Thanks to both replies... my flare is finally on the down side.. this the 2nd severe one in the last 3 months, dont usually get them this close together but under a lot of stress currently.. i am facing open heart surgery prob within next couple of months (waiting on appt for a second opinion).. i am seriously concerned about the surgery causing another severe flare up which would just mean more pain on top of pain! I have had afib for many years now and every procedure they have done so far has resulted in a bad flare up lasting st least 2 to 3 weeks..
I eat a healthy diet, cut out almost ALL sugar + carbs, lost 20 lbs (working on more) but none of these have helped with the FM pain... adding more supplements slowly..
Best of luck to you through it all, Kay. Please do let us know how you get on, and come chat/vent whenever you feel like it!I was stuck in a vicious cycle of being afraid of my body, and having a really massive stress response whenever my symptoms either flared up, or did something I couldn't figure out, which in turn triggered my fibro. A therapist helped me make a massive breakthrough by introducing me to the idea of "radical acceptance". Emphasis on the radical!
He got me to sit with my pain, tuning into my body, and to try to accept that each feeling is just there, but that it can't hurt me. As awful as we might feel, that pain is just a sensation - it can't damage us in any way - and it will recede again. When we have a good day, we can try to just live in the moment, and enjoy it as much as we're able. The more we accept how we feel, the less likely we are to trigger ourselves more by dumping stress hormones into our systems.