get up. Then feed my dogs go back to bed for an hour then to the gym.. I feel so much better after the gym. Usually the tramadol works well but sometimes have to take another one later in the day. It does take me longer to recover after washing my floors I couldn't figure out why but now I know,why! I don't know how you worked 20 hour days! I need my 9 hours of sleep although insomnia sometimes kicks in. Celebrex seems to help though.
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12/23/13 8:27 P

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emoticon Cathy and emoticon to the team. I don't know if there is any specific trigger to the onset of FM. Everyone is very different as to when they noticed it and what was being affected. Personally, I think it was set off for me when I was working 2 jobs and those days went on up to a 20 hr. work day. My Dr. told me that I was pushing too hard and had to stop. That was about the time I began to slow down and then the weight began to come on. It has been a vicious circle for me over the yrs. But one thing I did learn was, listen to your body. It does talk to you and if it is saying sit down and rest a while, do it!! Mornings are the toughest and I have learned to have my Tramadol at the bedside to take before getting up. Then I rest for an hour before rolling out of bed. Each of us have different things to help us get through a day. The mind has to be set to ignoring the pain as much as possible. It is chronic and ongoing. There is a lot of good info in the reading room (the forums on the team page).
Best wishes to you and keep in touch.

Eileen

Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
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Hi,
My doctor thinks I have fibromyalgia. She is running blood work and I go back and see her in about 3 weeks. I started havering really achey,muscles after my knee replacement last Feb that has just gotten worse. Lucky I have tramadol to take in the morning or I am miserable. I was taking Celebrex for my knee but stopped and then had a real issue with my muscles hurting. They ached no matter,what,I took unless,it was a heavy,duty pain pill. Even the shower water,hitting my skin hurt. I exercise everyday an hour on the elliptical and weights. I could barely make it through the hour and not at my normal,speed. I also have restless leg syndrome but,my doctor had me start,taking iron and that has really helped! I have issues taking most medications get,every,side effect there is. I also have anxiety that I take Ativan for. My doctor had me start taking the Celebrex again and it does seem to help. She thinks my,knee surgery triggered the fibromyalgia?
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