Jun 26 2013

Chronic Tonic: Fun With Fibromyalgia!

(6 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Originally posted at Voices on the Square

Yes! It’s Tonic Time Again!

This week I’m dealing with one of those regally crappy oh so much fun aspects of Fibromyalgia, lucky girl that I am!

I am the classic princess and the pea. I can feel every single bump in my mattress, every last wrinkle in the sheets, any bunching of my pajamas – everything. Normally, the biggest problem I have with this is a little soft bruising wherever the “pea” lumpy was, or that my hip joint starts hurting and i have to turn over: wash rinse repeat.

These past few weeks though, due to my toothache problem, I can only manage to lay on the affected side for so long and then I have to turn over or the pain gets too bad. But that’s been livable as I haven’t had much of the “pea” syndrome lately.

Enter Sunday night.

I had arranged to have the morning off, so I could sleep in for 3 days in a row, which is heaven when you don’t get vacations or anything. I get exhausted fairly easily, so 3 days in a row – almost as good as vaca! So I go to sleep on Sunday and my stupid jaw starts in right away, so I’m turning over. Then my hip starts hurting on the other side so I have to turn back. The time lag between turnovers gets shorter and shorter each time. Some how, subconsciously I ended up on my back, which is risky cuz my neck does not like to loll to one side or the other or it starts hurting.

So, yep, as you’ve probably guessed I have an incredibly aching neck. It hurts to turn it toward the left. Of course, when I’m looking straight ahead it doesn’t hurt so I forget about it; then I look to the left and OUCH! sharp pain. So. Much. Fun. So much for the benefits of sleeping in. I didn’t feel wel rested at all. Sigh…

And if this is anything like normal, I will have this pinched nerve-like pain for at least a month, cuz Fibro makes the healing slower. Happy Happy Joy Joy!

So that’s my week! How’s yours? 😉


  1. poligirl
  2. mplo

    Sorry to hear that you’re ailing, poligirl!

    I’ve had an aching neck for about a month, and it, too, bothers me when I look to the left.  Hopefully for me, however, a scheduled appointment for evaluation by a Physical therapist at the end of this month will  get me somewhere.  Recently, at my last annual physical checkup, my primary care physician said that she thought that it was a slight muscle strain, which I have no idea how it came about.  I’ll see what happens.

    I’m an active person, and have lots to do, so I keep on keeping on, anyhow, especially since just simply giving into it won’t work for me.

    Here’s hoping that you feel better soon, poligirl.  All the best of luck to you.

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