I haven't posted in a while because, frankly, I have been too worn out.
I am wondering how much fibromyalgia affects other functions of your body such as allergies.
I have read that people who suffer from this illness also have a heightened sense of smell, which I can attest is true.
I smell everything from the sawdust in the air at the Home Depot to the more obvious odors coming from a candle shop. It gets into your sinuses and lodges itself there until you become foggy-headed and so very tired that you just want to find somewhere (anywhere) to go to sleep.
This season with all the summer storms has truly been a difficult one for me. I don't know if it's something in the air or the pressure changing but I find myself looking for a place to lie down at least a two, if not three, times a day. I can barely function when I get like this and it is so darn frustrating.
I know it's allergies because I have that metallic taste in my mouth and sometimes it gets so bad that it starts to affect my gums. My sinus passages aren't necessarily clogged, but the sensitivity is there.
I have also mentioned in previous posts that I am certain the fibromyalgia is playing a large role in the healing of my foot that I fractured 6 months ago. I wonder if someone who did not have this disease but had the same fracture would more than likely be completely healed and fully functioning at this point.
I, on the other hand, continue to have some odd pain that keeps changing locations depending on what shoes I wear or how much I have walked, etc.
One day the pain is in my ankle and another day it's on the underside of my toes. I am pretty sure that the shoes I wore to the grocery store may have had something to do with it.
They have a small heal and may have placed additional pressure on the front part of my foot whereas my regular walking shoes do not. I hope this is a temporary issue as I have a closet full of shoes I would like to wear some day. :)
I would be curious to know if others have these same problems.
Until next time :)