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CraftyTLCLady

531d

Hi, I'm new here and this is my first post. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in my early 40's. I mainly had problems with pain and fatigue when I "over did it". I'm now 67 and it seems that after I hit 60, the fibro just went crazy and I now deal with pain and fatigue every day. Not to mention the Degenerative Disk Disease kicking in, as well. I work part-time at a dollar store cashiering mainly but have some stocking to do, too. By the time I get home, I can barely get out of the car and within 30 to 45 minutes I have to just lay down and let my body recoup. I'm fine as long as I keep moving, but once I stop, oh boy. I just start freezing up. Does anyone else deal with symptoms like this? What do you do to help relieve stiffness and body pain? Thanks.

    • wig

      524d

      I feel all Yr pain hun, I have started to use a weighted blanket..they are amazing its like a hug that calms you, as for all the pain and stiffness maybe see a Dr as exercise can make it worse

    • BraeburnGirl

      531d

      Are you able to get physical therapy? A few sessions with a PT to get a good home program going might really help. I find a nice soak in a hot bath with Epsom salts help as well. You might try some gentle stretching during and after your shift at work to keep things from freezing up. I deal with the same plus major spinal issues so I understand!

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