Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Things are Looking Up

I am so happy to say that my fibromyalgia has been better the last several months.  I still have the everyday aches and pains but nothing like when I was first diagnosed.  At that time my lower back and neck were giving me constant grief.

I truly believe it's been a combination of a good chiropractor, a massage once in a while, and keeping to my walking schedule.  I would like to be doing more than just the walking, but am not brave enough yet to venture into lifting weights or yoga.  Although, I do hear yoga does wonders for some.

Our pool will be warm enough in another few weeks to start swimming.  I just have to remember that I have to approach it slowly.  It's difficult to do as I don't have any pain at the time; just a day or two later.

After reading about people who suffer from CFS I don't feel like I have any room to complain but I know that each of us has our own situation and we need one another's support.  That is truly the reason I started this blog.  I hoped to reach others who suffer from chronic illness.

I am amazed at how many wonderful people I have met online from my blog.  They suffer considerably more than I do yet they always have something cheery to say and I so appreciate them.

Until Next Time :)

3 comments:

At Home on the Rock... said...

I'm glad to hear things are improving!

I agree...the on-line Fibro and CFS communities are great. So very supportive. I'm so thankful for all of you!

Dominique said...

Christine - I often wonder if I just had FMS, if my story would be similar to yours. I am able to keep my pain levels around 2-3 most of the time thanks to Phenocane and chiropractic appointments.

I'm really glad you are doing so much better. It is nice to hear good news once in a while!

laoi gaul~williams said...

hoi there~i have m.e and fibromyalgia. i have just been refered to a pain management clinic