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XanderiaJune

760d

those of you with fibromyalgia, do you have physically demanding jobs? if so, how do you get through a shift?

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    • Gabek550

      755d

      I stretch, all the time, every second I have. I’ve got tiger balm, bio freeze progressional, and icy hot advanced. Lidocaine patches and 800ng ibuprofens and 1000mg Tylenols on me all the time. Rest when I can, work when I can

    • Gabek550

      755d

      I stretch, all the time, every second I have. I’ve got tiger balm, bio freeze progressional, and icy hot advanced. Lidocaine patches and 800ng ibuprofens and 1000mg Tylenols on me all the time. Rest when I can, work when I can

    • dailydose

      755d

      I work in a warehouse environment and it just depends on the task I am doing how physically demanding it gets, but I try my best to sit down when I can. Alternating between sitting and standing and stretching while working really helps compared to my last job where I was required to stand for the entire shift. Without caffeine/water and my ibuprofen, I’m not really sure how I would get through the week. Sometimes I forget to pace myself and that never goes well… I give myself a day off work in between the week to just rest and sleep because I find that if I go more than two days in a row working like that, I will have a bad flare up and horrible fatigue that requires more hours of rest to compensate for overworking my body.

    • MsDaisyMae

      758d

      Before my medical leave, I have been working as a nursing assistant for five years. Skilled care. I would try to prioritize my tasks and made sure I took my breaks even if I felt fine. If you don't, you will overextend.

      • XanderiaJune

        758d

        @MsDaisyMae I work in a hospital but unfortunately I don't get to take as many breaks as I would like because we have something like a buddy system. What else could I do since breaks aren't always an option for me?

        • MsDaisyMae

          758d

          @XanderiaJune Stay hydrated, breathe because we know it's stressful.

    • XanderiaJune

      759d

      I work in a hospital and don't seem to get any luck with biofreeze. Anyone have any luck with lyrica?

      • dreamer420

        759d

        @XanderiaJune I'm on it and don't notice a difference. Even had my dose upped.

        • XanderiaJune

          759d

          @dreamer420 really? So Marijuana is the only relief you have? If you feel comfortable, can we chat so I can also questions.

    • dreamer420

      759d

      Stay at home mom here. I smoke concentrates (weed). It's the only thing that seems to get me thru my day.

      • JustRachelle

        759d

        @dreamer420 I’m a stay at home mom too… I stopped working a job because I couldn’t handle it.. I had my own hair business going but I couldn’t handle it.. being a stay at home mom isn’t easy but at least I’m able to pace myself and lay down and relax when needed. I smoke weed too! It’s the best thing 🤣

      • Natdacat

        759d

        @dreamer420 me too!

    • Chesbro99

      760d

      Yep lots of different pain creams. I smoke weed in the morning. I just keep moving and going and hope I can. I try to look at it as getting exercise.

    • Lbags

      760d

      I was fortunate to have started at an Older age, so after 25 years I retired

    • Lilykarin

      760d

      Emt here lots and lots of biofreeze

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