It’s funny. Today, I woke up feeling like a log with spaghetti limbs. I got myself out of bed eventually, my massive headache from yesterday returned. I was sure I’m getting sick, because my nose is stuffy and I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus, but maybe, just maybe this is what flare ups feel like for me. I got work and took a 500mg of Extra Strength Tylenol thinking if I had a small fever or anything it would go away with this for sure. Well, I was wrong, no pain changed, no feeling changed, I just felt drained to the maximum.
When it was lunch time it was time to break out the big guns, a can of caffeinated soda. It was the only way I wouldn’t feel like I was dragging anymore. And guess what, I feel better. It must be a flare up. My muscles feel better, my head feels a little better, it all feels a little better. My brain is still in a fog, I have a thought and forget it 3 seconds later. I can’t remember anything I have to do at work today and when I do, I start to do it and then think of something else and then 10 minutes later try to remember what I was doing in the first place. Could that be Fibro Fog?
Out of the options my doctor seemed to be weighing the fact that the words Fibromyalgia came straight out of her mouth gave me some form of hope. I’d been considering it for a year or more. I’ve done a bit of research in the past few days as I’ve had terrible sleep and my back feels like someone kicked it in. Anyway, I came across what’s called chronic myofascial pain or CMP. I never read about it because I linked myofascial with face and I only have jaw problems. It sometimes goes hand in hand with Fibro. The funnier thing is my symptoms match both to a tea. I don’t like to over play my pain, it’s annoying and I don’t know what no pain feels like, but I’m not bed bound. I’m capable of still moving around and working. But I think it could be possible that I may have both. I’m the worst by trying to self-diagnose but I need to know the options. I’m thankful that my doctor is patient and really listens and analyzes what your issues may be.
I also made my first physical therapy appointment today. She also does acupuncture which I’ve always wanted to try. It might get costly since it’s a $30 co-pay per visit but I can’t keep living the way I am anymore. I need someone to give me a starting point because trying to figure it out on my own, just isn’t working.