- Feb 4, 2018
- DX FIBRO
Hi I've been struggling with my health for about 25 years. Specialists have told me it could be RA but I don't have swollen joints. Others have said it's a virus that needs to work its way out of my body. Others have said i have hypermobility as I was a gymnast when younger. Others cite fybro and I now think that must be it. I really started to think it may have been a virus that's gone but on Thursday eve I started with one of the worst flares I've had in about a year. Taking painkillers only slightly help and they make me feel sick. The pain has been so bad I've been in bed till today (Sunday) and I'm worried that as I get older ( I'm 50 now) I won't be able to cope any more with it. I suppose I'm wondering how other people treat their pain when they have a flare. When I'm not ill I am generally very well. I go to the gym and exercise in moderation. I have a part time job that I enjoy but it can be a bit stressful crawling on the floor with a toddler with health needs. I do get exhausted and very tired with joint aches but this passes usually but this has been horrendous again and I think I need to be more proactive about treatment if necessary.